Dofollow links from your ManageWP.org profileOct. 7, 2016
TLDR; If you have vote strength 5.0 or more we'll be dofollowing links to your social media profiles and if you have 10.0 we will be dofollowing links to your personal website.
I recently stumbled upon an article that showed how to get a hassle free dofollow link from this very site. And having checked it, it was real. We forgot to nofollow the links in user profiles, so basically the site was diluting its hard earned page rank juice to links on over 8000+ member profiles, some of them created just for this very spammy purpose.
The way I decided to fix it is to nofollow all member profile links by default.
And then apply following logic:
1. If your vote strength is 5.0 or more you will receive dofollow links to your social media profiles
2. If your vote strength is 10.0 or more (currently only 18 people qualify managewp.org/members ) you will receive dofollow links to your website
This way link juice is distributed to a much smaller group of people, making each contribution more powerful. It is our way of saying thanks for being an active member of this community.