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Allowing posted links to be followed by search engines
The links posted on forum have the rel='nofollow' attribute set for them by default. That prevents search engines from following and indexing any links that are posted on your forum by users. This is helpful in cases where you don't want users or robots to be encouraged to post spam links in an effort to get a higher search engine ranking.
However, if you would like to allow search engines to follow and index the links posted on your forum, please follow the instructions below. These instructions will tell our system to stop using the rel='nofollow' attribute for any links posted in the future.
Note that this will affect all new links posted on your forum. Existing links will remain unaffected.