Discourse Forum Software Semi-Hidden Noscript Link

Discourse Forum Software Semi-Hidden Noscript Link

When I viewed source of a Discourse Forum webpage I found a semi-hidden noscript Link!

Technically speaking there’s nothing wrong with the link or the message as long as the link is also shown to visitors with javascript enabled: guess what, the link to https://www.discourse.org does NOT show for those visitors, that’s a semi-hidden text link.

Normally I’d confirm the hidden text link by viewing the Googlecache of a webpage, but I got lazy and assumed it would be in the cache and informed the Letsencrypt forum they have a hidden link and should fix it ASAP.

Eventually I checked the Googlecache and here’s where it got interesting, we now go into the hidden realms of blackhat SEO cloaking techniques.

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