The Purpose of Strikethrough?

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I am starting to see, and now in this forum, that strikethrough is now being used on user names, thread read counts, and a some thread titles from search results. Likewise, I am also seeing it on user names in blog comments on sites such as Mashable.

Is the intent to tone down users 'seo efforts' not be indexed by search engines...maybe I missed a headline or something but does anyone else know the purpose for this?

Jordan
#purpose #strikethrough
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Ray
    That's interesting... Would you link an example?

    I've seen it done on banned accounts in the past, on other sites.

    Were these active usernames?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Look at your username to the left. Look at the reply count on the main index page.

    UPDATE: I happened to login in my laptop while leaving my desktop logged in. So maybe, I am only seeing strikethrough for being logged in twice? Weird.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ducksauce
    I do not see any personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Nobody is using striketroughs. If you are seeing them it is because you have some browser plugin showing them. Probably for nofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author DarrenHaynes
    Yep - sounds like a nofollow browser add-on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Aha....damn chrome extensions....i forgot i added them....Move along everyone, nothing to see here.
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