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Why would you use nofollow in password protected areas?

I’ve got the firefox hack which makes links glow pink when they’ve got nofollow on them.

Recently  I’ve been seeing pink in some strange places where nofollow really isn’t needed, including some pages which are behind passwords so they would never be seen by engines anyway.

Here, yell.com are nofollowing 1 internal link in their secure ad management area, why?

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No need for Wordtracker to be nofollowing the link to Google results in their keyword tool that I can think of:

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Do Yahoo not trust Wikipedia enough to link to them without nofollow in these wikipedia sitelinks - even though Yahoo search result pages are blocked by robots.txt?!

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Is there another reason to use nofollow that I’m missing or have you seen rogue nofollow links? Let us know in the comments.

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