On my forum website, I allow users to add their website link to their profile page. But as most forums do, I add no-follow to the link.
I am planning to implement a feature wherein I will remove the no-follow restriction based on a threshold number of helpful votes. Helpful votes are awarded by other members based on the usefulness of the interactions of a user.
Google generally ignores user-generated links like forum links (the right thing to do) for ranking purposes. But in my case, since I am removing the no-follow restriction, will the link be treated like an editorial one? Or will Google still treat the same as user-generated one? (as users created them in the first place.)