youfoundjake - Moderators are all too human.
In the case of this moderator, there was some jumping ahead to the conclusion, and thus some mistyping in answering the wrong question. Since there was no link on the page to which nofollow could be applied, I'd assumed that you must have been talking about blocking the entire page, using this form of the robots meta tag (where nofollow is commonly but not always associated with noindex)....
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
I was discussing the effects of noindex. Sorry for the extra confusion.