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[resolved] [closed] Plugin "deleted" from repository (20 posts)

  1. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've just been asked if I've deleted my plugin because people can't find it.

    My plugin is Wordbooker : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordbooker/ and if I'm not logged in I can't see it but if I log in I can see it.

    Anyone got any idea what is going on?

  2. I can't it either and when I go to your profile, I only see 2 other plugins:

    http://profiles.wordpress.org/users/SteveAtty/profile/public/

    Let me see if I can find out who could have deleted it or how...

  3. You can try emailing plugins AT wordpress DOT org to try to find out what happened.

  4. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have and I had a reply asking me what some of my code does (which isn't obfuscated in any way)... so it looks like someone decided to read through my code, didn't understand it, and therefore deleted my plugin - and didn't send me any notification.

  5. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Its OK its back now....

  6. It was flagged for review (first step with any reported plugin is preventative - disable it until it can be reviewed, just in case). Sometimes plugins that are pulled are reinstated before anyone needs to contact the author.

  7. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So do I ever find out why it was flagged for review and what was the report that was made? I wonder if it was this:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordbooker-xss-in-209?replies=4#post-2574215

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You have email.

  9. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I see Mark - I'm quite sure that the people who those run those sites would not like to be described in such a way.

    I've replied to your email

  10. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK it looks like I'm doomed.

    Please delete the plugin - because if you are going to wade through every single line of code and question it its just not going to be worth me spending the time defending every single thing I've done in my plugin.

  11. harlynjenkins
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mark:

    As an avid user of this plugin, I can assure you it is not only used for spam, but is a great business tool. I have it running on 3 of my sites currently, and find it an amazing time saver.

    Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to see a valid application of the software.

  12. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the defence Harlyn.

    But I'd still like to know why it was flagged? Was it a random plugin review or was it a "complaint" from someone and if it was a complaint then was it a real complaint or a malicious one....

  13. tspack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is very frustrating to hear. I used this plugin on a couple blogs, and it simplifies my life. Plus I love it's customizability. It's a great plugin. It's not used for spam! It's one of my favorite plugins. Please reinstate it!

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If the plugin has been removed from the Repository, it will have been removed for good reason.

  15. tspack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    esmi,

    There's no indication is was removed for good reason. Rather, it was removed because someone misunderstood some of the code and thought it inappropriate that the developer thanked those who'd donated money. Thus, it's removal was a mistake. I am hoping that the person(s) who removed it realize their mistake and fix it. The removal of a very useful plugin that does not do what is accused is a bad thing for all.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The precise reasons for the removal are between the plugin's developer and the Repository maintainer.

  17. tspack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, sorry. The information was readily available so I assumed it was okay to discuss it here. My bad.

    In that case, I'll just stick with my original point: great plugin! Please reinstate!

    Thanks :-)

  18. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Esmi apart from emails which started after I had started this thread there has been no communication from the repository owners.

    I still have no real answers as to why it was flagged or how it was brought to their attention. The initial reply to my original email questioned what some of my code was doing and when I explained there was a statement from the repository which was far from accurate.

    So I would still like to know the original reason of how and why it was flagged.

  19. pandinha
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just started using Steve's plugin yesterday. I went to the depository today to grab another copy and it was gone.

    Before finding Steve's plugin, I went through at least 3 other plugins and they all did not meet my needs to update my blogs. To the powers that be, give this plugin a chance, it is worth it.

    Thank you.

  20. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Plugin now restored.

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