Voting for broken plugin

  1. Vasyl Martyniuk

    Hi guys,
    This is just philosophical issue, but I'm interested what you are thinking.
    A lot of developers posting new plugins and releasing upgrades every day. And, ofcourse, all of them what to do the best they can. We, as WordPress community can help to improve his/her work by posting bugs, possible solutions and recommendations.
    And the future of a good plugin depends on how many downloads and how many people are interested in it.
    Most of us take in consideration few parameters:
    - downloads;
    - last updated;
    - How many people said It Works or It's broken
    And if there are broken votes, some people will think twice. And this reduce the download speed.
    The problem of this voting system is that you can easily vote that "It is broken" without leaving any kind of message "Why it is not working."
    I'm guessing that sometimes, competitors voting against each other or somebody, by mistake, clicked a wrong button.
    So my suggestion is to add a input field with an explanation - "Why it is not working on my website".


    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    It does direct you to fill in a forum post for why it's broken, but it's an imperfect system.

    And as we're all FREE plugins, I'd hope no one's running around downvoting to be a dink!

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. M.K. Safi

    Many free plugins in the repository exist with clear commercial intentions.

    A few months back, WPMU DEV Membership lite was the target of an unethical competitor who created 10s of accounts for the purpose of down-voting that plugin. Otto inspected the issue and discarded the down-votes.

    It's bad when a voting system is vulnerable to this kind of abuse. But it's hard to fix.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Every system's open to some level of abuse. Even government run voting.

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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