Why do our plugins randomly disappear from the WordPress directory?
We have had a plugin listed since January with 3,000+ installs. Last night we did an update. It showed up in the directory and was on the "recently updated" list.
This morning it was gone.
The page is still live:
But the listing is gone. It is no longer showing up in the main directory or on our account:
Can anyone shed some light on why this keeps happening. The other plugins listed on our account had a similar issue last September. 4 of the plugins were listed for months. All-of-the-sudden, one the same day, all 4 of those plugins went away.
It almost seems as though someone on the WordPress plugins team deems our plugins inappropriate for some reason & de-lists them, though nobody will communicate with us directly from the WordPress team to tell us if that is true or not.
Is there an official communication channel for WordPress plugin developers to get in touch the the people taking care of the svn repositories and directory listings? It is just a big black hole from what we can tell, which is sad considering the 1,000+ customers that are using are plugins these days.
Anyone have some input or advice they'd like to share?