I'm seeing a lot of comments and replies to reviews on many plugins that back link to plugins that have premium editions.
The comments are cheesy as if up selling.
Is it possible we can have all reviewreplies with links in them deleted straight away? A review reply does not need a link in it, agree?
Also I would like to discuss these authors. I'm confident they are responsible for giving one of my plugins 10 one star ratings in 2-3 days. Following 12 months after that I get 3 one star ratings. Doesn't add up does it. These guys need some pressure to stop their activities where they simply lie and make WordPress part of this growing cyber BS that we all know about. It's in the news, even the largest companies are at it.
A little searching and you can easily find premium plugins where a so called WordPress.org drops off the radar after a spree of links. Some of the names can be found commenting on the plugins own website many times, praising the plugin and generally being cheesy. Whats worse the fact that these developers think it's not obvious or the fact that it may actually work on people?
I have requested investigation to the ratings I have had on my plugin but nothing done yet. A mod did mention that the idea of resetting all ratings prior to the review system has been discussed. I thought great that will help somewhat but now I realize there is yet another issue. One that will be easily solved by not letting anyone reply to the review other than the plugin author.
Sorted. How about it ?