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  • Resolved RKS213

    (@rks213)


    I just noticed this today. A plugin author has given his plugin a 5* review. It even says plugin author under the account name so they’re not trying to hide it or anything. I think that’s bad form and I downloaded the plugin thinking it was a higher rated plugin than it was to find out it was pretty useless.

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    We allow that. Technically, plugins authors are users of their plugin too, so they get to review it once. You may disagree philosophically, sometimes I do too, but this debate has been beaten into the group for years, so the policy is now to allow it.

    Now, if they register fake accounts to review their plugin, then we notice and take disciplinary action. 🙂

    RKS213

    (@rks213)

    Oh ok. I didn’t know it was allowed. I do disagree philosophically and think there is no argument that makes legitimate sense that can balance the obvious bias implications of that but this is neither the time or place to get into a long discussion so I will mark as resolved since I’m wrong policy wise. Thanks.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    If it’s a plugin that you particular don’t like, don’t forget to leave your own review, balance it out a bit. 🙂

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