I wish there was a search for each section, maybe even each category in each section of this site to help me find things. I tried doing that with a Google search, using: site:wordpress.org/about plugin ratings, and couldn't find anything. When I used: site:wordpress.org/support plugin ratings stars different -GD, I still found information about plugins that will do ratings on your web site.
What I want to know is how the ratings system works on this web site for plugins. Does that information exist here somewhere? I don't understand why I see a plugin with 5 stars that does not come out on top in a search for the top rated. The 5 star-rated plug-in doesn't tell me who rated it, when, and so on, but when I scroll down, I see only one person rated the current version and they didn't rate it 5 stars. That is very confusing. How does the plugin rating system work?
Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question, but I couldn't find a forum to ask about how this site works.