I am using a popular wordpress plugin which has been revealed to be violating wordpress plugin guidelines for user privacy as it has been tracking users without permission, and for containing code that would be unlocked after a subscription.
In the support thread in which these issues were brought to light, users were attempting to uncover the full extent of the problems, since the plugin has put webmasters in the position where they or the owners of the websites are violating European internet privacy law.
However wordpress.org moderators have accused concerned users of “beating a dead horse” for their attempts to get full details of the issue so they can prepare for any legal repercussions, and have closed the thread, which means those affected can no longer discuss it.
I am alarmed by this action by wordpress moderators. To accuse users of metaphorical abuse of dead animals seems uncalled for especially considering the legal seriousness of the issue at hand. I would not go so far as to call this a cover-up, but it certainly makes one question the motives of moderators and if corruption is at play.
Users can still of course email the publisher directly with their legal queries, however such communication is private in nature and it would be far better for all involved if those affected can discuss this in the open, instead of behind closed doors as wordpress moderators seem to suggest or imply they should.
I feel this action has tainted wordpress’s reputation and I am curious to know how wordpress moderators justify it.
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