• Don’t even think about leaving a bad review for this guy’s plugins.

    Hopefully the author is happy now.

    UPDATE:

    The author of this plugin saw fit to track down my business page on Facebook and leave me a one star review. His vindictiveness speaks for itself. He flat out accused me of extorting him. He clearly doesn’t understand the meaning of the word if he thinks leaving (what was) as mildly bad review is extortion.

    If you’re thinking about leaving a negative review, don’t. It’s not worth it. This guy has anger issues.

    ———— From Earlier ——————-

    I logged in tonight to find this mess in the admin header and wound up uninstalling the plugin as a result.

    https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZ5w0V7ZEY9JfhyncBYShqolpDnFnXlIU9TX

    If you’re cool with the garbage this plugin seems to work. I’m not, so it’s gone now. Turned out to be a complete waste of time. Very glad I didn’t use this on client sites

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  • Plugin Contributor LittleBizzy

    (@littlebizzy)

    “Plugin is free and works perfectly but I’m going to extort the author into removing a one-time recommendation for other free plugins”

    Pathetic, Corey. It’s no surprise your hosting biz shut down:

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    Moderator Marius L. J.

    (@clorith)

    Hiya @netpotion and @littlebizzy,

    I feel like I have to step in here, before things escalate even further (if that’s even possible).

    A review is a summary of a users experiences, the case here was a bad experience, hence the review reflected this. That’s a perfectly valid reason for a review to be posted and is well within the realm of what the WordPress.org system was created for.

    We do not hold any power over external 3rd party services, and what goes on there is none of our business, regardless I did look it up for context and would recommend not escalating things further.

    This isn’t the first time we’ve warned you about mixing reviews on here with external services. @littlebizzy, negative reviews are a part of having a public plugin, be it on WordPress.org or anywhere else, and if you can’t behave like an adult when you receive one, this might not be for you. As a result, we’ve flagged your account, and any post you make will require one of our volunteers to manually approve to ensure you’ve cooled down and can play nice with others. If we do see the pattern repeat, or that escalations like the previous one happens again, we will have to consider stronger repercussions.

    (Side note, we’ve archived the post asking us to look into this, as those threads often get piled onto by users and it becomes unproductive.)

    Plugin Contributor LittleBizzy

    (@littlebizzy)

    @clorith Huh? Why is a user allowed to slander me, but I’m not allowed to respond? Either delete all the posts, or allow my posts to be published.

    My post does not “mix external services” — Corey’s does.

    Plugin Contributor LittleBizzy

    (@littlebizzy)

    In the meanwhile, we’ll be publicly posting this experiences to our website, since your team believes so strongly in censorship:

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    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Seeing a developer react poorly to negative feedback is nothing new to us, and time after time we have seen plugins abandoned by their users (or passed on by prospective users) simply on the developer’s response to negative feedback alone. Folks want to know they’ll be supported, even when they have a bad time, that’s human nature.

    If current and prospective users see something like this, they’ll likely find an alternative.

    Regardless, after considering your request to allow your replies to be viewed by the public, I have unarchived them, but redacted the referenced URLs as they add nothing constructive to the conversation.

    Plugin Contributor LittleBizzy

    (@littlebizzy)

    @macmanx Much appreciated.

    If current and prospective users see something like this, they’ll likely find an alternative.

    Disagree here, since our installs are growing exponentially. I personally don’t care about losing users like Corey — I wish they never found us in the first place, we’ve tens of thousands of happy users already.

    I think WP.org makes the mistake of treating users like customers. If they want to come on here and trash talk without merit, their posts should either be deleted or us authors should be able to “treat the witness as hostile”…

    Don’t cut off the nose to spite the face

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    we’ve tens of thousands of happy users already

    I recommend inviting them to leave a review on the plugin’s listing. That would balance out this 1-star review far more effectively than what’s happening here.

    I think WP.org makes the mistake of treating users like customers.

    We treat our users like users of a free product built by volunteers, and by that I mean we do our best to help all of them whenever we can, because we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t want to.

    We treat reviews like feedback, someone’s honest experience of a product. Some folks love things, some folks hate things, and some folks share why by way of reviews. Some developers love negative feedback and take it as a way to improve, because bad experiences aren’t always limited to just one user. Overall, we only intervene when things become uncivil.

    For a more in depth look on our philosophy of both giving and receiving reviews, see https://make.wordpress.org/support/2016/08/about-plugin-and-theme-reviews/

    Jesse, the only issue I had with your plugin was the links. That’s all, and that’s all I said. You’re acting like I lambasted you mercilessly, but that’s simply not the case. You, on the other hand, have made false accusations, called me names, left a bad review on my business site, and continue to drag this out for reasons that are well beyond anything I can possibly comprehend.

    Now, I will once again ask that you remove your vindictive and bogus assertions from my page. Do that, and I will ask… no, I will BEG the admin’s here to destroy my review. Believe me when I say that I wish I had never left it.

    To help you understand why I left this…

    The majority of my clients are elderly people. If they see something like you inserted they usually get afraid that something is wrong on their site. Even more frightening would be that they click on those links and install something that breaks the site.

    One site I manage had a notification like yours and it was because her site was hacked. The links were bad links. This is how I received it (the site).

    All of this said, there are legitimate reasons for my saying what I said. None of them were meant to be personal apart from originally stating that I don’t understand why developers can’t resist the notifications temptation.

    I didn’t click the links and wasn’t even aware they were yours until I read your reply. You have obviously put a lot of time and effort into contributing and I am not here to fault you for that in any way. I am very aware how much these kinds of contributions matter, and I do appreciate them.

    Look, this will end one way, or another. Let’s just delete this garbage and move on. Fair enough? This is insane and it needs to stop.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    I’ve removed (archived) Dan14’s posts, because that’s generally not helpful.

    Regardless of why the OP had a problem of this level, the responses were over the top. Namecalling, stalking users via Facebook, and personal attacks are not okay. From either side of this.

    I’m going to close this thread, and if the two of you keep it up, you’ll both be flagged for moderation and, if it escalates, blocked from posting.

    People don’t have to like your stuff, but calling them names because of that is childish and bad business and not welcome here either.

    I’d rather the OP sat and researched to determine if the plugin was the cause of the links or not. I feel not, based on the code, but that’s no excuse for the reply.

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