[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2632: Plugin Directory: Remove full output of last two reviews

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#2632: Plugin Directory: Remove full output of last two reviews
 Reporter:  brianhogg          |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - Future
Component:  Plugin Directory   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-feedback        |
  needs-patch                  |

Comment (by Shelob9):

 I'd really like to see this new feature removed. I don't think it helps
 the end user and it is ripe for abuse.

 Last two reviews isn't a good algorithm for selecting a representative
 sample of reviews. I could see how 2 most helpful reviews or 2 most
 interesting reviews or 2 most upvoted reviews, or 2 reviews from my trust
 worthy users would be helpful. But this algorithm doesn't make sense.

 Who it does help is those taking advantage of the blackmail support
 request -- reporting a bug as a 1 star review. This has been a tactic to
 game the system that has been abused for a long-time, and this new feature
 only helps. Also, it helps competitors of a plugin who can not insert any
 arbitrary content into the main plugin page of the plugin whose reputation
 they wish to harm.

 So, I'd like to see this removed, with strong placement of the spread of
 reviews across the stars, and an average. For now, this doesn't help
 developers or end-users and only helps the trolls.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2632#comment:5>
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