[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2702: Contributors in the search query

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#2702: Contributors in the search query
 Reporter:  bfintal           |       Owner:
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - Future
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by Otto42):

 > we can release those new plugins under a new user named

 No, don't do that. Creating users with specific names to intentionally
 skew the search results will get you super mega banned.

 People do sometimes search for author names. This is just a fact. So yes,
 names need to be in the search. If you attempt to exploit that, in any
 way, then we will absolutely ban you from WordPress.org.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2702#comment:1>
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