[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:  closed
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:                    |

Comment (by bfintal):

 @Otto42 Haha! Yes that is exactly what I'm thinking will surely happen.

 However, The reason I'm posting it here is that since that's entirely
 possible for someone to do that, either people do that unintentionally or
 intentionally to boost their rank. It's not that far-fetched to see for
 example, a "backup" related plugin having an author also having the word
 "backup" too. And this would definitely skew the results so I think it
 should be addressed somehow.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2702#comment:3>
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