[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1155: Plugin API should include active installs

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#1155: Plugin API should include active installs
  Reporter:  McGuive7    |      Owner:
      Type:  defect      |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  normal      |  Component:  api.wordpress.org
Resolution:  worksforme  |   Keywords:

Comment (by McGuive7):

 Thanks for the clarification, and a few more questions. . .

 1. Can you elaborate on how the raw active_install count "can be
 misinerpreted"? Is it not just an exact count of the different URL's
 logged for a given plugin?

 2. Can you clarify the rounding paradigm? It seems to me like generally
 the rounding amount increases as the active_install number increases,
 however this doesn't appear to work consistently. For example, take the
 following screenshot:


 One plugin is being rounded to 300+ installs, whereas the other is showing
 exactly 546 downloads. What's going on there?

 At some point it looks like things start to round by 1,000, and then
 possibly by 10,000, and then maybe again by 100,000 once those respective
 milestones are reached.

 My question for you is, why not maintain the same level of rounding. As a
 plugin author, I can tell you that seeing 10,000+ leaves me wanting more
 detail - does the plugin have 10,001 active installs, or 19,999? That's a
 huge difference.

 Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1155#comment:6>
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