[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1692: Plugin search quality improvements

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#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth                           |       Owner:  tellyworth
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Plugin
Component:  Plugin Directory                     |  Directory v3.0
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs 2nd-opinion  |  Resolution:
  needs-testing                                  |

Comment (by nerrad):

 Regarding this comment:

 >  high number of resolved support threads should be boosting these much

 Is this a good thing to use in weighting results?  There's a couple
 potential issues I see with this:

 1. Plugins that "just work" for people are likely not going to have many
 support thread posts.
 2. Plugins that are active on more sites are going to generally have more
 support threads than plugins active on less sites.  So there's a
 multiplier affect here that doesn't necessarily equate to better quality
 or more relevance when someone is looking for plugins matching their term.

 However, if this weighting was done based on a ratio of resolved to total
 support threads, that could be helpful because that would mean that a
 plugin that has 10 support threads and resolved 8 of them is given the
 same equivalent weighting for that metric as a plugin that has more
 footprint with 100 support threads that has resolved 90 of them.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:85>
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