[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):

 Thanks for engaging in discussion on this @gibrown - I know ultimately the
 teams goal is to improve the experience for users and that's awesome.

 >  I'd say the current state of plugin search is a big part of why plugins
 are so frustrating to users.

 I disagree with that statement.  At the time of Matt's SotW address which
 you linked to, I '''would''' have agreed.  However I actually believe the
 current search form at `wp.org/plugins` is actually ''very'' useful to
 users (admittedly without having any real-world data to back that up).
 The changes that '''were''' made there helped things significantly both in
 presentation of results and the ability to choose which criteria to search
 on.  Personally I found those changes significant when looking for plugins
 (both in my WordPress backend dash and on WordPress.org).  Also, the fact
 that there was some parity between what I saw in my WordPress admin and
 the WordPress.org search was useful to me.

 The concern I'm communicating in this case is that the gains obtained from
 the changes to search before the most recent work are being
 overlooked/lost here.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:92>
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