[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 sethshoultes):


 > I think active installs is a very very good signal. A 100,000 says that
 there are at least tens of thousands of individual users who have both
 installed the plugin and for whom it is working. Given the 100k search
 queries a day, a very small percentage are developers, and so IMO we
 should not be suggesting brand new plugins that have no history to them.
 In cases where we know something about the plugin author we could try to
 do some boosting.

 Not trying to sound negative here, but to me this sounds like your opening
 the doors wide open to favoritism and politicization of the search
 results. I'm wary of this turning into some type of pay-to-play scheme.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:94>
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