[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 rglennnall):

 Replying to [comment:114 Ipstenu]:
 > I disagree.
 > Tested up to is one of the few ways we have to show end users, who don't
 understand the ecosystem, that developers are paying attention and making
 sure their code works on new versions of WP. If 'punishing' them with
 lousy search results forces them to test and update, I think that benefits
 the users.
 > And of course if they bump and lie and didn't test and it breaks,
 they'll get a lot of 1 star reviews.
 > That said, I would think if tested up to is .1 above or below the
 current version, it should be okay. Like if I tested on 4.8 beta and
 tagged my plugin, that should be okay while 4.7 is current.

 MAN, no DOUBT. There's little more infuriating than coming across a plugin
 that hasn't been tested ---> IN NINE YEARS! or SIX years. came across
 these last couple of days.

 Why would they possibly still be in there, Matt???

 I'm happy to try one that goes back to say, 3.* - some still work because
 of their simplicity; some of my favorite plugins are old ones. BUT it's
 nice to know what we're dealing with beforehand. Tested up to, or
 something equivalent, is pretty damn necessary in my opinion.

 as far as the thousands of old, obsolete, useless, space-taking, hair-
 pulling plugins - this should be a consideration of we "professional
 plugin searchers," as well.

 Good GOD, man! :)

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:115>
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