[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2365: Plugin Directory: Restore links to previous versions of plugin

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#2365: Plugin Directory: Restore links to previous versions of plugin
 Reporter:  jimtrue           |       Owner:
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - Future
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by FolioVision):

 Thanks @DeFries @elliotcondon @dglingren @jimtrue for the real world
 feedback. We've all been telling the new plugin directory team about these
 issues for months. It's astonishing they went live with what is
 effectively broken software and the core of the WordPress experience.

 Here's some background. [https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelsidler/ Samuel
 Sidler] and [https://konstantin.obenland.it/2016/09/16/automattic-grand-
 meetup-4/ Konstantin Obenland] both belong to the
 [https://konstantin.obenland.it/2015/01/22/indoor-skydiving/ Apollo Team].
 They work for Automattic and Automattic's interests and not for the
 community or plugin developers.

 Samuel Sidler describes himself as Apollo Team Lead at Automattic and
 together with Konstantin Obenland he was the guy leading the very
 unpopular plugin directory changes. Watch Apollo Team
 [https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1828 ignore and suppress feedback
 on screenshots]. Watch Apollo Team
 beta/#comment-8400 ignore and suppress feedback on tabs].

 Destroying the utility of the plugin directory in favour of "simplicity"
 is Automattic's agenda. It's not ours. @samuelsidler @obenland @matt. .
 Restore the links to previous versions of plugins Automatticians. Do not
 tell us we didn't tell you ahead of time. We did again and again. You
 ignored our feedback and moved feedback conversations into private Slack
 meetings where the discussion was less transparent.

 The plugin directory is for all users and developers and is a collective
 service for all of us, not a marketing tool to impress community college
 design students.

 Have a nice weekend, Alec

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