[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2300: Plugin Directory: Hide some plugins from search

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#2300: Plugin Directory: Hide some plugins from search
 Reporter:  Ipstenu           |       Owner:
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - Future
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion       |

Comment (by gibrown):

 > unless the exact name is used

 This gets a little tricky in the current search alg.

 Do we have some example searches where this is a problem? The "embed"
 search doesn't seem to show anything on the first 5 pages at least. I feel
 like most cases of this would be so niche that they will not be very
 popular and easy to find without trying.

 The complications:
 - Filtering out is easy
 - Deciding when not to apply the filter is pretty hard
 - Trying to rerank based on a mature tag is hard and there are no
 guarantees. We could lower the ranking on anything with the tag which
 would probably work unless the user searches for something

 One idea I can think of is we could have a hard coded list of words, and
 if the search matches any of those words then we turn off the mature
 filtering. I suspect this is what Google does (except they are probably
 smarter about it).

 There definitely are a chunk of searches for "porn" and related stuff in
 the search logs. I could probably try and build a list of words from that.
 Would help to see a list of the plugins that are likely to get marked this
 way. Also, we'd probably need a plan for non-English.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2300#comment:6>
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