[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3675: Readme validator for plugins appears to be broken

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#3675: Readme validator for plugins appears to be broken
 Reporter:  duanestorey        |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect             |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory   |  Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:  reporter-feedback  |

Comment (by duanestorey):

 I should have known better when I did this, as I have written and released
 plugins before :S . But I just started with the readme and started hacking
 on it.

 My personal confusion came because all of the other equals == sections are
 fixed, like == Description ==, == Installation ==.  For some reason I just
 thought the top section, === Plugin Name ===, was a heading, and
 everything under it was the information about the plugin.

 I interpreted that original error message,

 ''No plugin name detected. Plugin names look like: === Plugin Name ===''

 as saying it was looking for a specific heading in the readme file but was
 unable to find it, rather than I should change it to something unique.
 The name of the plugin is also defined in the plugin's primary PHP file,
 and for some reason I assumed (in this case) that it was grabbing it from
 there once in the repository.

 So as I pointed out above, perhaps changing that error message to be
 slightly more action orientated may help alleviate people who may make the
 same mistake I did.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3675#comment:8>
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