[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4664: Plugin Directory: Bad User and Trademarks

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Thu Aug 8 20:24:13 UTC 2019

#4664: Plugin Directory: Bad User and Trademarks
 Reporter:  Ipstenu           |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:  needs-testing has-patch
 This patch attempts to better address ongoing abuse of the WordPress.org
 services as well as external trademarks.

 1. User IPs that are known to be squiffy will now be shown on the more
 prominent user card instead of the review card. This will help us spot
 people faster. (NB: This is RARELY used, and really needs a better check,
 but this will do for now)

 2. Reserved slugs and high value slugs have been expanded

 3. Clarified language as to where you need to edit the name (main plugin
 file AND readme please)

 4. Check for trademark protected slugs. This will block people using
 instagram (for example) AT ALL in a plugin URL. This comes at a request
 from Trademark Owners.

 5. Short plugin names will be blocked to prevent SEO abuse.

 6. Remove warning about slug since we're blocking them outright now.

 Item 4 needs some serious checking. It worked okay in my tests.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4664>
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