[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4826: Rename "Theme" and "Plugin" badges to "Theme Review" and "Plugin Review"

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#4826: Rename "Theme" and "Plugin" badges to "Theme Review" and "Plugin Review"
 Reporter:  iandunn   |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  task      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:
Component:  Profiles  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by coffee2code):

 > It seems like people confuse those badges with just the act of creating
 their own themes and plugins, rather than contributing to those teams.

 The "contributor" level badges for the Plugins and Themes teams have
 always reflected the creation of plugins and themes. Granted, this
 recognition is broader in comparison to other contributor badges in that
 they recognize contributing, for example, to the realm of plugins rather
 than directly to the Plugins team). So, it isn't quite as consistent as
 contributor badges for other teams, but it's what was originally intended.

 > Maintaining open source plugins and themes is definitely a contribution
 to the ecosystem, but I don't think it's what we intended to convey when
 those badges were setup.

 The "team" badges were meant for the reviewers, as reviewers were the ones
 who made up the teams (at the time). Granted, there are likely more casual
 theme reviewers now as the process has opened more since the badges were
 initially enacted. (The Plugins team is still, as it was then, a closed
 group of reviewers, though there are plans to start opening it up.)

 I can see in the context of 5ftf how plugin/theme development and
 maintenance does not as broadly support the desired effort to promote
 contribution to the wider WordPress ecosystem. Rather than renaming the
 established badges, perhaps change the "Contribution" tab for profiles to
 list "Plugin Reviews" and "Theme Reviews" as options under "Teams" rather
 than "Plugins" and "Themes"? (I'd even omit "Plugin Reviews" until it's
 something that's actually opened up to more people.)

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4826#comment:2>
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