[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #6094: Edited plugin reviews should rise to the top
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Fri Feb 11 00:41:48 UTC 2022
#6094: Edited plugin reviews should rise to the top
Reporter: hommealone | Owner: (none)
Type: enhancement | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone:
Component: Support Forums | Keywords:
It seems to me that there should be a mechanism whereby a person can
''meaningfully'' update an old plugin review, or create a new one, if the
plugin has changed significantly. But this does not currently seem to be
One year+ ago, I gave a 5 Star review to a plugin which deserved it.
Recently the plugin changed hands (and name) and the plugin itself was
changed for the worse. I ''was'' able to edit my review, and change my
Star rating in order to more accurately review the new version. I assumed
this would bring the review to the top of the list, but that was not so.
Buried pages down, it is basically useless, except for the statistics
about total reviews, because no one will dig through pages of reviews to
read an old one. What’s more, the date of the review was not updated, so
it is inaccurate in the sense that it does not apply to the version that
was available a year ago.
And because of its age, the “topic is closed” so I cannot add a comment to
bring it to the top to reflect the new content. Because I already created
a review for the (old version of) the plugin, I naturally cannot create a
new review (about the new version.)
Does anyone else see this as a problem? Shouldn’t an edited review rise to
the top, or at least have an option to somehow make it do so?
I suppose there's a rub here. Perhaps the edit was minor - a spelling
correction or similar - which wouldn't necessarily warrant rising to the
top. But that kind of change would not likely be done a year later, so I
don't suppose it would hurt. Also, I suppose you'd need to have a way that
wouldn't allow people to abuse the feature, in order to bump up their
topic just by editing it slightly.
Perhaps this: On an old locked review topic, there is currently no
"Report" option. Perhaps if the original topic starter ''could'' "Report"
the topic as a way to ask a mod to allow it to rise to the top or be
commented on again, that would be a solution?
Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6094>
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