[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #10958: WP.org download counter spam

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Wed Oct 14 21:39:52 UTC 2009

#10958: WP.org download counter spam
 Reporter:  hallsofmontezuma  |       Owner:  ryan      
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new       
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Unassigned
Component:  WordPress.org     |     Version:            
 Severity:  normal            |    Keywords:            
 It looks like some plugin authors are spamming the download counts.  Every
 now and then, a plugin mysteriously has thousands or tens of thousands of
 downloads in a day.
 It's generally blatant when it isn't legitimate.  ie, a brand new plugin
 with no or few ratings, no forum threads, etc.  This is obviously done to
 have the appearance of being "popular".

 Is there something that can be done to limit the download count to IP per
 timeframe, or some such thing?

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10958>
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