[wp-hackers] plugin compatability

Chris Jean gaarai at gaarai.com
Thu Nov 5 13:28:10 UTC 2009

Good, I thought I was the only one that thought this.

This whole compatibility deal should be automated and all the 
information should come from a reputable source. If it can't be 
automated and verified, then it will never be truly useful.

Chris Jean

Lynne Pope wrote:
> Even with it requiring login before voting the system can be gamed. I don't
> understand why anyone would vote actually.
> They go to the repository, download the plugin, install, test, then... go
> back to the repository to vote???
> That seems to be a stretch to me.
> I've downloaded two plugins since that new feature went up. Couldn't be
> bothered going back just to vote. If others are like me then the voting will
> only ever be done for ulterior reasons and honest reporting will be up the
> spout and washed away completely.
> For compatibility feedback to be really useful it should be provided as a
> rating from the WordPress plugin admin screen, not from a download page that
> genuine users may not go back to. IMO anyway ;)
> Lynne

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