[wp-hackers] Reviews for Plugins

Andy Charrington-Wilden andycharrington at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 22:20:11 UTC 2011

> I, for one, would be extremely unhappy if I found out that something inside
> the WP admin was sending my email address off-site just for some simple
> ratings.

Me too! Doesn't need to happen though. 

> A third-party or plugin also seems unlikely to be widely adopted
> and seems rather unnecessary given what already exists. I also wouldn't
> want to worry about not being able to look at my installed plugins list
> just because I'm offline (local dev, anyone?).

I'm not sure what we are discussing would impact that at all tbh. 

> A link seems like it would work just fine, perhaps if it opens in a
> thickbox without any site chrome? Then one could log in with their .org
> credentials (or perhaps even register) and then rate from there without
> stepping away from the admin. There are more steps to that than just
> clicking some stars, but since some sort of auth is required anyway, it
> seems as non-obtrusive and in-line with other admin behavior as can be.
> This would still need some work on the .org end though, of course.

Agreed.  I do feel that without proper integration on .org it's a bit pointless actually. I guess the whole point is to have a more reliable rating system for users before they download the plugin....

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