[wp-hackers] Contents of wp-hackers digest...

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Nov 23 17:04:10 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 4:31 AM, David Anderson <david at wordshell.net> wrote:

> However, "backup" was modified 7 hours ago,
> Something interesting seems to have happened on this one.

Yes, something interesting did. I'm still working on that particular one at
the moment. Special case.

My point wasn't that they're all necessarily ancient; just that they're not
> good #1 results for the search term entered, when all the possible search
> factors that could be involved are taken into account

Search is not a popularity contest. Always showing the same plugins all the
time is not good for the community. The results do vary quite a lot, but
really, if somebody is looking for a particular plugin, then we should show
it to them first. As much as possible.

Thanks. I will do this in future. I was asking because based on a previous
> conversation (can't recall which one of the people on the mailbox it was
> with), I'd understood that ancient plugins aren't removed from the
> directory search because of the possibility that someone may find their
> code useful even if they can't run on recent WP versions. Since that's not
> the case, I'll just report them directly in future

We definitely remove plugins from the directory if installing them will
break your site. But not just because they're "old".


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