Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2126 closed enhancement (fixed)

Deter Developers from Leaving Reviews On Their Own Product

Reported by: ipstenu's profile Ipstenu Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords: has-patch


It's not BAD to review your own product, but people should be honest about this stuff.

We should alert developers that they should leave productive and disclosed reviews on their work.

For example, on if you were someone with commit access (or listed as an author) you should get a message like this:

"A review should be the review of an experience a user has with your plugin, not for self-promotion. Since you work on this [plugin|theme], please consider <em>not</em> leaving a review on your own work. You were probably going to give it five stars anyway."

Attachments (2)

meta-2126.PNG (19.9 KB) - added by SergeyBiryukov 7 years ago.
meta-2126.patch (1.3 KB) - added by SergeyBiryukov 7 years ago.

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Change History (8)

#1 @netweb
8 years ago

To highlight an alternate case, before I had commit access to bbPress I wrote this review of bbPress:

Side note: The review also doesn't add the CSS flair to the review highlighting that I am a "Plugin Author" either, it probably should

#2 @Ipstenu
8 years ago

@netweb - As that happened before you had access then you wouldn't have the alert box :) No harm, no foul. Which is why I'm not asking for plugin author to be noted. We don't have a way to check, after the fact, if the review was left when someone wasn't an author/committer.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

How does meta-2126.PNG look?

#4 @Ipstenu
7 years ago

I love it!

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 4935:

Support Forums: Add a notice to discourage plugin and theme authors from leaving reviews on their own projects.

Props Ipstenu.
Fixes #2126.

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

In 4936:

Support Forums: After [4935], add a paragraph break after the first sentence of the notice to improve visual appearance and readability.

See #2126.

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