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Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#3299 new enhancement

Plugin Directory: Submission Blackouts

Reported by: Ipstenu Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:


Either a big red button to turn submissions on/off or a way to schedule close times.

Reason: During certain events like WCEU and WCUS , the majority of the review team is not available. By pausing new submissions, we can lower the demand from users and set their expectations more clearly that ‘this week’ everything will be slow or not available.

This could be as simple as an on/off, or maybe a warning to submitters, or just a custom email.

Change History (3)

#1 @chriscct7
22 months ago

Wouldn't that possibly give the impression though to new-to-wp plugin authors that .org might not be taking any more plugins?

What do you think about a toggable + configurable notice that when on shows at the top of the submit plugin form as well as also above the submit button on that form for extra emphasis that could be used to let users know there is a delay (but also for other things because the notice could be configurable). That would also offer move flexibility for more situations possibly. The notice could be stylized as an error.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by tellyworth. View the logs.

22 months ago

#3 @obenland
20 months ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
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