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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#4603 closed enhancement (fixed)

Prevent new reviews made on closed plugins

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


Once a plugin is closed, we should stop allowing people to leave reviews on the plugin.

Change History (5)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

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

In 9041:

Support Forums: Disallow new reviews on closed plugins.

Props Ipstenu, SergeyBiryukov.
Fixes #4603.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Hmm, [9041] also disallows editing older reviews. Reopening to address that.

Version 0, edited 3 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (next)

#3 @dd32
2 years ago

Hmm, [9041] also disallows editing older reviews for closed plugins. Reopening to address that.

Is that a problem? The fact that reviews can be edited after the relevant plugin is no longer available doesn't seem like a huge issue, it nearly feels like it'd be expected if new reviews can't be created.

I can see a scenario where it would be wanted, changing a positive review to one of "totally worthless, no longer being updated" but that doesn't help anymore.

#4 @Ipstenu
2 years ago

I don’t know that it’s a problem, honestly. The main issue we face is people leaving mean spirited reviews on closed plugins. Once in a while, a closed plugin’s author decides to sockpuppet and l ave a lot of 5 star reviews to argue they should be reopened. I feel that it would be okay not to allow edits on reviews for closed plugins, along that vein.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Thanks for the considerations, closing as fixed in [9041] then.

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