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09/22/2016 02:21:38 PM (5 years ago)
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  • Ticket #865, comment 9

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    33To get more useful data for "ranking" plugins (in regard to search results or user evaluation), it should be a computed value that only the plugin directory can compute. This would be something like a ratio of the number of downloads to the number of active installs. The two numbers aren't that useful alone, but together they give a better picture of whether people try it and delete or try it and keep it. This data can be gamed (robo-download?), but it is less likely, and when two numbers are combined, gaming the download number is detrimental to the result unless the other number is also gamed (robo-sites?).
    4 Regardless of how the user comes to the conclusion of deciding to use the plugin, they are influencing the search results for the next guy, and not themselves (since they likely stop searching).  Use of the ratio by the search would automagically incorporate user search behavior into the ranking.
     4Regardless of how the user comes to the conclusion of deciding to use the plugin, they are influencing the search results for the next guy, and not themselves (since they likely stop searching).  Use of the ratio by the search would automagically incorporate user search behavior into the ranking. It is my opinion that the search results should not use an internal method to "rank" the plugins, but let the user set the criteria for how to display the relevant results. Any criteria that the search uses internally, will only further promote those plugins that are already on top.