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Old 09-02-2015 , 14:42   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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Are thread ratings actually displayed somewhere?
Yes, both in the thread and on the topic listing - there is a minimum number of votes however.
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Old 09-02-2015 , 17:39   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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This should appease those who have been waiting for their plugins to be approved for some time.
As well, I agree with DeathChaos25 that someone could post a harmful plugin, but I review all new plugins to learn new things. So I doubt there will be one posted long enough to do any harm before someone catches it.
Overall, I like the change a lot.
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Old 09-02-2015 , 18:11   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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Nothing has changed regarding standards, useless / bad / harmful plugins will still be unapproved / trashed.
That is true, but the reason for this change was not enough moderators. Before we had a clear distinction between the plugins that would clearly work, and the ones that needed improvement. Now that distinction is gone. That's what I'm going for.
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Old 09-02-2015 , 18:44   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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That is true, but the reason for this change was not enough moderators. Before we had a clear distinction between the plugins that would clearly work, and the ones that needed improvement. Now that distinction is gone. That's what I'm going for.
The problem at the other end is that there were 1700+ (and counting) plugins that had little chance of ever getting proper review.

We do still have the data available to mark ones that were actually reviewed, but it seems unfair to the other (literally half of) posted plugins that would never get the same treatment, despite most of them working just fine.

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Old 09-02-2015 , 19:57   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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I like the changes and look forward to the second announcement.
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Old 09-03-2015 , 02:54   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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Following that change, shouldn't "Plugin Approver" become "Plugin Unapprover" / "Plugin Reapprover" ? Unless we keep such a vestige from the past =P (which is simpler ).

I see the change as realist, as there wasn't really a steady influx of approvers, nor of approvals :$. Also even an approved plugin could be/become malicious (for instance, wait for approval, then upload a malicious version; though I've no idea if this was done).

I'm not sure regarding the "Post, find, and rate plugins here." sub-title (do you call it that ?) though. I'm pretty sure some (probably new) people looking for a plugin will make a new thread asking a certain plugin. I think "Post, browse, and rate plugins here." might be better.

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Old 09-03-2015 , 03:52   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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Following that change, shouldn't "Plugin Approver" become "Plugin Unapprover" / "Plugin Reapprover" ? Unless we keep such a vestige from the past =P (which is simpler ).

I see the change as realist, as there wasn't really a steady influx of approvers, nor of approvals :$. Also even an approved plugin could be/become malicious (for instance, wait for approval, then upload a malicious version; though I've no idea if this was done).

I'm not sure regarding the "Post, find, and rate plugins here." sub-title (do you call it that ?) though. I'm pretty sure some (probably new) people looking for a plugin will make a new thread asking a certain plugin. I think "Post, browse, and rate plugins here." might be better.

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Old 09-03-2015 , 16:58   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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I'm probably totally spoiling Changes Part 2, but
Spoiler


Edit: To which I say "about time!"
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Old 09-03-2015 , 18:47   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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This all happened cause I asked psychonic to Approve SourceBans: Reloaded.

Lol.
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Old 09-03-2015 , 19:53   Re: Changes - Part 1: Plugin Posts and Approval
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I'm probably totally spoiling Changes Part 2
Well, the cat's out of the bagel now.

A free, (crappy) Steam game (of my choice), to the first person to know where that reference is from WITHOUT consulting a search engine.


More details on this change coming in the near future.

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