Originally Posted by edon1337
That was approved back in 2009, that's 12 years ago.
Pretty much this. Standards change in 12 years. We are aware the approved plugin section needs some cleaning; but we don't have the resources to do it right now.
What little time I have is dedicated to new plugins section.
For reference, the rule about simple plugins not being approved was added back in 2014, the plugin you mentioned was approved in 2009. I strongly suggest you read the thread I linked.