[GSOC] Plugins Website - Progress as of July 8th 2013

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Mon Jul 29 03:01:09 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Bhaskar Kandiyal <bkandiyal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mozilla Addons requires a logged in user to rate the Add-On. Their
> rating system is tied with the review system I think, so you can't rate
> a plugin without writing a review for it, which I think is not a good
> idea as not everyone is keen on writing a full review of a plugin just
> to give it 3 stars :P

I agree--people should be able to give a star rating without typing a comment.

> I personally think we should restrict posting comments to authenticated
> users only and ratings should be open to everyone (but this can cause
> some people to abuse the system too).

I'm mildly in favor of requiring users to be logged in to rate, but I
don't have strong feelings either way.

A slightly related question... what about allowing people to sign in
with OpenID, Facebook Login, or Google+ Sign-In? That might lower the
barrier to entry and maybe we'd be more comfortable with requiring
users to be logged in to rate. And I think it's nice for us to not
have to maintain a user/password database, and nice for users to not
have to remember their credentials.

If not OpenID, Facebook or Google, I wonder if we could at least use
the same credential store as Trac on https://developer.pidgin.im?

These questions aren't critical and I recommend deprioritizing them
behind other work.

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