WP.org download counter spam
|Reported by:||hallsofmontezuma||Owned by:||ryan|
It looks like some plugin authors are spamming the download counts. Every now and then, a plugin mysteriously has thousands or tens of thousands of downloads in a day.
It's generally blatant when it isn't legitimate. ie, a brand new plugin with no or few ratings, no forum threads, etc. This is obviously done to have the appearance of being "popular".
Is there something that can be done to limit the download count to IP per timeframe, or some such thing?