Isn’t it about time that you guys at Envato starting to clean up all the junk plugins that is really old and hasn’t been updated in years (there are so many), and authors that isn’t active anymore?`
This is starting to annoy me more and more as a customer that I have to use loads of time to pile through all the junk plugins to actually find working ones that are maintained and updated by active serious authors that really care about their products.
It takes more and more time to find good products as the searches produces loads of junk results with old dead product items.
This guy haven’t updated anything in years, all demos fails and his own website is long gone taken down and is displaying ads as it is parked as port of an ad farm.
To make the insult even worse he isn’t the only one; there is thousands of old products and inactive authors. I even found plugins that haven’t been updated 10-11 years old that is still sold in the system. That doesn’t seem very professional at all.
An even worse on top of that, they can still be purchased even the though the code is really old which is potentially dangerous code which can harm your website because:
1.) The code is so old that it is simple not compatible with for example WordPress
2.) Really old code leaves you open to potential severe security breaches/vulnerabilities which hackers can expose and take over your systems.
This really makes me sort of mad too because as customer I have to use a lot of time to sift through all the crap to actually find something that is useful and safe… and same goes by the way for themes etc at ThemeForest and so forth… I will not even to start ranting about that because it would take too long.
It should not be like this, Envato should (at least in my opinion) be a safe and professional place where you as either company, developer or single website owner can find high quality code products that is safe to use, well maintained and easy to find new products in product search.
The problem these days is that it isn’t. It’s reverse filled to max with loads of old junk.
Isn’t it about time you guys start cleaning this real big mess up?
Thanks in advance.