Mika Epstein has published a proposal to modify the WordPress plugin guidelines. 🔌
Mika's plan covers several areas but focuses on advertising and the clutter of the WordPress dashboard:
Our understanding is that a cluttered and unmanageable Dashboard upsets users, making it harder for them to do what they want. This behavior, if enacted by all plugins, could cause WordPress irreparable harm.
Mika is inviting everyone to review and comment on this proposal. If you have a WordPress plugin in the repo, then you should probably check this out — especially if your plugin adds messaging or advertisements in the admin.