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      Not sure if this is a case of someone not following Deprecating or removing a Plugin or that's just the user experience ...

      See StackOveflow question: pmd plugin is not available in jenkins for context.

      User looking for "PMD plugin.
      Search in Plugins site returns two plugins: Violations and Report Info. User obviously knows it exists but can't find it.
      Checking GitHub (if you know the repo, you find jenkinsci/pmd-plugin exists. It is tagged as "Deprecated", repo is "Archived".

      If you click on the link in GitHub, back to plugins site (plugins.jenkins.io/pmd/), you are presented with "403 Forbidden (nginx/1.17.7)".

      From a user experience perspective, if you assume the plugin exists, from prior knowledge or external referral, you are left confused.

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          danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - - edited

          Agree, even a minimal placeholder would do it, perhaps show security warnings and deprecation message (whatever is available).

          Right now the experience if you're already using a plugin is reasonable inside Jenkins, but not on the plugin site.

           

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          danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - - edited Agree, even a minimal placeholder would do it, perhaps show security warnings and deprecation message (whatever is available). Right now the experience if you're already using a plugin is reasonable inside Jenkins, but not on the plugin site.  

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