Design antipatterns in the WordPress ecosystem

A topic to track examples of antipatterns in the design of plugins and themes (and even core software, if noted).

AIOSEO shows a notification to upsell services.

UpdraftPlus has a recurring banner that may be dismissed for 12 months.

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Logged in this morning and found a couple of annoying banners awaiting me:

In response I vow to not give any resources to SEO Framework, and I will not rate any plugin in the repository (those ratings are not accurate or useful for make decisions, participating contributes to that misunderstanding).

When I build a platform for others, I do not expect them to have ads waiting for them on the dashboard.