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Very long extension moderation process

  • Employees quantity?¿

  • Submitted my Extension on April 17, 2017. Still awaiting moderation 😞

  • In Firefox the moderation process is also pretty slow but at least they display a review queue position, so you get an idea how long it will probably still take.

    Is there any way to contact the guys who are responsible for the review directly?

  • Hi, I submitted the new extension , Translation Comparison, on Apr 19, 2017, and after seven weeks and still awaiting moderation. No one replies my message. Please help.


  • I submitted updates to my two extensions on Saturday 2017-06-17. They were approved and published two days later, on Monday 2017-06-19. "It works for me."

  • In order to avoid a duplicate discussion I'll try my luck here.

    My extension was accepted on Chrome and Firefox stores almost instantly.
    While waiting for the Opera review, several fixes on the extension occurred. So I submitted each version in Opera as well.

    Jun 10, 2017 - Version 1.0.0 Submitted

    Jun 20, 2017 - I have 6 submissions.
    On that date I have received 6 automated replays from Opera:

    "Hi! xxxxxxx posted on your wall:

    Status has changed for EXTENSION_XXX

    You can view your wall here:

    This e-mail was automatically generated.
    To respond to wall posts please visit the above URL."

    Several things here:

    1. This auto generated email didn't gave me the slightest hint of what is wrong with my extension
    2. The email suggested that I can see more information on my developer wall. NOTHING was changed on my wall: no rejections, no messages, no nothing! Everything is in "Awaiting moderation" state.
    3. If the extension was first reviewed and rejected by an automated script or something and it found problems why I didn't receive any automated errors?

    July 04, 2017 (today) - The extension version is 1.0.10 and preparing for major 1.1.0 update on Chrome and Firefox stores while Opera don't want to give me any help on how to proceed.

    What the duck Opera? 💣

  • Submitted my Extension on May 9, 2017. It's been 2 months.
    Still awaiting moderation. On messages no one answers. X(

  • Submitted my Extension on May 30, 2017. I sent new versions regularly, but nothing done with moderation. Still waiting it. There is no message to know if started or just nothing append !
    How could we answer to our users with no information ?
    Is there a day you will check and approve it ?

  • Submitted my Extension on Jun 15, 2017. Still Awaiting moderation. And there is no reply from Opera moderators. Any Idea how long it would take for feedback/approval.

  • Yeah! I have 3 extensions and 3+ month of review. In Mozilla it takes only 1 week.

  • Well if the extensions are OK - it shouldn't take that long..

  • Is there a way to know my submission's placement in the moderation queue? If I could see my place in the queue and check it periodically, I could estimate a time. Firefox does this and it gives me comfort. This Opera moderation queue is like a black hole.

  • Hello,

    I submitted a new version of my extension Night Video Tuner on August 14th. Surprisingly is has still not been published almost three weeks later.

    I have tried following up using the moderation conversation window of the extension ten days ago, but to no avail. The update only includes minor changes, and the source code of the extension is relatively small. Even a thorough review of the new version could be completed within seconds, and most of the extensions in the moderation queue are probably in a similar situation.

    It's really disappointing to see how updates can be delayed by several weeks, whereas they are systematically validated within minutes on all other browser platforms. Such a lack of support, news or official reaction from the Opera team is really damaging for Opera. Why would users want to use a browser where they get updates several weeks or even months after Firefox, Chrome and others?

  • Here my experiences with Mozilla, Chrome and Opera so far:

    Mozilla: v1.2 reviewed, signed and published within an hour and got a 'Thank you for your contribution' Email from
    the Reviewer; Mozillas Review Process is the best experience so far and the Dashboard is of high quality.

    Chrome: v1.1 Public published; 100% identical v1.1 Unlisted Taken Down?
    v1.2 Public Update wating for days now; v1.2 Unlisted Update Taken Down and in manual Review for days now?!
    Also no Emails why one was Taken Down while the other identical one wasn't. No Email with any confirmations,
    No Emails at all, the Google Developer Dashboard is like a Lottery-RNG-Blackbox ... very frustrating!
    Also their Dashboard has the lowest quality of all so far. And it took tons of tickets to even get that v1.1
    published ... utter most frustrating!

    Opera: v1.2 submitted 7 Hours ago, nothing happens, no queue like on mozilla, almost same blackbox as Googles Dashboard
    but at least of better quality, still below mozillas but definitely better than Googles.

    And that Extension/Addon is so small and easy a child could review it in 30 seconds.
    It's also open source on Github i even provided the Link to the Repo as support and open source link.

  • Where are our extensions???

  • I must update my June 19 post to report that I am now having the same problem as the rest of you all. I submitted very minor updates (1 or 2 lines changed) to my two extensions on August 25 and am now still waiting after 31 days, with not even any communication. Very sad.

    (I too get instant reviews for all other browsers. Chrome's reviews are instant, Firefox' are instant for me because I distribute on my own, and Vivaldi's are instant because they use Chrome's Web Store.)

  • I submitted my extension Jun 20, 2017.
    It took 13 weeks.
    Still nothing happened.
    How can I find out when my extension will be reviewed?

  • Submitted Sep 5, 2017 12:18:12 PM UTC and still Awaiting moderation, no messages, no queue, simply eternal silence.

    But if i see that some are already waiting 13 weeks, it's probably better to abandon opera for now and to check next year or so if something did change.

  • 1 month waiting for the first version of my extension, 7 new updates already published in Chrome and Firefox.

    Bravo Opera, you are gifting devolpers to the others browsers, I'm done with Opera.

  • My Extension now was finally published Sep 29, 2017 8:43:08 AM UTC so it took 24 days.

    I also got this message from moderator:
    'Sorry it took so long, unlike Chrome we have a manual review process to make sure that all extensions are safe for our users.'

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