[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress

Harry Metcalfe harry at thedextrousweb.com
Tue Jul 6 08:47:23 UTC 2010

Well, actually, most people aren't technical, and therefore in practice 
(if not in theory) are very far from in "complete control" of their blog.

Even if you disagree with that, there seems to me to be a strong 
indication here, and on Trac, that the majority of people commenting 
think this should either go away completely, or be added to the 
spellchecker. Does this count for nothing?

Do you really think it's reasonable to say that we were just all waiting 
in the wings for something easy to bitch about? That seems astonishingly 
cynical to me.


On 06/07/10 05:19, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> On 7/5/2010 11:46 PM, Jeff Jason wrote:
>> Why don't people care a little more about implementation and design
>> decisions that actually matter.
> You're completely right. The more trivial the topic, the more people
> likely to have an opinion, because it's easier to do so.
> The fundamental flaw of mailing lists, and arguments like this thread,
> is that they come to be dominated in volume by the people who have the
> most time to post to them.
> As I said before, you are in /complete control/ of your site. It's a
> single line to remove a filter. If you don't like the filter, vote with
> your feet or with a plugin. If the function cause a non-trivial number
> of people to avoid 3.0, leave WP, or install a plugin to deactivate I
> would seriously reconsider it. In the absence of that, there are a 1,001
> better places to focus my attention with regards to WordPress.
> If someone made a better version of the function and benchmarked it next
> to the current or some of our other formatting functions in some
> real-world situations, that would be useful too, and add to the
> discussion rather than the noise. I'd love to see wp-hackers return to
> more, well, hacking.

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