[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress

Mike Little wordpress at zed1.com
Tue Jul 6 09:53:24 UTC 2010

On 6 July 2010 10:32, Gavin Pearce <Gavin.Pearce at 3seven9.com> wrote:

> 1) The vast majority of people seem to be in favor for it being removed
> (REF# TRAC, this thread, forums).

A problem here, is that anyone thinks 20 people in an email conversation is
a 'vast majority'. It quite simply is not. So the vast majority *of
WordPress users* have no opinion on this.

> 2) It *does* break things for many users (some of them are non-technical

Again, "many users" is simply not true in the grand scale of things, and
WordPress *is* on a grand scale.

> so they won't be editing source) - fact.

As has already been pointed out, there is a plugin to turn it off, so no-one
has to edit source thanks to the wonderful thing that is WordPress and it's
auto plugin installation. It is no harder than installing any other plugin,
several of which turn off other filters that are active by default (about
which I see no protracted debates).

> At the end of the day who CARES if WordPress is Wordpress, Wordress,
> wordPress or anything else -

As has been pointed out on this thread, WordPress is a trademark, and as
such *must* be actively protected, otherwise the trademark status will be

Mike Little

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