[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress
ben at thewhiteroom.net
Tue Jul 6 10:14:09 UTC 2010
My initial input on trac was that I though this was a bad idea and my
main concern was the perception that WordPress was altering something
you have typed without telling you (I think it's this perception issue
that has sparked this torrent of feedback).
I am not at all against protecting WordPress trademark and this fix is
actually quite a good way to do that. As long as it doesn't break
stuff for people, only affecting text and not links, filenames etc,
that is fine.
The only real downsides to all this are:
1. You cannot write "You spell it WordPress not Wordpress" (If you
want to write this you probably know or can find out how to remove the
2. You cannot spot the difference between a die-hard WordPress fan and
a rookie merely by looking at their content.
That's all. Now let's move on.
On 6 July 2010 10:53, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:
> 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
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