[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress

Mitch Canter mitch at studionashvegas.com
Tue Jul 6 22:37:35 UTC 2010

Just out of curiosity, what value would having a plugin to opt out (in
either case) vs. an option in the menu give.  I would think that the
server load the option generation would cause would be negligible, yet
the latter being more user-friendly to someone not schooled in the art
of / having no access to plugins.


On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> On 7/6/2010 3:54 PM, Mitch Canter wrote:
>> +1 for the emoticons - that's a very good way to look at it.
>> 1) both are cosmetic
>> 2) both do alter the content in some reasonable fashion
>> 3) one has an option - why shouldn't the other?
> Emoticons have a option for two reasons:
> * They're slightly buggy, try a sentence like "Thirty-eight (38) downloads."
> We should fix that.
> * It's inherited from the b2 days.
> I think it might be worth removing the option for emoticons and also making
> them plugin opt-out, but ideally I'd like to see some usage data for the
> option first.
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> Matt Mullenweg
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