[wp-hackers] Two new, long-overdue plugins to make your wordpress life a little easier...
Mika A Epstein
ipstenu at ipstenu.org
Fri Oct 28 20:50:59 UTC 2011
Now that is just not true, no matter what you are, otherwise we'd never need the support forums.
You could possibly argue that "regular users" could use this with a modicum of technical support, but that's unproven today since you don't have a large enough user base to measure your assumptions on. Otto, for all his dickishness, does.
There are enterprise use-cases for just about everything, but for the most part, my experience working for an enterprise has been that the enterprise is the FRINGE use-case of any product, and not the intended/common. I support enough weird programs at my office and am better at "weird shit" than the vendors specifically because I'm familiar with the weird, and they assume the norm.
This does not mean that the enterprise is wrong, just that the enterprise is different, and while they might like something changed in CORE code, they often need to accept that they are, indeed, the weirdos in this case.
When you make suggestions about changing WP core, you have to consider the needs of the many [tm Star Trek]. Until your plugin garners enough action, we can't know how many people will find it useful. Maybe Otto is wrong! Maybe this plugin will become more popular than Akismet and everyone will want to use it. But it's far more likely that you did exactly what Open Source is supposed to do: You solved a niche problem and shared your solution.
Which fucking rocks :)
On Oct 28, 2011, at 3:08 PM, Marcus Pope <Marcus.Pope at springbox.com> wrote:
> My point is we should take out that flaw in wordpress. It does not change the behavior of regular users, and makes enterprise uses possible. Regular Users CAN USE THIS WITHOUT ANY TECHNICAL SUPPORT.
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