[theme-reviewers] New Ticket Resolution

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Oct 14 16:23:34 UTC 2010

So, we circle back to the original subject: the use of "approved with

I'm trying to understand your disagreement with this method. To me, it is a
reasonable compromise between approving generally good Themes, while also
moving Theme Developers toward increased conformance to the Guidelines.

So, can you help me understand your problems/issues with this approach? Is
it the approach itself, or is it the idea of formalizing it?


On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Edward Caissie
<edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>wrote:
>> AFAIK, either we enforce them, or we don't.
> If that is our method then there are no "minor" issues ... and quite simply
> that is the crux of the matter.
> The guideline needs to be strongly adhered to with a "black or white"
> premise but that does not preclude reasonable exceptions and as you are want
> to describe "selective enforcement", or in my mind reasonable
> interpretations of the Theme Review page(s) to meet the requirements as they
> are expected to be met.
> Would I ignore the current license requirement as you are quoting, in a
> word: Yes. Would I ignore the complete lack of any sort of GPL-compliance
> declaration, again in a word: No. If the author has chosen another method to
> declare the theme GPL compliant that resembles the quote above, then I would
> likely accept it and most likely suggest they use what the Theme Review
> page(s) state should be used (at this time). We have already decided that
> will be changing to something much more "blank and white" in the (near)
> future.
> Rather than continually re-hashing this particular point we should be
> addressing the future requirements of the GPL compatible license
> declaration(s) and putting that forward.
> Also to the CSS requirements ... once "FixPress" is not required to have a
> standard default WordPress installation using the most current Theme Unit
> Test data pass the validation test(s) I will be happy to re-consider setting
> a resolution  of "not-approved" based on minor CSS issues, until then I will
> remain using, as you like to refer to it, "selective enforcement".
> Cais.
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