[theme-reviewers] Spammy theme?

Vicky Arulsingam vicky.arulsingam at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 23:45:48 UTC 2011

I like this idea a lot, especially allowing other developers to adopt
a theme and bring it up to WP standards.

Should the original theme author be contacted about their outdated
theme or is it considered forfeit especially since a theme hasn't been
updated in 2 years

On 7/26/11, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com> wrote:
> The basic premise I have always tried to champion is moving the "older"
> themes into a secondary repository so they are not lost but are obviously
> shown as "out-of-date"
> There are many older themes that can be easily brought up to current
> standards but the original author's are no longer interested in updating
> and/or involved with WordPress.
> I would like to see these themes simply moved, then after another arbitrary
> time limit made available to be adopted by a new author. I have put forward
> this idea at least once before and still see it as having a great deal of
> potential (aside from all necessary changes to the repository to make it
> work).
> Cais.
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Claude Needham <gxxaxx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Angelo Bertolli
>> <angelo.bertolli at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Why not just have a "works with version X" selection for users like on
>> > the plugin side?  Then the users could decide what was working, and
>> > things could be pruned accordingly.
>> >
>> If a theme seriously does not work with the current version of
>> wordpress, it should be retired.
>> I am assuming that we are trying to encourage people to work with the
>> latest release that they can.
>> I have been in situations where a plugin that I relied upon had not
>> been updated yet. (A shopping cart).
>> But if I need an old obsolete theme -- I probably already have it
>> installed on my site.
>> If I am theme hunting, it would be very disappointing to dl a theme
>> from wporg that is obsolete under the most current core.
>> Just my thoughts,
>> Claude Needham
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Vicky Arulsingam

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