[theme-reviewers] splitting reviewers between queues
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 17:07:05 UTC 2012
Although it shouldn't need to be written, but once again it appears a
reminder appears to be needed ...
To the best of my knowledge, every member of the current Theme Review Team
is a volunteer. Every member also has a "full work load" with many simply
unable to devote any time to this volunteer activity during that scheduled
time. Many of the volunteers have other additional WordPress related
activities that add to their typical "40-hour week" work load. We all have
lives, too ... so, quite simply, we give what time we can and look to the
community to contribute some of their time. Wait times, as noted many
times, are inversely proportional to the amount of volunteer reviewers
available to do the work.
We can appreciate the wait time is long and frustrating. This is not the
only time this topic has been discussed, these are not the only ideas that
have been considered. Unfortunately until their is perhaps a paradigm shift
in regards to the WPTRT we may simply be forced to continue to endure and
forge ahead under these conditions.
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Bruce Wampler <weavertheme at gmail.com>wrote:
> I would like to add my perspective on the review process.
> I have been submitting one theme - with revisions and slight name
> modifications - for almost two years now - starting with 2010 Weaver,
> changed to simply Weaver, and now Weaver II.
> Because Weaver II is a name change, and represents a total rewrite of
> Weaver, it has been in the Priority Queue for almost 3 months now. I've
> just been sitting here waiting my turn.
> But seriously - three months for new themes? The past week, the review
> rate has been only one new theme reviewed.
> It is important to keep existing themes up to date - but to essentially
> have the new theme approval rate one a week will do nothing to encourage
> authors to submit new themes.
> I had good reasons to change from Weaver to Weaver II, and perhaps should
> have requested it be treated as a revision of the existing approved theme.
> But I don know if I knew three months ago, that I likely would have done
> things differently, including the possibility of simply abandoning the WP
> theme repository.
> But Weaver II represents a cutting edge theme/framework that has (or had
> three months ago) really new features, including what I think is likely the
> best mobile support of any WP theme. It is really frustrating to see it
> languish in the queue.
> I just think a almost three month wait is excessive, and will seriously
> discourage developers from developing and submitting new themes.
> The discussion of new 3.4 features seems almost silly since if the new
> queue theme stays at several months, it is likely that there won't be any
> new themes.
> I believe is really important to keep fresh, new themes with cutting edge
> features coming in for the future health of WordPress.
> Just some thoughts. I believe something needs to be done. I'd volunteer to
> review some themes, but I have serious ethical concerns about that, as well
> as a full work load supporting my theme which has become very popular on
> its own while waiting on the queue.
> Bruce Wampler
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