[theme-reviewers] Decaying of older themes and mass emailing users pre 3.0 to update their theme.
sabreuse at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 03:16:43 UTC 2012
Instead of spending the time/energy to do a mass emailing to which
very few will respond (or they would've been keeping their themes up
to date all along), I'd rather see this ticket from Cais:
http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16868 get into core.
On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> Points of note:
> - Like plugins, themes older than 2 years don't show up in search
> results (except for exact name matches).
> - Despite the "deprecation", nothing has ever been removed from the
> WordPress core.
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
> <philip at frumph.net> wrote:
>> I brought it up a year ago and it's about that time again.
>> Notifying theme authors up to a certain revision requesting them to update
>> their themes; also decaying / removing themes up to a certain point.
>> One of the things that I am concerned about (and help me with this) is the
>> deprecated functions in the core. How long do those deprecated functions
>> stay in the deprecated file before being completely dropped, or do they stay
>> - forever as deprecated?
>> Anyways, back to mass notification - our earliest theme dates 2008-7-25
>> right now. That's almost 4 years.
>> The roadmap: http://wordpress.org/about/roadmap/ shows that that, that
>> particular theme was released directly after 2.6 - as we know the theme
>> coding standard has increased exponentially since then.
>> I would be inclined to think that themes made previous to December 18, 2009
>> (2.9) be contacted and request for theme update, removal or put on the
>> "adoption" list.
>> Last year someone mentioned that the theme's list can have extra coding
>> installed to denote "out of date", "needs updating", "up for adoption",
>> "featured", etc.. in the actual search results. I do not know what came
>> of that or if that is even something we can do.
>> What are your thoughts, since I'm necro'ing this topic.
>> Note: Necro'ing = bringing a topic back from the dead.
>> - Phil
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