[theme-reviewers] Why the double standards and why Pagelines gets special treatment?

Trent Lapinski trent at cyberchimps.com
Sat Mar 24 18:35:10 UTC 2012


I'm not accusing anyone of anything, I have nothing against you personally, and I respect you as a developer, but you do in fact work for PageLines now. 

You are listed on their about page: http://www.pagelines.com/about/

You are also one of the admins on WordPress.org according to Otto.

Those are the facts, and it is my personal opinion that if you didn't work for PageLines I highly doubt Andrew or PageLines would not have received the treatment they have received.

You did an amazing job developing the PageLines theme, but it doesn't excuse Andrew's behavior in the past, and it does not excuse PageLines contradictory and poorly written terms of service that are not in line with the GPL.

The PageLines theme on WordPress.org is an online store and market place. There's nothing wrong with that, but thats what this theme is: a for profit store.

As a theme author who has upsell themes I am not saying there is anything wrong with that. All I'm saying is it should not be featured.

--Trent Lapinski
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On Mar 24, 2012, at 11:19 AM, Simon Prosser wrote:

> @Trent, I had no hand in making it featured, or any other for that matter.
> Kindly have facts to back yourself up before you start name dropping.
> On 24 March 2012 18:13, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com> wrote:
>> Otto,
>> I'm pretty sure you are aware of the fact that Simon Prosser is a developer for PageLines?
>> It seems pretty clear to me that if he wasn't involved in PageLines their theme would not be featured.
>> -- Trent Lapinski
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On Mar 24, 2012, at 10:55 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>>> Simon Prosser
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