[theme-reviewers] Author URL
chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Sep 17 13:12:22 UTC 2012
A couple of thoughts here (that might sound a bit contradictory):
1. Some people center their entire online presence around a social network
such as Twitter or Facebook. I'm not convinced that the WPTRT should be
dictating that Theme developers use a *certain kind* of personal site in
order for that site to be considered "appropriate" for Author URI.
2. The original intent of the Author URI guidelines was that Author URI
would be a personal, *personally owned* site. Also, not using a URL does
not prevent a Theme developer from using that URL for
contact/communication. It simply means that the URL can't be used as a
public-facing credit link.
I think, from what I've read so far, I lean toward such links being
appropriate as Author URI.
On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
> As Otto (and Emil) suggest, there is an extremely easy and very economical
> (can you say free?) way to provide IMO a more appropriate Author URI than a
> social stream.
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
>> I don't see any harm using Twitter as URL either.
>> For anyone that can't afford hosting, domain etc, there's always
>> wordpress.com :)
>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>>> I'm okay with allowing a social media link as the author URL, but I'd
>>> at least recommend to the author that there's this neato blogging
>>> software which they can use to set up their own websites...
>>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
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