[theme-reviewers] Author website advertises themeforest

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Feb 13 17:18:18 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> I could get overruled if I'm misinterpreting here, but it is, IMHO, a bridge
> too far to ask Theme Reviewers to evaluate all advertising on links used as
> Theme URI/Author URI. So, it depends on the specific advertisement in
> question.
> There's a difference between selling or promoting non-GPL Themes, and a
> generic advertising banner. Linking to one's own Themes for sale, or an
> affiliate link to non-GPL Themes? Sure. That's reasonable to ask the
> developer to remove.
> But a generic banner ad?

Just a note, I'm not okay with us saying that theme authors can't sell
on ThemeForest, or anywhere else for that matter.

GPL-issues completely aside for a moment, while the content of the
page at Author URI does matter (personal or professional site for the
author, not spammy, etc), I don't think we should look too far into
where they're linking to or where they choose to sell their other

My main concern is for the theme in our directory. It needs to be
licensed correctly, and the links in it need to be both appropriate
and not spammy. Beyond that, we're asking too much for them to drink
the entire glass of kool-aid, and drawing that line in the sand
slightly too deep there, I think.


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