[theme-reviewers] Fwd: Theme Lab - Shortcode

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Sun Jul 14 02:13:21 UTC 2013

And thusly the current lead of the Theme Review team:

> From: Emil Uzelac
> Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:44 PM
> To: Discussion list for WordPress theme reviewers.
> Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Fwd: Theme Lab - Shortcode

> I will agree, not really our decision to make :)

As I pointed out in a previous thread, there were people in favor and a few 
not in favor;  the biggest view was that people would have either some extra 
stuff in their content and someone pointed out that data would be lossed, .. 
both of which are false;  there are plugins to find and replace content data 
there are also plugins to convert one datatype to another.   Nothing is 
lost, ever.

If this goes this route, the only thing we have left is cookie cutter themes 
with the same core programming.   If the 'review' team decides that this is 
what they want then they should create the backbone theme and distribute it 
as the one people need to use; otherwise there's no reason at all for 
creating unique themes, the backbone is going to all be the same regardless.

Again, still even if you say it Otto; as a community member there needs to 
be checks and balances to all volunteer projects.   An overseer who'se 
determination it does take to make the final say.   Chip is *NOT* that 
person.   He blatantly ignored the thread on the make themes site with 
everyone arguing against it and continues to abuse his stature ignoring the 
community and even the current lead of the theme review team to make it the 
way he wants it.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Otto
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:56 PM
To: Discussion list for WordPress theme reviewers.
Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Fwd: Theme Lab - Shortcode

On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
<philip at frumph.net> wrote:
> Regardless, it’s not the place of the theme REVIEW team to make such 
> limitations
> unless a core developer states explicitly that a component is not allowed 
> to be
> distributed and used in themes.

Actually, it is. The theme review team is who determines and sets the
guidelines for the reviews.

WordPress is a community-driven project. All input from the community
is welcome and accepted here, but ultimately, the people doing the
reviews determine the nature of those reviews. It wouldn't work any
other way.

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