[theme-reviewers] Tinymce button that only adds css codes.. still plugin territory?

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sun Mar 3 14:21:37 UTC 2013

Unfortunately, that's true - but there's good reason. Those who have been
around since the "Wild West" days have seen enough Themes that were so
obviously submitted merely for the backlinks to become a big jaded. There
are certain indicators of such submissions, and Theme URI, Author URI,
footer credit link, screenshot, and license are key among them.

It's better now, because the automated checks block a lot of the garbage
that used to get submitted ("Modify Kubrick, add in some spammy/SEO links,
submit to the Directory FTW!"). Also, the admins attempt to cull the queue,
by looking for such tickets and closing them before the rest of the
reviewers get to them.

I think the Author URI in question here is fine, but I can understand why a
reviewer might find it suspect.



On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 8:59 AM, Dane Morgan <dane at danemorganmedia.com>wrote:

> On 2013-03-03 07:52, Daniel Tara wrote:
>> There are a number of elements which are considered decisive in the
>> rejection of the theme like incorrect Theme URI, Author URI, credit link,
>> screenshot or license. One of the reasons is that it is considered possible
>> intention of the theme author to circumvent WP.org policy and use the
>> directory as a resource for cheap traffic and the other is that they are
>> elements which can be very easy to notice. That's why they appear in the
>> ticket's content. Themes can be rejected on this criteria even by skipping
>> priorities. A simple san through the list of open tickets and discarding
>> all that do not comply with one of these guidelines and the queue becomes
>> much cleaner. It's also helpful for the author in that he doesn't waste his
>> time in case he doesn't intend changing any of the above.
> I get that.
> My point is a bit more esoteric, and maybe off the mark, so I'll just note
> that the way we phrase things shapes us and our actions, and the phrasing
> here seems to set reviewers and authors in an antagonistic relationship,
> and then I'll let it lie.
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