[theme-reviewers] Abandoned/Changed Theme Name, Requesting Transfer

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Apr 18 20:38:15 UTC 2014

There are least two other themes not on WordPress.org named "Journal" as


So, I'm not exactly saying no, but I am strongly suggesting that you might
want to rethink your naming choice here. Having a unique name is a fairly
important thing. Additionally, I hesitate to give a theme a name that
commonplace, and would not want other people using a theme with that name
to suddenly see an "update" for a theme that isn't the one they're
currently running.

Names matter. Pick a good one.


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Scott Sousa <scott at slocumstudio.com> wrote:

> Hi Theme Reviewers,
> This message is for Otto. Regarding this tweet sent by Chip,
> https://twitter.com/chip_bennett/status/457238636270845952, we'd like to
> see if we can have the theme name "Journal" transferred to our Slocum
> Themes/Slocum Studio (@slocumstudio) account.
> Here's a bit of back-story:
> We have a new theme that we'd like to submit named "Journal". After
> submitting, the theme-bot let us know that there was already a theme with
> that name. After doing a bit of research, we came across this ticket,
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15796#comment:6, which appears
> to have been abandoned and the theme name has since changed. Here's a link
> to the theme as it currently sits on GitHub: https://github.com/
> bestwebsoft/journalism-wordpress-theme.
> Is it possible to transfer the "Journal" theme name to our account? Our
> trac/WordPress.org username is "slocumstudio" (http://profiles.wordpress.
> org/slocumstudio/). Please let us know if any other information is
> required.
> Thank you for your time,
> Scott
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