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

Srikanth Koneru tskk79 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 20:40:40 UTC 2014

"Journal", "Magazine" they have tremendous value too, top in serp's value :)

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 2:08 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> There are least two other themes not on WordPress.org named "Journal" as
> well:
> http://themeforest.net/item/journal-elegant-responsive-wordpress-blog-theme/6629402
> http://themeforest.net/item/journal-responsive-readable-wordpress-blog-theme/3921914
> 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.
> -Otto
> 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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