[theme-reviewers] Lite Themes

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Oct 2 09:59:29 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:

> Dear Reviewers,
> This is a friendly note, not requirement or even recommended, again just a
> note.
> If you submit a theme called "Theme Name Lite" you are leaving the door
> open for anyone else to submit a different theme under "Theme Name" only.
> Related + Unrelated = Confusion for all*
> Thanks,
> Emil

Umm. No, they're not. Under no interpretation of the current rules do I see
this as being allowed.

Simply not actively policing theme names doesn't mean allowing

If somebody is submitting a theme with a name that will cause confusion,
then it will be denied and removed and suspended, as per usual.

If there is an "X Lite" theme, then "X" should correctly be denied.

Any other interpretation is stupid and wrong. More to the point, it leads
directly to crap like this:

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 3:03 AM, Thomas from ThemeZee <contact at themezee.com>
> And my final question: Can I release a dummy theme "Theme Name" in
> addition to "Theme Name Lite", which I'll unapprove right away? Basically
> can I block theme names? Since names are no longer policed it seems the
> only way to prevent the case you have mentioned.

This is exactly what we DO NOT want to happen. If theme authors start
trying to "protect" names by creating fake entries in our system, then I
will be forced to shut the damn thing down and do a mass cleanup and purge.

Come up with a better solution.

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