[theme-reviewers] recomended vs required

Tammie Lister karmatosed at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 20:32:02 UTC 2014

Nobody is trying to single you out, nobody is making an example of you, 
nobody is witch hunting anyone. Everyone just wants to make your theme 
the best it can be and work with you to get your theme live. Just 
consider this when interacting and don't assume someone's actions. 
Asking and having an open discussion with a person always works better.


On 13/10/2014 21:09, David Chandra wrote:
> Thank you Justin.
> and I'm sorry to all if my comment about "witch hunt target" is a too 
> "strong".
> I didn't mean it that way. I'm truly understand what the reviewer 
> suggested is good. very good.
> I responded that way because i feel, maybe as example:
> I want to create a passport, and I completed all the legal document,
> and finally after hours and hours of waiting in line I take photo shoot,
> and all I need is to wait for the passport.
> But suddenly they said that
> "Sir, you need to cut your hair, i think your passport photo will look 
> better"
> and i respond: "No thanks, I think i look fine."
> and they respond "Are you sure you want to look like this in your 
> photo? You need to cut your hair. Your photo is going to be there for 
> 5 years."
> of course my respond would be "what the..." i need to clarify about 
> the passport registration procedure.
> -- David.
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 2:53 AM, Justin Tadlock 
> <justin at justintadlock.com <mailto:justin at justintadlock.com>> wrote:
>         do theme reviewer now start to not approving themes because
>         not doing the recomended even already do all required in
>         guidelines?
>     Recommended guidelines are only recommended. It's often a good
>     idea to do them, but you are not required to do so.
>         if the theme already pass all the required in the guidelines
>         do theme reviewer need to make theme author to do extra
>         recommended guide?
>     It'd be great if reviewers would mention these things, but there's
>     no reason a reviewer should hold a theme back from being approved
>     for things marked recommended.
>     Also, not all guidelines that are recommended are good for every
>     theme.  For example, the custom background feature is a
>     recommended feature, but it doesn't make sense to use that feature
>     in all themes.  In fact, it can be a downright horrible feature to
>     use with some theme designs.  Basically, recommended items are
>     things we want you to be aware of.  We want you to think about
>     whether these additions would be a good thing for your theme.
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Tammie Lister

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