[theme-reviewers] Why can't theme authors have a second version of a theme?

Christopher Crouch chrisdc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 20:32:30 UTC 2014

I was wondering about this recently, would something like Responsive New
(or Neue even) be acceptable?

On 26 September 2014 21:23, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:44 PM, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com>
> wrote:
>> We are trying to release Responsive 2.0, and after a year of development
>> and months of debating how to release it we’re now being told we cannot
>> have two themes with the same name.
> So, you want to have "responsive two version zero point zero point one"
> and you don't see an inherent problem with this?
> Version numbers are version numbers. Making your next theme named the same
> but with an extra fake version number in it is plain ridiculous.
> You're the one risking brand confusion here. "Which version of Responsive
> are you using?" "Oh, version 2". "There is no version two, Responsive only
> goes to version one nine seven three."
> My vote: If it's a new theme, then it should have a new name. If it's not
> a new theme, then it shouldn't have a separate entry in the theme directory
> for it.
> -Otto
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