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

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Sep 27 00:54:40 UTC 2014

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com>

> The TRT has been over ruled by the WordPress Foundation, Matt himself, and
> has been greatly influenced by Automattic and Audrey Capitol.

Trent, let's be a bit more civil than that. The Foundation, Matt, and those
at Automattic have not done any such thing.

If Emil and the other admins want to change the rules, then nobody's going
to stop them. I personally think it's a bad idea, and I'll say so, but I'm
not going to use any form of veto power for something that is ultimately so

When I want the rules to be changed, then I have to email those admins and
convince them. Done it before.

The only time I've ever been really adamant about anything with regards to
the review guidelines was on the security aspects. No using eval and base64
and such. Things like that. Those are pretty obvious and sell themselves,
really. Those security things are the *only* thing I've ever pushed into
the guidelines (via theme-check) unilaterally.

My point was that talking to Emil and the other admins about it, in ticket,
is far from pointless. They do have the power to give you an exception.
They do have the power to change the guidelines. They do have the power to
ignore any or all of the guidelines based on their best judgment. That's
why they're the admins. I'm not going to stop them, nor is the Foundation,
or Automattic. As for Matt, he likely doesn't have an opinion on the matter
either way and would probably have no issue with it.

There is no need to be quite so extremely confrontational like this every
time you run into a minor disagreement. You don't need to convince me, but
you probably could convince them.

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