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

Emil Uzelac emil at uzelac.me
Sat Sep 27 01:52:20 UTC 2014

probably the last time where TRT is turned into (politely said) brothel!

On Friday, September 26, 2014, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) <philip at frumph.net>

>   Just going to giggle at this., and not cause any waves about it.
>  *From:* Otto <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','otto at ottodestruct.com');>
> *Sent:* Friday, September 26, 2014 5:54 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: [theme-reviewers] Why can't theme authors have a second
> version of a theme?
>   On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','trent at cyberchimps.com');>> wrote:
>>  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
> silly.
> 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.
> -Otto
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