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

Daniel Fenn danielx386 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 02:12:13 UTC 2014

After watching this fight I felt like telling trent to listen to the
song "let it go" from the movie frozen :)

*Sits back and watches*

On 9/27/14, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:
> 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>
> wrote:
>>   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
>> *To:* Discussion list for WordPress theme reviewers.
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org');>
>> *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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Daniel Fenn

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