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

Trent Lapinski trent at cyberchimps.com
Sat Sep 27 02:14:58 UTC 2014


Why don’t the admins “let it go” and let me name my own products with my own brands. :-p

--Trent Lapinski
CEO of CyberChimps Inc.
Twitter @trentlapinski
Skype: mobiletrent

On Sep 26, 2014, at 7:12 PM, Daniel Fenn <danielx386 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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> -- 
> Regards,
> Daniel Fenn
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