[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4039: Prevent theme copies from being uploaded

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#4039: Prevent theme copies from being uploaded
 Reporter:  poena         |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement   |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:
Component:  Theme Review  |   Keywords:
 Copies of themes that are already in the theme directory gets uploaded by
 mistake by users who does not know what the theme upload form is for.

 We have tried to change the text on the upload page to prevent this, but
 it is not helping.

 ''Suggested solution:''
 Even when uploaders change the name of the theme, they usually leave the
 Theme URI unchanged.

 We can compare the Theme URI with existing themes, and stop the upload if
 the theme URI is a duplicate.
 We can also include an exception where the upload can be allowed if the
 theme author is the same as the uploader.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4039>
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