[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress
jwriteclub at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 18:14:21 UTC 2010
The P function is horrendously offensive and improper, but that is nothing
compared to the way in which this is being treated by the core team. I
shan't rehash all of the arguments, others have said it far more elegantly
But, Matt, the difference between disagreement and disregard is that when
one disagrees one still takes a moment to consider the pros- and cons- of
The P function is a purely self-aggrandizing decree -- the sort of hubris
and abuse that I had resonably hoped the WP community had moved beyond. As
the Wall Stree Journal states in their editorial philosophy
[We stand] against ... the ukases of kings and other collectivists; and for
individual autonomy against dictators, bullies and even the tempers of
WordPress is meant to be a community, and the reason this has people red
with rage, writing, instead of hacking, is because they are rightly filled
with disgust and horror at such low action.
On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> On 7/6/2010 1:30 PM, eric at eamann.com wrote:
>> Some time ago I wrote a patch in response to a user's request that we add
>> and Facebook and LinkedIn and other fields to the profile page ... it was
>> rejected because "There's a filter there, which means a plugin can easily
>> control all of this." (ticket #11367) It makes sense that we not include
>> additional (trivial) functionality like this into core ... it made sense
>> and it still makes sense now.
> For what it's worth, I think it would be nice to modernize those fields,
> and even go a step further to authenticate them where possible. I would have
> said so if I had seen that ticket.
> It doesn't paint a pretty picture of the core teams' opinion of the rest
>> of the
>> community ...
> One of the core tenets of Open Source development is that people can
> disagree, strongly, but still respect each other.
> Matt Mullenweg
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