[wp-hackers] "The Matrix Has You" easter egg
rbilesky at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 21:29:37 UTC 2010
I wold imagine it is a small group of people who would be confused or even
scared by it, and those people probably aren't those who host their own
website, they are the people who would hire a developer to setup their
website. Now, this is just an assumption but regardless i find the easter
egg quite amusing and have trigger it on purpose even, and anything short of
removing it or having it off by default would have the same affect my
any. And I don't foresee it going away.
On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Alex Hempton-Smith
<hempsworth at gmail.com>wrote:
> Many people use control panels with their hosts that give one-click
> installs. It's also present on wordpress.com.
> -- Alex
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM, Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > calling it a "frightening easter egg" is a bit overkill, i mean its just
> > plain overkill. The point of the idea is this, if you manage WP installs
> > anyone who is able to install and manage WP by there own should have no
> > problem with that, it would only cause a problem maybe for some horribly
> > non-technical person, like my parents. In which case there is probably
> > someone with some technical ability who runs the site handles upgrades,
> > ect.
> > writes
> > the plugin its a simple as installing a plugin.
> > On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Chris Williams <chris at clwill.com>
> > > Thanks to the incredible evangelism of WP a relatively new and
> > > inexperienced web master sets up a WP blog. It has the "famous
> > > install". Couldn't be easier.
> > >
> > > Then as we saw with the OP, he or one of his users stumbles upon a
> > > frightening easter egg, and he/they become alarmed that they've been
> > hacked.
> > > WP's reputation as a reliable and easy platform is sullied as they
> > > time searching the internet to find a resolution. Only to find that it
> > was
> > > "a joke", installed as part of the program from the original bona fide
> > > sources.
> > >
> > Really?
> > > How was this person to know about this risk in the first place? How
> > many
> > > more potentially scary and alarming easter eggs do you expect them to
> > > magically know about and prevent? What level of Computer Science
> > expertise
> > > is required to manage a WP install, beyond the "5-minute install"? And
> > > isn't your solution like locking the barn door after the horse is gone?
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > > From: Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com>
> > > Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] "The Matrix Has You" easter egg
> > >
> > > buttons for any given revision from being selected at the same time.
> > > Problem solved.
> > >
> > >
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