[wp-forums] Comment about [sticky] Posts requests for theme decoding in here

mrmist listswptesters at mist.org.uk
Fri Jun 25 18:33:08 UTC 2010

In message <4C24C69B.5070809 at automattic.com>, Jane Wells 
<jane at automattic.com> writes
> A boilerplate sentence promoting safe, reputable theme sources and 
>linking to the one for their current theme would maybe be good.

We have the "How to Decrypt an encoded theme" sticky (separate to the 
decode themes here thread) which already discourages the use of the 
themes - but judging from the traffic on "decode themes here" the advice 
falls on deaf ears.

if anyone fancies re-wording the How to Decrypt sticky so that it offers 
a stronger positional statement, I for one welcome you to take a stab at 

I sit firmly on the fence with this one, having been swayed by both 
sides of the argument.  It's a tricky judgement to make.  However, the 
popularity of the thread does suggest that - should we close the sticky 
- there'd still be requests made, and - should we then want to take a 
hard line on it - there'd be a reasonably large moderation overhead.

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