[wp-hackers] Where Can I Ask These Questions?
andy at yellowswordfish.com
Fri Dec 15 12:50:27 GMT 2006
Good day all
There has been some interesting discussion on this list regarding
where users, hackers and plugin authors can ask questions to help
them better understand what is going on in the WP bowels. I for one
would welcome a list or forum where expertise is available as I find
many questions I ask on the support forum go completely unanswered
due, I understand, to a lack of knowledge. Yet when the Codex, the
support forum and Google fail to shed any light on a query you reach
a dead end. (As an aside, searching the support forum has improved
greatly in recent months although it would be more useful for the
extract returned to contain more of the actual query as opposed to
the date, time and age data).
For example, a question I raised a week or so ago:
"In the last couple of days, after 18 or so months of the site being
in place, the entry 'rewrite-rules' has been created in my options
table. It is enormous. Scanning to the end, it is also truncated. It
also, oddly, was not created with the next 'auto' number in options
but given a much higher id key. My questions are really:
Why did this suddenly get created?
What were the circumstances that caused it to get created?
Is it actually required?
Does it matter that it appears to be truncated mid-word?
I see that others have raised questions before with this option row
that suggest it can lead to problems? None seem to be answered.
Shoud I be worried?"
I could find nothing on this in the Codex (and I accept I may have
missed it) and the only entries in the support forum all seem to
remain unanswered. Yet I would very much like to know the answers -
to put my mind at rest AND to give me a greater understanding of what
is going on. Plus the fact that this entry ending mid-word suggests
to me an error and potential problem.
Whilst I would still welcome answers to the above, my question here
is where should I actually be asking this? Hackers? Testers? Anywhere
else I donlt know about?
And if I still have anyones attention perhaps I could tack on the
second question! Does anyone know if the author of the wp-cache
plugin is still supporting it as his comments seem to have closed
back in June and I'd like to discuss - and find out why - it doesn't
seem to work for me!
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