[wp-hackers] Lack of code savvy volunteers vs wp-hackers

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Sat Nov 25 12:37:41 GMT 2006

Robert Deaton wrote:
> Secondly, the fact that any contributions to the forums are these days
> pretty much one-time things. Let's face it, the search sucks. People
> repost questions because in searching they find nothing useful, never
> have, and until something drastically changes, they never will. This
> is a problem with all forum software, and though I find it interesting
> that we use a forum so that the history can be searched, I personally
> think in its current form it is completely useless and stupid and you
> might as well have a WordPress Support mailing list.

Before this goes unchallenged, I decided to take the error message from 
that thread and type it into the GIANT search box above the fold on the 
forums home page.

Field 'post_content_filtered' doesn't have a default value

Resulted in this search:


I then clicked the first 5 results, in order:


*Every single thread* has an answer to the question. For comparison, 
here is a Google [site:wordpress.org/support] for the same terms:


The first 3 results are almost the same, just with #2 and #3 switched. 
The first result is exactly the same.

Matt Mullenweg
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