[wp-hackers] Removal Of Over 200 Themes?

Jeff Chandler jeffro at jeffro2pt0.com
Fri Dec 12 19:17:58 GMT 2008

If the issue really is trivial or something I blew out of proportion, 
I'll be pretty happy and gladly write an apology. I still don't 
understand though why a public statement hasn't been made. My only guess 
is, that the people behind the scenes may not think that the issue or 
problem is a big deal and therefor, doesn't really need to be mentioned.

Doug Stewart wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:32 AM, Jeff Chandler <jeffro at jeffro2pt0.com>wrote:
>> So, some big news came out the other night about someone removing over 200
>> themes from the WordPress theme repository due to the external links within
>> them. I've reported on the issue based on what I've been able to find out
>> http://www.jeffro2pt0.com/why-were-200-wordpress-themes-removed Justin
>> Tadlock and the original topic start Spectacu.la have all discussed the
>> issue. Since there is no WP-Theme mailing list, I figured this would be the
>> best place to get an official response from either Matt or a higher up
>> explaining why the themes were removed. All points aside, it's my opinion
>> that a lack of a public statement regarding the removal of those themes was
>> a bone headed move and a good way to lose trust even if it was for a good
>> purpose.
> There's an update to Spectacu.la's post saying that they've been contacted
> by Matt.  We'll see what the resolution is, but it may end up not being as
> big of an issue as you might think.

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