[wp-hackers] Any way to bypass $wp->query_posts()?

SoJ Web sojweb at indiana.edu
Sat Apr 11 03:21:52 GMT 2009

Mike, you asked for opinions, and you got them. Instead of taking it  
in stride like an adult, you adopt some holier-than-thou tone and tell  
people, who are trying in good faith to contribute to a discussion,  
why they are idiots. Over and over. And then you wonder why they get  
pissy. And then this:

> I would expect such behavior from an ideological politician, not  
> from a community participating programmer.

Do you have any idea how insulting that sounds? Helpful hint for the  
future: if you want people to take you seriously, don't treat them  
like misbehaving three year olds.


On Apr 10, 2009, at 10:49 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> Otto:
>> It's not about causing "harm". It's about "why bother?"
>> None of the scenarios you present make the slightest
>> bit of sense. ... The solution you proposed, frankly,
>> sucks. It causes a lot of loading of PHP files and
>> processing and so on that is pretty pointless if you
>> don't execute the main query. That's the reason for
>> the pushback you're getting. Your idea simply makes no
>> reasonable sense.
> I took a deep breath and have waited a while before I responded.  
> Your assertion that my concerns "don't make any sense" are both  
> condescending and more than a little bit insulting. What's more your  
> responses are seriously demotivating me regarding contributing to  
> the WordPress community at large.
> Like the proverbial blind man[1] who demands that the only possibly  
> explanation of an elephant is that it is like a snake (and not a  
> wall or a trunk, or anything else) you deny that there are any valid  
> use-cases for WordPress besides ones that you've envisioned or  
> experienced. And your unwillingness to accommodate other's views and  
> needs when they don't affect you in any way is like someone  
> advocating a ban on bicycles in national forests simply because you  
> only care to spend your time fly fishing there. I would expect such  
> behavior from an ideological politician, not from a community  
> participating programmer.
> If your goal was to stifle any reasoned and respectful debate on  
> changes to core then congratulations, you won.
> -Mike Schinkel
> Custom Wordpress Plugins
> http://mikeschinkel.com/custom-wordpress-plugins
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Men_and_an_Elephant
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