[wp-hackers] comments should be a plugin

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Sun Mar 7 02:41:22 UTC 2010

If pointless stuff like HelloDolly and the Classic theme was also  
removed there would be more space for canonical plugins.. so +1 there


On 7 Mar 2010, at 02:26, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> On Mar 6, 2010, at 9:20 PM, Scott Kingsley Clark wrote:
>> There's an example of a "won't happen" / "not necessary" attitude. I
>> think many people are tied to the idea of core features being part of
>> core WP. As WP grows up and out of the blogosphere, the community has
>> to accept that people want WP to be an "a la carte" type of system.
>> Yeah, you'll have plenty of discussions as to which features should  
>> be
>> core and which should be plugins, but let's not stop the progress by
>> flat out saying "no" to anything that deserves it's proper  
>> discussion.
> +1.
> FWIW, I think the idea of "put it into a plugin" is anathema to many  
> people because the chances of many users ever finding and installing  
> it are slim thus very few themers or other plugin developers will  
> support it.  OTOH, if put into a canonical plugin that is included  
> with the WordPress core download, those concerns diminish greatly.  
> At least for me.
> Said another way, IF it's infrastructure but only used by a segment  
> of users then:
> core=good,
> plugin=bad, but
> canonical plugin=bettter.
> -Mike
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