[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin inspections

Harry Metcalfe harry at dxw.com
Thu Feb 20 08:37:55 UTC 2014

Disappointingly, we'll perhaps have to agree to disagree.

I think the site is a positive contribution to WordPress's security. 
Hopefully, in time, we'll earn some trust. I'm not expecting that to be 
instant. I don't think we're condemning anybody: we're pointing out 
issues which are widely accepted to be indicative of problematic code.

In the mean time, people are - of course - free to vote with their feet 
and not visit the site. Or set up a better one.


On 20/02/2014 01:05, Chris Williams wrote:
> Let's see if I can summarize: you are using arbitrary criteria
> administered by people of unknown skill/experience and using the results
> to publicly condemn other people's work with an overly broad brush, and
> without any mechanism for recourse.  The result has no positive benefits.
> It demeans the plugin authors and their work, and by reflection your firm
> and its work, raises alarm in the community you claim to support, and
> garners you no goodwill.
> I'm sorry, but given the train wreck this has become, my best advice is
> precisely that: stop doing it.
> On 2/19/14 1:32 PM, "Harry Metcalfe" <harry at dxw.com> wrote:
>> But I do value the points you've made
>> and we will make some changes based upon then. I'd be keen to hear any
>> other feedback you might have later (short of "stop doing it"!)
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