wordpress™ wank » the deplorable word
And then I went to catch up on the saga of the theme repository guy who got accused of being an evil scam-merchant because he dared to put Google Ads on his site. However, if you accuse people of accusing him of being an evil scam-merchant they go nuts at you, so I’m going to let that go with a long sigh and no further comment.
that about sums it up. ljdrama's got nothing on wordpress.com these days.
what's especially messed up is that after shadow asked for help, AFAIK, the only people to volunteer were myself and scott. and after just a couple hours of prepping themes, i understand a lot better shadows' frustrations. and why he removed my theme for my lack of politeness with the updating. although a well written FAQ in a prominent place would be much better. (the codex deals with how to make a theme work, but not how to put it into the blaw goes fear.) it looks like the back-ported features and the addition of theundersigned from the theme park should make shadows' workload a bit lighter.
which, if you take away my snarkiness, and the drama about advertising, is all that's left. theme park seems to more functional both for maintainers and theme authors. having those features on the Official™ repository, is a Good Thing™. that said, a better official repository will not make the rest of them go away. it's just not possible. (look at winamp, windows media player, etc.) other repositories will find better methods. themes.wordpress.net can't remain static and just plead that people not go elsewhere. but that's not a criticism of shadow, or steve cooley. that's just the way it works.
now if you'll excuse me, i'm off to kentucky for the weekend to deal with the nuclear fallout that my sister's college graduation is sure to be. every time i think i can't deal with anymore stress, i realize the road ahead is only going to be worse.