MarkR is on the front lines of keeping b…

MarkR is on the front lines of keeping bad stuff out of the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party directory, probably 10k+ over the years. As with any high-volume moderation endeavor his strategy is dynamic and, yes, mistakes are sometimes made.

Please do not take single line one-offs in IRCIRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on as edicts from on high or canon and reinterpret your entire worldview of The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. around them. Not everything is written in stone, sometimes things will be ambiguous either because we’re still figuring them out, or because the situation is dynamic.

It’s only worth stressing out over if it’s hindering us in a major way. There are many hundreds of new plugins added to the directory every week, more than anyone could use in a lifetime, so while I’m sorry one guy had a bad experience I’m not going to lose sleep over it. It’s not OMG-PLUGINS-DIR-IS-BROKEN.

Given 10 minutes to discuss the directory in a meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area., it’s sad we would focus on trivia over things that are actually broken and hindering us, like: changeset notification, email subscription to plugin updates, better tagging of forum threads, allowing plugin authors to moderate forum threads under their tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.), discussion lists, bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. trackers.

That is how empires crumble. Focus on tactics over strategy, administrivia over users, bikesheds. As with mailing lists, the people with the most time to argue their case seldom overlap with the people with the most to add to the discussion, and eventually it becomes 100% noise. Please don’t pollute the weekly meetups, they’re one of our last bastions of signal.