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This weeks meeting would usually be open floor however there were several announcement to be made at this meeting as well. Changes detailed in the announcements are effective immediately.
- New team lead hand-off has officially happened with @rabmalin and @thinkupthemes taking the position as the new team leads. Official handover date as November 1 2017.
- Planned review weekend 18-19th November 2017
- As a test run seasonal themes can be given priority in the queue as they require reviews in a timely fashion.
Following changes have been made to the review process:
- Tickets can now be closed when 3+ distinct issues are identified.
- Reviewers can now select themes to review from the top 5 positions of either queue 2 (parent themes) or queue 7 (child themes). Child themes will no longer appear in queue 2.
- Authors are permitted to submit a maximum of 1 theme per month. This doesn’t change the 1 theme rule limit, authors are still only allowed to have 1 theme in the queue at any given time (i.e. child or parent). This is to prevent child theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. authors from taking advantage of the likely future short wait times in queue 7.
- At the end of the meeting some quick discussions took place about a few topics.
Incentive reviewing – @acosmin provided a proposal on how this could be handled along with several suggested rules. At the moment no move is being taken regarding incentive reviewing.
- Escaping – Attempts will be made to improve documentation surrounding escaping, why it’s necessary and what functions to use where.
- Changes to featured themes tab in the directory – No changes were decided on but some people expressed that a better algorithm would be preferable on this tab.