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Stats, wordpress way

The theme showcase site is a brilliant invention: it allows you to read about all the available themes, see them in action, and filter them or sort them in various ways. But when you sort them by popularity, strange things happen…

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Wordpress going to the dogs

If you had a problem with your blog, you could contact staff via the Support contact form. Up to about a year ago, support tickets would usually be answered within a day or two. With the steadily increasing number of blogs, this service gradually deteriorated. What would the logical step be? Hire more staff, I’d say. Well, welcome to wordpress ‘logic’. Continue reading


There we go again…

Matt, the founder of WordPress, has his own way of dealing with negative feedback and objections. Namely, he can’t.
The latest incident involves the newly introduced infinite scrolling feature. But first, some notable previous cases.

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Athens By Night

Athens, outside parliament, 12 February 2012Athens, inside parliament, 12 February 2012Athens on fire, 12 February 2012

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Positions absolute, relative, stable(d), unstable(d) and others

Or, what can happen when you try to justify the unjustified…
A possibly edifying dialogue in a recent forum thread.
Your opinions welcome.

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Vote for or against the new HTML editor font Click here for direct (and biased!) comparison. Click here for relevant forum thread. See discussion in timethief’s blog too. Note well: When some users complained about this in the forum, they were told to go to the forum instead. So if you don’t like the new font you can post in … Continue reading


For amusement only… Some time ago WP imposed a perverse 30-minute block on volunteers in the forum, [see Update at end of post] so that staff could answer questions first. They claimed they were “considering focusing more staff support on the forums”. Hasn’t happened (in fact, staff presence in the forum has decreased now that they’re busy … Continue reading

Three Escher lithographs Posted as an illustration of the technique described here. Update 26/10: Post obsolete – my attachment pages messed up now that themes have (fortunately) been updated to include navigation thumbnails.

La Llorona (Associated with this post and its comments. For the legend of la Llorona see here.) Lyrics – as sung by Chavela Vargas: Todos me dicen el Negro, Llorona Negro, pero cariñoso Yo soy como el chile verde, Llorona Picante, pero sabrosoAy de mí, Llorona, Llorona Llorona, llévame al río Tápame con tu rebozo, Llorona … Continue reading

Misty path Photo by Panos, 22/04/2009. Associated with this post / these comments.


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Announcement 22/03/2012: After WP's latest move, this blog will no longer offer active support and assistance. The blog will remain online but commenting on older posts has been disabled.
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