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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#12543 closed enhancement (invalid)

rename "Hello Dolly" to "Hello Kitty", because it amuses me

Reported by: F J Kaiser Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Performance Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

from Kvetch: “Matt can just delete things from core without debating it on mailing list, etc for no clear reason, whereas it takes a lot of time and effort to get anything into core, even with a clear & needed reason.”

from wp-hackers: "(From: Dougal Campbell) John O'Nolan wrote:

If pointless stuff like HelloDolly and the Classic theme was also
removed there would be more space for canonical plugins.. so +1 there

You can be pretty sure that the Classic theme will stay for
backwards-compatibility reasons, because people may have built child
themes based on it.

And you can be pretty sure that Hello Dolly will remain because it
amuses Matt :)"


I assigned it to "Perfomance", because there was no "Community frustration"-Component.

Change History (2)

comment:1 @sc0ttkclark5 years ago

So what you're saying that you'd like to rename the "Hello Dolly" plugin to "Hello Kitty" because it amuses you, since Matt has that power too (ultimate veto in WP commits it seems)?

I see your point, but unfortunately amusement isn't enough of a reason. I'm sure Matt has other reasons for keeping the plugin but one of which is probably amusement too :-)

The real issue here should probably be in another trac ticket, which already exists: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11538

But as you see, it's listed as wontfix. Plus this trac ticket seems more satirical and hasty :-)

comment:2 @nacin5 years ago

  • Milestone Unassigned deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

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