this shit is bananas

Well, first of all the theme competition guy says results will be posted on the 29th of February, a date which does not exist. And then he only posts a handful of the themes. And then he claims his site has been hacked and he didn’t have any backups. And then Shadow, who was meant to be judging and hosting the themes at wordpress.net, tells the .org forums he hasn’t heard anything from him, so the wordpress.net arrangement is presumably off. A bloke called Terry starts up a replacement competition with the wordpress.net hosting in place. He actually names some judges, which is a good start. The criteria remain vague, but come on guys, what were you expecting?

If nothing else, the conspiracy theories circulating about contest #1 are funny. Apparently theme designers don’t realise that GPLing their creations means they’ve basically signed away all their rights and anyone can bundle them up and sell them on. If that prospect bothers them they shouldn’t have entered in the first place.

When they’ve seen a little more wordpress wank, they’ll realise that most of what looks like evil conspiracy is actually just incompetence.

2 Comments »

  1. icecube said

    Seems that the site is totally down now. Hmmm. This is pretty hardcore wank, it seems to me.

  2. […] compelling reason to believe that the prizes a) exist or b) will be awarded. (I was there for the kcyap scam; if I wasn’t cynical, I’d be […]

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