it’s not what you know, it’s how many of you know it

One day of Slashdotting and hey presto, we have a privacy policy.

It takes me months to get that sort of result.

[sulks.]

13 Comments »

  1. drmiketemp said

    It only took them a day to rewrite the FAQ about blog reuse when they got called on that as well.

    I do remember that it took them months to get the privacy policy and AUP up on wp.com though.

  2. timethief said

    So this is a good news about wordpress post then, right? 😉

  3. Alan said

    Aww, there there.

  4. jejejejeje What trolls can do on their victims😉

  5. Collin said

    From the slashdot article:

    We do provide a way of disabling this feature; in fact I link to one of the plugins in the release announcement and in my original response to Morty’s thread.”

    Um, why isn’t this in core? Why does it have to be in a plugin?

  6. options said

    because it’s a core feature.

    installing a plugin mentioned would require a somewhat more positive (and complicate) action from the end user part than toggling a switch on a dashboard.

    I don’t have any stats, but gather for the majority of WP users who may have it installed via Fantastico scripts — downloading and installing any plugin may as well be not the easiest thing to do.

    btw, regarding a core distribution and a funny security.

  7. Root said

    I like that *we provide a way of disabling etc…* through clenched cheeks it means *some wretched hacker has worked out how to disable it gggrrrrrrrrrrr*🙂

  8. Stevie said

    I just don’t get why in one slashdot article a privacy policy appears out of nowhere, I mean there wasn’t one before, and it took Matt a slashdot article to put a privacy policy? gimme a break. I think Matt has better things to worry about than privacy policies and TOS’s, perhaps he should be working on much needed features in WP than this. Lets not mention security, which needs his attention.

    By the way, I laughed when I heard this, ha ha ha.

  9. It’s not exactly out of nowhere, he copied and pasted the one from Automattic. Will have taken him five minutes, tops.

  10. Matt saying that Automattic provides methods for disabling this supposed feature via plug-ins seems a bit like someone saying that he and his gang are providing you with methods to prevent yourself from getting shot via your choice of a bullet-proof vest or some kind of bullet-proof shield, both of which are located in an unlabeled crate within a dark, closed room inside a different building on another block, but while you are hearing this and while you are running for the protective gear, you keep getting shot again and again and again, by the speaker and his whole gang.

  11. Kissing Bandit said

    @Collin

    Um…that link he refers to in his refute didn’t appear until all the noise started.

    To be completely honest, though, I stand back in awe of Matt’s abilities. It take a special kind of person with a special kind of mentality to back-pedal like that, randomly add links/privacy policy, and start proclaiming that everyone has it all wrong because they were there the whole time — we were just too dumb to look

    Put another way, he’s covered in sh*t and he’s trying to find a way to come out smelling like roses before anyone notices. (Too late.)

    -KB

  12. Kissing Bandit said

    Update:
    A comment left by Matt on Sept. 25 (couple days before this post – same day as Slashdotting):

    I don’t think anyone involved with WordPress is interested in spying. Our release announcement plainly states that your blog URL and version info is sent to api.wordpress.org. There’s nothing personal there though, and on the server side it’s governed by WordPress.org’s strict privacy policy.

    (emphasis added.)

    I. Am. Speechless.

    Shows how clueless the average user truly is and how easy it is for Matt to cover everything up.

    -KB

  13. drmiketemp said

    Nah, he did that before. Matt and staff were quoting “wp.com’s policies” while we kept pointing out over and over again that there wasn’t any AUP in place.

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