In relation to who you are, I was interested in whether this was a company with offices and telephone number - which apparently it is not.
Lol, goodness no. WordPress is an open-source blogging platform. Which means that we, the support forum volunteers, get paid absolutely nothing, and the developers get paid by whatever small sum of money manages to trickle in via donations. Basically, we all have our own lives and our own jobs. We are giving up a majority of our free time to contribute to WordPress out of the kindness of our own hearts.
Re: the dashboard - I hit the link and this is what she had to say: "So I hacked the code, trimmed it of all fat and made it look lean and mean on an Atkins diet." Hacked the code - I have no idea what that means. She also suggests that you download something with no explanation as to what it is that you are downloading.
The link that I gave you tells you exactly what to do. You just need to read past the forth paragraph:
"If you like it, feel free to download. Grab the index.php and drop it in wp-admin directory, replacing the original file. You must make a backup of the original file before that (and everything else under the Sun if you so like)."
::Edit:: There is a newer version here: http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/wordpress-15-hack-how-to-trim-the-fat-resource-hogging-admin-dashboard-version-2/
I downloaded the theme FROM YOUR CODEX and I followed the instructions exactly [and it didn't work].
Then please create a new thread and include as much detail as possible (including the name of the theme). And, please try to be calm and polite about it. We are volunteers. By our very human nature, and our right as volunteers, we choose who we support and who we ignore.
"Ask the people who are offering them?"?? I don't know how just yet to reply to that . . .
The Codex is contributed to by the community. There is no way that we can control the quality of all 400+ themes listed there, because we get paid absolutely nothing. Someone added that theme to that list. More than likely, the theme's developer posted it to the Codex's list. At the very least, the theme's developer is the one who is offering the theme for free download and usage.