Well, ticket closed! It took 16 hours to close it without any fix.
Great... See t31os_, that's despairing...
WordPress development team changed the way multiple categories/slugs are handled which makes blogs like mine not compatible anymore with the latest version of WordPress (I can't upgrade above WP 2.3). They don't provide any solution, saying: 'Closing as the proposed feature - duplicate category slugs - is not going to hapen'
It has nothing to do with the enormous, excellent work the WordPress developers do, it has to do with a BIG change in WordPress category/slug management that makes hundreds of blogs totally unupgradable, stucked with really old versions of WordPress...
I've been said once: 'You used to manage your categories this way because you were using a bug in WordPress'. Maybe, so it wasn't my fault then and now WordPress changes everything and I can't upgrade anymore and the answer is: 'Closing as the proposed feature - duplicate category slugs - is not going to hapen'. Thanks for your support!
Seriously, that's not fair to abandon WordPress users in the side this way, I feel neglicted and ignored for almost 2 years now. I understand since all the changes have been made WordPress developers can't go backward, but at least, provide a solution for the already existing problems, that's the least WordPress should do!
I even suggested a solution using taxonomies but the answer was: 'I think both of those can be build into a plugin'. Ok then where is the plugin? WordPress developers relay on Plugin developers to solve a problem they created. I'm sorry if we (blog owners) used a bug but we weren't warned and then now our blogs can't be upgraded anymore, as well as our databases. We're stucked (if not totally f_cked)...
So maybe someone (I'm not asking the developers, they close the tickets regarding this problem within hours) can help us, please let me know. I'm really alone against WordPress right now, even if I'm far from being the only one suffering the lack of support from WordPress on this subject.
Again, it doesn't take anything from all the good I think of the work done by WordPress Developers but I think it's unfair to let people on the side without daring helping them since 'thinks have changed' and we suffer from that abrupt decision.
I really hope I will be read by WordPress Team and not just 'closed' away like a junk ticket because that's it, things have changed, you're stucked, end of topic. That's rude and I know many blogs from organizations in the same situation as mine that will have to start over from scratch because 'things have changed'. That's pretty unfair to lose everything you've written and done of your blog for years, only because 'things have change' without any alternative solution.
I really hope my message will be taken into consideration. My complain is fully justified, I've been waiting for 2 long years for it. Thanks!