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  • Mark (podz)

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    If I don’t want to change my themes, that is irrelevant too.
    If I am not interested in caching, so is that.
    If I don’t care for the most interesting people / spam blogs / etc etc….

    While I think there should be flexibility built in there, you have to remember that having the ability to add any feed there opens a very wide security hole – and who would get the blame for that ?

    And Matt in Cincinnatti – that isn’t WP news is it ? If you really wanted to pick, Matt actually blogs less about WP than other feeds too.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    There is a debate on the hackers list starting about this so watch for news 🙂

    For reference, here is the thread:

    http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2005-December/003670.html

    My point wasn’t about adding “any feed” or even about flexibility; what I really meant was I don’t like seeing the Dashboard cluttered up with birthday announcements for people I’ve never heard of when the heading is “Other WordPress News” (not “News About The Personal Life of Some Guy Who Is Involved in the WordPress Project”).

    Yeah I agree to a certain extent, I don’t think that this is an issue that is really important as there are ways of disabling this induvidually.

    You can try using my WordPress Admin Dashboard replacement which gets rid of all the feeds and add some relevant admin links instead. It works on WP 2.0 as well as 1.5.x versions.

    > that having the ability to add any feed there opens a very wide security hole – and who would get the blame for that ?

    The same security risks that Google, Bloglines and scores of other free feed aggregators undertake.
    Frankly I don’t think anyone will blame WP for that. They should rather blame the browser.

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