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  • kineda


    With all the confusion of where the WordPress 2.0 Theme Competition is headed, I’ve decided to create a new site dedicated to reviving the competition.

    I believe the competition was very disorganized and the details of rules, judges and judging criteria were very vague. Deadlines were not met, and communication of events and e-mails that happened after the site disappeared seem vague and disconnected.

    I’ve created a temporary site to house the new competition:

    I’ll move the site to a dedicated domain shortly. Let’s not lose all the hard work of the creative WordPress community!

    To start things off, I’ll be donating an Ipod shuffle to the competition to get things back in gear.

    Any questions about the new competition can be left here, at the new site, or e-mailed directly to

    I hope this step gets things back on track! 🙂

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  • kineda


    Unfortunately, I have no connections with any of the previous sponsors. 🙁 I also have no way of contacting all the previous people who entered the old competition. The best way is for everyone here to really spread the word on their blogs. I do have a few more prizes on the way from generous donors, but nothing on the level of what was offered before. If anyone has any connections, please let me know.

    Btw.. it looks like the original competition site is now completely gone.



    Ok people, say it with me now:

    “The entire theme competition was a hoax.”

    This includes the sponsors and the over the top prizes that were to be given out to the winners.There were no sponsors, prizes, and something tells me that even the number of themes he claims was submitted (188) was all fabricated.

    Just like the 6th season of Dallas, we need to pretend like this was all a dream and just move on… lol.



    so what would sponsors get in return?



    I guess for sponsors it’s all about publicity and marketing… like all those companies who put their ads all over the cars in NASCAR… I think.



    Sponsors would get recognition for supporting the WordPress theme community.



    If everyone could give their 2 cents on extending the deadline, that’d be great:

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    So what’s the policy on announcing/releasing on our own sites and on porting?

    I imagine I can use my theme on my site prior to the end of the contest, but what about letting people download it?

    And I have a port I’m working on of a theme, modified. Can that be submitted?



    QUOTE”I think a key element of the judging must be commenting the code.

    It’s no use creating the perfect theme if someone can’t figure out how to change what they want – after all, those themeing had to learn somewhere and comments made life easier.

    Please please please comment your code and your css – or put it in a separate file if you don’t want the bloat.

    Don’t assume that everyone will know – everyone will not.”

    Goto say I 100% agree with this point, although not sure if it should be used as the basis for judging. It’s still a valuable inclusion.



    Does anyone think I should clean up and submit the theme I made for

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Yes 🙂



    A new deadline date for theme submission has been made. The new date is May 1, 2006. More info about the decision has been posted on the site.



    New deadline… good! 🙂



    A new sponsor has been added and the partcipant list has been updated.



    tswartz: ditto Podz.

    Terry, that’s great. I’m having hdd problems now, wasn’t going to be able to make the earlier one…. thanks!



    *** NEW URL ***

    Unfortunately, I didn’t read the link on here about domain trademarks:

    Matt brought this to my attention after I sent him an e-mail about the new competition. So to avoid any conflicts of interest with the trademark, here’s a new url:

    Please update your links, and posts! Thanks!

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