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worpdress.com - What should I do? (17 posts)

  1. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I'm the owner of worpdress.com, org and net..

    I am a keen wordpress user (installed on every website I manage) and was thinking of giving a site over to major modifications of wordpress or maybe help forums?

    What do you all think? - what are wordpress users most crying out for? Or what would be a really cool new wordpress startup?

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ? You're the owner of wordpress.com, org and net? Really?

  3. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Re-read carefully - worpdress . . .

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmmm. I assumed a typo.... and a megalomaniac, both of which seem to be all too common around here.

  5. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, I don't believe I'm one of them.

    I really just want to get something going which will push wordpress further, and contribute to the wordpress community.

    Let me know your thoughts.

  6. neon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So, you just happened to register those half an hour ago. And exactly which fairy tale speculation whisper in you ear propmpted you to do this?

    .co.uk, .ca and .ru are still available, by the way. If you hurry, you may even be able to snatch .cn

  7. JoshuaClinard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Don't bother setting up a support site. I tried that less than a year ago, using the domain wpsupport.com, and I even installed the best forum software available, vBulletin, had areas for every type of user question, and a nice design. Even though lots of people said they preferred vB to what we are using here, and said that they would join, I got less than 25 users, and had to shut it down.

  8. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Save your sarcasm, yes, I just registered them late last night..

    No, I don't think registration of .co.uk, .ca or .ru are neccessary.

    Maybe then if this is the kind of response I get, from noticing peoples errors, I'll just use it as a link to wordpress, or indeed just donate it to wordpress.org.

  9. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #


    thinking of giving a site over to major modifications of wordpress or maybe help forums?

    I really just want to get something going which will push wordpress further, and contribute to the wordpress community.

    If you're kinda of referring to something like what people did with K2 Reloaded or whatever it is, then I guess it's all up to you.

    That is, if your intentions are to make up a WordPress blog, with like tons of modifications, plugins and what not as it's "own" download for people to grab and use.

    You might be asking for a migraine, for yourself. :/ (Not being smart or trying to belittle your thoughts and intentions of course.) Just merely saying that I'm sure it would be a "hassle" and possibly a "headache" for yourself..

    As WordPress is now, straight out of the box, "Plain Jane" with the available themes and plugins..there are ALOT of people, may I refer to them as "noobs", that have problems with just the "Plain Jane" WordPress, plugins and stuff.

    I can only imagine if you, or when you do this, how much time and support will be required by you to help these peoples...

    Unless I am not understanding your overall intentions of course...then please disregard those thoughts and opinions of mine above.. :/ Just wasn't sure with the use of words such as: "modifications" and: "push wordpress further".

    scrumpyjack, really the thought of it all sounds and would seem to be cool to do. =) Maybe an attempt to do this wouldn't be a bad idea, but like I said basically..this would probably be better for those that KNOW WordPress and the full functionality of it rather then "noobs" just starting out.. I dunno, just my comments and what not on it..

    JoshuaClinard- Even though lots of people said they preferred vB to what we are using here, and said that they would join, I got less than 25 users, and had to shut it down.

    JoshuaClinard, just curious, but why did you have to shut it down?

    spencerp

    Again, I'm not trying to be sarcastic or anything.. =)

  10. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To be honest, I wouldn't be catering for noobs - I was thinking of a site like "WordPress Remixed" or something which featured particular plugins for users who had been around the block a bit with wordpress.

    Maybe even some ajax if people would be interested.

    I've had enough questions from noobs from my current installs to last me a lifetime!

  11. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To let you know, I've emailed Matt from wordpress regarding giving these domains completely over to wordpress.org as a gift. Maybe they could have a use for them, even if it is indeed just forwarding users to wordpress.org/com.

  12. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To be honest, I wouldn't be catering for noobs - I was thinking of a site like "WordPress Remixed" or something which featured particular plugins for users who had been around the block a bit with wordpress. Maybe even some ajax if people would be interested.

    Hahaha.. =) The "WordPress Remixed" sounds like it would be cool and yet surely most likely be a handfull type task.. It'd kinda be just like what happened to phpBB forum software, those people made up "Fully Modded" version of it.

    You'd almost have to have all the certain plugin's create the necessary database tables on "install" when installing the WordPress blog like normal correct? And have them all situated in the wp-content/plugin folder and so on..

    Maybe just keep your domain's and try it once.. Or maybe get some called: wpremixed.com,net,org and so on.. That would be cool!

    I've had enough questions from noobs from my current installs to last me a lifetime!

    LOL! =) Wouldn't doubt it..

    spencerp

    The only thing about not catering to "noobs" is, it will be hard as hell to know for sure who is or would be downloading the "WordPress Remixed" and trying to use it.. :/ =(

    End result would be, possible headaches anyways.. sigh..

  13. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have enough domains to last me a while at the mo. All the remixed site would be a plugin directory of simply a couple of choice plugins...rather than a fully fledged heavily modded version of wordpress.

    Maybe I should go down another route? Like an online store for old and knackered dresses?

  14. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    All the remixed site would be a plugin directory of simply a couple of choice plugins...rather than a fully fledged heavily modded version of wordpress.

    Oh ok.. =)

    Maybe I should go down another route? Like an online store for old and knackered dresses?

    lmAO!! Hahahaha...holy shnitz. Can't stop laughing.. Unless of course you're being serious...then it's not funny lol..

    spencerp

  15. ttk_2k
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It had really made me laugh for long time when I saw the domain name(sorry for that..)

    Well I don't think scrumpyjack wants to kick WordPress's a** by those domains, otherwise he'd not post them here. Instead, I'd like to say that everyone can help WordPress to go further, don't mind what people say, it's your job, and your business, when you really do something good for users, by nature you'll be surrounded by unlimited positive words!

    Wish you all the best scrumpyjack! ^^

  16. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    cheers buddy

  17. scrumpyjack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To bring an end to this tale, I've donated this to Mr Mullenweg - hopefully to be put to good use.

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