1. That is some great news, Jeff! I’m reminiscent of the good old days at WP Tavern, so I’ll try to get involved as much as I can.

  2. Nice to hear you are back in action Jeff :)

    I am weary of submitting posts to a website owned by someone mysterious though. If I’m helping support someone’s project, I kinda like to know who they are. I was happy to write guest posts for you in the past because I like you, but now I don’t know who it is I’d be supporting.

  3. @Ryan Hellyer – This is a great point and we we’ve told by Jeffro in a previous comment that the real owner would come out of the woodwork and share what their plans are. I’m not sure I’ve seen the post yet, but I may be missing it?

    Love to see behind the mirror as it makes “ownership” and motivation suspect.

  4. Can’t wait for the launch of the new site – I’ve been missing the WPTavern perspective although I may confess to still being biased towards posts authored by Jeffro :) I am particularly in favour as there will be no ads gracing the site.

    p/s: I’d almost forgotten that the Tavern is currently under new management…

  5. Sent you an email on this yesterday. Looking forward to hearing from you.


  6. A Voice in the Community

    However I’m opening up this diary/platform to the community. There will be caveats of course such as all content passes before me before it’s published.

    Jeffro – Will those caveats be documented and made public? It seems that without being able to have something like that documented, there is no way for the community to hold you accountable for the editorial content of the blog, which ultimately would affect the credibility of WP Tavern, and limit it’s ability to exceed your goals of being such an important part of how we share news and goings-on as WordPressers.

    The reality that someone like me, who contributes in many ways to the strength and growth of the WordPress community in nearly every measurable way, feels the compulsion to remain anonymous here in order to avoid potentially negative consequences of this comment being attributed to myself or anyone associated with me is telling.

    The power is in your hands to prove me wrong and demonstrate that there is nothing to fear. You can publish this comment and follow up with documentation of the content you’ll accept and not from members of the community. By simply stipulating that “yes, we’ll accept content that affirms Automattic and Matt’s work,” as well as, “We will not accept or publish content that we feel questions those entities and actors associated with them,” you’ll make your intentions transparent to the community.

    Thanks for hearing us out.

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