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Re: Top 5 Reasons Why Buddypress May Fail

Not sure I understand your last paragraph I don’t necessarily find your ‘Statements’ hostel yet they do come across as written by someone who is aggrieved in some fashion. Is the intent here to open debate? Recently there have been lengthy threads running on these points you raise and as much as I don’t intend to overly moderate this thread I also do not see a huge amount of value in it at this time. The project doesn’t attempt to stifle criticism as observed in recent threads, however telling moderators that they mustn’t moderate otherwise they ought not to be moderators is never going to go down well on any forum and is too an extent slightly hostile :)

There is a fair degree of concern over the direction and progression of BP and there are significant moves afoot to rectify this by the senior mod team and unofficial secondary tier of core developers.

1. It may feel that way and I have possibly felt this in the past but it’s not really true, healthy constructive criticism is welcomed and is taken on board.

2. Not sure of the point you are trying to make here? That BP isn’t able to handle large volume sites? I don’t think that’s true at all, BP will mature and you will see bigger sites starting to use it – case in point might be the ‘The Telegraph’ who now run a BP installation for their community and that does have a pretty large member base.

3. Developers are concerned very much with getting this site up and running fully and that is underway at this moment, please check out the BuddyPress Ninjas group, everyone is more than aware there are issues with the site at present and these are being rectified. As for the version of the site it Will run the current stable release as far as I’m aware.

4. And your point is? BP is run in the same fashion as WP. How independent do you expect it to be? Automattic back BP and employ the lead developer as for controlling BP I would say no more than they control WP. At the moment there is little interference from Automattic the project is headed by the two lead developers and a secondary team of equally experienced developers along with the larger community who all have access to Trac to help notify bugs found, add and test patches and move BP forward.

5. It is Open Source though! is not the GNU an open source license? Regardless this is what BP is released under and to open up discussions on this subject are just likely to go back and fourth debating an issue that is somewhat a moot point.

There is not a huge amount of value to be gained going over these points many of which have been covered recently, lets try and focus on positives and get the project moving forward at a healthy pace, direct our energies in a positive manner. I’m all for debate but think that we have had quite a bit recently and don’t really see a value in debating issues that may well be out of our control.

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