Isn't it ALL a BuddyPress issue?
Lately, I’ve been seeing responses like this to BuddyPress help requests:
- Spam registration is a WPMU problem, not a BuddyPress question…
- Deleting users is a WordPress function, not a BuddyPress question…
- Hiding the admin panel is a WordPress question…
As a developer I agree, but as a site admin, I feel this is a bit like saying “I’m not worried about my lung cancer… It has nothing to do with my brain.”
WordPress is the “host”, but when BP is activated, BP/WP two are inseparable in some unique, exciting, and very complicated ways. It creates a whole lot of very unique issues that are NOT adequately resolved outside of BuddyPress specific resources, such as this forum. If you are a site admin, every one of these issues must be rethought and solved in the context of BuddyPress.
A good example is the BuddyBar. Plainly, it offers admin functions such as Delete User and Mark as Spam, yet I still hear people say that marking spammers and deleting spam blogs is a WPMU issue. We can’t have it both ways, in my opinion!
When I have my developer hat on, it’s clear as day what is a WP vs. BP issue, but when I put on my admin hat, there is no such distinction. It’s like pouring black and white paint in the same can, and then telling somebody to paint the living room using the black paint only.
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