*edit, April 17, 2015 – I was curious where the post count stood once they decided to kill the topic, which they were going to do eventually, so I popped in and dug it up. I will append a screen shot of the count to the end of this post.
WordPress managers: Are you looking for the gatekeeper of the year award?
WordPress is being destroyed. Soon it will join Fluffbook and other diversionary social media designed not to enlighten, but delight, people, who won’t grow up, with bright colors and valueless content. Professionalism can’t be counted on in a mafia capitalist system in which it’s not about what you know and do, but who you know and what you do for them. If you know, and don’t annoy, those with the ability to protect and prosper you, then you simply work for them and don’t concern yourself with what they ask you to do. There have always been people without principles who subscribe to the ‘riches for the strongest’ philosophy. They have principles only in the sense that they know them and can manipulate people by pretending to observe, with good intentions, those principles. The period of deep darkness that we’re in now, in which neoliberal capitalism has meant the shredding of social safety nets, and fewer well paid, secure jobs and fewer and weaker unions, means that such ones are more eager to show the few with power (and therefore money, which, in a money system means life) that they can serve them well.
Professionalism is like democracy. You can’t honestly say that the world is a place where everyone is principled and socially responsible, so that they seek to work not just for their own betterment, but for society’s betterment. You can only say that ‘some’ individuals have a professional work ethic. You can’t call this world democratic. The wild beast of corporatocracy isn’t democratic. It’s vicious, like a wild beast that is always hungry and doesn’t care what it eats. And it’s bigger than any of it’s prey. It’s components, from nations states downward, are the same. Democracy resides in pockets (including a few of the larger components of corporatocracy, such as Venezuela) and in the breasts of individuals only. And often that democracy is tainted with a hate-on for God.
The most striking feature of the vampire capitalists is their desire to replace God and enjoy the kind of power he has, giving and taking life as he sees fit. (Which is why it’s so sad to find that so many of their victims have the same attitude toward the Solution.) So they have to reject the true God in order for them to proceed in that mode. And they reject him with extreme prejudice, for he sees where they’re going and he has no intention of taking away from them the free moral agency which he gives to all his intelligent creation. So he gives them up to the darkness they choose to embrace, allowing them to fill up their measure, so that they can be judged in full righteousness for the evil that they do in their effort to call out God. They call out God because they hope he does ‘not’ answer. That’s one way for them to convince themselves that they are indeed God. How do you call out God? Knowing that he’s a God of love, you simply act with the greatest hatred and violence and lawlessness that you can get away with, figuring that if anything will get his attention, then your behavior, in effect a loud and clear condemnation of God and his standards, will do it. And rebels like moral support, so, in all they do, they attempt to sell their lie to others. Misery loves company. But you can’t prove a lie.
Here are the 25 posts that accumulated while I was sleeping today. I work at nights. I don’t remember exactly when I went to bed, but it may have been about 11am. This isn’t fun reading, and some of you will get more from it than others. Not everyone blogs. Not everyone is technically savvy or savvy to the same degree. Many of the posters here are way beyond me in proficiency with computers and WP. And that’s good, since I get ‘all’ of my fixes and workarounds from those ones. And no thanks, these days, from WP. I don’t know on an individual basis exactly who to finger for the bad stuff being done here. I’m sure that not all staff are stinky. But the buck stops with management for sure. WP volunteers who pop into the forum to help WP bloggers with issues, as far as I can tell, are awesome and not always so happy with what WP management is doing.
A few bloggers in the forum from which the screenshots above were taken provided some solutions along with lots of moral support for the community. Here’s some workarounds from one of those bloggers (named Penguin). The first link is his (or her) first offering. The second link is the result of the Penguin’s efforts to round up the workarounds we have so far and present them in a simple manner:
Are WordPress managers, and their supporters, full of attitude? The indications are not good. When I first discovered the serious problem with the editor, and started a discussion about it (see bottom of post) – the editor had been mutilated in WP’s ongoing effort to bury it and given us something much fluffier in it’s place – I didn’t know that there was a honking huge discussion of it taking place elsewhere. A poster named Galois (in the forum) directed me to the forum where the action was taking place. A couple days later, I see a response from an assistant, shawnajroberts, to my original post (in the topic I started but abandoned in order to pick up the discussion in the topic that had been started before I started mine). Who is she and why resume posting in a topic I started ‘after’ seeing that I’ve taken the suggestion to enter the proper discussion already going on? Basically, The assistant seemed to be telling me (facetiously) that my ship had come in because the fluff editor, or as some call it, the kiddy editor, is now working just fine. Check it out: