If you read the thread, you’ll see the reasons for it, and they’re good reasons. This is the kind of thing you should check out before starting with any service. WP.com is not for everyone, that’s for sure.
Unlike the freestanding software usually downloaded from wordpress.org by self hosting bloggers our software is different. WordPress.com is a multi-user blogging platform.
This is just a basic part of the underlying technology of the web browser, and it’s required for sites like gmail, Yahoo!, and others to operate.
There are ways a site can avoid this problem (generally by constantly changing the login cookie data with EVERY response, and invalidating the old ones immediately), but they require more horsepower on the backend than the blogging sites are really able to provide, and there’s still usually a small window of opportunity.
Summary of differences bewteen wordpress.com and wordpress.org https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700
I hope that helps. :)
timethief: there must be a way, what about creating a group of independent developers working on finding a solution to accommodate for everything WP is currently disallowing and therefore is undermining the global effort which is, one more time, clearly standing out the crowd of hosted blogging service: adult material policy that does not violate the first amendment, public stats, fast service, etc…
That way is the second option become part of the wp.org open-source community download the free software from option http://wordpresss.org
The adult material policy here does not in any way violate the First Amendment. It would be illegal if it did.
raincoaster: I was giving a thumb up to WP for a policy that does not violate the 1st, you probably misinterpreted the other way around. I was saying the issues discussed are undermining all the good stuff about WP and took adult policy and public stats are examples of the good stuff.
Sheesh … blog it – please blog it. We volunteers have been previously asked not to discuss wordpress.com policy on the support forums. Our role is to answer questions about how to use wordpress.com technology. Staff and management make policy decisions just like in any other corporation. When it comes to policy they are who you need to contact during support hours tomorrow. :) http://wordpress.com/contact-support/
There are many that like certain policy of staff and don’t like others. Nothing is perfect, but it is a good system that the masses agree with. Since this is just hosted wordpress, it is simple to move to your own hosting of wordpress if you have issues with policy that will hinder your blogging experience. As timethief mentions though, staff are the ones that make the policy since this is their baby and discussing it in the forums will not change anything about it!
WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different things. There’s a thread at the top of the forum that explains this.
No, but because people who don’t research their moves complain doesn’t mean they will change it. Automattic doesn’t make money from WP.com as far as I can tell; it’s solely a showpiece. There is no compelling reason to allow security risks, since security is one of the things it’s showing off. You’ve got to give them a good enough reason and “lots of people who aren’t using you want it” isn’t enough. Obviously.
“No, but because people who don’t research their moves complain doesn’t mean they will change it”
I think you missed my point. I did research it, just not every little detailed item. I for example didn’t research if html was supported, I typically assume that in todays world. However, that is just how I ended up here, not my main points.
My points were:
@raincoater: WP is not making any money? LOL. They are making out like bandits. :)
And apropos the last post NO. html is not *supported*.
I dislike the tone and attitude of some of the responses. It is very “we are not doing it and screw you” kind of attitude. Not very professional, especially if they are staff of WordPress.
Somebody should probably clarify that there has not been a single post by any member of staff in this thread. The people telling you to shut up and go away are just volunteers who are tired of people saying ‘can we have this feature? can we have that feature? why can’t we have it? you suck for not letting us have it!’ when nobody in this forum has any more say in how wordpress.com is run than you do. That is to say, none whatsoever.
Rut, how much is Automattic making from WP.com?
Wank: we are as of one mind. I think they just said, “oh, it’s not worth the hassle of administrating properly” and said No. If it were worth their while, you’d have a different answer.
Well they do not make money at org thats for sure. Well not since the spam scandal anyway:). They run a huge server farm with the hardware / bandwidth costs. And they now have 14 highly paid gurus on the books plus a CEO. Add the bi annual junkets to Mexico with flights – that is a lot of cashflow.