Preston wrote, "John, I don't think I have ever said anything that could correctly be interpreted as slamming all WordPress developers."
Yes, you have never slammed 'all WordPress developers'. On the other hand, you have not slammed any Drupal, Joomla, Expression Engine, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Zend, Symfony, CakePHP, or any other PHP CMS or framework developers by name, only WordPress. This insinuates that a higher percentage of WordPress developers are incompetent or unscrupulous, compared to all other PHP developers. So please refrain from singling out WordPress developers unless you have objective evidence for doing so. Need I also remind you, many, if not most developers work on more than one framework, so it is simplistic assuming that a developer that worked on a WordPress project is purely a WordPress developer. I for one have years of Joomla experience.
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