Matt of WordPress dot com explained, I now see, why he inconvenienced me and thousands of other bloggers: see http://ma.tt/2010/07/syn-thesis-1/#comment-481953
Quote: “regardless we’ve always had attribution on it. We’re replacing it anyway, don’t want any of his junk touching our sites.”
So he killed my blog layout and widgets to satisfy his own need to have a great designer’s “junk” not on his site? What an inconsiderate person. All the prejudices I ever had against spoilt Californian kids are bubbling up. Except Matt tells me he is not even Californian!
Postscript: so OK, I got a bit angry. Can you see why, though?
As usual, the far right and far left of an issue preen and pose and screw everyone else over. BOOO, WordPress for taking its ire out on its users.