I do understand how frustrating it can be to have a file that you put many hours into get rejected. But in the case of your file it was extremely similar to another file already for sale here. And in the file you submitted, it looked even more like the original one, as the background of your file also had a very similar light blue gradient.
The forums can be used if you want to get opinions from fellow authors/buyers but if you’d like to discuss this matter in greater depth with Envato staff, please just reply to the support ticket.
I just wanted to step in here quickly to point out one thing. I understand the point of this thread was for feedback but in some sense it seems kind of unfair to call out an author that was featured this week stating that there are other good files that could have been featured instead.
We see tons of great files every week, from both new and veteran authors. When handling the features, we need to try and find a good balance. It’s not always about featuring the “best looking” file, which is subjective anyway.
To be quite honest guys, I’d imagine a similar thread started here if we only featured files from the same 10 guys each week, except people being upset about the opposite situation. Again we try to find a good balance and I think Brian does a pretty great job each week.
The important point to make in this thread is that issues like these are not really appropriate for the forums. I don’t know of the situation you’re referring to, but the best thing would be to create a support ticket and give us some more information so we can get to the bottom of it. I can assure you that we do not permit authors uploading the same file on two accounts. Since there’s multiple reviewers its possible that something like this could actually happen, but once reported, we’d handle it. So rather than posting these threads, the problem would get solved in much less time if you opened a support ticket instead.