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girlscancode says

I just got it, you can count me out of this.

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girlscancode says

I haven’t received it either, give it a couple of hours, I’m sure it will arrive soon

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Your reasoning is like this: “if John Doe stole an egg and he’s still free, why shouldn’t I be able to do the same thing?” Is this really the highest point you can set the standard for yourself? To hell with John Doe, be your own man and make your own mistakes.
<irony> – try stealing something else, something that not so many people stole until now – </irony>
At first, I saw that in the experimental category is very few templates and I made first template that is very different from what is already in ThemeForest, and submit it to the Experimental category, but got a hard reject. At the forum wrote to me that too much animation, dizzy, etc. This is true, but that’s why I submit it to the Experimental category.
Then I read on this forum the opinion that reviewers not like to templates that are very different from that in the top. And it seems to be true, because there are many similar templates.
Then I made this template. Though it looks like Brooklyn, Jarvis, Patti, etc, but it seemed to me less than many others. and again got hard reject.
For me, the biggest problem is that in both cases, I have not received any comments from staff and there is no clear understanding of what to do to pass the test.
Now I do the third template. Not very experimental and not very similar to others, but I worry that my templates are still some problems which I do not guess.

I’m sorry to say but you listened to the wrong opinion. At least one of my themes was very different from what was then available on the market and they all got accepted. “Experimental” doesn’t have to mean “ugly”

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girlscancode says

When you do not know what’s going on, it’s about money ;)

First, envato is a small company, about 50-100 workers. Support in this company doesn’t exist – it’s not google where work a few hundred workers in customer service in every country where google exist.

Second thing, maybe product that You “copy” was made by them? For sure they sell thier own product in market.

Third – I think that time is also important. They add X product to every category in week. They cant add too much because every one new product will earn less. It’s a business like any other.

Of course, such ambiguities arise when a company does not carry a clear policy in relation to customers, but it is certainly some truth in this.

I can assure you that “Brooklyn” is not made by Envato. Maybe slow down with the conspirational theories a bit?

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Oh come on, don’t be so harsh, think of it from their POV. After all, what’s the big deal, you get to play on your computer all day, click around in photoshop and POF, the site is done. Everybody could do it if they had a Photoshop license, right? My neighbour’s highschool kid does it, and much cheaper than you by the way. Besides some of us had better things to do like getting a social life, instead of sitting home Saturday evenings and learning stuff we don’t need to learn for school.

That’s just a concentrated extras of some of the things I’ve heard from pretend web designers since I’ve started with this freelancing thing :))

These people will always exist. They’re just riding an opportunity that could or couldn’t be there again tomorrow. Mastering a real craft is better than being an opportunistic person, this way you know that you will always have a way to put food on the table.

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girlscancode says

Your reasoning is like this: “if John Doe stole an egg and he’s still free, why shouldn’t I be able to do the same thing?” Is this really the highest point you can set the standard for yourself? To hell with John Doe, be your own man and make your own mistakes.
<irony> – try stealing something else, something that not so many people stole until now – </irony>

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girlscancode says

Hi Chris,

Don’t worry, we all get rejected from time to time. It’s not a big deal, it’s not an attack on your personal value, it just means you need to put a little more time into it. You might also consider that it’s pure luck that some people are designers and coders in the same pack – most people are either designers or coders, maybe you’re a good coder and you need to team up with a good designer in order to make it!

Why don’t you post your template’s link here in the forums so people can give you recommendations? This way we’ll be able to tell you directly if you need to get yourself into some serious design/coding books or if you just need some little small corrections done.

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girlscancode says

Hi there, and welcome!
From my experience it takes anywhere between 3 and 7 days. Relax, work on your demo in the meantime, they’ll get to you.

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girlscancode says
Protect what you have and let nobody steal it from under your nose. In other words, stop sharing your ideas and instead, execute them or find people to share with, don’t do it with the world.

Oh this brings back sweet memories, I used to think the same when I was 20 years old. But I’ve grown a bit since then and in my current experience people who are good at business talk are bad at business practice. So how many of these awesome ideas of yours have you applied in your day to day work?

I was the first person to have a real wedding design in this marketplace. Guess what: I didn’t create the WP version for it so other people beat me to it. Is it their fault? No, most of them are authors I respect and admire. Is it my fault? Definitely yes.

An idea is worth exactly $0.1 without it’s real-life application. Let’s take an example from the real world: if we do an oversimplification of things, in a theme business the designer has the idea and the coder puts it in practice, right? Designers are really important because if you don’t have a design you don’t have a theme, but why do you think in a team designers get anywhere from 20% to 40% (maximum) – and the latter only if they do the HTML/CSS too.

And let’s not be completely off-topic here – I am working on a cooking blog theme for this contest. Of course I have some very specific ideas about how this should function and look, you won’t get these details from me. But you know what? Feel free to work on a cooking blog yourself, it will not look or function the same. Anyone can come up with an idea, how you apply it is all that matters.

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girlscancode says

It’s too similar to Brooklyn. Try coming up with something of your own.

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