Surely there is logic behind only showing authors the comments…
Buyers get a “degree of” warning already by seeing the old rating stars, in the vast majority of cases on poor files the issues are mentioned in item comments, and if the file does not work they can get a refund.
Now in the new approach lets assume an inexperienced buyer purchases a file and struggles for whatever reason with it (I appreciate not all buyers are inexperienced). They leave unfair negative comments about the file (we know this happens based on existing item comments), again this is negative for the author.
If the buyer is experienced then they are still able to rate it low and to leave comments in the item feed.
So it would appear that buyers are not really being disadvanataged by now seeing the rating explanations.
By keeping it author access sonly they can choose to (or perhaps in some cases not to) respond to the problems as they deem fit.
Aside form this there may even also (I could be wrong) a privacy issue involved.
The way envato have it makes sense to me completely.
Out of interest to anyone who does not agree with the change – if you were an author and someone unfairly criticized your file would you want it to be visible to all?
@familychoice and this is not an attack in any way whatsoever but you are obviously passionate about web design. We see you have now got your author badge When are you releasing your first file?
Where are posting this request for whom interested in finding an accepted PSD design and find our template good for them
And it really depends on the quality of the HTML and Wordpress code.
Unfortunately thats only part of it. The design needs to be up to par too and year ago maybe but today there are so many one page designs out there many of which offer way more and much higher aesthetics. Nevertheless good luck finding someone
You need to login with the account which purchased the file and contact the author
It’s ok I think I will stick to doing it the old fashioned way. I know there is a plugin which “claims” to do this but it don’t work/do it properly. That said if you have a secret way then you will be a VERY rich man very soon and can move on from your Muse template in you profile. Good luck
Yeah right! and to TF standards right!?
I just wanted to clarify that we do not want to allow multiple versions of the same theme to be sold for the same platform unless they have distinctly different purposes and have a significant set of differences. So a “lite” theme vs “standard” theme would not be allowed. However, an eCommerce version of a “standard” theme, built more specifically for eCommerce functionality, etc. would be allowed to be sold separately from the “standard” theme.
Taking this approach is beneficial for the whole community vs prohibiting across the board.I hope this helps clarify, everyone!
Would you mind defining in a little detail what constitutes “distinctly different purposes and have a significant set of differences”. As an example of commerce .v. standard theme – I am assuming its more than just adding WooCommerce and moving some content around. Thank you
You can’t criticise or “boot off” someone for not providing a service which is not a requirement of being here or their responsibility.
As it happens I agree that themes over 2 versions out should be removed if not updated. That said the theme page states it only supports up to 3.5 and the T&Cs we all agree to state no support is obligatory (even though many do). Obviously no one wants to see anyone unhappy but having the technical knowledge or making the effort to review the theme spec and site policies is not the author or envato’s responsibility.
As said above email envato an see what they have to say. Good luck
I think you will have to email support and ask them what’s going on. TypeEngine themes have their own category with files since last oct/nov so not sure why the would not get on the front page as it does not appear to be any form of beta (but I could be wrong).