Why not? you give them a dead line… update your browsers till then, or else… in that case system administrator should push the new updates to them, and applications should follow the trends customers demand that from us, when wp updates we all basically are forced to update it and have to face treats of lover ratings bad comments etc.
Technology evolves we have to follow and the big government body’s should be first on the battle lines! Well that just my humble opinion
No snow here 12 C, weather has gone crazy. Merry Xmas.
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Yes, its kind of rude to think that with 45USD you buy a life time service with the theme isn’t it?
We already did, strait away with a comment, but the point is that we already did comment in the 1st submission and somebody apparently ignored it Tnx ruben for your support
Hehe, it happened some times with us, the interesting thing is that html got accepted in first shot, this is such a waste of our time uffff
Funny thing, our theme Move, which is under psd category and under html category and even in most popular list second week a row in html most popular, has been hard rejected as Wordpress theme on notion of aesthetic quality, this is not logical and we did say in comments that it is in those categories, please i need a reviewer or staff to see this.
I know you guys are busy but this is wasting our precious time
We will reupload it again now. If i go trough support it will take to long
I cannot see how an author can possibly get enough sales in this period for the entire week to stand a chance of getting on the weekly top seller list.
It seems to be fairly pointless to bother releasing a WordPress item any more on TF. The situation currently is:
1)Items have become so bloated, to compete you now must bundle at least the value of the theme with premium plugins. Add to this the insane amount of functionality you now need (themes are now appearing that are actually genuinely multiple themes in one), and you are looking at months and months and months of work, or a team of people to even stand a chance. And that chance is now ridiculously slim because..
2)Insanely short window of time with exposure. Somehow you have to make something like >40 or 50 sales in the first few hours in order to stand a chance to recoup your time investment.
How can anyone possibly take on the risk to do 1) with the situation in 2)? – its insane, even for established top sellers. Feature bloat is inevitable, and understandable, but TF must provide authors with a reasonable chance to recoup their time.
I know there was a thread a while back saying that ThemeForest was going to stop authors buying their own items, but did this really happen? (a system implemented to make sure they aren’t being bought using proxies, checking different accounts for the same payment details, looking for unusually clustered buying timings etc?). Certain authors seem to be able to magically generate the necessary sales consistently (as well as prevent their items dropping from the top seller list).
For the thread to have been made by TF, presumably a number of authors were found to be doing this? out of interest could Envato confirm any authors were actually caught and punished? (because if they were, the punishments for blatantly gaming the system were pretty weak if no items were even removed)
I wouldn’t even blame an author for doing this with the current situation (and perhaps I am entirely wrong, I just expect the worst in people when vast sums of time and money are at stake ;))Regardless of this, it is obvious that this amount of exposure on the homepage will put authors off trying if they even remotely value their own time. The risk / reward chance is now too absurd.
Great post! Tough I do not totally agree on self buying… But I remember just one year back we aimed to get approved on Monday on an good hour to be on the first page till Friday. Now that is just a fade memory And yes I predicted that a year ago that pumped up themes will sell, but what can you do?
What is the solution?
Maybe remove all together most popular sections, remove sales count, improve on search… or maybe not, every now and then a theme comes out that starts getting those great sales and gets on the top is that a chance? Or a well made theme?
In the end themeforest is becoming like all other markets eventually becomes over crowded, and to succeed you will need to invest time which is money to get some were, its the same with mobile apps. The risk is bigger and bigger.
For those lucky few it will be a business, for the rest a little side earning to have the money for a party or yearly vacation.
Its a mind blowing problem, which actually does not have a solution either you weather it out and hit that point that you need or you move to something else.
Its really a sad story, which envato does not want to give any attention to and you have to ask your self if you were them would you?...