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Ratings are few and far between for some reason these days. They changed the system a while back if I remember and I don’t think it helped?

I’m not even sure how many people read the file instructions either. A lot of the questions I get are covered in the instructions and they just haven’t read them yet, so might be that people aren’t even seeing your rating link.

I don’t think having no ratings on an item will hurts in the slightest, although a good rating might be the decider if a customer is torn between two items. A poor ratings got to hurt sales though right? I don’t worry about ratings these days, make good items you won’t get bad ratings and if you’re lucky somebody will take time out to give a positive rating along the way!

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I really like this. I don’t know the category that well, so can’t say how unique the design is, but looks original.

I know it’s a popular category, I don’t know how strict reviewers are being for the category at the moment.

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I’ve got to say the majority of rejected items I see posted to the forums, I can see why they were rejected and in most cases agree.

If I see good, you are brochure designer not a logo designer, so you obviously dont know (also as reviewers) what is quality logo design, what is generic, what is public domain vector and what is icon for smartphone or favicon…and worst thing what is commercial potential…

Majority of accepted items are generic logos, free images and some of them even looks more like icons for smartphone or favicons – nothing connected of logos… Also one big part is stolen logos (just search for “horse” and google any image)...

Yeah!

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We don’t really have an option to accept it unfortunately. It’s their market place and they make the rules. Not a lot you can do other than make noise in the forums or vote with your feet and leave the market place. Still wouldn’t waste effort on logos category at the moment, it’s saturated and doesn’t pay.
i do agree with you somehow some way, on the other hand, what if all designers feel fed up with all this and go, what will they be selling afterwards .. they will soon become stale and others will take over … that’s why maybe this is also a good idea, to simply try to listen to people a bit and to take a bit time to instore a coherent policy … and to have a bit more consideration for the works we create too … in addition if they really do have too many items, we may suggest that they take out all that are 6 years old or something like this, or at least those who are not selling anymore, the items will decrease and the guys who have been having their exposed for many years like this, i guess they will have a bit money wont it all the same or that if they don’t they will not lose much …

Its always going to be very difficult to get consistency from reviewers. What constitutes a good or bad design eventually boils down to some bodies opinion. You can only prescribe to a point what is good design, after that it’s pure opinion.

I’ve got to say the majority of rejected items I see posted to the forums, I can see why they were rejected and in most cases agree.

Someone on another post made an excellent point, don’t look at items that have been accepted from other authors and compare in quality to your rejects, it’ll drive you mad and you’ll never get an answer to the question why. Accept it, move on, keep improving and upload a higher quality item next time.

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Cute seal was probs my least fave, looked a little clip arty. Logos category is well over prescribed at the moment, so reviewers can afford to be choosy and only pick what they see as the highest quality designs. Pages and pages of new designs in this category are uploaded everyday and don’t even have 1 sale, I don’t think its an area worth putting effort into right now if you want to make any money!
i do agree with u in a general way, but now there’s still something left to do … please explain all the guys who are seeing very strange things happening that this is only due to the fact that they have not good enough items and try to make them accept the idea, knowing that themselves they can judge of the quality of items too .. . A good example, I have had a logo refused a short while ago, a friend of mine, a expert in logos and a top author, has told me that there was no way he could identity what was supposed to be wrong with my work and that the work was not only beautiful but also far better than most of the things accepted … now this was a hard rejection two times!!!! can we accept situations like this also?

We don’t really have an option to accept it unfortunately. It’s their market place and they make the rules. Not a lot you can do other than make noise in the forums or vote with your feet and leave the market place.

Still wouldn’t waste effort on logos category at the moment, it’s saturated and doesn’t pay.

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Cute seal was probs my least fave, looked a little clip arty. Logos category is well over prescribed at the moment, so reviewers can afford to be choosy and only pick what they see as the highest quality designs.

Pages and pages of new designs in this category are uploaded everyday and don’t even have 1 sale, I don’t think its an area worth putting effort into right now if you want to make any money!

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I’m amazed you have to do that many slides to achieve $15! Especially with all the display sizes and the fact PowerPoint us the most annoying piece of shit software ever invented. I could not stand putting together that many slides in PowerPoint for $12.

I’m not keen on the price scales either, all items weren’t created equal, number of pages doesn’t describe quality, happens in the magazine category too. Two items same amount of pages, one design is a piece of rubbish another pro quality, same price. I understand why they’ve structured pricing this way but think it should be done in bands rather than a specific figure (if that makes sense).

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... an endless pages with authors who have endless pages of logos in their portfolio, and none of them ever sell.

It looks really over prescribed. To me it’s a chance for the reviewers to be really tough on standards and only let really high quality artwork in.

Think I’ll join you and steer well clear. Unfortunately I think a lot of categories are going this way these days.

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I was about to make a logo template but wondering if its worth my while. Pages and pages of logos that don’t even have one sale!

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Confusing isn’t it. Can’t think of a good reason for them changing this other than a way for them to pay less tax in someway maybe?

If it was for our benefit I can’t fathom how it helps at all?

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