December 1st 2014, a date which will live in infamy.
+1 for a re-design of the current badges! (or just bring the old ones back)
One of the main reasons author choose to give away 30+% commission is because they are not required to provide support. If you are going to make support mandatory then authors need to be compensated accordingly either by increasing their rates or by raising the price of the items to reflect this change in policy. There is no way around it.
You are in effect increasing buyers expectation by an order of magnitude by this. Buyers have to wait for up to a week to hear from Envato when they submit a support request and now you expect authors to respond within 72hrs? Are you kidding me?!
Some have suggested having 2 prices, one with and the other without support. This is a great suggestion if you don’t want to raise prices significantly. Nobody is willing to work for free for six months. I know am not.
As far as I know, multiple accounts are allowed.
The community should design the badges, and we should vote which design wins! My humble opinion as an author!
Our central company value is that when the community succeeds, we succeed. That’s why we’ve increased our author payouts five times, why we have community meetups and super active forums, and why we’ve been publishing thousands of tutorials online for free for years. If we’re not focusing on making things better for our community, we’re not doing it right! ( source: http://www.envato.com/community )
Well said Envato, let’s see if you actually meant it.
That’s not a WordPress theme. It apparently has 3 pages but they all look almost the same. There is no blog page, no custom pages, no features, nothing that would make it look … acceptable. To summarize it: it looks awful. No offence, but would you pay ~$45 for it?
Take a look at the themes approved here and compare them with your theme and you should see a huge difference. The best thing you can do is to get rid of that theme and start learning web design/development from the beginning. Here’s a good place to start: http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/