Thank you for answering us – this is why i love Envato. Friendly community, focused not only on corporate interests, but on some things too, that support this company from inside. I mean, i was impressed you have time to answer us.
+ + + for the announced modifications, however, for your reply, this is very, very funny, I’d call it anything else but community focused. They will still focus on what they want, no matter what it takes, profits will always be the main priority and they made it very clear to us.
The only time when they’ll take us into consideration is the time when their profits are affected. Like in the mandatory support, if lots of authors would search for other solutions, they’d surely not like it. It’s actually kind-of late now to try and win the sympathy of the authors, as the trust in envato as a business respecting their partners is close to 0, for me and for many many other authors.
Some people may say “Wowww, envato is so community focused, they care about us, bla bla”, when you’ll live off Envato and it will be your main source of income and you’ll see that your opinion doesn’t matter at all, when you’re the partner with the 70% of the “business”, you WON’T think the same.
Some authors asked for it, then add it, but don’t force it to all of us. Even if you’d release your own solution, we may not want to use it if we have an even better one. Forcing something to us is not okay. We’re in the majority(70%) and we should decide how we work.
Sorry to say that, but the quality level is way below even the quality of the free templates / designs available on the internet, not talking about ThemeForest at all.
I’d spend the next weeks / months studying design material, typography, colors, alignment, because right now you’re years behind what’s sold here.
I think the answer is pretty much the same for everyone: When the benefits of selling elsewhere will outcome the benefits of selling here. In terms of not only money, but support, free time, how you’re treated as an author, etc
Things are simple, if you don’t want to be “under pressure” and basically you want to have any item approved, even if it’s not the highest quality, you are definitely in the wrong place. That’s not going to happen and your suggestion would make things a nightmare for the normal authors, it would take weeks for items to be reviewed.
If you want to go that extra mile, you will stay here, if you want the easy way, going to some other sites is the option. If your team doesn’t like the review process and you don’t want to handle the pressure here, ask yourself if your team is good enough. Top people like challenges, being challenged and doing their best for a product, average people just give up from the first or the second try.
We thought Envato will listen to newbie’s now that they are listening to their authors. If we can’t expect even this much then why should we be part of it?
Listen to what? One author that has no items vs all the others that have lots of items that strongly disagree? Your suggestion doesn’t bring anything good to the marketplaces, it’s just something that would benefit you and the people that can’t get past the review process. This is a marketplace, not a kindergarden, reviewers can’t hold your hand and teach you how to do X, Y, Z
Good to see that we’re being listened. However, it doesn’t really make me any less concerned. This is just a “delay”, something for them to “analyze” the data. Meaning it will most likely still be added.
No matter what, I will never guarantee support to anyone.
I will be on vacation 12 months a year and that’s it. If you force me not to be on vacation 12 months, then it’s clear that Envato will want us to be employees and not partners, which obviously won’t work.
Support is up to our discretion, it comes with OUR items, not with yours, you can’t interfere with our work if you’re not part of it. You deal with your payments and interface and we deal with the items. That’s our agreement.
If the theme was removed since you purchased it, there’s not much you can do about it, Envato recommends you to download the item immediately, as the author may remove it at anytime, since it’s their item, not Envato’s.
If it wasn’t removed, you should be able to download it normally from the Downloads section
I just couldn’t have said it better myself. Big big +1
Since I couldn’t find any topic related to this, PLEASE STOP WITH THE DAMN BANNERS AND OFFERS, are you guys trying to find money for the winter holidays? What the hell? For the past month we’ve had banners all day long, no surprise our sales are so down