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Kiss_Collective says
I dont really care, but who knows, maybe some potential customers wont notice that comments are actually in the discussion, so will think this file is not worth it because it doesnt have any comments…

If the file is good, buyers will purchase the file. They don’t really base the files worth on how many positive comments it has, because almost every file that gets approved will have the same.. Nice.. good work, nice file, awesome.. good job comments, it got approved so yes it’s gonna be a good file :P so that’s not going to tell the buyer anything. The only thing buyers need to read are the support questions answered by the author or any technical issues posted by buyers.

The way the file discussion is now in it’s own tab has been requested for months and now it’s finally here so get use to it ;)

Totally agree, that’s in fact the line I’ve been touting since page 3 of this thread. I think most people would agree on this basic point. One easy way of solving the much reviled ‘nice work’ comments is to qualify the ‘comment section’ differently. For example, if we all agree that there is some merit to maintaining a support thread for theme buyers, then let’s qualify the section as ‘Theme Support’ rather than just ‘comments’. The same applies for any other ramification of the comment section people come up with.

To me the problem really is a semantic one.

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Kiss_Collective says

Btw, for anyone that’s not heard of the KISS principle, here’s a brief explanation.

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Kiss_Collective says
Nice idea but the poll should be for all marketplaces (you’ll notice in the discussion thread at the bottom of each eprsons reply is a “VIA CodeCanyon” and the like as its been submitted to the All Marketplaces section of the forums) and it doesn’t include the suggestions for different solutions that were voiced throughout the thread multiple times that could potentially make both sides happy such as splitting the comments between the homepage (authors to purchasers) and other page (authors to authors). I think if Envato make a solution it would be best to do one that is less yes OR no and more yes AND no :)

Agreed, polls don’t do ambiguity. But it is another point of reference along side the lengthy discussion thread. Hopefully it will be of some help to Envato when they finally get round to addressing this matter.

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Kiss_Collective says
I set up a quick poll about this matter >>>>>>>>>> here.
maybe like 100 members voted.. what about the other 309’356 members?

I never said it was definitive. No poll ever is. It’s a cross section, a sample, a gauge, at best an intimation of people’s stance. Perhaps you have a better idea? But that would mean actually thinking about it, and I doubt you’d want to do that…

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Kiss_Collective says

GUYS , be reasonable. It’s not easy to improvise. There are so few variables at play when designing a WordPress theme. Iterability is inevitable. All the forms and gestures of design are already preprogrammed, prescribed in our memory and culture. It’s already those forms that inhibit our ability to improvise. We are more or less obliged to reproduce the stereotypical discourse. Yes, we must aim for original work, that’s a noble and healthy approach, but always with the knowledge that originality is impossible. Where there is an original, we are blind to it.

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Kiss_Collective says

I don’t see what the problem is. So the other dude likes rolling hills in the footer too, so what? I mean come on, how many church design clich├ęs are there? Not many right? Overlap is inevitable.

Doves, crucifixes, beams of light, warm colors…peace

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Kiss_Collective says

You see, simplicity, elegance, usability are the three key ingredients to a successful template design here on ThemeForest.

Oh, so you don’t agree?

Ok fine.

Let’s take WordPress themes as an example. Here are the top five selling themes of all time:

1. Twicet Business & Portfolio – Wordpress – 5 in 1

2. BigFeature – Wordpress Theme

3. Cubit 6 in 1- Business & Portfolio Theme

4. Display 3 in 1 – Business & Portfolio Wordpress

5. Convergence – Community WordPress Theme

So this is a reminder to all those people busy designing fancy, graphic-heavy, eye-candy themes with a gazillion options, keep it simple stupid! FTW!

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I set up a quick poll about this matter >>>>>>>>>> here.

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Kiss_Collective says

Ok so since the discussion on whether or not to reinstate comments on the front of product pages is going round in circles on this thread, I decided to put a poll together to get a sense of the overall opinion on TF.

Click the link below to enter the PollDaddy poll:

Put comments back on front page of ThemeForest product?
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To me iSlates are an evolutionary step towards a far more flexible type of device, perhaps quite literally digital paper that you’ll be able to fold up and put in your bad and it’ll weigh 50g. There’s clearly a niche market for the slate, however I don’t think it will be in as ubiquitous demand as laptops or iPhones. It’s too limited in its functions at this stage. Besides, who wants yet another screen in their homes?

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