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PixelBin says

There’s virtually no difference between Windows and OS X in Photoshop other than the 2 text rendering options (which are native to each respective platform). Your problem lies elsewhere.

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PixelBin says

Sad is when a family starves to death in Africa not when a rich guy dies in a Porsche, probably because of speed. So much ignorance in this world.

This “rich guy” was at a charity event raising money for the typhoon victims and wasn’t the one driving the car. Nice informed opinion you have there. So much ignorance, indeed.

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PixelBin says


You asked for opinions. Overwhelmingly, just about everyone thought it didn’t make any sense to reward authors for something they should be doing in the first place. Sorry if you’re upset that people didn’t agree with you. If everyone who thought the idea was silly didn’t say anything, you’d hardly get a representative response. Sorry if you were offended by my use of the term “silly” – but that was the nicest way I could find to express that opinion. It was not meant as an insult to you personally.

I respect & accept divergence of opinions, I only get upset when someone is arrogant or rude, I was trying to teach you proper manners but you don’t seem to want to listen,

you’re not a reviewer and your opinion is good to know but not valuable in terms of credibility.

Their credibility lies in their experiences on the marketplaces. You, on the other hand, still need to earn credibility by creating good products rather than trying to teach a moderator “proper manners” when all they, along with the others who responded, did is disagree with your ludicrous idea.

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PixelBin says

Just turned 20.

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PixelBin says

No.

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PixelBin says

Or you could just learn how to code a theme and do it yourself the way you want it and keep 100% of the commission. Avoid reinventing the wheel as if your themes will be worth investing in and waiting rather just grabbing a finished theme off the shelf. Don’t take it personally, it just doesn’t make sense when there’s thousands of themes that are almost 100% likely to look like yours.

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PixelBin says

:not is not supported in IE8 http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/sel_not.asp

This. And because :not is not supported, it’s ignoring that whole block of code.

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PixelBin says

Started watching Community. It’s a good one. Very easily digestible comedy and fun to watch when you have a small block of time (episodes are only 22mins).

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PixelBin says


What it all comes down to is that if they bought your product, they can rate it however they want. You got their money and they have the freedom of speech to decide what they think of it. Your theme could bake them cookies while singing to them but maybe they don’t like that you used Arial for your theme options front-end and that, in their eyes, deserves a 1 star. There’s nothing you can do about it. The rating represents what the buyer thinks of your product, regardless of their thought process. There aren’t any rules for ratings and there shouldn’t be.

Other buyers should be smart enough to realize that a product with 50 5-stars and 5 1-stars is a good product, otherwise no one would ever buy from Amazon which is plagued with products that might have literally thousands of 5-star reviews praising the product and then a handful of idiots claiming everyone else is crazy and the product sucks. Guess what? It’s probably that person’s fault that the product isn’t effective, don’t you think? But there’s nothing you can do about it. They can say whatever they want about it since they bought it (but in Amazon’s case, I don’t think you had to have purchased an item to review it so it’s even worse than here).

TL;DR Quit worrying about it.

Sorry if you misunderstood this post, but it isn’t about legitimate customers giving 1 star ratings. I’m pretty specific in the original post that I don’t worry about them and understand that it’s a buyer’s prerogative to rate a product what they like.

The question is asking authors if they have noticed 1 star ratings that seem to be intentionally done to hurt an item’s overall rating, possibly by their competition and not a customer. Hope that makes sense. If you read the entire thread I’ve pointed out this distinction several times.

I didn’t specifically point it out but, yes, I understood exactly what you were saying and my word still stands. If I buy your theme, I can do whatever I want with it and rate it however I want. That being said, I don’t feel $40-50 is worth the minuscule chance of a buyer not buying your theme and buying mine, if our themes were competitors. And all of that being said, I have never done this nor will I ever because well, it sounds like a damn stupid idea.

Edit: To answer completely on topic, yes, this stuff happens all the time and I doubt the people who do it are getting anywhere so I’d say just let them be.

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PixelBin says

What it all comes down to is that if they bought your product, they can rate it however they want. You got their money and they have the freedom of speech to decide what they think of it. Your theme could bake them cookies while singing to them but maybe they don’t like that you used Arial for your theme options front-end and that, in their eyes, deserves a 1 star. There’s nothing you can do about it. The rating represents what the buyer thinks of your product, regardless of their thought process. There aren’t any rules for ratings and there shouldn’t be.

Other buyers should be smart enough to realize that a product with 50 5-stars and 5 1-stars is a good product, otherwise no one would ever buy from Amazon which is plagued with products that might have literally thousands of 5-star reviews praising the product and then a handful of idiots claiming everyone else is crazy and the product sucks. Guess what? It’s probably that person’s fault that the product isn’t effective, don’t you think? But there’s nothing you can do about it. They can say whatever they want about it since they bought it (but in Amazon’s case, I don’t think you had to have purchased an item to review it so it’s even worse than here).

TL;DR Quit worrying about it.

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