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PremiumLayers says

I opened a thread a week ago, highlighting the key points why it would be beneficial both for buyers and authors if there was an option to be able to contact the buyer here – http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/rating-system-a-highly-demanded-request-to-envato-staff/151279. And the answer was as always very disappointing. You can check the final answer of the staff here, when I raised the question again – http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/buyer-complains-vs-author-complains/152031

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There was a big discussion on this matter and the staff agreed that such attitude is really not good nor fair towards the authors and promised to look for better ways of handling this (most obious solution – give author some deadline to fix the issues and resubmit and not soft-disable it immediately) but again, promises, promises and promises…

@Christian – You promised to answer my other thread regarding giving an option to contact the buyer here – http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/rating-system-a-highly-demanded-request-to-envato-staff/151279
But you never did. In fact, you don’t even have to. I realized lately that most of staff answers here are “answers for the sake of answering” and I’m not here to spend my time on monologues which make me feel stupid and ignored in the end for opening any thread or participating in any discussion, because you never seem to have any willingness to take any action even to most constructive feedbacks which would help make this marketplace a better and more beneficial place both for authors and buyers.

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PremiumLayers says
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PremiumLayers says


Thanks @PremiumLayers, I have already told to the reviewer through the “message to reviewer” that I escaped all the data validation issues I could find. Do I specifically need to explain that all user input data has been escaped? In the screenshot doesn’t even show any form. Regarding the point 2, is that really the way to do it? Thanks
@PremiumLayers maybe you missed my post saying thank you as this thread has grown quite fast, I really appreciate your help and your intention to help me, you responded very fast when I first wrote my doubts and you gave me some very helpful clues. Again Thank you so much for your help, and to those who have helped me with this including @Ivor.

Oh, sorry, seems I indeed have missed it and was quite frustrated honestly :) My bad, this has been quite a stressful day! Thanks and best of luck, hope your theme will get approved very soon!

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PremiumLayers says

@LOOPInteractive Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to also say “Thank you” to people who tried to be helpful even if they failed with some point. At least just to preserve the rules of ethics and politeness and for the person to have any desire to try to help you next time you come up with a question.
Good luck with your submission!

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PremiumLayers says

comment_form() is extremely flexible, and yes it is required. Why would you want to reinvent the wheel and introduce possible vulnerabilities if WordPress gives everything you need?


I doubt there’s a valid reason for this.

Ok, thanks so much for the heads up and the clarification. Will make sure to use comment_form() from now on.

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PremiumLayers says


Hi, here are some hints for you:
  1. Use esc_attr for any frontend forms to sanitize the data, for other things just mention to the “message to reviewer” field that all the data/form fields which require user input have been properly escaped.
  2. This is a little dirty trick but will pass the review for comment form inclusion – <?php $test = false; if ($test) {comment_form();} ?>

All data entered by the user or retrieved from the database should be considered unsafe.

@PremiumLayers You should know that “dirty tricks” are banned and if your theme passes review we could later soft-disable it. comment_form() is very flexible and it is required if your theme includes a comment form. I highly recommend you to remove that line from your themes.

Thanks Ivor. Regarding validation – that’s what I meant and that’s what we do however as of comment form – the problem is, lot of authors including myself have their own comment forms extended and use comments_template(); to integrate it but the review requires comment_form() which is not flexible enough from my experience. I would love to switch to comment_form() if it provided enough flexibility but it simply doesn’t in most scenarios as while you can change the markup, you can’t do any markup restructuring. I would really appreciate if this part of requirement could be re-considered. On the other hand if you feel my point is not argumented enough and using comment_form() is a must, I will make sure to check and change this within the next update where/if its present on our themes.

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PremiumLayers says
Hi, here are some hints for you:
  1. Use esc_attr for any frontend forms to sanitize the data, for other things just mention to the “message to reviewer” field that all the data/form fields which require user input have been properly escaped.
  2. This is a little dirty trick but will pass the review for comment form inclusion – <?php $test = false; if ($test) {comment_form();} ?>
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PremiumLayers says

So, no more offical answers, no more discussion? This is really sad…

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PremiumLayers says

As sad and frustrating as it sounds, Envato is gradually losing what was once the main reason so many authors including us moved to Envato to work full time. At the beginning it was like a dream – doing what you love, use your creativity, choose your own schedule and make a living of it. But now it has become a race for who will make a bigger theme and embed more premium plugins – and it’s ok if it will have the same layout, design and structure as 100s of other themes around, the main point is to provide MORE, more and more. And this is changing the whole rules, this is changing what we used to love and admire once, making this whole thing a rat race to survive the competition – one thing I would never be like to be a part of, a thing that will eventually kill all the creativity.

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