These threads are starting to pop up in most market forums. Your situation is a bit interesting though. The fact that Envato took down your theme without this person filing any DMCA or what-not is ridiculous. In cases like this, Envato should contact the author before taking any action, otherwise they’re proving themselves careless about us.
We made some further investigation and noted his comments on a few other themes of different authors, comments like “How you have got permission to use images from isabelarodrigues, which are copyrighted and not allowed to use in demo? Please let me know, so I can try it too”. Honestly I don’t care about this guy, people of this type with such low-level/low-profile personality can be met quite often unfortunately, another thing is themeforest staff reaction which is indeed totally frustrating.
Hello Themeforest reviewers team. I’m writing this message in forum instead of emailing support because I do hope for faster answer and attention which we didn’t get trying to contact you and explain the situation.
Attention not only by review team but also fellow authors who would get into totally similar situation. And the situation is following – a few days ago we got our Pyka theme approved.
Everything was going as usual until a themeforest registered user with nickname “spb” decided to comment and state that its very similar to one of our other themes.
We tried to explain the differences but seems hearing arguments was not his final goal. Now the user contacts themeforest and reports that it’s very similar and we get our theme disabled from TF.
Please note that the person has never purchased any items, I’ve never noticed any message from him in forums so this person has never had any contribution to either Themeforest community or at least brought any commercial profit to Envato company.
Now you (themeforest review team) take this guy’s report as a base to disable our theme? I would understand if that was a community member who people know and respect because he shares some solid knowledge or has some authority as a professional in his domain. But here we have a born-to-be-snitch person which has zero contribution whatsoever and just taking his word you disable work of an author who is not a novice in themeforest but has built a solid portfolio of works and is on your top 100 author list?
Dear reviewers team, we take our business seriously that’s why we are surviving through toughest competition but seems you don’t. if such anonymous user’s word has more weight than ours, what’s our guarantee at all that you won’t take our themes down one by one just because some random guy decided to report it? This is extremely ridiculous and we have never had such huge disappointment with themeforest. We do hope that this will be solved, otherwise, I don’t even know what to say…
hey guys, thank you so much for your time and offers. i have already made a deal with one of u.
You can put any limitation on localhost, just edit the php.ini and increase the max_file_size directive value. As of the size, 40MB is really big try to exclude some PSDs (if any) and demo images.
For 4 years we are in the market, I have constantly tried to find any pattern on how some items go really good while others do not even pass the 100 sales threshold both being almost 1:1 similar (at least from technical view, apparently the design is somewhat different). So I hate to say that but there’s no logic (or at least I couldn’t found one) and will agree to the authors that first comes luck (actually first 3 places perhaps ) and then the design quality, ease of use, level of support provided, etc…
I believe that concerns raised so far are perfectly valid and everything has been said. What I would like to add is the following – Envato, please don’t take advantage of the authors who have established their business with you and are earning for their bread with it. Perhaps for the majority of authors it has been based on trust that Envato IS the company to build business with. Hope you will agree that loyalty is one of the major factor for any company’s success and Envato wouldn’t become World’s largest marketplace without the hard work of many authors here. I believe it would be really useful to ask yourself – how many loyal authors would you have here if you had introduced these changes and put authors into such situation in early stages of building themeforest (or codecanyon) when majority of authors businesses didn’t depend on Envato this much?
Things shouldn’t be like this, it’s not fair to the authors.
A Huge +1 from Us!
As much as I’m concerned, self-prmotion is not allowed but you can state that you offer customization services as well (or buyers who need customization will reach you with that question anyway).