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PremiumLayers says

And still, there’s no official answer on the fundamental question raised in the thread – how is this soft disable issue going to be handled in future and are there going to be any improvements. Really hope this will get attention of the corresponding staff.

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PremiumLayers says

Would it be possible to get an official response from Envato staff on that issue? I think it’s fairy important one, please don’t ignore this thread.

I requested a staff reply on this post, really hope they will give an official answer shortly as this is topic is too important and poses huge harm to authors’ business.

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That’s exactly the point.

If Themeforest rolled over to the whim of every person that said, “1000s of people want this theme so approve it, approve it now!” imagine what the marketplace would look like.

I’ve worked with clients for over 15 years, they ask for dumb things, and they really don’t know what they want, so just because people ask for it doesn’t mean it should be approved.
If established authors are saying that they have buyers for new themes, then yes, that should be taken into consideration during its review process. Why shouldn’t it? How does that make any business sense to deny an author that has a good track record of sales and loyal customers? I could see it if I was a new author or if my previous themes didn’t do well, because I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on, but I have a track record of themes that have done well, and some very well. That should count for something during the review period, that even if the reviewer may not like the theme, that maybe the author has something figured out and should be given the benefit of the doubt.

But it doesn’t work like that and never will.

If you have such a good client base wanting your themes, why not go it alone and do away with Themeforest altogether, sell on your own?

After all, you don’t need them right?

That doesn’t work that way, I guess you perfectly know it, right? If 100 clients want to buy it, there are 1000 more clients who MVP will never get just because you can’t create any private theme shop and expect that will have the same exposure or can compete in any way with themeforest. Well, unless you have some $10M savings on side to put on marketing. But then again, why would you need to sell themes at all if you had that amount of money? :)

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PremiumLayers says

Guys, please let’s try to keep this topic more constructive. I think it wasn’t about pointing to some themes and discuss which one is better or worse or if it deserved to get accepted or not. I believe It’s more about thinking of ways and sharing ideas about to make the game more transparent, which would be beneficial for both parties (authors and reviewers).

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I know this might be very hard to do in practice but as subjective as the design can be, if there was any attempt by Envato to bring some guidelines on what type of designs are most probably to get accepted, this would be a HUGE help to authors cutting tremendous amount of time and loses we experience with each hard rejection. I fully realize that design trends change and what was good 1 year ago might not be as good now, + there is the oversaturation factor, but still, we really need something, because as time goes and more products are accepted, this is more and more becoming like a gambling where you just shoot and hope for the best, rather than following any rules of business.

I believe at least some extended discussion in forums with reviewers involved would be extremely beneficial as sharing ideas on how this can be standardized and regulated to at least some extent, could lead not only to less frustration for authors but also for the reviewers, as more authors would try to follow the standards and make items of higher quality before sending them for review.

Additionally, there’s the human factor, where one reviewer might find a design deserving hard rejection while other would soft-reject the same design and point out on how it can be improved to get accepted. Bringing some more or less strict standards might also eliminate this issue to some extent.

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PremiumLayers says

Get a SSD for the OS drive. Without SSD your PC will look slow in doing anything except processing. SSD is a must :)

+1000, a good SSD gives HUGE performance boost! Better save money on other hardware and pick weaker/slower one and put that money on SSD, believe me it’s definitely worth it!

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PremiumLayers says

Here’s my entry :-)

Click on the image for full-size view

and here’s the: editable PSD

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PremiumLayers says

Would you please PM me the budget and more detailed requirements (if any) as well? Thanks!

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I think it’s always good to have a backup plan. Especially taking into consideration the growing number of authors/products in TF, it’s gonna be harder and harder with time so having a place to go if everything ruins is very important thing to do, and the sooner you start the better IMHO.

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PremiumLayers says

If the theme is in “Hidden items” section in your profile, then it’s a soft rejection, otherwise – hard. Unfortunately judging from the message posted, I believe that’s a hard rejection.

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