Thank you very much for this useful info Luca!!! Really appreciated
”...every journey begins with a single step” Absolutely agree!
Congrats and keep it up! See you at the Power Elite
Good luck on your new life Carmen!
I’m not quite sure to understand… but to keep the quality standards as high as possible is precisely what we want and what we have been talking about here.
Of course, to do a re-review would be a huge task (besides, removing poor files and letting upload new ones equally poor solve nothing). However, maybe a middle ground solution would be applying these high quality standards on the first review, and let upload only a good selections of files (quality more than quantity).
First of all, I’m no one to tell anybody about what’s good and what’s poor, but I think it would be nice to keep a minimum standards in the first review process:
- Keep the market clean of poor clones (files based on copy/paste the file itself, descriptions, etc…). Several times I’ve been warned by other authors about “suspiciously identical” products. Even that’s not the first time I have to send a DMCA to another author because I directly found parts of my files on it (not imitated, directly added without modify).
- Around a year ago, Envato run a big campaign against Copyrighted images of famous actors/actress/top models/video games, etc… But every week I keep seeing products approved using those same images, while several authors waste time and money buying images or asking for collabs… I think that’s not quite fair.
I know my words may sound hard and grave but, at least, I’m just asking a most substantial control over the files that are approved without meeting these minimum requirements. To sum-up, I’m asking for fair-play my friend!
P.S.: I prefer the caramel ones… mmmmh I still remember their delicious taste! Martin, I envy you right now
It would be nice to know their opinion, indeed… maybe a special caramel TimTam would be a nice incentive to attract their attention
@ Elad Absolutely! You have an impressive eye for it
Ok mates, it seems we are all agree at last! On the other hand… What a pity, we don’t take decisions here
@Pune @Corrella I’m not quite sure.
The point is the quality standard, not the lifetime of a file. For example, there are a lot of great “seasonal items” (like Halloween flyers, Xmas cards, Easter egg vectors, etc…) that get a lot of sales only during a small period of time, and it doesn’t mean that they deserve to be removed.
On the other hand, removing poor files and letting upload new ones (equally poor) solve nothing. From my personal point of view, the most effective solution is still doing a quality selection from the beginning.
@Elad, @DusskDesign, @ikonome I totally agree.
In fact, I agree with most of the opinions expressed here and I think it’s important to say because that’s an issue that concerns all of us: authors, reviewers, Envato stuff and, above all, our buyers.
In my humble opinion, our work should be guide from 2 basics:
- Quality over quantity
- Respect: Respect for you and for your own work as a designer, respect for our partners of guild and respect for our clients. This means that we must try to offer our best in every single work we make, in the most original way you can respecting the other’s work and making your work unique or different. That way we will be respecting our clients, offering them a quality selection of work instead of letting them waste their time searching between an amounts of similar or poor items.
We are not here to test our skills as a designers, we are here to work in the hardest and honestly way we can. And I’m telling all this because, almost every week, I’m warned about the publication of “similar” items/descriptions (big thanks to all of those who take the time to write me). Every week I see how the bad use of copyrighted images are rising up again. And that’s not the first, even the 5th time I read about these kind of questions here in forum…
Maybe I’m wrong but, instead of fighting against us, I think we should try to turn this marketplace into a truly useful and high quality place for buyers, such as other current marketplaces are doing right now and getting great success of sales and opinions between designers communities.
My congrats to an author never conventional. Well deserved mate!
By the way, really nice place to live and start a new project as this. Good luck and, as Tany said, once finished it would be nice to see some photos