Stats shouldn’t really matter. You still have to support Internet Explorer 8, whether you like it or not.
Even if the stats say only 0.1% of the users browse with IE. As long as Envato wants it, you gotta do it.
I hope you enjoy your time at Envato.
Copycats sell, original stuff is risky. Where would you invest your time? We’re also talking about stock items, which need to please as much people as possible. Though some authors have their own style even even if they share the same wireframe. I’ve seen hidden gems which deserve some more exposure as also ugly ripoffs which shouldn’t even been approved.
I agree with this that very bad design, very simple. ununique simply approved but another theme reject for this reason, each flower has own scent.
we can see themes in 10 top theme, simple, bad design…. but now they are in top because people like these. we can not tell to people what must to like or buy, different people have different taste and uniqueness in 0-100 must not standard of approval.
the standard must be only in technical Issues not aesthetic and coloring. african people loves thing that may be asian east people did not like it. and this is a reason that why some themes However are very simple, wrong design, ununique but have good sale.
I wrote this because I create 1 theme 8-9 month ago with complete admin panel http://themes.massoudjoveini.com/unique/ and until now I changed 3 time overall design and +6 time for improve but after 10 times this theme can not put in the site and every time time is a new excuse. (current minimum technical quality requirements, similar theme, aesthetic …).
it is not very pro or very unique…. but in compare with themes that any day are being accepted is not worse.
I really did not know, what I must do. when I see the accepted theme in site, really can not find the reason of theme rejecting. I did not understand reviewers purpose. I spend my real time, no free time for this to obtain money but after 8-9 month I have no anything.
also I capture image from home page of one theme that is now in top 10 and add 2-3 month ago, and in it point to some wrong, when they reject my theme for many time, but only response to me was this “Unfortunately, we are unable to compare/contrast items that have already been accepted. Also, all of our reviews are final and cannot be appealed”.really now I did not know rejecting my theme is fair, just, impartial or not?
Really, you should not compare your theme to other themes. The only thing you should look at are basic design principles (padding, typography, over-use of drop shadow and an overall professional look of the website). Some themes which are in the popular items have been approved months ago, the standards can be different now.
Besides, you already asked for help in this thread.http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/10-time-rejected-is-it-fair-just-impartial-or-not-i-need-help/78419
You got alot of comments on that, try working on it. Stop comparing, start improving. I know maybe your motivation lacks at the moment, but in the end your item will get better and it will sell more.
Let’s not let this thread die.
I totally agree on this.
pezflash saidI agree, the homepage definitely needs rethinking.
Homepage has been the same concept since i first entered this marketplace, when only AD was running and the project was almost on its startup. That’s the problem with homepage.
I noticed one problem with the comment notifications. As soon as I post a reply to the comments I also get notified. Obviously we just want new comments by customers and I don’t want an update if I place a comment myself. I don’t if you can adjust this? It’s not a real important thing, just a tad annoying!
And once again, amazing app. Really appreciate what you’re doing for the community.