Appreciate all the kind words about Tutorial9. I’ve done my best to make my intents clear on the sale, and it’s great to see so many people realize that I’m not just going to hand the keys over to any buyer.
Tutorial9 has never been about me. It’s success, growth, and influences are all easily contributed to the community and it’s contributors. Sure, I am a contributor there (from time to time now given my schedule), and if the site does sell I’ll continue to contribute when I can.
Right now, it’s not too clear if the site will sell or not. I’m finding the balance that is fair to the buyer, myself, and to our audience. As @contempoinc suggests, I’m probably looking for more than a buyer is willing to spend on a year old site – and if that is the case we’re not going to sell out. Also, as many of you have suggested, we’re not going to sell to someone who doesn’t seem fit for the job. I’ve already turned away potential buyers simply because they seemed rude.
My hope though is that it does sell, and that it does find a new owner who can continue to give the site the time and investments it deserves. I’d like to pursue new ventures that are better suited for my goals and values: complete my education, do work overseas for some organizations I’ve been interested in for some time, get a house instead of wasting too much money on rent, and do work where I can be more hands on with other people in the community.
Regardless of what happens, I think Tutorial9 will continue to thrive. We’ve done a lot in a year, made some great friends, and have really enjoyed helping the community alongside amazing names like Envato – people we really admire. We’re going to keep doing that all the same
Wish us luck all the same. I’m not going anywhere, so don’t be upset about me ditching the design community. You guys are too cool for me
ooo that would be good, I’m not sure if we have a development ticket about that, I’ll check and put one in if not!
If you get a chance, could you check to see if my description is still intact from my previously rejected theme? It was called “Simple Please!”. I just submitted a ticket for it.
I believe it would be a good addition to the upload process if the submitters could see their declined submissions, and make the changes to those entries without starting the process over.
To put this into context, if a theme is rejected for minor reasons such as a CSS bug in a browser, the author can go into the rejected submission, and upload a revised file without starting the whole process from scratch.
It would be especially helpful for not re-writing a description of the theme.
I suppose you could save the description directly onto your computer, but it’s just something that stuck out to me as a first time submitter.