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VF says

The last few years of community voice failed to alarm Envato staff that the current exposure channels are not fair, technically inefficient and relevance wise least helpful for purchasers.

Staffs are new, authors are new and buyers are a lot new here; so there is very less awareness here if the sales distributes in natural way.

From one point of view, top sellers are safer way to be promoted; as that can easily convert into purchase with satisfied first time customers; but this is fair only when it done on external Ad campaigns. Not inside.

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VF says

I thought you managed to break pixels

Similar to how elementary particles broken :P

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VF says


acting like you know what’s going to happen in the future is best left to the likes of Nostradamus or the Mayans. :)
well that’s another topic and don’t get me started on that … ask VF :D

Life is not linear.
One rule doesn’t fit every case.
One doesn’t simply predict everything perfectly.
Since I am not fully experienced with TF, I go to other threads… :P

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VF says

Having a blog has always been the de facto standard with WordPress themes on ThemeForest, way, way before the multi-purpose trend. Besides, WordPress started as an exclusively blogging platform, so I guess it is reasonable to ask to have a basic support for the defaut post type, that comes packed with every WordPress installation.

Speaking about HTML template! :D Pointed it was just an example.

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VF says

I see many authors acting as if they are pushed into developing multi-purpose themes, like there is no other way to sell well and make a good living. Stop perpetuating this trend and making victims out of yourselves because this is not true.

I have the same opinion, but there are some rare examples I came across in the forum makes me think authors are little bit forced to come-up with feature rich templates. For example Creative / portfolio based templates getting reviewer advice of adding blog section etc. We can’t deny about the fact that super simple designs can’t get approved unless it comes with gigantic choice of features.

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I believe that this whole trend was started by the authors, to make the end-users believe that they are getting more bang for their buck, and therefore, to rise above the competition.
The trend exists because of the platform itself, so it is Envato which sets the trend. If heavy multi-purpose themes were priced say $100, it would balance things out. If buyers wanted a heavy theme, they would understand it would cost more. If they wanted a lighter theme, it would be cheaper. But with the current price caps it turns out it’s more profitable and competitive to have feature packed heavy themes, so naturally authors have picked up on this and have followed the trend, and then buyers will naturally follow along too.

So this is inevitable, because neither authors nor reviewers will aware if certain amount of additions will result in sales improvement. To the contrary, when a trend set completely to the point that only highly packed items can make decent sales, then finding a distinct segregation in price isn’t easy or guaranteed task. So then comes the inevitable scheme of “minimal feature items to highly packed items” both residing at same category / same price. Separating those at “some point of time” will never happen.

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VF says

Message received:

So you are not Vegeterian :D

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Vegetarian for the past 35 years.

Just recently started eating Fish, I don’t regret! ;) Started researching a lot about fish varieties, cooking best practices, health benefits etc lol :D

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VF says

Is this bug related to file format / upload errors or something internal with server? Asking this because, it is a new item that managed to sell 19 or something in 1 or 2 days. Without any change in file, suddenly it stopped selling for 3+ days. (Based on OPs message in this thread)

Losing 3+ days of sales in first week is nearly a death for a new item here; since any potential file may lose its entry on Weekly popular. To staffs: Now the affected item deserves to be listed back on home page etc to balance its lost exposure?

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VF says

Make quality stuff ;-)

That may lead to good sales but the OP asks for followers :P

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