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bloooming says

I’ve purchased an item on here and I gave the author a 3 star rating. The reason I did that is because the Author wasn’t aware of Google Adwords standards. I feel if you are designing landing pages you should have a strong knowledge of Google Adwords as 90% of landing pages in the advertising industry are used in conjunction with Pay Per Click Search Engine Marketing Campaigns.

Hey xstortionist,

sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this one – I don’t think your rating was fair.

I’m no landing page or Adwords expert ether, and you obviously know exactly how a landing page with ‘Google Adwords standards’ has to look like.

So, I’m just curious: Why didn’t you explore the code of the demo BEFORE the purchase, instead of punishing the author afterwards?

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bloooming says

turkishbox is right, those kind of people will give you a poor rating, no matter what you do.

The purpose of this rating system should be to give the buyers a little guidance, but that’s not what it’s doing.

It basically shows if the author offers good support, and if any of ‘those kind of people’ purchased the item before.

Support is voluntary, which makes this whole rating fake.

Even if it wasn’t, the problem is you can’t measure support quality with that kind of scale, it is a subjective impression, and different for every buyer.

I think the following facts make the rating obsolete:

  • very high quality standards – you can’t buy crap here
  • refund system – if it doesn’t work you’ll get your money back
  • the documentation has to be very extensive
  • there is a demo or a screenshot for everything – nobody is buying a pig in a poke
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bloooming says

Hey,

please post your request into the items comments. http://themeforest.net/item/cooolzine-magazine-wordpress-edition/discussion/115116

Thanks

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bloooming says

there are certain theme buyers… I’m not sure which planet they live on ;-))

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bloooming says

Hey,

yes, you can use Bigstockphoto items in your templates, have a look at this thread: http://blog.themeforest.com/forums/thread/places-to-get-photos-from-for-use-in-templates/5874

Cheers

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bloooming says

I was working at an automation engineering company, and was responsible for the operation interfaces for heating/ventilation/light engineering and stuff.

One day those interfaces needed to be ‘online’, that’s when I learned HTML and Javascript and ‘dynamic HTML ’.

This was 1998, and I used Frontpage Express on Windows 95 ;-)

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bloooming says

Try Virtualbox, it works great and is free http://www.virtualbox.org/

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bloooming says

I agree with Monkify here, although I found this line in the authors tutorial ;-)

Occasionally items will be rejected for other reasons. Some of these reasons might be: If a series of very similar items are already in the library. ...

http://themeforest.net/wiki/selling/author-selling/author-tutorial/

Seriously, even if Envato decides to be more strict about this issue, I’m not sure if it the necessary administrative and technical effort would cause another frustration for the authors – waiting a loooong time for the queue to move.

If there is an outrageous copy of an older theme I’m sure the support staff will do something about it. The themes available right now on Themeforest are very similar, it’s hard to tell who is copying from who, and who came up first with the menu-slider-3columns-footer thing.

In fact I don’t get authors who copy others and stick to the same theme concept. If I wanted to do the same thing over and over again I would work with ordinary clients and advertising agencies.

Themeforest is a chance to escape from all the ‘clients from hell’, and do what you want, without compromises. Isn’t that what all web workers dream of? ;-)

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bloooming says

No, just rumors…

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bloooming says

What are my plans for this weekend? Playing with the Themeforest framework or going swimming? ;-)

Cheers

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