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designova says

Some withdrawals are credited now, but some are not yet! May be Envato guys are making up everything soon. Waiting with patience :)

382 posts Design Innovation
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designova says

Hi there,

Your template is good one and we can sense all the great efforts behind this :) Still you can bring something more, just to add that ‘Thumbs Up’ touch.

As far as we could (humbly) say:

1. Just bring an accent / highlight color than making everything Black & White. Buyers will look for a good color that please them.

2. Just try to add something unique between your page sections, something like a subtle parallax with promotional texts, or some kind of useful content but with a unique look and feel suitable to your layout.

3. Throw some more ideas on creating your selection of home variants. Make it stand out from the common templates (and you will get it find accepted)

IMHO, soft-rejection means the template is Okay in the eyes of reviewers, they are expecting something more from this item. That’s all.

All the very best :)
Team Designova

382 posts Design Innovation
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designova says

It’s already approved earlier today :) Thank you guys.

382 posts Design Innovation
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designova says

Hi guys, Are you facing any additional delay in review queue now?

Our latest uploaded WP theme was soft rejected last week. Reviewer requested the ‘item name change’ and we did the same and re-uploaded. We are waiting for the review, it’s been 4 days since we re-uploaded and we can confirm this is one of the most longest waiting period we have ever had here for a soft-rejected theme :)

No complaints, we understand the reviewers may be busy and it is making sense after the weekend too :)

But just checking if everything is fine with the review system at the moment. Anyone, do you face such unusual delay at the moment?

Cheers!
Team Designova

382 posts Design Innovation
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  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
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designova says

@kriskorn :

Just contacted you via your profile. Thank you in advance :)

382 posts Design Innovation
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designova says

Q: What if I opt-out but provide cheaper paid support outside the marketplace? I can do that right?

A: Authors should not advertise support services in their item descriptions without opting-in to the basic level of support. Doing this seems like it would create a pretty bad experience for buyers where they are even more confused about their entitlement to support (or not). Authors can continue to provide customisation and services over and above the basic definition of support in line with the Item Promotion Guidelines.

Now this makes things more clear, if there is anyone who thinks this is a pure ‘opt-in’ or ‘opt-out’ solution, no, it is literally going back to ‘Announcement 1’.

let’s see how it comes in implementation and lets decide then. Whatever it is, Okay, go on the discussion everyone, leaving the thread.

382 posts Design Innovation
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designova says


But with the support pack you actually provide nothing (not even a proper tool for giving the support), you’re just trying to monetize what we already do (support) and take almost 1/3 of it. 30% is just too much in my opinion.
Opt-out and sell support packs on your own website / support board. :) It’s your items, your work, you have every right to do so.

Any comments about this? We think most of the people will see this as a perfect solution for all authors who does not opt-in Envato’s Premium Support Program. For proven authors, you have your own support system running smoothly, you have a lot of satisfied buyers (and fans of your designs) there, then why should anyone be worried about the opt-in or opt-out?

If Envato is NOT going to restrict authors from advertising their free support program on author’s own website and/or their own social media channels, If author has a good number of buyers in the past, they can definitely advertise their free support program to their followers and keep up their support system as it is today. May be sales will be lowered a bit, but trusted buyers will come again and they will get what they expect from the author.

Safe landing. Pretty neat and clean, na?

So what’s next? Regulating the author’s profile pages? Monitoring the author’s website content? Monitoring the author’s social media? No baby, Envato not have time even for monitoring if our items are nulled and pirated outside. Then how can they explore each and every author advertisements and websites? It is not practical.

Seriously, those who opt-in would work for predefined rules. Those who opt-out would work for their own rules.

382 posts Design Innovation
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designova says

1. If Envato takes right steps to advertise “what is included and what is not included in the premium support program” it is Okay to go with. But it should be transparent and clear.

2. If Envato takes right steps to moderate non-logical Negative Ratings and disputes between authors and buyers (who purchased support plan) it is Okay to go with. But it should be in practice, not in paper.

3. If an author Opt-Out from Envato’s Premium Support Program, but continues to offer free support via their own system (may be, their own support forum or website) and advertise the same via Documentation / profile page, will Envato restrict it or allow it?

These 3 things should be clarified to the author community before we decide further about the Opt-in program.

382 posts Design Innovation
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  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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designova says

Hi Guys, Once again, we are here looking for some awesome authors to collaborate with.

This time we are looking for experienced Joomla authors to convert our recently released HTML5 templates to Joomla theme and sell exclusively on themeforest under equal sharing basis.

If anyone interested, please PM us via themeforest.

Thank you!
Team Designova

382 posts Design Innovation
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
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designova says

I read multiple times that ratings like this were not deleted by staff. designova has just lost most of his buyers on that beautiful item.

Are you going to do this to an author which brought you 100k+? Say some generic bullshit like “Even if this has no common sense and we screwed up by not building pop-up warning on checkout, his rating is valuable since it will prevent other customers by buying your item in fear it might be wordpress theme in disguise.”

Sorry, but I’m really pissed of right now, happening week in week out and nothing seems to change. I know that this rating might be deleted after all, but for sake of all authors on Envato, get someone to delete those false ratings on a regular basis.

Sorry if my words were harsh, but I’ve typed this post 100 times and deleted it everytime. I cannot do this anymore. I’m working hard to get my themes approved, and this is like rocks throws towards me, knowing that even if I make outstanding item, few people can make this kind of damage for no reason. :(

Thank you so much winkTheme for your kind words :) but we think these ratings will stay forever just like other false ratings happened to our fellow authors. May Envato bring some system to remove these ratings, but it is just a hope only.

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