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dziin says

Sorry, “niche” as in a quite specific target market.

I think they have potential yes, but perhaps you might like to chat to envato support (by submitting a support ticket) and getting some more information from the reviewer.

I guess, what I mean, is if it was rejected not on “technical” grounds, but because they think it is too “specific” to sell to a lot of people – spending hours on it might not actually make any difference. I hope that makes sense :)

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dziin says

Thank you both for your replies. I will take that on board and have a look at this project again soon. Thanks a lot :)

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dziin says

Hi there,

I would guess that maybe these two projects might be a little too “niche” perhaps. I liked the first one a lot more than the second, i thought the second was a little much on the “shake” – i did notice that both the projects only really had one or two movements (nice as they were) perhaps maybe some variety. A few more scene options in the first one, a few different broken patterns and movements for the second one.. Also i thought the light sweep on the second project needed to be on each piece of “glass” not just the one, and probably only once would be a little more realistic. But that is just my opinion, this stuff is all so subjective. Good luck!

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dziin says

Hello all.

This file of mine was rejected this week, i wasn’t given any comments other than “The item does not meet our minimum design, animation, and technical requirements. We strive to accept professional quality projects, and unfortunately this submission doesn’t meet that criteria” so i was hoping to get some of your feedback on perhaps what you think and how i could improve it.

I was quite surprised, i quite liked this one so i’m a little stumped on why it was rejected and what to do about it. I realise it isn’t the most flashy/technical project on Videohive, but then again it wasn’t meant to be either. My style is more clean/corporate – maybe that’s why?

Thanks guys :)

Here’s the link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-fuR_aSiC0&feature=youtu.be

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dziin says

Hi Creattive, yes i know this is possible and i have indeed done it before. However, it is yet another process, yet another wait period, and yet more time invested that could really be avoided with a simple, quick personalised review message. I will actually be posting a logo reveal i’ve had rejected today for some feedback, as i can’t understand why it was rejected. To me it is quite classy, simple and minimal enough to suit a corporate setting, and somewhat unique – but best of all quickly and easily customised for the user! We will see what other authors say.

I’d like to clear up though, i’m not just saying these comments because i’m sore about having my project rejected – i’m not. I just think for the hours we put into these projects, and for the size of the cut Envato/Videohive take, we deserve a 30 second comment on what direction to look at/fix. I’m not saying they should tell me exactly what to do, but just a simple “I rejected this because the movement isn’t smooth enough” or “I rejected this because the design lacks sales potential” etc.

It literally took me less than 30 seconds to type that, and i believe that it would only eventually save the reviewers time by avoiding so much back and forth.

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dziin says

I am beginning to feel this way also…

I really deject being given a cut and paste answer when a project is rejected. I’ve spent hours on something, the VERY LEAST a reviewer could do is spend 30 seconds to write “I didn’t accept your project because…. Try improving by…..” It helps us learn what the reviewers are looking for and minimises future rejections.

While i’m on the subject, what in the world does “The item does not meet our minimum design, animation, and technical requirements. We strive to accept professional quality projects, and unfortunately this submission doesn’t meet that criteria.” even mean????

Design is 100% subjective, one man’s trash is another’s treasure. I don’t know how you can have a “minimum design” requirements. I’ve seen billboards with one character on them! How is there possibly a “minimum” when it comes to design???

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dziin says

“We make money when videohive does and the other way around so giving an explanation whould propably make the author better selling and the income bigger” fAntasticmE, exactly! That’s what i was thinking!

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dziin says

Okay, obviously you guys are missing the purpose of my point a little. I really wasn’t talking about specific design elements, ,more just general feedback. For example, instead of “Your file is not satisfactory” saying ” “Your file is not satisfactory, as we feel the overall design is not up to standard.” Or, “We feel the middle section is cluttered, or too simple etc”...

But yes, i agree doru with what you’re saying about multiple uploads with minor changes etc.

Anyway, it was just a thought i had. I really didn’t post it to make a fuss, just wondered if others felt the same way. Best to leave sleeping dogs lie i guess. No harm no foul?

P.s pretty bird doru! I just got a new pet Indian Ringneck a couple weeks ago :)

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dziin says

Sorry, i wasn’t referring to telling people what colours to use. Nor was i saying it would be a good idea for reviewers to tutor sellers. I was thinking more about technical issues like the examples i provided above. I don’t think a minute extra per review is really that much more work that what they are already doing though. I just feel it would lead to a better all around experience, and lead to less rejections ultimately (as sellers are given more information to help them rectify the project, or with their next one) P.s. I very much admire your work cloud9! Hopefully i’ll have a portfolio like yours someday!

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dziin says

So i’ve had a few projects rejected for various reasons, and that’s OK. From technical problems to silly mistakes when uploading etc, it’s mostly my own fault!

What i find frustrating though, is that the reviewers are extremely vague and never take any time to tell you why your hard work was not “satisfactory” for sale. A simple, minute long answer like “I rejected this because …...” or “Next time, try….”

Does anybody else agree? Could we use this thread as a “showing of hands”

Now i’m not talking about the reviewers spending hours writing our replies. I understand this is a very big place with lots of great authors and people’s time is precious – i just feel like after spending hours working on something, it’s only fair to get a simple few sentences on how i could better improve it next time, etc.

An example, just today a file of mine was rejected because it was “Uploaded to the wrong section.” But there was no mention of which section it should belong. So i’ve had to submit a support ticket asking for more information, when it would’ve literally takes seconds for the reviewer to leave a comment such as “Uploaded to the wrong section. This file should belong…”

What does everybody think? Cheers! And happy sales :)

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