And it will never be implemented. Don’t even hope about it. Envato would be exposed to so many fraud attempts and “small dirty money laundering tricks” by implementing something like this that it’s not worth it for them to risk something so big as the current market, for so little benefit.
If we’re talking about hard rejections, I’ve had none.
Soft rejections, I think like each of my products had one, because I was missing some new requirement or such But nothing spectacular. All were like at most 30 minutes fixes.
More than disabling that account and banning him for life from the marketplaces, do not expect anything more. They’re no justice force.
Just to get into this discussion:
The DMCA system is not perfect and highly exposed to exploits like the one you mentioned. Envato are not going to police who is right or wrong, they can’t expose themselves to that risk. Whatever seems like a legitimate (which means that it has the obligatory fields for a DMCA submission, but it doesn’t matter what’s written there actually) DMCA submission, they are forced to act accordingly and remove the product from the marketplace, until an agreement is reached or a counter-DMCA is received by Envato.
Your only option to contest this would be the counter DMCA. I don’t know for sure, but if the counter DMCA is submitted, the other party can’t contest one more time with a DMCA, but they are supposed to go to trial with you, in your country and not in their, if they really want to contest it.
onioneye, I can’t see your profile image either.
Mine though is visible.
Also posted a free blogging WordPress theme on my website. It used to be on ThemeForest, and it sold like 250 pieces.
This comparation is a bit of Apples and Oranges since they serve different purposes.
Unyson is a more extensive solution, while Layers is focused on the page building side of things.
To contribute more to this thread, I think the overall architecture of my themes involving the use of the Customizer and plugins for functionality has decreased a lot the number of support requests. I shared on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, that about 22% out of the total number of customers I’ve got in a year, asked for support. And what they have asked, would be usually responded in a minute, a minute and a half, since it’s not anything complicated. Triaging something like 10 tickets takes me 15 minutes.
I welcome the move of the WordPress.org to the customizer and I think it’s time to move forward. The Customizer isn’t perfect, it still has it’s flaws. But having it used by more people will make the attention of the developers to also shift in that direction.
When the Customizer was introduced in 3.4, I jumped ship from complicated options panels immediately. I don’t regret it even one bit. And my customers love the customizer.