@envato May I suggest we have reviews reviewed by Envato staff? We do have plugins reviewed already before they are admitted to the marketplaces. Having reviews checked would help to have at least a degree of quality in the reviews that authors get. From many of the comments that have been posted here, my impression is that there is a lack of arbitration related to the reviews.
+1 for making the reviews public, the user experience that they contain is usually helpful for others in deciding whether a product is suitable for their use or not.
+1 for adding the possibility to respond to a review. It’s nice to be able to say ‘thank you’ directly on a review, or if a review points to an issue with an item that needs the seller’s attention, it’s a more direct way to work out the issue with the user.
We’re looking for people to join the team for part-time support and/or development. If you have some experience with WordPress plugins from itthinx it’s great, but not totally a requirement (as long as you do have the appropriate knowledge related to WordPress etc.)
If you’re interested in helping with support, people-skills are a must and an appropriate understanding of how things work so you can help people less technically inclined. Technical knowledge is certainly a plus as we have lots of support requests where that comes in handy, too.
For development, it’s about improving our existing plugins. You should really know what’s required for you to even apply, and being able to happily communicate with others in a team is obviously required
Please have a look at the site if in doubt what I/we do, there’s also a Job page if you want to have a look and an email address through which you can get in touch. Contacting via PM here is also fine.
You can do this from anywhere you like, did I really need to state that ?
Wow, I was browsing through the threads here for a completely different reason and ended up posting a couple of replies on interesting stuff. But this really hits the spot, I just got reminded of Shane Agnew’s site – Higher Than Superman a few days ago and there is one statement he has on his site that made a really deep impact on me when I first read it, and always has the same effect when coming back. Looks like here’s a chance to share it again:
Life is good
I am grateful for life and those who remind us of its worth. I wish it were the condition of mankind.
I’d like it if people could just like an item. There are other threads on the pros and cons of the 5-star rating system and we seem to ‘know’ that it is being abused. Likes would be a great alternative without the possibility of abuse.
Atari 800XL in 1983 without anything, no tape, not even thinking about floppy (had to wait to get these) and loved it … sweet years, oh, sweet years