Posts by jonathan01

2351 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

The process wouldn’t receive these threads all the time if Envato and the process was more transparent and consistent. For the record I have great respect for the reviewers.

2351 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

I’m off to get some popcorn before this thread kicks off…..brb ;)

2351 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says


I’m confused.

So I don’t currently have to do anything to get my withdraw every month – do I now need to do something? I read the post but still doesn’t make sense to me – is this a replacement and I have to take action or not? I understand the $40k thing, but I’m not in that bracket.

So… do I have to do anything please.

Nope, no action necessary unless you want to save yourself a few clicks each month or have an upcoming express withdrawal and want to send the money somewhere else. Does that help?

Also, just got official confirmation that ‘All buyers need is your email address or mobile number’ contains a typo. We’ll be updating this to ‘All you need is your email address or mobile number’ asap. Sorry about the confusing language and thanks for pointing it out!

Not really haha sorry let me re word my question. Some long time ago we used to have to manually ask each and every month for a withdraw. They then introduced where we said all earnings every month automatically. I have had this function set and running without issue since that introduction.

You said: “Nope, no action necessary unless you want to save yourself a few clicks each month” which confuses me as currently I have zero clicks to do as it’s automatic.

So my question is – what exactly is this new thing, and is it a replacement meaning that I now have to go in and set this up to be automatic every month.

Sorry if I’m being dumb here.

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jonathan01 says

I don’t think it would work very well as you will get authors simply caching and minifying everything in the demo and then provide un-minified packages resulting in complaints that it’s not the same speed as the demo. Then you have the type of server it’s being hosted on, how busy that server is at the time and finally most weight (from a well coded theme) comes from the images installed and as we all know many end users upload directly from their camera’s memory card and wonder why their page takes forever to load when it’s got 6 images all weighing 5Mb each.

In principle it’s a good idea but too many iffy things in the way.

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jonathan01 says

I’m confused.

So I don’t currently have to do anything to get my withdraw every month – do I now need to do something? I read the post but still doesn’t make sense to me – is this a replacement and I have to take action or not? I understand the $40k thing, but I’m not in that bracket.

So… do I have to do anything please.

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jonathan01 says

Stupid small tablet links! :D

Ironic as that’s the experience customers have on the site – using anything but a regular desktop and it’s ‘awkward’ to say the least.

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jonathan01 says

Yup.

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jonathan01 says

It’s a ridiculous and unnecessary way of doing things. It’s happened to me also, for someone using a standard page template rather than a dedicated one for their contact form resulting in some css layout issues on a theme.

The issue was fixed and uploaded, reviewed and accepted – that bit is fine and has to go through review to ensure the issue is fixed, but to completely remove an item absolutely destroys it’s sales and customer confidence in an author. Envato just hide behind the fence in these cases with the author left to answer questions from upset users who think you just ‘disappeared’.

There are reasons to do this I understand, if a security issue or the theme is completely bust, but for small css issues etc it’s just not necessary.

Why not, for small issues, just send us a notice, give 48hrs to fix and if not fixed (I should state UPLOADED within 48hrs as I have no control over their review times) then soft disable until it is fixed. No need to jump the shark in these cases at all – it’s unprofessional, especially when they are blatantly promoting top selling items that have literally hundreds of validation errors. Go figure.

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jonathan01 says


I also agree however I can also see a possible issue if it’s not available for other reviewers. What if you get reviewed by reviewer 1, you get soft rejected with the reasons and you fix those issues and upload again. Now, reviewer 1 is on vacation, sick or unavailable, if another reviewer couldn’t pick that up and review you could potentially be waiting some time. Again, I fully understand the issue as you outlined, as I am sure we’ve all been there and it is frustrating for sure. Just another thought on why they may possibly do a basket grab rather than a reviewer ‘owning’ a review process.
That’s legit – but how many vacations/sick days/unavailable times are we talking about haha. Even with a sick day or two, I’d say the theme would most likely be accepted quicker, simply because it’s less likely to go back and forth from the reviewer to the author – wouldn’t you say?

As I was just offering an alternative view I wouldn’t know about sick days, vacation etc but in theory I suppose you could wait 2 weeks (or more) if vacation.

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jonathan01 says

It depends on the plugin / theme tbh – for example all of ours are our own free plugins distributed at WordPress therefore updating is the default way for WordPress, as in it appears in your admin and click to update.

If you have a theme that ‘bundles’ premium plugins then as far as I know it depends on the author to update their package (with the latest premium plugin build) and if they have notification within the theme itself or if you have to simply note the update email coming through from ThemeForest, or subscribing to the authors own mailing list possibly.

It’s probably best answered by an author that bundles premium plugins if that is your specific case.

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