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onioneye says

I think trending is trending. :)

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onioneye says

And I would say that the template has hope. In my opinion, you have to look at the micro level of the design, and improve it. In other words, focus on polishing the details in the template – many of them could use some improvements. Otherwise, the whole design will look like unfinished work.

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onioneye says

I was among those who said the old badge design was better, but it seems that I got used to the new ones and they look alright to me now :) I’m sure many other authors changed their opinion too

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onioneye says


look what I see in my mobile browser :D
anyway, I’m quite happy with this problem because i don’t like the new badges! :)
Yes it looks like this on mobile. It is called “flat design”, I think ;)

LOL

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onioneye says

+1

Felt the same.



We already filled it, but we think that the survey it’s really biased towards the mandatory support. None of the questions ask if the author is in favor or against this new system. It seems that you already have it all decided. One of the biased questions is having us respond how much period of support we offer or “what proportion of buyers abuse support” and having the higher choice “more than 10%” (which is a pretty low choice between 7 SEVEN options). There’s a difference between offering support to your buyers as a good will service and offering mandatory support. We will loose that added value and the buyers will think that we owe our time to them. Don’t get me wrong, we are really happy to help our customers, but in OUR TERMS. We also have to add that we filled the survey but not with much hopes. We recently filled the New Badges survey and the response to the results from Envato was “We don’t care about the results, we’re still going with what we think is right, design in subjective” (hard rejected authors, you could use that! :P ) and filling the survey brought zero changes. Very disappointing.

+1

I just completed the survey and almost stopped about halfway through because of the same reasons as mentioned above. Although I understand you are data gathering, I’m pretty sure that’s about it, not actually asking us for thoughts – that’s a shame as your ‘community’ is really trying to do that, you’ve missed an opportunity I feel.

Your authors have already stated, with some passion I might add, what they don’t agree with, this info collected didn’t ask any of the important questions raised in the threads I feel.

Anyways, survey has been completed with honest and factual answers as requested to help you plan your new rules and regulations.
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onioneye says

+1 from me as well. This “multipurpose” trend is getting a bit out of control.



I am personally not a fan of multipurpose themes for the following reasons:

1) They are bloated and tend to load slower than a single-theme, this is due to an increase in the number of scripts used

2) They can be confusing for clients, most of my clients just want to be able to edit the text and a few colours and not have to deal with different layouts, different header styles etc

3) They aren’t brandable, if I buy a single niche theme e.g. a kindergarten I can brand this to my clients business, the multipurpose themes tend to be bland and boring (imho)

4) From a developers pov, if a client wants a certain feature added / removed, it can be a pain to find the right template and the right line of code as it’s just a jumble of functions doing if elses of the theme options,

I always get my clients to choose niche themes related to their industry as (in my opinion) they are better designed (for their purpose) and aren’t trying to do 10 other things.

There is a market for multipurpose themes but I find it’s the “noob buyers” who aren’t sure what they want and just buy the theme with the most options so they can test out every option.
I have to 100% agree Gareth.
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onioneye says

I’d be happy with the program if:
  • “72 hours” was changed to “3 business days”
  • “6 months free support” was changed to “1 month”
  • A public, central support forum run by Envato was included.
  • Authors could instantly refund customers at their discretion.
  • 1 month “vacation, sick, etc.” time were allowed per year, which could be activated in any increment, at any time.

I personally would never agree to such a thing. I am not anybody’s employee; I am my own boss, who controls his own time, and I wish things to stay that way.

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onioneye says


I’d be happy with the program if:
  • “72 hours” was changed to “3 business days”
  • “6 months free support” was changed to “1 month”
  • A public, central support forum run by Envato was included.
  • Authors could instantly refund customers at their discretion.
  • 1 month “vacation, sick, etc.” time were allowed per year, which could be activated in any increment, at any time.

So, basically you’d be happy with an employment to Envato with no healthcare benefits, right? Sorry, but that’s what it sounds like. 1 month is still mandatory and free in the same low priced template/theme. You earn $3 to $60 per sale and you basically give it up within the first hour or less of support you provide.

And under no circumstances I see any common sense reason for which I would agree/accept to limit my time OFF Envato to one month per year. I’m not doing this full time, nor do I want to do it full time, it’s not what I signed up for, and definitely have no employment contract with Envato. It’s a partnership relationship, not an employer-employee relationship to ask for permission for vacation time / sick leave.

Again, Envato should sell our micro-stock, and not bundle our services with it. For services we have Envato Studio and anyone looking to make money out of premium support should register to provide it there. And even there I don’t see Envato forcing Studio users to declare vacation time or be present with replies in 72 hours and so on.

Please, let’s stop making this confusion between partnering up with Envato and working for Envato. Some people see working on ThemeForest as a job. It is not. It’s a business. Your business and you work for yourself and the one and most important asset you have is your time.

Regards, Alex

Well said, Alex! Any kind of time limits on replies and vacations should never be enforced, as this goes directly against the main reason why us, and many other authors were drawn to ThemeForest.

I will strive to provide fast and quality support, just like I did in the past without any support agents, but I will never do it under some ridiculous time limit on every reply – that goes directly against my freedom!

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onioneye says

And Envato, you’re forgetting the main reason what made selling here cool – and why so many of us quit our day jobs to do this full time, and that is because we don’t have to work for clients, or put up with unruly demands. We make themes because it gives us total creative freedom and we do whatever we want with our time – we’re not on the clock, that’s the whole point. So what makes you think we will give up that freedom for a few dollars?

THIS ^

Please listen to your authors, Envato – the whole community is against you!

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onioneye says

+1

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