Yes and Yes In the past, they did’t have dedicated staff even for making decisions. Atleast now they allows some staffs to make decision. I would guess around 200-400 man hours can be enough to make decisions into action.
“The faster we address Ratings, the faster we get to the projects that follow.” tells me a different story.
The problem with any new rating system is – it is impossible to convert an existing system into different one! If a buyer rates a 3 star for an item today, how it will be displayed when the format changed in to “Like” system? All of you who thinks about a new rating system should start from this question.
likes = ratings*(stars-1)/4
But, as mentioned earlier, i’d prefer a “Was this comment helpful to you? yes/no” solution.
After all these years, do you believe there’s the slightest chance envato is willing to invest the man power and time needed by a rating system like amazon ? Seriously ? Just get real.
While you would wait for that to get out the pipeline (aka forever), you’d keep a system which allows buyers blackmailing authors to get free work and authors self rating their own item to fool buyers with early 5 stars.
Right now all post formats are shown, regardless theme support, not sure if because still wip or it will work this way. Also i personally don’t like the custom metaboxes being above the editor.
This whole star rating thing, without buyer reputation, just sucks. We just got one buyer raging in item comment, rating one star and warn others not to buy a plugin because we didn’t add a feature which was never mentioned in description nor showcased in the preview.
No matter how well you show those stars, as long as you allow some buyers to destroy rating of your items just because they can or to blackmail authors (especially new ones) in order to get free customization, the rating system will keep sucking.
Either introduce reputation, allow author to dispute bad ratings or get rid of the whole star thing and replace with a like system.
I don’t see how this is different from using photodune pictures in item preview. To me, one regular license per item preview is fine because there’s no redistribution.
VF saidEnvato supports paypal as payment option but i don’t think they get complains from authors who got their pp accounts locked.
The problem I see with Envato giving option for shared income is, many new authors will consider it as more of a new offer from Envato inviting for such trend. As a result, instead of focusing the relationship between co-worker as their own interest/ethic, authors may start complaining about Envato for not resolving issues between them.
For me the reason is the same one which force us to request withdrawal of all earnings every month.
You would need both extended license and permission from the template author.
We don’t trust paypal at all and, since Envato has no feature to split the income, we use payoneer to share our earnings because it has free card-to-card transfer up to 5k usd per month.
This allows us to avoid any % based fee but one of us must get whole amount first, that was my answer to your original question and why the trust matter was pulled in the discussion.