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simonswiss says


he didn’t get this response for the lorem ispum text, but for another one. If he wasn’t too lazy to report it, it would be removed by support, I’m pretty sure…
I’ve submitted a new ticket regarding this one. I’m pretty sure they will not delete it but will post the response. I hope it’s not the same ;)

Ah ok sorry, my bad.

Let us know what response you get :)

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simonswiss says

Although you might not always agree with it, honest and unhindered buyer feedback is valuable and a great way to get insights into over all improvement (perhaps enhance the description).

LOL @envato!

+1 for the “honest and unhindered” Lorem Ipsum buyer feedback – indeed a great way for phpbits to get insights into overall improvements!

I know this is a canned response everyone gets – but come on this is getting ridiculous!

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simonswiss says

The first item was soft rejected. And now even this is rejected saying that it did not meet the minimum requirement. I don’t know what to do

Share a link to your demo in the “item discussion” forum – you will get help from authors as everyone is very helpful around here.

Authors are also straight to the point in their comments, so don’t be afraid to get some cold hard wake-up calls in case your design is not ready for ThemeForest. Listen, learn and come back stronger!

Good luck!

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simonswiss says

Check the top items if there sales did not drop drastically then well… what can i say the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. And yes we noticed a drop also

This exactly. The new wave of mega-multipurpose-multilayout-multiskin themes are eating the market share alive and small authors can only watch and wonder where to go from here.

If anything, this shows that the trending feature is not having a positive effect so far.

The sad part is, i am pretty sure the total sales of all authors combined is still going up, so envato probably doesn’t worry too much about the situation.

Hang in there guys!

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simonswiss says

Dude, first of all it’s a 2-star, and then the Lorem Ipsum is at least a bit funny.

I’d take that every day instead of my 1-star “your theme doesn’t work, stylesheet missing!!!!!” on my HTML template.

Ah, this rating system. At least, we have new, shiny new badges!

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simonswiss says

OMG. Featured Item Icons in Item’s Details now changed to new ones as well….

Slowly but surely creeping in..

“Since the feedback was so positive, let’s go ahead and roll out phase two where our new beloved ‘icons’ replace every other visual asset in the marketplaces!”

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simonswiss says

I am not 100% sure but i think this is ok.

I believe some authors openly admit using one account with exclusive author opt-in, and then another account where they sell their item non-exclusive.

I think as long as you keep it non-malicious, like you said, you should be allowed. My apologies if i am wrong!

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simonswiss says

Got it too, and, well… YEAH!

A part of me would not believe the amount would be as high as what the script was telling.. it was too good to be true.. Well now it’s true :)

Thanks a whole bunch envato!

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simonswiss says


A Small Orange is an awesome host. It was recommended to me by many reputed authors here on TF, and i can only say positive things about it. Their support is awesome, the sites hosted there are blazing fast.. super happy with them!
+1) I think I might have been one of the authors you mentioned Simon haha.

Yes you were! :)

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simonswiss says


Will you keep bumping until this thread is locked like it was a lot of times before? I don’t have nothing against you, but don’t you already know that this is not permitted?
Well, in the past, I have overbumping my own threads (yep, my fault). But now on I have done It once in 2 days to keep it up to date. So I guess it’s not considered it as spamming or self promotion or anything. Anyway I haven’t violate any forum rules: http://themeforest.net/community/community_guidelines . If you are not personally interested in this thread, should you just skip it? There is lot of collaboration threads in the forums and they are permitted.

Trying to skip it but your ‘bump’ keeps putting it in front of my eyes. And yes, even if not against the guidelines, it definitely feels like self-promotion – and i don’t think it makes anyone want to partner with you.

At least try to be subtle and write some text like “no one interested? I can offer an interesting commission split” or something, rather than just bumping the bump out of your own thread..

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