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A response this week sounds good. Thanks guys!

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increase the price, create new category “Super Mega Theme”, have fun. amen.
Amen, indeed xD

And do it fast, because this is spinning out of control real quick.

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Did we really need yet another direct link to the WordPress most popular items page from inside the empty shopping cart?

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The forum guidelines ask specifically to communicate in English only, so i don’t think your idea is going to be well accepted.

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Non, pas du tout. Enfin, cela depend des modifications apportees au theme, mais c’est un prix tout a fait raisonable selon le contexte du site.

Bonne chance!

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The problem, even if something was done, after talking to many buyers who no longer come here, is they no doubt will not come back anyway because they stopped coming.

Once damage is done it’s exceptionally hard to flip that situation around.

This is why things need to be thought through before stuff happens rather than knee jerk reactions when things have gone so horribly wrong.

+1, i believe many buyers have found their ‘do it all’ monster theme and now happily use it over and over regardless of the licence terms.

Just like they say – “the last theme you will ever have to buy”.. and then see ya!

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Thanks for the kind words @prestahome :)

I ported my latest MODX theme into WP (it’s on the WP developer’s account, not mine). TF hard rejected it saying it was too simple / minimal, so a beautiful, simple theme had to be turned into a “viral video” theme to be able to be accepted.

So now it looks like a clean, presentation theme who’s core purpose is to allow video sharing like viral sites..

Guess what, it sells like poo and was a lot of time invested for very minimal outcomes.

There is ONE exception of one beautifully simple blogging theme in the best sellers page of WP. Hats off to @solopine for giving everyone the hope that it is possible to succeed with a simple theme with no bloat.

If multi-purpose themes can do EVERYTHING and they are the last theme we will ever need to buy – why is there the need to have 300 of theme in ThemeForest? And add 3-4 of them each and every day? I just don’t get it.

On the other hand, they are shutting down minimal blog themes (alla Ghost themes) with the reason that they have too many of them. But they welcome multi-blot with wide open arms.

:(

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Thanksgiving -> Christmas -> New Year -> Slow Recovery -> Valentines Day -> Easter -> Summer Holidays -> Halloween -> Thanksgiving.. + a few envato bundles in-between. There is always something :(

Just like @Anps said, the steep curve down to the ground is making all my dreams of long-term success on ThemeForest vanish. There is no way i am jumping in the multi-purpose bloat theme war, and this seems that those are the only ducks getting fed these days.

My sales go down with each item i release, and the items are out of homepage in a few hours. I am back to doing 100% client work for now as i don’t see any realistic opportunity to make a decent earning with decent items that serve one simple purpose for one client.

Looks like the beautiful ecosystem of Envato has reached its peak (for the vast majority of authors and community) and it’s going to collapse on itself, only to keep the ultra power elite authors and sending a couple of them on the moon when they reach the ultimate elite status.

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I have noticed that “Something went wrong” page many many times over the last few weeks indeed.

Also, the text invites user to click on these “bright big shiny buttons” which are… text links. :D

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The low ratings will themselves punish him (and you) since it will probably slow down the sales. Like mentioned above, the guy might go through a little rough patch, see if you can help in any way.

The big risk with having items on your account that you are not yourself capable of supporting is that you put your reputation (ratings) at risk and out of your hands.

Hope things resolve in the best possible way for all involved!

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