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starshade says

Looks really good. Well done Envato!

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starshade says

Thanks a lot for your responses, I managed to fix it :)

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starshade says

For a couple of days my buyers can’t register to the support forum anymore because their purchase code is not valid. Did anyone else encountered this issue so far ? Was something changed to the api ?

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starshade says

Thought to ask this too, but I don’t know exactly if I want to hide them or not. Maybe if a solution would exist I would hide just a couple of them, not all.

Still, you can post this suggestion in the Statementer thread:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/the-statementer/46553?page=36

and maybe dtbaker will find the time to come up with something.

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starshade says

Just want to keep this thread alive until something is done about these badges. Any word from Envato staff?

They already gave us their conclusion on page 51:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/new-badges/139831?page=51

With an attitude of “our story is so awesome and worked so hard and we like the results so much” I don’t think there is a need to get another reply from them anytime soon.

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starshade says


We know the new designs are not to everyone’s taste, but we also know design is highly subjective and it’s impossible to make something everyone loves.

While maybe there were people who didn’t liked the old badges, I don’t remember a thread with 54 pages of mostly negative feedback about them. That proves a consensus is possible


Again, we know there’s room for improvement, but we are also really proud of what we achieved and love the new look.

first rule of design is to not get in love with your creations and be critical about it. I’m not joking. Is true, this rule exist.


With time, we hope you will too.
will not happen

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Doru, they know this very well anyway, but from their attitude results that they consider themselves too big now which implies being too full of themselves to even admit that they ever messed up anything.

Sooner or later this will cool down and we will move on but implying that one day the majority of grown ups authors and buyers will like these cartoonish graphics is illusional.

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starshade says

Stop wasting time everybody. Their reply tells everything: they will not change them(any time soon) and the opinions expressed here mean NOTHING to Envato.

Now they sit back and wait for all this to cool down and everybody will forget or not care anymore about it (“With time, we hope you will too.” says it all).

Q: Why did they make a survey and asked for feedback ?

A: So that we the community have the illusion that we are listened and Envato cares about our opinion. “We always have the interests of the community in mind” sounds so nice, isn’t it ?

Also the so called reason why the icons won’t be adjusted is ridiculous at best:

“We know the new designs are not to everyone’s taste, but we also know design is highly subjective and it’s impossible to make something everyone loves”.

Highly subjective lol. When such a high number of people provided a more than 90% negative feedback, it’s really starting to not be subjective anymore, so please Envato stop being so ridiculous in negating the reality. But maybe you’re living in a world of fantasy ?

And at last, the conclusion: there is an old saying in the areas where I live. It’s a rather sarcastic one but it fits so well with Envato corporate attitude nowadays:

The dogs bark but the caravan is moving.

PS: And I saw the same attitude in the mandatory support requirement thread(s). Now it’s the part when you’re playing the good guys: everybody calm down, bla bla, timeout, let’s make surveys, get more feedback, bla bla… But at least I already know how one will end too.

Cheers!

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starshade says


not a woman? why?
nothing personal, in most cases they create childish, cute, rounded, delicate, soft, detailed design that not suit our case I think

While there is some truth to this statement, it can’t be generalized. My opinion is that Envato messed up big time by asking the wrong person to redesign the badges. I took the time and read the “Meet the Staff: LoungeKat” from Envato blog and after finishing reading and looking at her works, my conclusion is that LoungeKat is a (very talented) graphic artist, that doesn’t have too much in common with websites design and usability. Envato should have tasked an UI designer to create some flat, pixel perfect badges and of course, stay away from SVG.

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starshade says

+ 1

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starshade says

ImanGM, this is not the case of someone’s taste differes from other’s taste. Look at the following badges, this looks like not even tested in the 32×32 size:

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These ones are the real thing. Top of the top I would say. The large one looks decent(for a 3 years old kid) however it’s smaller version – 32×32(or whatever) looks like someone with a broken neck. Pretty cool!

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