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starshade says

Maybe authors go simply crazy about the stupid questions? I mean, before buying something You should at leat know WHAT you’re buying, shouldn’t you? For example, people buy a WordPress theme and complain about not working on WordPress.com. WTF ? I ignore such requests completely. Or, people ask why WordPress says it misses the stylesheet (too lazy to unzip once more, guys?). This is bullshit. Don’t buy something if You don’t know what You’re buying, that easy. As long as support requests make sense, they’re not a problem, but buyers should think and do some researches before bothering authors with annoying support requests after having purchased a theme for 30-35$, which is somewhat too cheap. Just my 2cents about the support thing. And back to topic: Is it just me having the impression or has been the amount of approved items reduced dramatically the last two days, maybe as a reaction for this thread? :O

About unzipping, they just don’t know, it’s not about being lazy. When I released my latest theme back 2 months ago, I was surprised by the number of clients saying the installation fails only because they didn’t unzip. And even though I have answered the question lots of time, every now and then someone will come with this question. They simply don’t know how the archive they purchase is structured.

About the impression from your last paragraph, I suppose not unfortunately – it’s just the weekend and reviewers usually don’t work / work less Saturday and Sunday. It’s always a bit more quiet around here in weekends…

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starshade says

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starshade says


From what I observe in this thread, some of you want the standards increased just because your so awesome theme might get lost because so many themes get accepted everyday and you won’t make the desired $$$... If the theme has the ideal balance between features and great design, it will stand out of the crowd.
A bit too arogant, don’t you think?

Not at all.

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From what I observe in this thread, some of you want the standards increased just because your so awesome theme might get lost because so many themes get accepted everyday and you won’t make the desired $$$... If the theme has the ideal balance between features and great design, it will stand out of the crowd.

Even if the requirements will get increased and no more than 1 theme gets accepted each day, it will lead just to the same situation over and over again.

A big part of the authors that are left with their themes rejected because of the latest increased standards, will start to copy only the stuff that will pass the approval and even if you will have fewer themes approved right after the quality bar will be raised, in a few months the marketplace will be flooded once again with similar themes.

Then a new similar thread like this one will popup with “a lot of them don’t look that great at all” simply by the fact that your eye got accustomed to themes that were awesome right after the quality bar was raised last time.

Increasing the quality requirements it’s just temporary measure that will lead to the exact same situation that we have now. We’re all just running in circles.

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starshade says

Maybe they will come up with “we were too busy with Envato meeting in KL so we didn’t have time to think about this yet lol, please wait 2 more weeks so we can make a decision and 2 more to implement it” :D

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starshade says

Watched the trailer 3-4 times so far lol. I’m a big fan of Batman Begins, but I wasn’t too much into The Dark Knight. I am very eager to see The Dark Knight Rises though, so far it seems it will be the best film that will come out in 2012 but I also have high hopes Prometheus.

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starshade says

As far as I know, the extended license is not related with the permission to code the template for wordpress and sell it on themeforest. You only need his permission to code his template.

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starshade says

Follow these instructions and you should be fine. Lots of my clients come with this common issue:

http://wiki.envato.com/buying/support-buying/solving-broken-theme-issues/
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starshade says


Nope. In fact, sales have decreased but that’s too due to other reasons.
False. Sales have increased.

May have increased, but no necessary because that site is down.

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starshade says

I think authors should be allowed to price their own good. Give the power of a free market to drive innovation at a price that benefits everyone.

I think this will be a disaster. Quite a lot of authors will price their themes as low as they could, only to get a lot of sales. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some wp themes for sale at $10. How would the other authors feel about it ? They will also be forced to lower the price too to compete with the others or just pull out.

Increasing the theme’s prices is definitely a must and for the moment, I think a $4-5 raise will do.

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