Hi Julian, why we need to sign up at surveymonkey in order to complete the survey? Something is wrong… I’m getting a message “Thanks for completing this survey. Now create your own—it’s free, quick & easy!”
I believe it’s just an advertisement for the free service. Like, “if you need your own survey, come here and create one”.
I filled this survey a couple of days ago, but I am still seeing info div about the survey on the upload page, above the title field. It’s kinda annoying
Anyway, hopefully we’ll finally see some long-waited improvements to the upload page after the survey.
I also just received it today. Nice and elegant solution, I like it.
But, as others already mentioned: quantity selection is a must
The Corporation – Ambient Version with footage from Urbazon.
A lot of fun to put shorter clips together, and a lot more work too
Sorry if I went over my head with the effects and filters, I’ll be more gentle in vids to come
Yeah, that was very flashy Joking aside – although I’d personally reduce the amount of effects – I actually like how it turned out Your music fits time lapses so nicely.
KingDog saidI haven’t had any sales since I poured this cup of coffee…
My sales stopped after this feature. Interesting…
There’s a saying I always remember seeing on Slashdot, that correlation does not imply causationI don’t imagine that a highly beneficial feature like this that has only been rolled out to a small amount of users would be responsible for a sales drop. More than likely it’s just the ebb a flow of sales. Thanks!
I haven’t had any sales since I thought about how I hadn’t had any sales since I thought about how I hadn’t had any sales since… wait, I lost it…
I blitz-read this topic (because I ran out of popcorn ) and I realized one thing: most of you people still generalize things and talk from the ThemeForest perspective only.
Now, to make myself clear – I won’t say that reviewers are not doing their jobs correctly. As a matter of a fact, I know they are doing a hell of a job.
However, many times I’ve got unrightful rejections (and if you look at the number of items in my portfolio and add at least some percentage atop of that number for rejected items, you’ll know I’ve dealt with approvals and rejections, both hard and soft, a looooooot of times, with multiple reviewers and different personalities involved in the review process).
What I noticed so far is that sometimes (and not rarely) reviewers are – simply said – wrong. Some rejections I accept as they are. Some of them are true and only after being rejected, I notice what my submission was lacking, and I learn from the experience. But sometimes I stand by my submission and defend it (especially when it’s not a technical reasoning behind the rejection, but a subjective one like “the item won’t sell”) and I submit again with thorough explanation of why I believe the reviewer’s decision was wrong. More often than not, if that kind of resubmission got accepted, it DID have good sales.
Please note that I am DEFINITELY NOT saying you should resubmit your rejected items without editing – especially if rejected for technical reasons. I never do that. But my example was there to illustrate that even reviewers are people, and the process of reviewing creative work can’t be totally objective, without a subjective touch to it. Now throw in the number of different reviewers/personalities/tastes into the equations and you’ll get the reasoning why it is not a bullet-proof system.
P.S. I now realized that I missed to comment on the OriginalPost: I totally agree with Enabled’s post, as I’ve seen that many (rejected) people just come to the forums to relieve of their stress, without the sincere wish to get a constructive critique and to learn from the process… But still, imho it is not possible to generalize on this topic.
I actually like the OP’s idea. And regarding all the valid comments and contra-arguments, I have this suggestion to add:
close all the forums to the new members, EXCEPT for the “Item Discussion” part of the forums.
As the way the Forums now work, that part of the forums is dedicated for the purpose new members (who want to become authors) need.
And regarding the argument about not flooding the support with tickets by new members: just read the most of the answers about hard-rejected items and complaints on the forums; mostly they are directed to contact support to be directed to the reviewer for further help. So much for the non-flooding the support