the best way is that did not got reject any theme for uniqueness, I think review must be only for technical issue and people can decision what they must buy, theme “a” or theme “b”.
Each flower has its own smell
also it is not good that only 2 person decision about all works (that only have 5 minute for the review), themes created for people then what is the place of buyers in this process?
please consider author “A” finish his works in 24th after 2 month work on it and send it in the west and author “B” finish his works in 26th after 3 month work on it in the east and send it. then author “B” got rejected because his themes is similar to author “A” theme. you think it is logical or fair?also I did understand how the reviewer can diagnosis 1 theme is similar to another theme between thousand theme !!! I think they only guess
I agree in part with this, the main problem I have with the review process is the lottery feeling, and what’s even more frustrating is subjectiveness.
Design pre review was possible in the past (until the beginning of 2012 I think), I even used pre-review myself and it was a lot better than having to finish a project and risk being rejected. I really hope that will be possible again someday…
You brought up some valid points that definitely need considering. My idea however is just an idea that of course would need a lot of thought when implementing it, and I’m sure a good solution can be found. And while it;s not a perfect solution, it’s a far better solution than the one we have.
1. The reviewer that pre-reviews the design can actually be the reviewer checking out the final product when it’s uploaded. They could have a data base of the pre-reviewed designs so they can always keep track of the pre-reviewed items and their final look.
2. The code would not be subject for the design pre-review, an item could be rejected because of the code even though the design was accepted, because code is not as subjective as design.
3. This could be a service that authors can opt for, it wouldn’t be mandatory. They can upload the final files as they are already doing now if they are not willing to pay, or if they are don’t have any doubts about the approval of their design. But as subjective as design reviews are, I can’t imagine how one can be certain about approval
4. The design pre-review could go as simple as “your design sucks, start over a new one”, or “you design has potential, here are a few tips”. Either way, it’s a lot better than having to work on a complete product for a long period of time and risk rejection.
Anyway, I can see how this could be a little bit complicated, and I truly doubt Envato would ever even consider doing something like this. But even though it’s not a perfect system, it would be a lot better than what we have now.
Reviewers are already doing this job right now, why couldn’t they do it for more money? It’s the exact same amount of work, they would receive a bigger paycheck, and a lot of authors would save a lot of time. Not to mention the frustration…
If you already have a fully working theme why don’t you just do some in browser design and switch it up?
Because my gut is telling me that it would get rejected again Anyway, the point is that we should not have to work and complete a project, which in some cases could take months, just to get rejected.
We got rejected after working for 2 weeks and it’s extremely frustrating, I can’t even imagine what someone goes through after working for 2-3 months on a project just to get rejected.
So having a paid design pre-review service is the way to go I think: envato doesn’t lose anything, and it would be a lot more convenient for authors as well. I mean, I’d rather lose some money instead of losing weeks or months of my time.
Congratz SpyroPress, you really deserve it Your work is top notch!
Try fotolia.com, they have amazing images there at somewhat affordable subscription rates.
I like the old leaf, I dislike the new one. The font face is kind of lame in both old and new logos, especially the “a” in the new one.
Sometimes I enter my hot neighbour’s apartment and pretend she’s my wife. Doesn’t everyone?