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blabus
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Alright, so I’ve got an idea. Whether it’s stupid or brilliant is up to you. :)

Imagine a website where all of the poor little themes that Envato doesn’t want are banished to- an island of misfit themes. :)

I’ve noticed that many people have been posting links to their rejected items for free on the forums. So I thought it might be cool to start a site where people can do just that- submit items they’ve finished but that have been rejected, and allow them to be downloaded for free.

It seems that many people come up with items like themes, but when they’re rejected, can’t find anywhere else to sell them, so they’d rather not let there work go to waste. I’ve got several items, including some JavaScript items that are ‘too simple’ for the JavaScript category, that I might as well give away.

ThemeForest would get additional advertising from it (if nothing else, just from the name/concept), and other advertising could be added as well. The files would most likely still be reviewed before being uploaded, but just to make sure no copyright issues exist, to filter out completely useless stuff, etc.

So, if anyone has any cool ideas, or would like to work on such a project with me (and anyone else interested), let me know.

In terms of skills, I can do the majority of the design for such a site, but I need help when it comes to the coding- comment systems, uploading files, etc.

Also, I’d need names for it. :) For example:

OrphanThemes
ThemeDumpster
TrashForest

Alright, so maybe not those, but something catchy. :)

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AdamGold
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ReForest ? :)

Nice idea! :)

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blabus
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ReForest ? :)

HA! Awesome!

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BroOf
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Yea a ReForest xD Great name :D

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webdesigndeluxe
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Should I really start this? hahahaha. What would it take (copyright) for me to do this? I want to make a site like this. Let’s do it blabus!

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CreativeMilk
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ReForest.com/net is allready taken ;)

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MDNW
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ThemeExile.net or something along those lines… ThemeVolcano, TemplateGraveyard, etc. Funny idea though (not sure of it’s real world viability besides our rather narrow niche of interest as authors).

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PixelBin
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Funny idea though (not sure of it’s real world viability besides our rather narrow niche of interest as authors).
Basically a free theme website with advertisement for ThemeForest and its authors. I doubt ThemeForest will agree to something like this, so it will likely just be a separate website with links back to ThemeForest.
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BroOf
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I would love to be a part of this project :D Sounds really great :P

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stephanie
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I think it is a cool idea. Also, it might be cool to have links back to people’s themes that do get approved for sale on ThemeForest. So you could have a person’s rejected file for free, but have something next to it that says, “check out my pro themes at themeforest.net”. That would help promote themeforest and the authors at the same time. I like the names epicera suggested.

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