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onioneye says

Hey guys,

I have seen a thread, where some authors complain about the slower review times, but I for one, have to say that I am very pleased that the publishing of new themes on the market has slowed down. It reminds me of the good old days, when you could actually spend a fair amount of time, both on the homepage and the category page. Things were really becoming chaotic, so I am hoping that this is not just a temporary thing, and that it will continue, although it somehow feels like it won’t.

P.S. You could call me a bit biased, since I recently published a new theme, but I think I would be more than pleased either way because exposure times are much more important than review times, in my opinion.

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tommusrhodus says

I love the new exposure time, I’d love to know if it’s here to stay or if it’s just because something is going on in the review process currently? It’s going to suck if later this week suddenly we’re back up to 40+ new items a day!

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BonfireThemes says

I rather like this as well. It’s great to see an item spend 3-4 days on the front page. Review times have been longer with our last items, indeed, but they’ve also spent more time on the front page. Our most recent theme has been in the review queue for 3 days now, but I’m cool with it if it gets 3-4 days of exposure out of the gate.

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onioneye says

@TommusRhodus Yes, indeed, it would be nice to know if this is not just a temporary thing. If it is, then our new themes could be buried with all these new submissions waiting to be published. That would be a disaster.

@BonfireThemes Ditto. I mean, does it really cost anyone to be patient and wait for a few more days to get their items published, and actually get more sales because of the better exposure that gives them? The “patience is a virtue” phrase certainly sounds true in this case.

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dunhakdis says

This is cool, except when you are trying to join a “Most Wanted Event”.

Cheers!

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bogdan_09 says

To be honest I never understood how review time and homepage exposure can be related one to each other. In my opinion it might work only for short period of time.

If they will slow down the review process, authors who normally wait about 2-3 days for their themes to be reviewed will have to wait longer with each passing day (right now for about 5 days according to that thread). Imagine what will be in a six month time, waiting 2-3 weeks for our items to be reviewed?

Obviously, after a while, the “solution” will be to accept a huge amount of themes in a short period of time.

But I agree that, in the near future, they’ll have to come up with a solution, it is not nice to stay on the homepage for less than 24 hours.

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tommusrhodus says

Obviously, after a while, the “solution” will be to accept a huge amount of themes in a short period of time.

Or increase required design & code quality so that more items are rejected and the marketplaces stay of a higher quality.

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onioneye says

Yes, that is the perfect solution that leads to a better marketplace, and more customer satisfaction. As the marketplace evolves and gets more popular among authors and buyers, there has to be a finer balance between quality and quantity. There are just too many multi purpose and one page parallax themes at the moment; it’s getting ridiculous. It seems like quantity and number of features a theme has is valued more than quality itself at the moment. That can not be a good thing.

The more authors hop on board, the more the quality bar has to be raised. As one saying goes, a marketplace can get quickly oversaturated with low quality products, but never with high quality ones, no matter what their number is.



Obviously, after a while, the “solution” will be to accept a huge amount of themes in a short period of time.
Or increase required design & code quality so that more items are rejected and the marketplaces stay of a higher quality.
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bogdan_09 says

Or increase required design & code quality so that more items are rejected and the marketplaces stay of a higher quality.

+1 I think we all know this is the only solution but until now that didn’t happen, there are so many similar themes here and the reason is simple, people are making themes following the trend, looking to get profit, not to design unique themes with no sales… and as long as Envato will keep accepting similar themes that provide nothing new, then nothing will change.

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athis says

Yes, that is the perfect solution that leads to a better marketplace…


Obviously, after a while, the “solution” will be to accept a huge amount of themes in a short period of time.
Or increase required design & code quality so that more items are rejected and the marketplaces stay of a higher quality.

I agree that required for quality need to be increased, but come on guys, you need to have some understanding for the new authors, this marketplace is not only for “old” authors..

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