A while a go when items got reviewed in 2 days top, progress bar was a nice add on, now days when it takes 5 days and with soft rejects together up to 20 days and exposure days are short, would be cool to have something on which you can plan, yes the progress bar was nerve wrecking from time to time, But when it got to 90% i new i am a day away max so i can plan to be ready if it got a soft reject to react, that’s the only thing i will miss.
I think will be very useful if in additional to cureent status your will write how many items in queue before our item. For example – 136 items before you. This will give some time indication.
Really looking forward to these changes! Progress bar was great but if you’re going to show us something more in depth to the review process, then that’s ever better
Time is crucial. For everything. For any product release.
Seriously, coming here and saying that there’s like no way of showing any accurate info is simply non-sense. Most of us are programmers, you can’t simply throw some non-sense talk and expect us to believe and move on.
You said that even the #1 author here moves normally on the queue and doesn’t have priority so it’s simply a queue, nothing complicated. An item gets removed? Cool, update the status there. Let us know where we are. I agree that with updates thing are different, I even think they have their own queue or they are approved sooner. No problem, there’s always a pattern. We don’t need any exact data, an estimation is good enough. + or – 4 or 6 hours is okay and can be simulated pretty quick. This is not photodune, there are not 1000’s of items submitted daily(even this number is small and can be easily used to generate some patterns and do some quick algorithm for estimating how the queue will move).
It’s simple, but requires a little bit of work. Removing and adding some useless statuses takes 20 minutes at most. No offense, but this is like “Hey, let’s remove this feature that’s not working and, instead of FIXING it, let’s add some stuff here that has absolutely no sense, at least to show them that we did something instead.
If you want to fix something, fix it, don’t throw some useless stuff and expect us to melt.
There were countless solutions submitted, create another queue with approved items and release them on a hourly basis, that way we will know exactly how and when it will be approved.(delaying it, if we want, could be considered for a feature for elite authors, let’s say).You want quality products here, on ThemeForest, where’s the quality in the updates you deliver to your own website? Seriously, you have a whole team dedicated to the coding part and this is the best you can do? This is a joke.
wohoo! pretty good update but some more info about the progress would’ve been more nice, i knew the progress bar can’t show the actual progress but it kind of motivated us a bit, if you get what i’m saying
How much time I need to wait until my melody is reviewed …. Pls respond I`m new so I don`t know Thanks
Old progress bar not always show real time (especialy after soft-reject and resubmit) but for new items it work good in 90% of our submissions and show how many time in days we need to wait for review and this is very important. It show how busy reviewers now (maybe not accurate but it works in some way).
I think better solution to keep progress bar and add current announced review steps display (in additional to progress bar). If someone does not like how progress bar work add ability to turn off this for this authors, but please don’t delete this feature for all authors or show how many items submitted for review before our item.