Comically we’ve now been rejected 8 times by the same reviewer, each time with a completely new & minor reason. Some reasons-for-rejection we couldn’t find documented in the activeden submission guide.
Yes, this reviewer should list all of his spurious reasons in one submission rejection… but the real interesting mention is that this author has a project on activeden that directly competes with our submission, it just happens to be much worse.
Opinion aside, and ignoring the ethical failure of authors being reviewed by competitors, we decided to download his work in the spirit of comparison. Immediately we found several of the things we were rejected over in his own project. If it wasn’t so outrageously hypocritical, and anti-competitive behavior, we’d be laughing our heads off.
Is this typical of activeden, or what? It’s been a strong turn off, and we’re on the fence about whether we want to do any business here if it’s status quo. Sorry to sound bitter, or incredulous, but we’re really surprised, and expected a higher degree of integrity.
That’s odd. I havn’t heard of this behaviour before, and it would be a shame for the marketplaces if it were true.
That said, I can understand that it frustrates you. What you could try is to make the minor changes the reviewer has mentioned, and then re-submit the file, mentioning what you’re explaining here in the ‘message to the reviewer’-box, explicity asking for someone else to review the file this time – for the sake of a second opinion.
Again, I havn’t heard of this happening before so don’t pin me down on this, but it seems like this should be a feasible solution (and I see no reason why the reviewers wouldn’t honour your request if you ask them politely).
Good reply from Joost above. I think it’s hard to compare past works to current because the upload criteria has been adjusted on several occasions over time and what may have been accepted in the past may not fall into the current criteria.
Aside from taking the advice of the reviewer, you can post your item here on the forums. It’s the best way to get quality feedback as most of us have also been rejected at one point or another and a lot of us here know what it takes to get a file approved
Item related issue must be handled via Envato support. Mod please close the thread to prevent further misunderstanding and insulting Envato staff.