When we’ll be able to see buyers rating?
Now, when someone send us a message via contact form we can see that he bought (or not) our item (or multiple items). Why not just throw there their rating next to the item? Or just additional page for authors where we could see buyers name and its rating (smething like ‘Statement’ page would do the trick). Is it really that hard to do this?
I believe a lot of authors would find this useful. There are a lot of low ratings because of misunderstanding of the documentation or refusal to do some custom changes for free. And to be honest the reason they will give to Envato staff can be as random as you can get, it won’t prove anything. Here is an example:
You will help your client 3 times with some small issues/changes that will take you maybe couple minutes. On 4 time he will ask you to do some custom change for your theme that will take you 30-60min. You will refuse to do this and he will give you 1 star rating and will tell Envato staff that you’re not giving proper support for your product etc.
After this I can do nothing about it, I can only guess who gave me that 1 star, I’ll never be 100% sure.
he will give you 1 star rating and will tell Envato staff that you’re not giving proper support for your product etc.
That’s what I mean when I talk about blurry and not convincing reasons. A valid reason for me is, for example:
the author declared the plugin is compatible with IE7 while it doesn’t
A low rating is a serious thing that can’t be accepted without good and verified reasons, otherwise it’s better to remove the rating system and let the users evaluate the reliability of the author by his/her sells and comments.
Maybe authors should be able to ask to refund a certain customer and deny support.
We all had customers who ask for things that a certain theme is not capable of and blame the author for not including… and then rates 1 star.
- Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
- Has been a member for 6-7 years
- Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
- Author was Featured
- Author has had an Item Featured
- South Africa
You need to clearly state the terms and conditions of support, also post links in the FAQ to avoid low ratings for not doing customization work.
- Community Superstar
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
- Has been a member for 4-5 years
- Microlancer Beta Tester
- Beta Tester
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
- Exclusive Author
- Author had a Free File of the Month
... perhaps figure out why it’s low rated.
is low rated because someone hates me
just joking. I don’t really care.
I just want for comments near the rating so I can get some real feedback on what can be improved or works well and shouldn’t be touched.
really, can’t understand what is wrong with my item by just looking at some yellow symbols.