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dwhitmore
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“We’ve got about one million plus feature requests at the moment, but myself and the community team will keep an eye on this thread and take down any new notes or suggestions that arise”

The problem with this broad statement from envato is, despite there being ‘one million plus feature requests’, I haven’t seen anything significant change on themeforest for literally years. There are so many small issues that are really important to the regular authors/buyers, but none of them ever seem to be acted upon.

The rating system is very weak, the site search function is utterly useless, the quality standards are not being tightened up, etc.

Saying these things are in the pipeline simply doesn’t wash after the first year or two…

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StudioEtude
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I think before you make any changes to the existing system should be deeply and widely discussed all the changes in the general discussion, and only then do these modifications on the site.

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doru
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Saying these things are in the pipeline simply doesn’t wash after the first year or two…

to be fair envato promised they will not answer anymore with “is in the pipeline” and that they will try to be more communicative about what features the development team is working on.

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/marketplace-development-last-year-and-our-roadmap/61733
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xdkd
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... and that was the last we heard of them)

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cooledition
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It’s annoying to do our best and still be rated 4 stars instead of 5 (and we don’t know why?).

+100 SO TRUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GravityDept
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to be fair envato promised they will not answer anymore with “is in the pipeline” and that they will try to be more communicative about what features the development team is working on.

Envato also promised to give us quarterly updates on their progress…the first update should have been 2 months ago. #fail

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cooledition
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I am not sure if anyone mentioned this yet, but also ratings for collections. I get so frustrated when I see mine, because they all currently have a 1 star rating, most likely from the same person. The ratings have to change, it is just ridiculous if you ask me. For items, collections, etc.

That is called sabotage, and that happened me too with some of my items. I know some authors are sabotaging some of my files, why? fear and envy.

Thats why feedback should be a must when people rate negative. That way envious authors cant keep sabotaging other authors’s files.

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MikeMoloney
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I am not sure if anyone mentioned this yet, but also ratings for collections. I get so frustrated when I see mine, because they all currently have a 1 star rating, most likely from the same person. The ratings have to change, it is just ridiculous if you ask me. For items, collections, etc.

That is called sabotage, and that happened me too with some of my items. I know some authors are sabotaging some of my files, why? fear and envy.

Thats why feedback should be a must when people rate negative. That way envious authors cant keep sabotaging other authors’s files.

Exactly ;) I wish there was a way to do so!

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graphicmind
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I’m just curious, a question for developers, approximately how long do you think it would take a developer to implement something like what’s shown in the first post of this thread: http://graphicriver.net/forums/thread/the-rating-system/33411?page=1

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Crakken
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I’m just curious, a question for developers, approximately how long do you think it would take a developer to implement something like what’s shown in the first post of this thread: http://graphicriver.net/forums/thread/the-rating-system/33411?page=1

That should be easy. Some JavaScript for the Hover event and some queries from the database. I don’t know how much developers there are but I know that only one of them can handle that in just a week (may even be too much) or so.
EDIT : It also depends of if their database(s) is/are well structured. But I’m sure it/they is/are. These guys are too awesome.

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