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trippleS says

What about soft rejected items and others, how to handle that part? Few “release queues” maybe like: approved – soft rejected – hard rejected? What if ‘last month statistic” has 50% less items in queue than this month and approval hours stay 1-2-3 items hourly, imagine that queue/review time?

Still not perfect solution I think.

Yes, totally poor system for soft reject item. No balance. For a simple issue I’ve been waiting from 4 days and counting :)

The progress bar is really interesting: 70% – 40% – 30% – 50% – 25%

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metrothemes says

I think you should use your time while you are waiting to do something more valuable. Maybe go through and update old items to improve them? Maybe work on your next project? Work on marketing? Just because your item is waiting in the queue it doesn’t mean you have to sit there and do nothing ;)

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cr1000 says

I think you should use your time while you are waiting to do something more valuable. Maybe go through and update old items to improve them? Maybe work on your next project? Work on marketing? Just because your item is waiting in the queue it doesn’t mean you have to sit there and do nothing ;)
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MVPThemes says

When items approved in 2-3 days, many of elite authors stand out: ”...it is short time, we are on 2nd page already…”, when items approved in 9-10 days many elite authors stand out: ”...it is long time and that killing us…”, so actually what we all want from review process?

Give some constructive proposal which solve problems, you are elite, you have experience etc. When I say ‘you’ I mean all elite authors.

So let me ask you what is your proposal, how to solve things properly for all to be happy?

Firstly, I have never and will never complain about being on the homepage for only a day or 2. Being on the homepage is a nice perk, but I think if your product is strong enough, it will find success regardless of how long it is on the homepage. So, I am not one of the authors that goes back and forth to talk about the slow review process while also talking about how short items are appearing on the homepage. I’m not concerned with the latter.

Second, I (as well as a few other authors) have offered solutions in a thread I started about the subject, here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/the-new-slower-review-process/132823

One of which involves tightening up on the marketplace standards so that instead of simply approving items slowly, the overall review process is made quicker, but fewer (better) items are approved.

This would obviously require more manpower in terms of reviewers, but the focus would shift more to quality than quantity, which I think is the better focus for our marketplace.

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FinalDestiny says

Firstly, I have never and will never complain about being on the homepage for only a day or 2. Being on the homepage is a nice perk, but I think if your product is strong enough, it will find success regardless of how long it is on the homepage. So, I am not one of the authors that goes back and forth to talk about the slow review process while also talking about how short items are appearing on the homepage. I’m not concerned with the latter.

You do know that’s not true, if you’d release a theme tomorrow and we’d place it on page 5, are you curious how many sales you would get? It’s all about exposure. If your product is not visible, it won’t sell. If your product is bad but it’s very visible and advertised, it will sell. Simple as that.

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MVPThemes says

You do know that’s not true, if you’d release a theme tomorrow and we’d place it on page 5, are you curious how many sales you would get? It’s all about exposure. If your product is not visible, it won’t sell. If your product is bad but it’s very visible and advertised, it will sell. Simple as that.

I didn’t say that I didn’t appreciate the homepage exposure, but just that being on there longer has never been a concern of mine.

As I mentioned in the other thread, I’d trade getting approved in a week and have 2 days of homepage exposure rather than getting approved in 2 weeks and getting an extra day or 2 on the homepage. I’d rather have my site be up on the marketplace PERIOD for a week earlier collecting sales than waiting a week just so I can have 1 or 2 extra days on the homepage. That makes no sense to me.

Bottom line is the good items will sell regardless of homepage exposure and the bad ones won’t sell no matter how much homepage exposure you give them. I’d much rather have my item up for sale earlier earning money than being concerned about homepage exposure.

Again, I obviously appreciate the exposure, but it’s just not my main focus.

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drsankarl says


You do know that’s not true, if you’d release a theme tomorrow and we’d place it on page 5, are you curious how many sales you would get? It’s all about exposure. If your product is not visible, it won’t sell. If your product is bad but it’s very visible and advertised, it will sell. Simple as that.

I didn’t say that I didn’t appreciate the homepage exposure, but just that being on there longer has never been a concern of mine.

As I mentioned in the other thread, I’d trade getting approved in a week and have 2 days of homepage exposure rather than getting approved in 2 weeks and getting an extra day or 2 on the homepage. I’d rather have my site be up on the marketplace PERIOD for a week earlier collecting sales than waiting a week just so I can have 1 or 2 extra days on the homepage. That makes no sense to me.

Bottom line is the good items will sell regardless of homepage exposure and the bad ones won’t sell no matter how much homepage exposure you give them. I’d much rather have my item up for sale earlier earning money than being concerned about homepage exposure.

Again, I obviously appreciate the exposure, but it’s just not my main focus.

Completely agree with you

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WebFactory says

As far as I’m concerned – never put any of our items on the front page. If the item sucks no amount of front page time we’ll save it.

The real issue here is lack of respect towards authors, especially ones that’ve been here for quite some time and proven that they want to work hard and not “fly under the radar”. This is most prominent with reviewers and their automated copy/paste responses and Envato “management” who act like threads like this don’t exist.

I’m not saying items should be reviewed in 5 minutes, neither that any author (elite or not) should have items approved by default. But situation that we have at the moment is really the worst opposite of that.

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IG_design says

Patience is a virtue!

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CRIK0VA says

Patience is a virtue!

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