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The reason you get a generic rejection is that there is too much wrong with an item to go into detail.

If you’re close to the standards then the email will be much more beneficial with specific “do this”, “and this”.

True designers just go back to the drawing board and create something better.

Scott

OK

But where do you start? On a vague review it’s kind of hard to lets say start on a specific part so now you scrap all the work you have done and start over? It should not be this hard.

Cheers Lester

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The reason you get a generic rejection is that there is too much wrong with an item to go into detail.

If you’re close to the standards then the email will be much more beneficial with specific “do this”, “and this”.

True designers just go back to the drawing board and create something better.

Scott

why just can’t you say my design is wack huh? :-)

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I agree with you, but what’s the standard? I have a rejected theme, some (many) people like it and say “awesome”, but the reviewer say “no”, so what’s the important? peoples feeling or reviewers feeling ?

Look at current approvals, that’s the standard. What are they doing better than you? What could you do better to yours?

Scott

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The reason you get a generic rejection is that there is too much wrong with an item to go into detail.

If you’re close to the standards then the email will be much more beneficial with specific “do this”, “and this”.

True designers just go back to the drawing board and create something better.

Scott

OK

But where do you start? On a vague review it’s kind of hard to lets say start on a specific part so now you scrap all the work you have done and start over? It should not be this hard.

Cheers Lester

A designers best critic is himself. Go back, look at your design, REALLY look at it, what could be better, what slight change could make the difference?

Y’know, just push your own abilities, believe me, I’ve had enough rejections to know what it feels like.

I pushed 2 themes recently, both rejected. So I went back to the drawing board and thought right, f**k you, I’ll show you.

Came back with a new theme, bam! 8 minutes in the queue and it was approved 1st time.

Scott

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The reason you get a generic rejection is that there is too much wrong with an item to go into detail.

If you’re close to the standards then the email will be much more beneficial with specific “do this”, “and this”.

True designers just go back to the drawing board and create something better.

Scott

OK

But where do you start? On a vague review it’s kind of hard to lets say start on a specific part so now you scrap all the work you have done and start over? It should not be this hard.

Cheers Lester

A designers best critic is himself. Go back, look at your design, REALLY look at it, what could be better, what slight change could make the difference?

Y’know, just push your own abilities, believe me, I’ve had enough rejections to know what it feels like.

I pushed 2 themes recently, both rejected. So I went back to the drawing board and thought right, f**k you, I’ll show you.

Came back with a new theme, bam! 8 minutes in the queue and it was approved 1st time.

Scott

Ok going back to the drawingboard is not the issue here, the issue is that the reviewers points are too vague. If the reviewer finds a problem as an example the spacing between content is out of whack, why can’t they tell you that in the review. Or the content needs more styling, ok but in what parts of the content. Do you understand what i mean?

Cheers

Lester

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I’ll tell you from experience, if the email is generic then it means the theme isn’t good enough, period.

If they where to go through every single theme and then email every author with the exact points no themes would be approved at all.

If you’re close then you WILL get a better email, you will get a: “change this”, “move this”, “do this” and we’ll approve etc…

That’s just the way it works.

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The reviewers always tell me “unique design”, but I saw some layouts, very unique but very terrible too. So, we should do a ugly and unique layout or pretty layout but not really unique?

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I’ll tell you from experience, if the email is generic then it means the theme isn’t good enough, period.

If they where to go through every single theme and then email every author with the exact points no themes would be approved at all.

If you’re close then you WILL get a better email, you will get a: “change this”, “move this”, “do this” and we’ll approve etc…

That’s just the way it works.

Oh, yes. this is really useful.

Thank you very much.

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The reviewers always tell me “unique design”, but I saw some layouts, very unique but very terrible too. So, we should do a ugly and unique layout or pretty layout but not really unique?

Its not all about looks.

Lets just imagine you get points for certain things in a theme, 500 points and you’re in!
  • Unique: 125pts
  • Design: 100pts
  • Options: 100pts
  • Functionality: 175pts
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