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iDraw says

2segen think about the 50% payment rate that you can get when you sell enough…. now you’re exclusive and you have 35%, 10% more than a new user…. whats bad about that? do you ever thought about how many costs Envato has?

what would be the design world without Envato?... a lost place for all designers and the whole design world edit: I mean we all love the sites of Envato, right? :) my english is not the best :P:D

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JeffreyWay says

Most of the time management issues on my end will be solved with another reviewer – that I’m the process of hiring. :)

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iDraw says

2Jeffrey the new PSD reviewer? he’s already hired? cause I saw a new approved PSD

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jremick Envato team says
HEHE , not disappeared, just lurking. Since VideoHive went live, I am only a moderator here, and I only need to step in if things get out of hand, or I find spam. You guys all tend to keep things friendly and professional. SO because of that you havent heard much from me. :) Thats sort of a good thing. Unless you guys miss me…then thats a bad thing.

It’s Mark! Glad to see you around :D Hey, you changed your display name, can we do that now? I don’t want to create a new account and move everything over like support said I’d have to.

@segen

1) I think we have experienced it. Have you noticed how many threads about rejected items? What I am noticing is that the large majority of rejected items are rejected because they aren’t really finished. It’s about more than just the design too. What I see is a bunch of templates that are put together as quickly as possible without a) finishing touches b) extra features that buyers want.

I don’t know what being a full time freelancer with 5+ years has to do with this and respect. I think they are being respected. The ThemeForest team is one of the most considerate and respecting group of people I know in business.

2) I think ThemeForest might be growing so fast they’re having a bit of a hard time keeping up! :D That’s a good thing (as long as they can keep it under control, which they are). As Jeffrey said already, he’s taking care of this one! :)

3) I’ve heard about waiting weeks at the other template sites. Now that would really be frustrating. I think this could be a reoccurring “issue” as ThemeForest grows. No worries, Jeffrey has it all under control. Personally I wouldn’t want to wait 4 days but after I submit an item I just move on to the next project and keep on goin (same with clients, some of them I don’t hear back from for weeks… bleh… ). :)

4) Try to be patient. I know people don’t think this is a good excuse but ThemeForest is so new that it’s going to take some time to really iron out all the kinks. They can’t just go and start hiring a bunch of people, it just doesn’t work that way. Fret not my friend! Jeffrey (and the envato team) are on top of it. :D

5) Oh the famous %’s :D Don’t we all just love this topic? I can’t even imagine how Jeffrey feels when he see’s more chatter about it on the forum. Like they’ve said, it will be discussed but I do want to mention that as much as I would love to see an increase I am actually more and more happy with their commission system. I only have 8 items right now but the longer I am a part of ThemeForest, the more opportunity opens up for me and the more potential I see for sales, clients, referrals, etc.

Anyway, those are my contributions to the thread. It seems there has been a lot of negativity around the forums lately and I am even partly responsible. The more I take a step back and look at the “big picture”, the happier I am with it. I have full confidence and faith that Jeffrey and his team are taking care of business and that the problems that there are, have been acknowledged and being taken care of. But holy smokes, we are a brutal bunch of designers and coders, aren’t we! lol :D

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segen says
@Segen – If you’d like to email me, I’ll tell you why I wasn’t able to post the theme on the blog. I’d rather not say why on this forum. Your point is valid; however, I had a bit of a family emergency on Christmas Eve. I do apologize.

No need, thanks for Your reply.

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segen says
2segen think about the 50% payment rate that you can get when you sell enough…. now you’re exclusive and you have 35%, 10% more than a new user…. whats bad about that? do you ever thought about how many costs Envato has?

The % issue was just mentioned so we can discuss it in the future and I was NEVER complaining about this.

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segen says
1) I think we have experienced it. Have you noticed how many threads about rejected items? What I am noticing is that the large majority of rejected items are rejected because they aren’t really finished. It’s about more than just the design too. What I see is a bunch of templates that are put together as quickly as possible without a) finishing touches b) extra features that buyers want.

Agree, and I didn’t meant that, but ok.

Anyway, those are my contributions to the thread. It seems there has been a lot of negativity around the forums lately and I am even partly responsible.

This article is never meant to be negative and I said before that it shouldn’t be so understood. It should represent a roundup of some issues that have been present for couple of months so we all can discuss it.

Hey, why have I written this post unless I’m interested in seeing better TF tomorrow?

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stylus1274 says

This has become a trend as of late. I had a couple of issues but thought that it was just me. Now after reading many posts there seems to be an issue.

Mr. Way is right, it’s not TF’s responsibility to to write essays about what’s wrong with a template or what they expect. But, and this is a very big but…if Theme Forest is making money off of the designer they should have a responsibility to explain a little better to help the designer make a better/more suitable piece. Not just say “rejected”. Without the designers, this site ain’t jack sh@t.

I’ve had designs rejected that were far superior to the one accepted and my only answer was “rejected. Not up to standards”.

For me it’s not about the money, cause let’s be serious. The only ones making the real money is TF. My thing is I just to get my work out there to be seen. But when you see average work make it and no real reason for you rejections it becomes irritating.

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ADG3studios Envato team says
Mr. Way is right, it’s not TF’s responsibility to to write essays about what’s wrong with a template or what they expect. But, and this is a very big but…if Theme Forest is making money off of the designer they should have a responsibility to explain a little better to help the designer make a better/more suitable piece. Not just say “rejected”. Without the designers, this site ain’t jack

I agree with that big but :)

Across all the marketplaces, a few lines of encouragement only hones submissions and raises the quality of items to be resubmitted, while offering submitters the courtesy of respectful rejections, with some optimism when things are not quite right yet. I think that’s a plus.

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JWG says

And let’s be real. When an item is rejected, there is a big difference between having the reviewer “write a whole page explaining how to make your template better”, or simply stating why it was rejected.

If it’s a naming issue, say so. If it’s because there is no hope for the person who designed it, figure out a nice way of saying that their design skills need practice. At least then they will know that their design is the issue and not some technical issue.

I had an item rejected and it finally got approved, but I think it was rejected the first time because there was a spelling error in one of my file names. Now, I’m not sure because the rejection email didn’t say what the issue was. I found the problem on my own, but one sentence on the reviewers part could have saved me a whole lot of time. And that’s the problem. Seems like Envato is more concerned about their time than those who make these sites possible… the authors.

So, I’m running for the position of a reviewer. I don’t think a position is open right now, but I promise everyone that if I reject your file, I will tell you why. :)

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