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Daniel_R says

Hey creative people! How are you all?

Just a quick note to invite you to participate on this thread on VH about Quality vs Quantity that has become very interesting. Your opinion counts.

There may be some threads on the past around this but your opinion will bring fresh ideas to the discussion.

Thoughts on Quality

Quick summary on what’s been said:

    Innovative File Gets a Higher Price Tag
    Files with great user guide material sells less well than files without.
    Exposure from quantity
    Is it actually in Envato / Videohive’s interest to promote quality?
    Envato is interested more in Qty….why? Take the front page for example…



Have a good day.

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theflyingtinman says

Well, we’ve just been through this on AD, and recently (less than a month ago) introduced fairly radical new quality guidelines. Just yesterday I took a browse through the first couple of pages of new AD files and I would say there is a significant increase in overall quality of the new files appearing.

Not sure how this relates to your issues with VH files, other than to say that ‘quantity over quality’ is obviously not an Envato policy.

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Daniel_R says
other than to say that ‘quantity over quality’ is obviously not an Envato policy.

I would take another look at that stament. There is a balance needed but in favor to quantity. Why?

Chekc the frontpage for instance. 40 icon slots for the recent items and only 4 for the weekly features. This is just to mention one thing. This is to bring exposure of course, but is stimulating qty.

Again, quality is important, but quality means different things to different people. As a buyer, Im more interested in finding the gems around the marketplaces.

Thanks anyways for your reply.

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theflyingtinman says
other than to say that ‘quantity over quality’ is obviously not an Envato policy.
I would take another look at that stament. There is a balance needed but in favor to quantity. Why?

I was just commenting on the quality vs quantity of files accepted .. not on the way they are presented, which I guess is a whole other matter.

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freshpulse says

i’m perfectly happy with others uploading ‘crap’ ..

.. what i don’t like , is for example, when you listen the latest files in the ‘house’ genre that like 50% really isn’t house.. ?

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Daniel_R says
other than to say that ‘quantity over quality’ is obviously not an Envato policy.
I would take another look at that stament. There is a balance needed but in favor to quantity. Why?
I was just commenting on the quality vs quantity of files accepted .. not on the way they are presented, which I guess is a whole other matter.

We are having a nice talk about how are they presented….and how that influences sales.

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Daniel_R says
i’m perfectly happy with others uploading ‘crap’ ..

Why?

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MatthewAllen says

I think Themeforest needs to have a “spring cleaning”. A lot of older files just don’t seem like they would make the cut now a days. The web is always changing. They should get rid of all files that don’t meet their current standards.

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Daniel_R says
I think Themeforest needs to have a “spring cleaning”. A lot of older files just don’t seem like they would make the cut now a days. The web is always changing. They should get rid of all files that don’t meet their current standards.

Interesting, but don’t you think that would be unfair to the authors? It can also demotivate some of them to keep on uploading files as the market would become more exclusive. What do you think?

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MatthewAllen says
Interesting, but don’t you think that would be unfair to the authors? It can also demotivate some of them to keep on uploading files as the market would become more exclusive. What do you think?

I’m talking about files that were uploaded in like 2008. Some of them just don’t meet the current criteria. I’m not saying get rid of all of them. Some of them are really neat. But how is fair that old templates don’t have to adhere to the current standard. If you have not yet already, look at all files categorized by oldest.

P.S: My stance may be a little ignorant because I have yet to upload my first theme.

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