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AkinGn says

I had this idea a few days ago. What about an updated items category that makes it possible to see all updated items in one category or I dunno :P ? That can be good for both authors and visitors/buyers.

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fuelthemes says

It could easily be misused. Authors can update misc stuff to get on that list.

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CreativeMilk says
It could easily be misused. Authors can update misc stuff to get on that list.

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ThemeBlvd says

That’s so cool that you posted this thread because I was just thinking about it the other day, too! I do think that this is important to consider because it’s so easy for theme authors to post themes and keep moving onto new ones and not update the old themes. There’s just not a lot of motivation to go back to your old theme (mainly thinking of WordPress themes) and re-do your entire backend to meet all the now current standards (which are always evolving) and add all the cool new features you’ve come up with for your newer themes. This does take a lot of time and effort for little pay off.

I think it would be of benefit for authors to have more motivation to update their current products and get more of a payoff for doing so. This way the marketplace doesn’t continue to get flooded because authors know the only way to get any exposure is to create a new theme, so why take a 3 weeks to update an old theme?

I realize this could be seriously misused, but I’m sure you could come up with ways to police it. Obviously, if you just put it on auto pilot, it would get out of control. But since all theme updates have to go through a reviewer anyway, would it be possible to get a chance in the comments box to explain to the reviewer all of the modifications and new features you’ve added to your theme, and if they think it worthy, they add it to the “Update” list or whatever?

I realize this means more work for reviewers and envato, but I do think it would help the overall quality of themes on the marketplace as time goes on.

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AkinGn says
I realize this could be seriously misused, but I’m sure you could come up with ways to police it. Obviously, if you just put it on auto pilot, it would get out of control. But since all theme updates have to go through a reviewer anyway, would it be possible to get a chance in the comments box to explain to the reviewer all of the modifications and new features you’ve added to your theme, and if they think it worthy, they add it to the “Update” list or whatever?

I totally agree with that, item already needs to be reviewed to be updated anyway.

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