And btw, it’s nothing against the reviewer. I know them (virtually) for a long time now and they do a great job .. Envato should hire someone to review on weekend now since there’s more submission than ever before .. that’s it.
Reviewers have a life too, so they take their weekend off most of the times.
Please guys, stop with that “Weekend off” nonsense. What would you say if you were to go buy some food at the groceries stores on a Sunday evening, but you find out they are close and there’s a sign saying : “Cashier have a life too! They took the weekend off.”
Wich company allow “ALL” of his staff to take days off on the weekend? I don’t say they should work 7 days/week .. but there could be a rotation where 1 reviewer have to take a Saturday every 2-3 weeks .. etc etc ..
It’s so hard to have an intelligent conversation when the only answer we have on the forum is nonsense like this ..
Sadly Siddhart is no longer reviewer at TF and Kailoon is out until Thursday .. so there’s just Ivor left .. I have something in the queue too ..
It’s not like Envato can’t afford new reviewers but hey, who cares right?
Envato forces us to produce more and more work to get the little exposure we can get.
Exposure now is hard to get .. they don’t give it on the homepage, they don’t give it in the search (Just search for something like “Church” and you will see what come up, everything but church themes).
So now exposure is something rare, something valuable .. and the only way to get it, is by uploading often and consistently.
And that’s what Envato want, that you upload often .. no matter what the heck you upload as long as it goes barely over the “acceptable” line.
But you blame on the wrong person. It’s not Envato’s fault, it’s not author’s fault.
Who’s left? Buyers.
I have great respect for them, they pay my bills and my food, it would be silly to bite the hand that feed you. But the problem is that they buy the same theme over and over again.
What I’m saying is that with 1 of the theme in the popular list, with simple CSS I can reproduce 95% of the other themes right there. And that would eliminate all of the problems of exposure.
Buyers need to take 1-2 month of their lives and learn basic CSS because these days, they buy a theme just for 1 feature they are looking for .. instead of doing it themselve.
And as long as they will continue to buy crap .. author will serve them crap, and Envato will accept crap.
It’s all in the hands of buyers.
I miss the good ol’ days .. Jeffrey Way where are you? I miss you.
Congrats Chris! Don’t worry about the time it took, it will take a lot longer for me