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KarmaThemes says

You buy a theme, not the designers time. Unfortunately, that’s often misunderstood.

OrganicBeeMedia: “Dirt cheap” takes the biscuit ;)

If a theme would cost what it’s really worth, lets say $75 or $125, we could talk about such suggestions. But as we only get around $20 per sale, how much time do you think a self employed designer can spend for you?

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KarmaThemes says

Please do not blow this up. More themes with lower prices. DO NOT MAKE BIG PRICE DIFFERENCES SO LOWER QUALITY THEMES WILL GET MORE SALES BECAUSE OF THE PRICE ! Maybe this is the plan with the quality drops in themes? Please be more open about how the price will work. We should know this.

Exactly. Pricing is the worst marketing tool. Being cheap is easy to achieve, but cheap, low quality items will harm the whole marketplace.

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KarmaThemes says

It seems unreasonable to expect support to be given free ftp access to my server, as well.

Yeah, charge him $35 for FTP access to help you ;) sometimes, I just sit and wonder …

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KarmaThemes says

Hi jremick, thanks for your response.

It’s not about “love”. It’s about professional partnership.

Themeforest leaves authors and their problems alone for years now.

Someone posts a problem, a discussion arises, and much too late there’s an official response (still lacking of tangible results), and the waves seem to be calmed. But NOTHING happens.

Just let me remind you on the year-old “forum functionality improvement” discussion and how authors still struggle with supporting their items through item comments.

Prices remain unchanged, ignoring the exploding workload of setting up new themes, ignoring inflation and competition.

Quality suddenly drops – it’s been admitted by a reviewer that quality requirements were lowered – and new, unique items don’t get the exposure that they deserve anymore.

There are LOTS of problems at themeforest. Lots of words about love, teambuilding, workload and conferences won’t solve them.

Just my two cents.

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KarmaThemes says

One more thing which bugs me, is how these threads with a lot of constructive feedback are “living their lives”. They appear ->Authors begin complaining, then some-one either from mods/staff/authors appears and says how the marketplaces puke with rainbows and how “perfect” they are -> A staff member appears and says that really soon there will be “nyan cats flying over the marketplaces” and that’s it. -> 70% of those complaining are going to say “hey, that’s great” “awesome news” “thanks collis! :) ” and the other 30 percent will understand that nothing changes and these threads will just die, with a hope from envato that everyone forgot about the complains…

Peace.

Good one StelianSubotin

No matter how far the discussion goes & how justified arguments may be, once one of the officials shows up, everybody’s a brave child again ;)

and nothing changes

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KarmaThemes says

I got told by themeforest to ask here as I messaged them as well, plus I shouldn’t have to hire someone else. If I wanted to pay someone else to do it I would have done that from the start

can’t be true – support is not mandatory, and I can’t imagine themeforest wants other authors to help you out for free. if the file does not work, contact envato for a credit to buy another theme.

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KarmaThemes says


I think Collis is about to come and say something.

I think that would help a lot, we all are aware of the issue, many problems here at the marketplace and no solutions at all.

Come on folks, we are giving a large percentage of our income to maintain this marketplace.

+1

There’s way too many uncompleted tasks here: - Price increases - Forum improvements (promised for years) - LQ item overflood

What else?

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The more people see what you can achieve here, the more will give their best to get their designs online. The bar is rising, and will continue to do so. I think the reviewers do a great job in deciding what deserves to be sold here – and that’s more and more in terms of quantity AND quality. All new items are great. So where to say NAY ?
Take a look at some new PSDs (which WAS “hardest to get into”). At this point I see that reviewing standards gone extremely low. I miss those glorious days when grass was greener, trees were taller and Kailoon and other guys from reviewing team were pushing authors to do their BEST . I’m personally very grateful for that. Nowadays many new authors are making clean-minimal-responsive-as-other-500-themes. That’s quite disappointing :(

Nice guy, you ;)

Reviewers, what do you think? Have your standards fallen off?

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KarmaThemes says

The more people see what you can achieve here, the more will give their best to get their designs online. The bar is rising, and will continue to do so. I think the reviewers do a great job in deciding what deserves to be sold here – and that’s more and more in terms of quantity AND quality. All new items are great. So where to say NAY ?

If you take a look at the big sellers, you’ll notice they have found their own ways of bringing their own targeted traffic to the marketplace. They begin using themeforest as their online shop/purchase processing tool, it’s no more their only sales channel. And I think that’s the only way to go in an overcrowded marketplace. Bring your own traffic. Don’t rely on the first page exposure.

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