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DanyDuchaine says

I think one of the major problem Envato have about the reviewing process is that too many people upload stuff that isn’t ready for sale.

I’ve read somewhere that something like 95% of the files are rejected. That is a LOT of time that reviewers have to take just to go trought these files.

Imagine if someone’s job would be to select the items that would go to the “real” reviewers? A first selection to take away the files that are “obviously” not ready for sale and then leave the real stuff to our precious reviewers.

I for one would be happy to do this job on Themeforest. After 4 years on the marketplace (had another account) and more than 30 submissions without any rejections (except some small soft rejection) .. I think I know what would make the final cut.

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BenSheppard says

If then only 5% of the themes were getting looked at by the “real” reviewers there would be too many reviewers at the end?

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DanyDuchaine says

If then only 5% of the themes were getting looked at by the “real” reviewers there would be too many reviewers at the end?

No, items would just get approved faster.

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doru says

No reviewer will lose ten hours to look at a file that is “obviously” not ready for sale. They already do what you describe in the job description of this hypothetical pre-reviewer. I’m sure they have a list of steps to check that begins with looking at the preview. This could take at max five minutes and if the preview shows that the item has no chance to get accepted they will reject it and they will pass on to the next item from the queue. There is no need for a prereviewer.

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Mirtt says

I dont think that this would solve the problem, instead, envato should choose the authors which meet the required aspects. More space to exclusive authors and less to non-exclusive.

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DanyDuchaine says

No reviewer will lose ten hours to look at a file that is “obviously” not ready for sale. They already do what you describe in the job description of this hypothetical pre-reviewer. I’m sure they have a list of steps to check that begins with looking at the preview. This could take at max five minutes and if the preview shows that the item has no chance to get accepted they will reject it and they will pass on to the next item from the queue. There is no need for a prereviewer.

That make no sense at all. What if there’s 300 items that are not ready? 5 min each isn’t a lot you will say?

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doru says

That make no sense at all. What if there’s 300 items that are not ready? 5 min each isn’t a lot you will say?

you don’t see the logical flaw here don’t you :)

if is you or someone else, those files need to be verified anyway. If the file is not ready you will reject it after a first look. The reviewer is doing the same thing right now.

Why envato needs to pay you for something that the reviewer is already doing?

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readactor says

i don’t think they need 5 min to see if an item is not ready for market. in almost all the cases a first sight is enough.

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DsignProductions says

you don’t see the logical flaw here don’t you :)

if is you or someone else, those files need to be verified anyway. If the file is not ready you will reject it after a first look. The reviewer is doing the same thing right now.

Why envato needs to pay you for something that the reviewer is already doing?
That makes total sense. ^
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Crakken says

No reviewer will lose ten hours to look at a file that is “obviously” not ready for sale. They already do what you describe in the job description of this hypothetical pre-reviewer. I’m sure they have a list of steps to check that begins with looking at the preview. This could take at max five minutes and if the preview shows that the item has no chance to get accepted they will reject it and they will pass on to the next item from the queue. There is no need for a prereviewer.

Makes sense.

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