SVG here from Envato, a lot of you have been hearing from Jarel recently in regards to work that is being done to reduce the review turnaround time on reviews. (See his post here: State of the Union: ThemeForest review queues.)
I’m part of that team, and I want to talk quickly about a particular aspect of that work that the community need to be across.
As you may know, we currently review all new item submissions as well as all updates to items that have been previously approved. While we will continue to review all new items being submitted, we are looking at ways to reduce the review wait times for updates to existing items.
Recognising that maintaining existing items is an important responsibility of authors, today we are rolling out a feature that means some authors across all marketplaces except code canyon can update their existing items without the need for review. This feature will not be available to everyone, but authors who’s average approval ratio is above a certain threshold.
With this new change comes a strong degree of responsibility. We believe that the vast majority of authors will acknowledge their responsibility and act appropriately. However, If an author is found to have abused the system, the auto-approval benefit will be revoked as we want to maintain our high quality library.
This is just one improvement in a series of changes that we are in the process of implementing to the tooling and processes for review.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask them below