Just to be clear I am not saying that certain things, process, guidelines etc. could not be improved, but a genuinely curious question…
Many people who are rejected ask for guidelines to be approved… What would this look like exactly?
There are thousands of files here, each (on the whole) different, and I am trying to understand how there could be singular guidelines or a list of requirements other than simply best practice design and coding (specific coding requirements for plugins & themes etc. excluded)?
In a marketplace of premium products aimed at professionals or highly skilled amateurs, should authors not be fully aware of these standards?
It’s been discussed thousands of times and again of course it would be good to see things improved on this too, but authors are already upset by delays and trying to provide actionable feedback on every file would take up an unrealistic amount of time plus in a vast % of cases not actually resolve the problem.
We see in these forums many rejected files and envato themselves have even said that one challenge they have is that a huge % of submissions are nowhere close to the standard (not to mention in a numbe rof worrying cases ripped from others).
If reviewers took the time to explain that typography or hierarchy etc. is not good enough – how many
of the authors of hard rejected files would actually have the skillset and ability to interpret, understand and execute proper resolution to fix it?
Surely if they understood best practice in these areas then they would have implemented it in the first place?
As with everything here envato will never be able to please everyone but what they do is the best option.
Again I am not saying it could not be improved and happy to be proved wrong but irrelevant of the delays etc. which envato are working to resolve it’s not their responsibility to teach people how to design, code, create etc. and with such volume & diversity in products I would like to understand how generic cross product guidelines could exist.
p.s. I would like to see the files which got rejected - maybe someone in the community would be able to offer advice to help. Of course there are exceptions that should have been approved but in 95% of cases seen in the forums the reviewers decision was correct.