I’m not a reviewer, but it seems pretty obvious to me. I could be wrong! Imagine reviewers are bouncers at the nightclub… if you’ve got sneakers on then they’re going to tell you you’ve got sneakers on and turn you away. They’re not going to look at your footwear, check your ID, pat you down for weapons and the like… and then tell you you’ve got sneakers on and turn you away. It’s an inefficient use of time.
Maybe if an item is really close to getting approved, then it makes sense to go through everything, but not if it’s pretty far off the standard on the current submission.
Why elite author can have 5 items and standard author only one? Me as a standard author how can I become an elite author if you give a change to the authors that already have a lot of items and make a lot of money??? How can we survive on this market? You should have told the new authors to go home…and sustain elite author…It was easy this way…
Thank you! This is my opinion
And I’d even add one more criteria for that: issues of similarity/uniqueness of portfolio content. Which may do not much matter for Envato directly but for buyers surely does (to save them from drawning in the sameness and giving them a choice) so for Envato feedbackly does too. Not sure if this is realizable by human sourses though.
Very good news for elite authors - sure they deserve to have privileges.
Super news for reviwers. It’s a rush job now!!!
Excellent opportunity to filter spammers, thiefs and other cheaters. Also - newcomers who just want easy money by flooding AJ with ton of rubbish each day.
But there are some not good news:
for new authors or 1 year authors who was not so lucky to register on AJ in good time (when it was 5-7 days of approval time, not many authors, not many items). These guys (like me) are not very talented to write hit melody, but at the same time they are hardworkers, they create not bad tracks every day (without hard rejects and with little number of soft) and have 1-3 sales each day, and they can earn money only by AJ, coz left their jobs and relied on Envato. Only by daily uploading they have a little chance to have sales and maybe in some years become elite.
To filter spammers and other cheaters this limit is not enough. Need some identification (limit numbers of accounts) and maybe project screenshots or even video.
Anyway, these new rules have more pros than cons. AJ need to be cleaned. If approval time will be reduced much - it’s happiness for everybody, if not - “death” for many hardworkers (including me).