During this unprecedented time we’ve seen a surge in submitted content (and review times), particularly within the graphics category.
On July 1, we announced targeted upload restrictions for GraphicRiver authors. Unfortunately, the review times still remain high.
To reduce these wait times, and create a fairer situation for graphics authors, we’ve decided to implement submission limits across all graphics root categories for authors with an approval ratio below 35% (or below 30% for vectors). These percentages may change over time as we try and find the best solution.
This will only affect authors on the low end of the approval ratio, similar to the recent upload restrictions. If you have an average, or higher approval ratio then these submission limits will not apply.
How does this work?
Starting from tomorrow, August 7, each month affected authors will be able to submit items up to the amounts listed in the table below.
|Root Category||Submission Limit|
|EPublishing, Infographics, Game Assets, T-Shirts, Textures||5|
*Vectors authors will also note that the original limit has now been reduced from 100 items down to 50.
If you’re an affected author you will see a message like the one below when you’re uploading. The limits above are set for the month, so each month they will reset, and if your approval ratio increases then the limits will be removed from your account.
The limits above may change as we find the right balance for Envato and the community, and we will update you with any substantial changes. Please note that these limits only apply to Market authors.
How can I improve my approval ratio?
Your approval ratio is based on how many items you submit versus how many of those submitted get approved. So the aim is have the majority of items you submit be approved.
With this in mind, the best way to improve your approval ratio is to think carefully about what you’re uploading, and only submit your best items. For more information read up on our quality guidelines as well as the GraphicRiver submission requirements.
This is another difficult decision for us, but we believe the results will benefit the whole community. We will continue to monitor the situation, but rest assured that the review teams are working as hard as they can right now to get the review wait times back to normal.