[theme-reviewers] Payment Option for Theme Reviews
tskk79 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 17:26:19 UTC 2014
But all theme shops can pool some resources, hire a part time reviewer for
2-4 hrs a day and donate him to review team just like bluehost donates a
full time employee to core team. (There maybe some conflict of interest
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:47 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:
> No idea is stupid, however this specific one does not make much sense.
> We all have jobs, families and hobbies and still find time to contribute.
> The idea is to give back when you can and how much you can and every
> little counts.
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:14 AM, Srikanth Koneru <tskk79 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Seems it was already discussed and rejected.
>> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM, Michael Hebenstreit <
>> michael at mhthemes.com> wrote:
>>> maybe a stupid idea, but why not introducing a payment option for theme
>>> I wouldn’t have a problem with paying theme reviewers for their work and
>>> time. Volunteer work is great and very honorable but at the moment we also
>>> see the downsides. Most people also have to work for their living, have
>>> families, hobbies, etc… and usually that doesn’t leave much time for other
>>> stuff. It seems there are very less people who actually want to invest time
>>> doing reviews without a benefit or a compensation.
>>> To be honest, as much as I love WordPress and would contribute doing
>>> reviews, I simply can’t. Why? Because the time is just too valuable and
>>> usually people don’t work for free. In that time I could do client work,
>>> create new themes, spent time with my family or just relax a bit to recover
>>> from daily business. And actually I think that’s the same for most of the
>>> people out there. It’s something else when we are talking about
>>> contributing by answering some questions in the support forum or other
>>> things that are less time consuming, but theme reviews are a responsibility
>>> and need time to complete properly, especially when we want to have high
>>> quality themes in the directory.
>>> A payment option would give people who are actually running a WordPress
>>> business the possibility to get faster theme reviews and also the reviewers
>>> would benefit from a compensation for their work. I think this could make
>>> this whole process a bit more desirable. The payment option could be
>>> optional, for example you can select when uploading a theme if you would
>>> like to pay or not and paid reviews would get a higher priority in the
>>> review queue.
>>> What do you think?
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