Originally posted by enrique at 10/5/09 04:07 AM
This is the first thread I've felt a desire to reply to with more than a thank you.
I have to agree 100% about the themes, i have never downloaded a theme for the exact reason that there are no screen ...
As a moderator in the theme forum, I agree with you 100%!!! I have posted a message called "Theme Uploading Guidelines" and I stated that uploaders should include a screenshot or several for each theme that they upload. I have responded to individual uploaders in Private Messages asking them to add a screenshot to their upload post. People have told me to "F*ck off!" and that I can't "make them" upload a screenshot...and unfortunately, this is true. I do not have that power. I do not ask people to upload a screenshot because I want to create more work for them...Its quick and easy. Who in their right mind is going to download a theme if they don't know what it looks like?
Personally, I would like to see the site operators make this a rule. You should be obligated to provide at least one screenshot of the main home screen of the theme. If you don't, you should only receive ONE
bean instead of two. And for repeated abusers, I would stop providing beans completely for themes that don't have the screen capture(s). For all I know, people may be uploading duplicate themes and there is no way to tell unless someone downloaded every single theme and tested them. Of course, that is impossible to do for several reasons...
What really bothers me about this. Wherever they originally downloaded the theme almost certainly has screenshots. How hard is it to right-click and Save As... the screenshot(s)? The people who do not provide screenshots are just being lazy and, in my opinion, greedy.
I wish I could help you, enrique. Unfortunately, I do not have the power to enforce such a policy. If enough people bring this to the attention of the site operators, perhaps a change will be made. I'm sure 95% or more of the users would agree that it would make this awesome website even better!!!