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urbazon says

This is something that affects you as author here at Envato. At least read the first post on the link you got in reply above.

Replying with just “i don’t have time” is rude in so many ways, especially to the person who tried to help you by pointing to the source of the information you need and asked for.

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urbazon says

Please share your experience and thoughts on this.

I prefer independent villas with big lawn area with plants.

What about you?

Independent villas/houses are much better, imho, because you usually have more space, more freedom, less worries about a-little-bit-louder music VS neighbors-complaining, etc… But on the other hand, houses usually need more investment (both time and money) for servicing/maintenance.

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urbazon says

Ah, yes, I’ve noticed something similar this morning – and now I have a complete mess in my FTP folder. But, I am not sure that I got back auto-deleted files; I just got back a bunch of recently uploaded/submitted/approved items :)

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urbazon says

Regarding new fees breakdown:
I understand the need to be more transparent, but please don’t lose the simplicity. Less is more! ;)

Therefore I join other authors who already commented that we need to see our percentage of the whole item’s price, like we had until today. I don’t want to open my calculator app every time I want to check where I stand, and this new percentage is totally meaningless/useless for me right now. Please bring back the percentage of a whole; at least add it to the Earnings page, among other numbers that are currently there.

Regarding handling fees:
Although I will lose a great proportion of my earnings thanks to this, I do agree with your plans regarding handling fees. I hope this plan will really have a positive impact on sales in long term.

However, I have to point out something: the most benefit (in percentage) of splitting handling fees with authors was definitely experienced by authors who sell the least priced items – sfx producers at AudioJungle, texture producers at GraphicRiver, etc… So, your comment about trying to balance this authors’ loss by increasing overall prices doesn’t stand here, because – for example – SFX prices on AudioJungle never received any love from Envato (in the past 5 years, since I’ve been an author here). And I think they do deserve some thinking through (if you wish, I can go in depth about this on some other place, I don’t want to clutter this topic).

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urbazon says

Anybody else experiencing problems with ftp upload?

Last night I queued ftp upload for the overnight uploading and this morning I got “greeted” with a total mess in my ftp folder, which is now full with files for already-approved recent items in my portfolio.

Moreover, I am not sure whether I am safe to remove them from my ftp folder or not.

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urbazon says

Hey, Collis.

First of all, thank you for taking your time to reply in person. It adds a great value to the reply.

To be honest, I actually agree with everything you wrote. The thing is, although I was aware of most of the changes around here (I follow forums and blog constantly) and I knew about all the improvements to the other marketplaces, it just seemed like the most (not all) of them were aimed mostly to TF and CC.

However, I admit that I can never be aware of all the work that is done internally. So I guess I’ll just have to wait a few more months to see what’s been cooking in your dev kitchen :)

Btw, if you’re still reading this topic, please just take the time to hear this suggestion:
if you don’t have it already (and I believe you do have), please make a list of all the small but important/wanted UI tweaks and features (for example, one randomly comes to mind: category filters on portfolio page). Then, the next time you have your “Hack week”, or however you call it, please let your devs work on something meaningful/useful, instead of cosmetic changes like the oversized badges, as these type of changes give us the impression of some kind of progress.

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urbazon says

You can also take a look at Crassula Ovata. It is also cactus-like in terms of neediness, ie. doesn’t need to be watered too often (I know, as I tend to forget to water my plants and it is still alive after few years :D )

P.S. If you are into superstition, then another info about this plant: people say that it brings money into your home :D :P

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urbazon says

On the topic of self-censored curse words, like f**k: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSwCXQ2KqUk

You’ve just been forked! :D :P

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urbazon says

If you don’t mind having the PhotoDune watermark, you can take any of the photos from PhotoDune to include in your item’s preview.

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urbazon says

I’d also like to add this thought: the irony is that mandatory support is being forced upon authors, while Envato themselves are failing to support their own products for past few years (and I don’t mean their support response, but bug fixes and new features). Just sayin’ :)

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