Posts by JBlanks

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JBlanks says

My sales have never been this low. 2 items in 2 weeks.

Not sure if it’s related to these issues as no customers have contacted me about it, but never had a slow patch like this. Month started off good for me.

953 posts
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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JBlanks says

So now we have actual obscenity posted in our forums. Today’s spam is really choice. I’m appalled that our customers and community are subjected to this meaningless and offensive drivel on a daily basis. It’s a real problem and needs to be addressed urgently I feel. Sorry to bang on about this issue but nothing seems to halt the spam and it’s getting more frequent and more offensive,

Check the “all topics” today for more examples of the rubbish being dumped here.

Here’s another simple idea… Once a thread is flagged for review (fortunately happens within minutes with spam) the thread vanishes from view until moderator looks at it. Surely this is vastly preferable to having the thread topic visible in forums for hours at a time…?

Stop the spam!

953 posts
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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JBlanks says

Just switched to Yosemite. Had to tell it to send audio to my speakers again, and every time I start machine I get black screen with apple logo and progress bar which is a little disconcerting. Not sure why it needs to do this every time I start up mac pro (2014 model). Will continue to road test it and see if any surprises present themselves.

Not really a fan of the new icons. Preferred the old ones but that’s totally subjective and not very important. Noticing Final Cut Pro 7 isn’t as solid as it was under Mavericks. Has issues displaying color filters when applied in its own tab. Have to go to filter tab to see it, once activated there all is normal.

Fortunately Logic X seems to be behaving itself but waiting to see there are any surprises there when I load old projects. Kind of wish at this point I had stuck with Mavericks but issues are minor.

953 posts
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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JBlanks says

My worst week ever, 1 sale. Last week was way better than average.

953 posts
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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JBlanks says

Why is the video still on YouTube without a watermark? Isn’t that the first thing to address? Take it down and replace with watermarked version asap, mate.

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JBlanks says

And still the spam keeps rolling in… It’s really unsightly and embarrassing to see on the forums. Would be really great to hear from someone on the Envato staff about this issue and if there are any plans in place to address it.

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JBlanks says

Hi Antonio – I just used Zebra2 (u-he) on a recent project and was blown away with what I could do with it. It sounds superb and I was able to find a sound for every mood I was after.

I highly recommend this synth paired with sound sets from “The Unfinished”

http://www.theunfinished.co.uk

You can dig in and create your own patches relatively easily, and there are stacks of ways to mutate and mangle your patches and sounds. Hans Zimmer used this synth extensively on The Dark Knight soundtracks. There is even a version of Zebra2 called The Dark Zebra which comes with a huge soundest of patches used in the movie and a modified version of Zebra with features the original does not have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rBMb2oijyo
http://www.u-he.com/cms/118-tdz-news

Sylenth1 looks fun but I’ve not purchased that yet. Good luck mate in your quest for the ideal soft synth! Let us know which one you opt for.

953 posts
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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JBlanks says

Not sure if a captcha would be enough to stop them. I assume they are manually signing up these accounts anyway so it’s just an extra step for them.

More spam posted today, and that was just on AJ forums. They are hitting other Envato forums too. Really hoping steps are taken to lock these pointless pests out of the marketplaces soon.

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JBlanks says

Haha. That’s awesome Troy. Thanks for the link mate :) I thought I was the only one who worked like that!

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JBlanks says

Thanks for the support on this guys. It really does look highly unprofessional to see so much spam clogging the forums. Like so many of you, I’m concerned about the image this projects to customers.

As Troy mentioned, even after spam is flagged it lingers in the forums for quite a long time. Would be great to ensure the spam merchants never get that far.

Since starting this thread 2 new spam posts were started. I can’t count how many of these things I’ve flagged, and I’m sure all of you have done it many times too when you’re the first to encounter them. I really hope other authors will get behind this and lend their voices to this thread as it impacts on us all and appears to be on the increase.

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