Posts by Thecodingdude

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says


You guys are worried about addresses but as I explained Google and the Play Store has already done this and yes, people were also worried and there was talk of getting a PO box instead of publishing their home addresses, I guess this is now a requirement and to be honest, if you don’t want to share your address and it’s a legal requirement for you to do so (such as the info DBtaker said) then you should reconsider whether it’s worth you selling items, there’s sadly a price to everything these days. Take it or leave it.
Fair point! As I mentioned, the current terms, no one should have a fear for personal information being disclosed, since only the state and city are being released on invoices both for authors and buyers, but having the full address like on the Play Store… auch! I’d leave instantly.

If it’s a legal requirement that your address has to be provided I am guessing it’s either a “provide it or stop your business here” situation. If we take a random app on the Google Play store such as this one, you’ll see a field called “Developer” which as another scary part is contained in a class called “content physical-address” making it super easy to farm, your most private details are not so private anymore, welcome to the Internet and doing business online :).

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

You guys are worried about addresses but as I explained Google and the Play Store has already done this and yes, people were also worried and there was talk of getting a PO box instead of publishing their home addresses, I guess this is now a requirement and to be honest, if you don’t want to share your address and it’s a legal requirement for you to do so (such as the info DBtaker said) then you should reconsider whether it’s worth you selling items, there’s sadly a price to everything these days. Take it or leave it.

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

My only concern is about the address being filled. Considering that the address will be passed to tens of thousands of buyers that’s quite the risk. As far as I know, addresses are allowed to be confidential. That’s actually an international right. So, are addresses mandatory for authors?

Lol are you serious? Try telling that to Google and every developer on the play store. Get real and start living in the 21st century where your anonymity is attacked at every opportunity.

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

Hi guys – apologies if this has already been asked, but I wanted to know something. In the blog post, Collis mentioned “For European buyers, VAT may need to be added to the price of items sold by authors located both in and out of the EU.” My question here is how on earth could this possibly be regulated? The very notion of a digital marketplace is that items are not physical and are just a series of bits and bytes, just like the authors here.

Unlike Google or Amazon, whom probably already know your name, address and other information, at no point am I required to disclose my country, and even if I am, it’s very simple to fake it, I can have an IP address located in every continent on the planet in over 30 different countries, so I just don’t understand how you know what “Europe” is when you’re dealing with entities who just so happen to be people who are represented by nothing more than a username…I can even fake my country when it comes to payment processors. To be honest, it’s about time Envato allows users to pay using Bitcoin, because I get the feeling this will only get more popular and allow people to buy things without being tracked as you are proposing for VAT purposes.

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

\\

^ Something like this would have been better (Our humble opinion – we are not masters of illustration). Also with colors differentiating the status (keeping the badges clean) along with tool tip info description.

Or else, simply the older one should be back. In all cases, the new badges are not professional :(

Still prefer the original, but if they are going to change the badges at least get their own designers on garphic river to come up with something, because you guys have done an awesome job. How about a competition where the public can vote and winner gets extra prize + featured items or something?

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

Guys there is a survey here: http://themeforest.net/community/badges

Maybe it will be more helpful if we fill it out :)

Cheers,
Iman

Maybe companies should start asking us about changes before deploying them? Not enough places do this and then they wonder why they get the reaction that they do.

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

“You should be aware that there are potentially serious consequences to filing DMCA notices, particularly inaccurate ones.”

Lol, that’s hilarious, considering there is literally no consequences to filing an incorrect DMCA, it’s gotten so bad even robots are programmed to send DMCA requests and they are inaccurate beyond belief. the entire system is flawed and abused to censor content, or used to gain an unfair advantage on these marketplaces. And what can you do about it as an author? Nothing.

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

This gif isn’t on this page. I have now resolved that minor error.

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

Perhaps the most horrific logo of the 21st Century? :D

637 posts
  • 5 Years of Membership
  • Author Level 2
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
Thecodingdude
says

Funny – one of my items got disabled because buyers complained “it didn’t work with the latest version” of the software my script was based on :(

by
by
by
by
by
by