visualkicks saidRemove the closing bracket and full stop : http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/envato-elite-community/185227
chilly_orange saidHey Chilly, how can I join. The link you posted is a page not found.
onioneye saidWe are working on something like this with our Elite community (http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/envato-elite-community/185227). We’re close to 100 members now, once we reach a good number, we’ll start organising polls and present results to Envato.
Maybe you should quit everything you are doing now and make a
community-widesite-wide poll on how confident authors are in Envato’s work. I am sure the results will be disastrous for you. Ah, sigh. I am done really. Signing off…
However, I think you need to contact him personally. I don’t see any links there.
@chilly_orange : You might want to put a space after your URL before you put the closing bracket. I’ve seen quite many of your links which don’t ‘work’ because the closing bracket is included in the URL, including the link here : http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/envato-elite-community/185227?page=8&message_id=1312649#1312649
Considering buyers would have the ability to ask as much as questions they would like, it is not much. Actually in some cases it won’t even begin to cover the time authors spend. I remember having over 50 mails just from one client just in few days. This would be one of those cases where support package price will not even begin to cover the stress and time spent. However if the support package is also for updates, many buyers would purchase support package to access the update. In this case not all the buyers would require support and everything will be balanced.
Which is why authors asked for paid updates instead of paid support because it seems unfair if a person has to pay to only ask 1 question (or some buyers who demand a lot after paying such meagre fees), but Envato made its stance very clear that they will not implement paid updates in the foreseeable future (you can search in other threads related to paid support).
They aren’t ‘cheating’ because updates are included regardless of whether you have paid for support. You can see it for yourself based on the screenshot showing an item not supported by author :
Welego saidDitto. I’d like some confirmation.
From what I understand, updates are also linked with item support. Buyers who don’t have an active support will not be able to access the update.
Could Envato please clarify this?If I understood this correctly than this is a good news for everyone as I believe this will only increase item quality. In case of a major item update, authors wouldn’t need to consider adding the item as a new item. This would mean focusing more on item quality and updates.
No, from what I understand based on previous discussions, updates are listed in the support package because it doesn’t make sense to pay so much solely for the ability to ask questions. Every buyer will still get the update regardless of whether he / she has a valid support package. It’s only there to make it sound as if there’s more value in buying the support package.
Envato has already made it clear that item updates will not be charged and any buyer can download the latest update.
So: please be fast
Your call has been answered : http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/get-ready-for-the-new-item-support-policy-launching-september-1st/187065
I really do feel like something is going on with the marketplace where all of the sudden, the search traffic is being directed to certain authors. Thee new search algorithm (or whatever it is) has completely destroyed exposure for certain authors, while benefiting others. And there appears to be no rhyme or reason to it.
My thoughts as well. However, the search result might not have directed to the top authors, but to some other authors / items whose sales have always been low. The top items are not affected because they have their own advertising campaign to attract buyers (and they have established their customer base as well), so their sales are less dependent on the search / traffic here because they’re always at the top.
I agree with @DistinctiveThemes. Aside from support, the share is too slow for PSD to WordPress conversion. 50-50 is fair for PSD to HTML because there’s not much support needed for an HTML template, buyers usually know how to use it and there’s little to no need to update the item.
The same can’t be said for WordPress themes. If the developer still needs to provide support and update the item all at 50-50 share, honestly speaking, I don’t think you can find a ‘talented developer’ to work under those terms.
Anyway, good luck!
Thanks for notifying. I just realized my website is affected too although mine doesn’t use SSL (chrome forces it to use SSL which will obviously break it). I think I’ll just wait for them to fix the bug instead of ‘fixing’ something which is not broken at my side. I might forget about these changes if I decide to move my website to SSL in the future.
Edit : Found a nice article about this issue.
I wonder what’s the ‘big bug’ you faced in this Chrome version, and how your website was affected by it?
Like I’ve said earlier, there’s probably a hidden parameter in the search algorithm to selectively promote items from certain authors on certain days / weeks (which leads to seemingly ‘random’ search results), and that explains why some authors are experiencing sales drop whereas others are doing better (and overall sales for Envato hasn’t been affected much which is true when more sales go to those mega themes). Authors who get more sales are less likely to end up discussing in this thread anyway.
Personally speaking, this month has been quite bad for me. It’s 50% less than what I should normally have in the middle of the month (based on data from previous 24 months).
Didn’t chrome go down this route around a month ago, so now the 2 biggest browsers are moving towards blocking flash.
Yeah, I do remember Chrome blocking Flash (I’m mainly a Firefox user) and now FF blocks Flash by default too.
It’s not difficult to unblock. All that it takes is just a click at the upper right corner to ‘Allow’ (the same as Chrome) but for a user who doesn’t know much about technology, he will probably click ‘Continue Blocking’ as a safety precaution and assumed that the browser blocked a malware.