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digitalscience says

I think things are becoming more “Flashy” like the old days – which is a good thing. Having things loading intermittently looked messy, especially on slower connections. But now that we’re moving back towards transitioned sections and animations, a preload of elements prior to displaying them is essential to maintain a fluid user experience like we had with Flash sites. Not everyone is on a 100mb line, like here in Africa most of us still use 2mb.. so we need those preloaders! :D

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digitalscience says

@MSFX, complaints are never meant for personal benefits. It is to make sure a consistent system which is beneficial for everyone. For the sake of personal benefits, no one going to type paragraphs here.

If we had more fair internal advertising – a larger majority of authors would get a boost in sales – so this thread is for the community. Those who think the system is fine the way it is, have accepted they don’t want more exposure to their work.

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digitalscience says

they should definetly be linking to your activeden portfolio, what are they thinking?!

haha.. what? Look MSFX, do the math.. if every sale from PhotoDune is advertising the top selling WordPress themes, that is a huge amount of internal exposure. What we are calling for is a more fair distribution of exposure and not necessarily always showing a select few authors.. remember there are millions of items for sale here, so why keep showing the same 5 on the adverts.. I think this is a justified request.

And let’s remember in FlashDen days – when there were the first Elites – there was ZERO internal advertising banners on the site to promote top files. There was even a suggestion to having an internal advert campaign as a reward for Elites – which was not decided on because it would create a monopoly effect – but years later we now have something similar which is creating a huge lead between power elites and everyone else. The more the site grows, the more sales there are – the more exposure to the top items, which creates the exponential sales effect as seen on the graph I posted.

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digitalscience says


GUYS FROM ALL THE SUGGESTIONS THAT OUR TEAM HAS BEEN SHARING WITH ENVATO’S STAFF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A CHANGE HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AND IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE SAME MONTH :) clap clap clap
what do you mean? for me the stupid ad is still above pagination, like it is for months now, and at least 20 elite authors complained about it already.

Yeh nothing has changed.. uouapps, what are you seeing that we’re not seeing? :D Also why are you shouting :D

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digitalscience says

I think most investors knew it wasn’t exactly a legitimate company, but with gains of over 20 000% I think a lot of investors jumped onto the bang wagon to make a quick buck – that’s if they pulled out quicker enough before the SEC suspended trading :D

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digitalscience says

I think the video should have titles so we know who’s who.. for example I think the person sitting on the steps is from ThemeFusion? right? and I’m pretty sure that’s Adrien playing chess :D otherwise not too sure who the rest are

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digitalscience says

Exactly , I love a joke as much as the next guy. But not at other peoples expense.

I think the backers all know it’s a joke though so they’re willingly giving their money away for a laugh.

The reason why it’s a success is not the product but the idea, it captures peoples imagination and they want to be part of it, which is why it out performs other legitimate campaigns. So I think he’s quite deserving of the attention it’s getting.

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digitalscience says

Congrats! welcome to the Plutonium club 8)

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digitalscience says

Classic pump and dump.. the crash is going to spectacular :D

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digitalscience says

I think Envato’s put itself into a bad position, it was already a marketplace which sold themes at relatively cheap prices, and over time themes are now bundled with multiple components which makes these items even more ridiculously good value for money and as a result Envato is becoming less of an innovative creative site, but more of “value for money” type of site. This forces authors to be less innovative and creative and focus more on features and value just to stay competitive.

It’s also becoming less easier for single authors to compete and it now takes a team of several authors to put in the hours to build these themes, and also not to mention the support needed with these elaborate feature packed items.

Envato seems to have it’s head in the clouds still and thinks this is not really an issue, but if you read forums and reviews outside of Envato it paints a different picture about Envato, and that it is really ruining the theme industry as a whole with their quantity over quality standards.

And authors have been complaining here about these topics for years, yet no significant changes happen. It almost feels like ThemeForest has been abandoned in terms of major improvements, I feel it’s reached it’s peak and it’s all down hill for here. The focus is really on other start ups like Envato Studio and the next big idea. Envato just wants to keep expanding and extend its reach as far into the creative industry as it can, but it’s starting to spread itself out too thinly, it’s not listening to what authors want or buyers either, it’s no longer a fair competitive environment anymore, it’s difficult to navigate content, the search is poor and eventually the bubble is going to burst and other marketplaces will close that gap which Envato is not filling right now.

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