At a first glance, it seems they are some sort of bots run by people looking to see if your server is running an open proxy which they could use to attack people with.
If you don’t have one already, I recommend the setup of a professional VPS Firewall, these usually make your server invisible to hackers ad protect your admin ports.
Maybe this forum post could help: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/anyone-having-paypal-issues-read-this/142289
I got used to the new ones too. Well, it seems any change is hard to be accepted from the beginning, isn’t it? And good work, it seems the new badges are shown correctly on tablets too now.
It seems that all my items are trending, but in the My Portfolio page none of them have the trending blue mark.
“Trending” does not mean “with many sales”. A trending item can be trending only because it has a high number of views, even if doesn’t have any sale.
We measure the level of “excitement” that we think the community shows for each item within a specified period of time – as buyers interact with an item, by viewing it, purchasing it or rating it highly, we accumulate these interactions into a level of measured excitement that tracks changes over time.source: http://marketblog.envato.com/news/introducing-trending-and-recommendations-on-envato-market/
The company bought the license to the theme so we are stuck.
This is where the problem is.
Creative agencies often buy regular licenses and they use them as developer licenses (for more clients/projects). I know a lot of agencies doing this.
A creative agency should, instead, transfer the license (and the implicit access to updates/support) to the client after the project it’s ready.
If they can’t have a single theme with decent sales, they include 50, perhaps perhaps they’ll earn a buck.
I don’t think that’s the reason. The real reason are the requirements.
There are a lot of rejections due to “not enough features” so authors just want to make sure that after working 4-6 months, their theme will be accepted.
But otherwise I have to agree with you, I also thought that bundles were not allowed.