Hm I’m starting to think the “Featured Section” of videohive exists in the Twilight Zone… so many of these awkward errors lately…
Any news about placing referral links to sites like voicebunny on the description of items?
Sad to see I was right with my comment on the first page one month ago… this Trending feature is a perfect way to get already popular items even more time in the spotlight… go to any “Popular Items” page and there’s trending icons everywhere…
There are currently two items by the same author on videohive’s weekly top sellers that break these rules… as I remember they have been mentioned before on other threads but it seems no action was taken by staff… one of these items has actually been promoted via e-mails and is featured on envato’s main page. I’m not trying to call out any author, but some transparency from envato would be nice, because this seems like a simple case of turning a blind eye to certain rule breakers… and I’d like to understand the reasons.
I understand that the opacity depends on the clip underneath, but what I meant about the watermark brightness was this: (disregard differences in size btw)
But I’m noticing some other stock footage items with the new watermark as bright as yours so I don’t know what’s going on anymore.
Anyway, I completely agree with you, this shouldn’t be down to luck but unfortunately it seems like it is… as another example: if you go visit the “motion graphics” category you can see there some stock footage items around… why didn’t they go to the proper category on approval? Who knows.
Well clarecomm you’re indeed using the correct version of the watermark… this new version is flat while the older one had some gradient and bevel going on… that said it’s easy to find new stock footage items with the old watermark so…. yeah, it seems to depend on luck.
One interesting thing is that for some reason in your preview video the new watermark seems very bright… I just tried in AE placing the new watermark over your preview video from youtube and it comes out more transparent. Weird.
I’m trying to figure out what links with referral are guys are talking about… Is this about “voicerabbit”? http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/affiliate-links-in-item-description/136650 This 2 month old thread has some direct answers yet one of videohive’s highest selling item (that is also being promoted on envato market’s main page) clearly violates this rule… As 2 months have passed, either no one cares or staff just lets it slide through because it sells well?
This sounded ok until I started reading this posts… it seems we receive less now? Receiving part of the surcharge was good, especially for items that are not very highly-priced to begin with… this change effectively makes authors receive less while buyers pay the same… so, only envato wins… not very transparent.
Simply because the designers put “their heart, soul and intentions” into the badges, it shouldn’t mean those badges can’t be questioned. It seems that as long as someone in the envato team is proud of these badges, then all is good, community comes second and will learn to love them with time, even though the community has spoken with 50 pages of highly negative replies.
Seems like you don’t want the community that much involved in the community badges . At the very least, for those future tweaks with our feedback in mind, first assemble a small group of design variations of a badge and then ask YOUR community to vote on which one they prefer.
Thanks for the feedback. We’re looking into this and will come back to you asap.
Good to know BTW, you probably noticed the mistake but I actually meant that the “number or clips” information shows up when viewing that item in “List View”, not “Grid View” ... It’s the 5th item on my portfolio if that’s any help.