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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

Oh, are you referring to a “Refer a friend” plugin? If so, you should direct your question to the author on the product page by either clicking the “Item Comments” and leaving a question, or sending your question to the author via their contact form. This is a general forum :)

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

I think it depends on how much you customized the theme.

If you made some substantial customizations, and then the competing business copied those customizations, you might have a case. If you’re using the theme out of the box without adding anything other than content, then anyone who purchased a license for that theme has the right to use those identical layouts.

My guess is the competitor approached a web designer and asked “can you make me a site like this”, referencing the site you made. The web designer probably tracked down the theme to create the competitor’s site (wouldn’t be difficult at all if the style.css still has its headers). Regardless, it seems pretty dumb of the competitor.

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

Envato and developers are leaving money on the table by not enticing people to buy extended licenses by restricting content

I hear what you’re saying, but the difference in price is due to a the different privileges granted by the licenses, not by the features of the product.

Here’s maybe a more apt analogy:

Case 1: If you want to buy a DVD and watch it at home, it costs $15.

Case 2: If you want to project this movie on a theater screen and sell tickets so that others can come view it, it costs $1000 (random number, clearly it’s far greater than that)

In the first case, you’ve got a license for private viewing (regular license)

In the second case, you’ve got a license for public viewing/reselling (extended license), so it costs much more, because you are earning money through the distribution of that work

In both cases, the content of the movie is identical; it’s the ability to sell tickets (licensing) that you’re paying more for. Paying more for the extended license gives you more usage rights, not more features.

Of course, there are always going to be people who buy the private-use licensed DVD and try to sell access. But they’re breaking the law, and if they are caught, the intellectual property rights infringement is significant.

Hope that helps explain better :)

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

* I’ll try to ask this question again in another way and hope that the moderators find it in their hearts to not ban this honest, legit question that needs to be raised.

Hi Joe,

Your topics were flagged by community members, not mods or staff.

I think the first question that needs to be answered is, are you sure you need an Extended License? It’s not very common. See http://themeforest.net/licenses

To answer your main question here, the extended and regular versions of a product sold here are always identical; they are not a regular and premium version of the product, just a difference in licensing.

You can’t just leave it up to sheer honesty. Otherwise, who would even pay for a premium plug-in for example?

Well, honest people. Stealing isn’t very difficult, but most people still don’t do it.

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

Ah, glad you found it :)

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

As FlatKing reiterated, I am referring to the scripts.js file. It’s returning a 404, and you need to make sure the file exists on your server.

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

thanks Sevenspark, as for promoting my website i aint the theme is off TF any ways, its off topic i am asking for some help, i hope i havent affended the forums. well added a fresh htaccess file still same

You’re welcome :) You haven’t done anything wrong in the forums. While self-promotion is not allowed, that is clearly not the case here.

First thing to check is that the scripts.js file is present and accessible. 404 means not found, so making sure it exists is your first step.

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

Your scripts.js file is returning a 404. Perhaps it was moved, deleted, or otherwise inaccessible?

That can also be an htaccess issue if you have rewrite rules set up improperly

Hope that helps :)

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

Hey everybody, glad to hear it helped! :)

Xaver, thanks so much for making the update! I knew it’d only be a temporary solution until you worked out something better :) Thanks again for your great work on Dashboard Plus, it’s really a fantastic tool!

All the best,

Chris

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

If it were allowed, loads of authors would combine themes into all sorts of bundles, and no author comes out better than before.

+1

The problem is that this would effectively create a “race to the bottom” – who can pack the most themes into a bundle, i.e. lowest price/theme. It’s the same reason authors aren’t allowed to set their own price on themes, or the marketplace would be flooded with themes priced at $0.99 like the Apple App Store. It throws the marketplace out of balance and devalues the products sold here.

Bundles are great for a quick boost in sales/exposure as a limited-time offer, but aren’t really feasible as a long-term offering – at least not in a marketplace like this :)

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