Posts by sightsignal

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sightsignal says

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.

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sightsignal says

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.

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sightsignal says

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.

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sightsignal says

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?

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sightsignal says

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.

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sightsignal says

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.

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sightsignal says

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.

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sightsignal says

What an anti-climatic conclusion to this story. Why even call them community badges if the opinion of said community is absolutely ignored…?

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sightsignal says

Hm? They were “quite surprised”?...

I might be wrong but this seems quite obvious at least in the audiojungle/videohive relation… some audiojungle authors are looking to have some partnership with videohive authors, or at least make them aware of their audio tracks, in the hope that eventually, those videohive authors use those tracks in their preview videos, which in turn gives the audiojungle author some exposure.

Because mass commenting a videohive author’s items or sending unsolicited profile messages is frowned upon, simply following someone is a quick way that makes sure that the videohive author will notice a new avatar on the Followers section, which might earn some interest. Do that for every author on videohive and you’ve reached 2000.

That said, this doesn’t bother me a bit and I actually go hear one or two items from any new audiojungle follower.

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sightsignal says

@andrewfreeman

It’s been 12 days so maybe something’s up. The Upload page indeed shows that new field.

However, for existing items, it’s not showing up anywhere in the Edit page.

Furthermore, a while ago before this announcement was made, this feature was tested/half-implemented and I edited an existing item to correctly show “Number of Clips: 10”. That information still shows up when viewing that item on my portfolio in Grid View, yet it doesn’t appear on the item’s actual page on the attributes section. And it also doesn’t appear anywhere when I open the Edit page for it, so there is no way to change it if I needed to.

So, lot’s of strange things going on…

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