hrivis saidI dont understand… ok let say, im the giraffe. i purcahase the file(s) from here so i can unzip it, then zip it again or rar or whatever then sell it – share it on an another site. Oh… and i dont forget about the refund….
Yesterday I write a script like unzip_data and pack it with some garbage data to fit exact size of documents like my item from gr. I uploaded it everywhere so if stealer want to unzip that garbage data it will not unzip my data for him. Guess what script will do
If you are stealer, you’ll punish yourself…
What about this idea?Next version should be os independent…
I think he meant uploading a fake file or corrupted zip file in one of those giraffe sites, since most giraffes don’t even bother uploading the file again but just copy the download links from the first giraffe, it will infuriate those who download the corrupted file thinking they got the deal. There is potential for this to work I will take it to the next level and create a virus
Congratulations! now gold paw!
It’s clear and simple we can’t stop Giraffes because we are some individual designers and if we will spend all our time fetching links and sending DCMA we will not founding time to create our designs.
But the problem is in Envato the biggest company with a lot of employers around the world and payed with our money, and really until now from 1 year when this subject is opened I don’t see any positive reaction and REAL SOLUTIONS provided for this problem like the Envato company don’t interest or he accept this the GIRAFFES method, because there are a lot solutions can be applied to at least reducing this traffic because now 95% of my portfolio is for free and my sales is down about 60% WHAY ?? we need to accept this state and continue working.
Really I respect all STAFF , REVIEWERS , ADMIN , AUTHORS ,BUYERS but I really feel that this place is not our home but is our JAIL and we are the SLAVES of GIRAFFES + ENVATO.
Really Sorry and Good luck For all.Best regards, BaGeRa.
If somehow we could include a code somewhere hidden in one of the photoshop layers for every individual sale we could identify the giraffes and ban their IP from the market place. At least that could be a good start. At the end of the day is all about the costumer understanding the impact this is having on us and if they wish to have more files in the future to support us. Maybe adding a note on each file about the importance of supporting our work (without mentioning the giraffes) so you have less risk of informing people about this things.
My sales decreased by more than 60% right at the moment one of my files started to appear on pirate websites…Sadly this is not an isolated case and not just one item but ALL graphicriver content can be found! In some cases the google results to pirate websites appear before the GR ones…
If staff keep ignoring this and blocking every post the issue will only get worse and failure to battle against those sites will make this marketplace doomed to fail!
ps: contacting support has not resulted in any action…
“don’t do unto others what you don’t want others do unto you” If everybody followed this golden rule this would not be an issue…
My first file on GR got on the weekly top sellers but then got bombarded with 1 stars despite no one was complaining, it affected the file considerably but after a few months it recovered its true rating but still hasn’t achieved 5 start because of those initial 1 star ratings.
At least now customers can see the disparity in votes some files have. In the long term though it doesn’t matter, if your file is great, people will buy it no matter what and will rate it equivalently, on the good side you still made a sell from a ‘hater’
In this case they might limit users to one bundle per year? Also, are sure bundles drops sales dramatically? why would Envato keep making bundles then? what do you mean by use classic the bundle option? As far as I know the option of having a bundle is not yours but Envato’s staff?
Has anyone thought of letting users the ability to create their own bundles for a limited amount of time? Where basically they could select a number of their work and offer it at a good price? targeting mostly items which don’t sell much. Of course the user will have to be limited in terms of how long the bundle runs and maybe do it once every two month or so.
Thanks Giallo! looks useful!