Posts by AlexFjord

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AlexFjord
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Forgive the development beginner comments…

http://every.themestudio.net/# In the portfolio the details side in very smoothly on the page with no real header just the X to close.

Is this done using Ajax? It is not a ‘modal’ right? Is it easy to implement in other themes as a sort of “read more” feature? Does anyone know of plugins that do this.

Something like the juicy projects here http://codecanyon.net/item/cube-portfolio-responsive-wordpress-grid-plugin/8534570 but activated from simple buttons rather than having to have gallery

Again sorry for potentially stupid question – I can manage design, UX etc. but development is something new!

Thanks in advance for any help.

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AlexFjord
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You have no buyer badge on your account so the author, charlie4282 or anyone else cannot verify the file license.

Those do not sound like particularly difficult things to adjust but people will be much more willing to help if the purchase is verified.

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AlexFjord
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Unfortunately it will be near on impossible to reason with these people

They will either not care or will have some excuse like “I have no money” or “I can’t afford to buy”.

You could try explaining the time involved in making it, the fact that fake versions won’t update so potentially has a limited lifespan, may contain malicious code and so on.

It really is a shame that so little can be done to prevent it and we’d wish you the best of luck convincing them to buy.

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AlexFjord
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You are missing the point – what is wrong is that you stole & submitted someone else’s work!

There was nothing wrong with the original version (hence why it was accepted) what was wrong is the changes that were made to it

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AlexFjord
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I don’t think people really use portfolio plugins here in themes. Sliders yes but portfolios are pretty much built in normally

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AlexFjord
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With respect why not share it here… that way you will generate far better interest and support.

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AlexFjord
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At the risk of upsetting a few people…..

First off just to stress I agree that some of these suggestions are great and that there are things that appear not to be working and those which could be improved. I am NOT justifying envato decisions.

This said reading some of this thread the sense of entitlement from authors (and buyers in these forums too) is quite shocking at times.

No matter who is right or who is wrong the one constant is that this is a 3 ways street between buyers, authors and envato. NOT ONE party play a more relevant role – remove one and the whole system fails.

As said there are some good ideas and valid concerns nevertheless -

How many of us really have experience of running a multi million $ international business?

How many of us really are qualified to comment on tax or business economics of an international markets?

How many of us truly understand laws and regulations across the world?

If someone expected you to reveal the finer details of your own business would you publish it on the internet?

My guess is VERY few. As it happens we are lucky to have experienced authors involved in these discussions who DO know this marketplace well and can shed valuable insight but so many of these comments are very narrow minded treating envato like a small 5 man team and taking no consideration for the bigger picture or the complexity or implications involve din making them.

I do think they could be slightly ore transparent and engage more in these conversations but beyond that I do not think that the bashing they get can in several instance be very unfair.

For what it’s worth (not a personal attack – just using this as a good example of my point of view): @zeedesign

1. That competitor use a completely different pricing structure where authors set their own prices so it can’t be compared. Also envato tried this recently on some items on GR and it was awful so NOT a good move.

2. I’m pretty sure that is not the case – but none has the true access to make that judgement

3. Impossible – they don’t own the copyright and even the biggest/best in the word can’t stop these sites. They do what they can but honestly we all know it will never be beaten

4. Breaches various privacy laws and would mean completely overhauling the entire market structure,licenses and so on and is a potential law suit big enough to destroy the market.

Again this is not an attack on anyone perosnally but it immediately highlights my points – it is futile making suggestions if they are based on assumption and only addresses one problem at a time without considering the wider impact.

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AlexFjord
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I do get that but realistically there probably are not that bigger % of people exploiting the licenses when you compare it to the number of files purchased.

Also while your idea would be great you have got to look at the bigger picture – this is as has been said in breach of so many laws it is unimaginable let alone the costs and complication involved in implementing change like this.

it will mean completely altering the way the entirety of envato works and that is far morel likely to have detrimental impact on the marketplace than the % of people cheating the system

With all due respect your idea is great at solving the priority in your mind but it does not consider the further implications.

p.s. this is not an attack on you – it is trying to put it in perspective. for example: with your idea how do you plan to not breach privacy law? (forgetting all the other points raised by Charlie4282).

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AlexFjord
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I don’t have any issue with people making suggestions in fact I think it is good – my issue lies with the sense of entitlement form some authors (and buyer for that matter) here.

I highly doubt that this would have much impact on sales boosting.

the majority of authors have accepted that this is like pirating it just happens and it the way of doing business on the internet.

Besides the pros of selling here vastly out weight the frustration of people duplicating licenses.

Good luck to you nonetheless on your project!

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AlexFjord
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This has been discussed endlessly before and it comes down to privacy law making it near on impossible – as Charlie4282 says authors are already using the best options.

For what it’s worth anyone can submit their ideas but there is not a chance in hell that envato would (if they can even) let a 3rd party be responsible for this even if they were the best author in envato history.

It would have to be controlled as part of the user dashboard to give some form of control rather than a bunch of individuals, and have to have been built by envato themselves as procurement because God forbid something like that got hacked the potential lawsuit that they would face is beyond comprehension.

I’m all for people submitting their ideas and we see daily good concepts suggested here but at the same time I sympathise with envato – too many (not aimed at any one person) authors or community members treat it like a small outfit.

They lack the empathy and fail to understand the scale of envato and realistically what it takes to run let alone the complexity or consideration of implementing changes.

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