Yes but you have to understand there perspective, generating 100 000$ from 100 authors or 100 000$ from 1 author its the same, actually its better from 1, since you have less work with him So from business perspective its a good move, and equal marketplace does not exist, lets face it probably we would all do the same. But in the long run it will not go well for the marketplace itself, but that future is really far away Non the less I love this marketplace, specially the community itself.
You’re listening, but doing nothing This is the kind of corporate-like reply we don’t want to hear. We want results, to know what’s happening behind, when can we expect some improvements, when can we expect some changes? Saying you’re listening and taking out feedback seriously doesn’t mean anything to us(at least me) anymore, sorry.
To bad we can’t give a reject on this kind of answers
From my side i am not talking about sales, since i know they are not all that and themeforest is not guilty, i am strictly talking about exposure in compare to b4, so in store if you offer 10 apples for 1 eur and after that those apples grow smaller and smaller and you still charge 1 eur its a bit odd. That is why they charge by kg… here similar 4 weeks of exposure and search system that is adequate for the amount it was b4 but now 1 day and search that its absolutely useless is not worth its money any more.
The point is not how much sales I get or don’t get, I am talking about what kind of service I get for my money before you got 1 week of exposure on front page of themeforest for your theme now you get 24 hours if your not luck, if you are luck 2 days tops.
So before 1 week for 30% commission now 1 day for the same thing, that is the point here, but nobody wants to pay less commission, authors are just asking to implement certain updates.
And if you go on quality of items, lets see, find a item that has almost all features same then some of old top sellers and has better design or overall superior item and ask your self the same thing i did, why o why it does’t surpass it on weekly time?
Thats exactly how it is already. If you don’t sell your item you dont pay the 30%. Envato doesnt take your money upfront or something
Actually I don’t agree with this since, you invest time in your theme and it should be exposed as it should be, since I do not pay for sales I pay for there service which is exposure and marketing platform. Its a bigger problem since most of us a bit older authors registered and agreed with the terms from back then and then it changed there for the service has changed there for the conditions should change for the other side to or just find a way to evolve and provide other solutions (a lot were suggested here)
And its a smart move that it is like that. Otherwise every single elite author would open his own site or switch marketplace, because at some point it wouldn’t make sense any more to stay here. Pretty similar to rich individuals moving their homes to tax havens. Just easier in our case
Yes well either way is not a perfect world, this is a major political problem all over the world, but the point is this is how you satisfy that small % and leave others to hang and “suffer”
Actually you are already within the top 15% of authors here, so kudos for that
Heh yea well you know which % I mean, but nice twist of view anyway
All this debate reminds me on Slavuj Zizeks talks
... I just love this kind of debates
Damn I can just image a nice pub, unlimited beer would debate with alcohol our livers to absolute destruction
Hehe, this is all somehow remanding me of some really big capitalist country were that small % of rich people protect there assets and the system since if it changes it will go down for them
Don’t get me wrong I am all about that, just let the market eliminate the weed. But you have to know that as it was already mentioned we pay 30% commission for the exposure and the marketing aspect of the site so when it happens that you don’t have this exposure or it devalues you kind of should’t pay for the service.
In other economic system you have progressive tax so more you make more you pay taxes or in this case commission here it’s different you get bigger you pay less and get more and more.
Now in ideal world it’s OK that if you are better you get more, but do not say its fair since it’s not, but hay as I sad let market clear it up and as with products that do not evolve it will for sure happen to the market place itself (though not soon) but people will start to migrate and with authors so will customers.
But never the less respect to those 20% we all want in there and if reality if we were there we would all be on your side probably or just be quiet
Is there any were offical notice?
I noticed some themes not having IE8 support is it not mandatory anymore?
You should contact themes author.
^ Thanks! My point was .. we are not paying Envato 30% for a nice profile page and some badges. We are paying them for the ecosystem which should draw promotion. I shouldn’t spend a nickle or a minute trying to promote myself – that’s why i give 30% of my share to Envato – it’s their job.
Now this is one of the most spot on posts i ever saw, this should be on that bar were bundles are!