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Blinn
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YES!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for since 2012! :D This is awesome news! Everything I’ve been harping on about since the beginning of my Audiojungle career is finally here! You have no idea how happy I am to read this right now. Thank you so much!

This song was playing through my head as I was reading this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btDF_CrnsjM&feature=related
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well actually you can, use the Advance Search feature. ”+” sign under Statement Tab. :)

So that’s what the plus sign is for? You learn something new every day. :)

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Congratulations and nice of you understanding your mistake, you’d be more cruel if wouldn’t understanding it yet in 2015 :D wish you more sales..

I wouldn’t be more cruel, I’d just look silly if it happens again. :P

Takav je život.

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I’m actually at 711 sales as of now but I didn’t post the thread until now. Here’s why:

I’m sure everyone who frequents the forums is apt to know the situation over VAT/ContentID/Pricing confusion that kinda hit all at once. I lost my cool one day and posted a few comments that I really should have held back. Several authors were involved and I had doubts about the staff with regards to this whole situation, which I expressed publicly at one point.

A month later, and a month older, I realize that I didn’t handle it well. So I’d like to send an apology to anyone I got involved with in the whole debate for giving you guys a hard time, especially the people on the VAT discussion thread. That’s when it all started.

And the Support Team of Envato, you guys work very hard and I will admit to taking you for granted sometimes. I soon learned not to blame the beams that hold the house together. I promise to treat all of you with more respect and courtesy from now on, I’m lucky to not have had a serious backlash from other people for entering a discussion that really I knew nothing about.

I hope you guys can forgive me for losing my temper, if you’re reading this. I never stopped to think who I was talking to and I hope reading this will give you a little more peace of mind as the dust finally settles.

With all sincerity, Blinn

P.S. – I’d also like to give a shout out to my buddy from France, IndieGameModels for passing 100 sales himself. :)

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Description: Immediately. Tags: As soon as they are approved by a reviewer (matter of minutes or hours).
You sure of that? Because I’m not.

I don’t think they’re updated immediately, and here’s a reason for that:

While naming one of my explosion sounds, I didn’t know that Envato’s API system could confuse two items named Explosion, so I changed one of the titles.

When I went back to see how the new one was doing, I got the stats for the old Explosion sound for about 2-3 days before the system updated the changes.

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It would be in Envato’s best interests to act on these issues first and worry less about the VAT changes. They’re already suffering losses now, not just with sales but with traffic as well. Sometimes I use Alexa to read a site’s traffic rating to see whether or not it’s likely to produce much market activity, and it’s gone down from 8/10 to 7/10, what it originally was rated at when I first joined Envato (or maybe 6/10).

3 critical issues at hand here:

1: Content ID for paid licenses. 2: Widespread abuse and circumvention of purchasing codes and referral cuts in order to gain refunds, which is flat-out theft. 3: The massive confusion from the VAT changes and the sudden change of heart in how Envato handles community and customer support.

The difference between us authors/buyers and Envato is that we can just take our business elsewhere if we want. It says something when the staff go out of their way to censor any mention of their competition, which I can verify that they have, a number of times. People have asked why their posts have been censored for that exact reason, and Envato will not give a straight answer.

If you know your posts are at risk if you mention anything like Envato’s competition or express any reason to doubt the integrity or character, then the VAT, the Content ID, and the widespread fraud where purchase codes and referral cuts are concerned…may not be the biggest problem we have. I do not trust these people anymore, now that I think about it.

I think it’d be a good time for me to start closing down my account. I will give my buyers a month’s notice so that they can download their files before they are lost when I remove my portfolio. I do not want them to end up in trouble by using my items if they have Content ID written in them.

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Guys, stop hounding this guy! I can’t read all these comments with a straight face, the indifference and patronizing posts I’m seeing here in response to this guy’s problem is disgusting.

Chances are most of you have nothing to do with this and therefore is none of your business. Leave this man alone, he’s suffered enough already! He’s probably humiliated and brought to his knees by now…

The public humiliation on these forums is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m ashamed to be an author now…

Koster, pay no attention to these men. They will only see eye-to-eye with you when they’re brought to their knees, too. What you brought up here is a real, legitimate issue that is causing pain and suffering to many, many people. I just hope the staff arrive to deal with this quickly…
What? Sure this might be a heated discussion with varying viewpoints but I don’t see anybody bashing on one another. I totally understand both sides, but I may be allowed to have an opinion ;) Lets keep this straight and fair for everyone involved.

I give up! I’m turning this over to the staff…

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Guys, stop hounding this guy! I can’t read all these comments with a straight face, the indifference and patronizing posts I’m seeing here in response to this guy’s problem is disgusting.

Chances are most of you have nothing to do with this and therefore is none of your business. Leave this man alone, he’s suffered enough already! He’s probably humiliated and brought to his knees by now…

The public humiliation on these forums is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’m ashamed to be an author now…

Koster, pay no attention to these men. They will only see eye-to-eye with you when they’re brought to their knees, too. What you brought up here is a real, legitimate issue that is causing pain and suffering to many, many people. I just hope the staff arrive to deal with this quickly…

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Koster, I feel your pain…

Once, I used a sound effect from another site. Bought the license to it and everything. I made an underground river ambient track and put it on Youtube. Minutes later, I get a Content ID notice on that track and was just as confused as you are now.

I brought this up with the guy who owns the sounds and he told me to go e-mail his copyright enforcers or his “watchdog” as I remember. Fortunately, after sending an e-mail explaining the situation to them, the Content ID noticed was removed and the video was fine afterwards.

But if I have to send 1000 e-mails every month just to stop my account from being shut down over licenses I paid money to use…you’re absolutely right, this is a serious problem that nobody seems to care about if they’re not on the receiving end of it.

And to take it a step further, I’m concerned for the people who buy my sound effects on Audiojungle. Nobody has ever reported an issue of this nature to me but that’s because nobody (to my knowledge) has ever given my portfolio any real feedback outside of a rating and a “thanks” comment. Are they able to use it? I don’t know…

So far, the only thing I can suggest to you in a situation like this is to gather a collection of music and audio directly from the artists themselves, as in custom-made. If they’re honest and true to their word, they will tell you if the work is registered with Content ID or not.

One thing worth noting about music with Content ID: It must be registered into the system in order for Youtube to recognize it, which is a good thing.

I understand your frustration because I’ve been there, man…you have my support. You deserve better than this.

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I think the shopping cart system is producing results. :)

22 Sales so far!

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