Blinn saidDo you remember when this was? I’m curious to see how long it took Envato to get one million new members.
motionvids saidNo, but you did miss 4.000.000 members because nobody replied to my thread when I pointed the fact.
Blinn saidDid I miss the last time we reached 5.000.000 members?
Ah so people did notice this time.
Oh it wasn’t long ago, I’d say maybe 3-4 months ago. Feel free to do a forum search.
YES!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for since 2012! 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
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.
TigerTunes saidYou sure of that? Because I’m not.
Description: Immediately. Tags: As soon as they are approved by a reviewer (matter of minutes or hours).
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.
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.