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Blinn says

I finally have an item under Logos and Idents! :D I must have submitted at least 5 items in the last 3 months and all of them were rejected for various reasons.

The item is called Childhood Memories Logo. It’s the first item in my portfolio that is something other than a sound effect, and the first to enjoy Audiojungle’s new Licenses.

Persistence pays off, folks! :)

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Blinn says

Jona Lewie – Stop the Cavalry (A British classic :) )

British music uses a lot of “horn” instruments, trumpets, tubas, and so on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hVEdE0O5tA
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Blinn says

I think it would be a good idea to tell the buyers that they have x number of weeks or months to download the item, and till that time, regardless of whether the author leaves or not, the item for the guy who purchased it should stay there for that time period, because at the end of the day he paid for it.

That’s probably the best solution I’ve seen in this debate thus far.

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Blinn says

This is exactly why I never remove my items once uploaded.

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Blinn says

Envato has an FAQ site that answers a lot of common questions, but I think it also needs a sticky thread where people can visit to see if their questions have been answered previously.

The thread itself can display a list of URLs leading to the threads that contain the answers. This can help with a number of things:

1: Reduce the number of incoming support tickets that need an answer by the staff and help existing ones get taken care of more quickly.

2: The asker may not have to go through the process of submitting a ticket and waiting for an answer in the first place.

3: If enough people turn to the Non-FAQ thread every time they have a question to ask, it can reduce the number of “Help me, I have a problem” threads.

4: It allows Envato to focus more of their time and energy on their goals to grow and develop the marketplace, the website, and improve the user experience.

5: Less forum chaos. :D

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Blinn says

“Nothing feels more satisfying than knowing you’ve done an excellent job at something.”—Me :)

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Blinn says


I will not be jailed for tax evasion merely because I’m illiterate in that area and nobody ever taught me how to handle it. :(

Just a word of advise re that statement,

ignorance and not understanding never has, or never will be, a line of defense for not paying taxes – that’s true in the UK and the US (I’m originally from the UK now a US citizen) – you do not get taught how to do taxes, it is your responsibility to either learn or pay a tax professional.

They will come after you and take any measures necessary to get their tax money.

Also at $100 p/month that’s $1200 per yr and that’s over the threshold I believe so you would need to file your earnings.

I didn’t mean to imply that I’d deliberately avoid paying taxes by using ignorance as a defense but thanks for the information.

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Good thing I’m UK-based because I have no idea how to read a tax form, much less submit one. EDIT: Legalese is one of the greatest sins of mankind and should be abolished. I have great difficulty grasping it. :(

Legalese can be pretty awful I must say! Our legal team spent a long time trying to make sure our new T&C’s are human readable!

Most of the Australian tax forms are pretty good, though there’s a lot of them and I sometimes still get confused doing my personal taxes. Best thing to do is always consult your tax advisor, and of course whatever country you’re in, make sure you’re paying your taxes :-)

I don’t have a tax advisor, nor do I earn enough of an income to qualify as a taxpayer. (roughly $100 a month) I cannot read legalese, and I feel this W-9 tax requirement is going to run me out of Audiojungle and other places. I’ve run into it on sites I’ve wanted to open an online store or SFX store in, and it asked me questions I couldn’t answer. I don’t know what a Tax ID# is, nor if I have one or what it is if I do.

I will not be jailed for tax evasion merely because I’m illiterate in that area and nobody ever taught me how to handle it. :(

EDIT: I may be UK-based now but I’m moving to the US in a couple of years, so I will be forced to reckon with this W-9 form one way or another, and the last thing I want is to be confronted with a form that I do not know how to fill out.

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Blinn says

Good thing I’m UK-based because I have no idea how to read a tax form, much less submit one.

EDIT: Legalese is one of the greatest sins of mankind and should be abolished. I have great difficulty grasping it. :(

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