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CodingJack
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Hi Collis,

I had asked about a disclaimer earlier, but didn’t see an answer yet. Is this still something you’re looking into to?

Honestly I’m a bit surprised more authors haven’t spoken up about this. Because now that our names are on the invoices, without any type of usage disclaimer, we’re all incredibly vulnerable now.

I realize leaving this up to authors could make things tricky. So it probably makes sense to just add a generic disclaimer in some fine print, and force the buyer to click “I Agree” before they’re able to complete their purchase.

If possible, please let us know an ETA on an answer for this. To me, it’s such an important issue that I really wish I could soft-disable my items until we get an answer on this. Because I feel really uncomfortably selling here without any type of basic legal protection.

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So late last year we went back, and put everything back on the table to see if there was a way to change to a reseller. It was a tough decision and the product of many sleepless nights, but in the end we decided we needed to stay with our current model.

I guess it’s a colossal misunderstanding. Because I doubt you’d find a single author here who for years didn’t believe Envato was selling our items on our behalf, paying us a commission for our total sales each month.

For transparency, is there anything that can be shared with regards to what the differences are between being a “reseller” and a “platform”? For example, does the legal liability shift dramatically to the authors when the author is the seller? Or is the difference primarily based on tax considerations?

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(c) Help authors create their own bundles Yes, we have been looking at new bundling possibilities with new team we created recently to work on this area.

Bundles are, and always have been, a horrible idea. And that includes any type of bundle, whether it’s being sold by Envato or by an author. Just my 2c.

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Question for Staff:

Now that we’re the sellers, is it ok if we post a “Disclaimer” at the bottom of our item descriptions? I’d like to add something like what’s included in the MIT license:

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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Now that authors are officially the “sellers”, what protection do we have from buyers potentially suing us? They’ll have our name and where we live, so it wouldn’t be too hard to find us. So consider the following scenario:
  • Buyer purchases plugin that has a security bug in it.
  • Buyer’s site gets hacked, and buyer’s company loses thousands of dollars as a result
  • Buyer locates author, and files lawsuit to recoup losses.
So I’m sure there’s something in the fine print that protects Envato from these type of scenarios. But going forward, what guarantee do authors have for the same protection?
This is what insurances are for.

My point was, if authors are technically the sellers, we should have the ability to issue our own terms and conditions, as well as a usage-disclaimer that protects us 100%. So not saying that would be a substitute for insurance, but it’s a completely reasonable request now that authors are officially the sellers.

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CodingJack
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Now that authors are officially the “sellers”, what protection do we have from buyers potentially suing us? They’ll have our name and where we live, so it wouldn’t be too hard to find us. So consider the following scenario:

  • Buyer purchases plugin that has a security bug in it.
  • Buyer’s site gets hacked, and buyer’s company loses thousands of dollars as a result
  • Buyer locates author, and files lawsuit to recoup losses.

So I’m sure there’s something in the fine print that protects Envato from these type of scenarios. But going forward, what guarantee do authors have for the same protection?

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CodingJack
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I don’t think this is ever going to change, because the ability to reply opens the door for arguments, which is something Envato probably doesn’t want to deal with.

But we really need to add an “average rating” to a buyer’s homepage. Because providing support for customers who regularly rate poorly is a huge waste of time and money.

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He “should” help you setting it up – even if it’s not a plugin bug!
Hm. Sounds terrible.

+1 :P

On topic. I’m always confused by these type of claims. Most items have a live demo, and if the product/item simply “doesn’t work”, how did the author successfully setup the demo?

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Q: I’m using a tool/plugin/gallery that displays full-screen images. But my images are getting cut off. How can I fix it?

A: This is always a tricky question to answer, because you have to first understand how image resizing works to understand the nature of full-screen images.

For this example, we’ll pretend the image below is our computer monitor

And this is the image we want to use full screen

Problem is, the image of the woman is not the same size as our computer monitor. So what are our options?

Technically we could just resize the image to the same size as our monitor. But because the original image and our monitor are two different size ratios, we’d have to severely distort the image to accomplish this, and it would end up looking like this:

Obviously the above result is a bad solution. How can we avoid image distortion?

One way is to use the “cropping” method. Here’s an example:

The above example covers the entire screen, but as you can see, it also crops, or cuts off a large portion of the image. So how can we display the entire image without distorting it and without cropping it either? By resizing the image so it fills as much of the screen as possible, while making sure no portion of it is cropped. Here’s the result:

As you can see, the above example creates white space on the sides of the image. So how can you display a full-screen image without distorting it, without cropping it, and without creating white space? Technically, you could just make the image the same exact size as your computer monitor, but because there are so many different monitor sizes, that isn’t the greatest solution. Instead, you’ll have to decide which one of the above examples is best for your project:

  • Distort the image: almost always a bad choice
  • Crop the image: a good choice when you want to avoid “white space”
  • Fit without cropping: usually creates “white space”, but a good choice when showing the entire image is most important
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CodingJack
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It’s cool to see veteran authors become moderators over the years. Keep up the great work guys! :)

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