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I’m about to purchase a 13-inch: 2.9GHz with Retina display Mac Book Pro. Could anybody recommend a large screen monitor to go with this please? Do I need one without retina? I’m getting a little confused in regards to what will be the best option for me when working with web design and Photoshop! :D Thanks in advance. Jo
Hi,
Got one of first rMBPs on the market. At this point it has many issues like “burning out” display, some issues with graphics card (results in occasional screen flickers), etc.

So I’m planning to get the same machine as you with http://www.asus.com/Monitors/PB279Q/ later this year.

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@Bedros It doesn’t make any difference. The ribbon is still misleadingly being advertised as part of Envato’s trending feature. And is it really the best selling photo theme? Also, does this piece of text influence the buyer’s decision on whether to buy the theme or not, and does it sway the customer into believing that this item is special? I am not saying it isn’t, but I am pretty sure this kind of advertising is unfair and illegal.
Of course, valid points friends.
But not “valid” enough to make staff to take an action, I think.
I totally understand your feelings.

Then lets everybody add the same ribbon with “officially most awesome theme” caption to each of our items ;)

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Just found out that this item in fact is a trending item. I think it is a clever marketing trick. The blue ribbon is designed and placed in the right spot. The “Trending” icon shows up only on the item page and not in the search section, because the trending icon is not there.

I know at least couple of “clever tricks” that will super-charge the item sales, and will get away with a light “warning” from Envato when they notice it. However I’m not doing so, because I believe in fair competition and respect fellow authors…

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Hey,
Is this allowed:

This author is mimicking/exploiting the ThemeForest interface element (“trending” badge) adding the ”#1 selling photo theme” to it. First I thought “wtf, Envato is highlighting items in this way??”. Then I realized that it’s a part of theme preview image.

2 item author(s). Guys, I don’t know what you were thinking, but IMO it’s a spit into faces of other authors. My 2 cents.

(Please do not report this post – I’m not calling out the author/item and not pointing on any item directly.)

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Hello guys,
Have you noticed that changing your name in Envato Account does not influence name displayed in invoices that Envato generates?

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Thing is site in question does not only sell my theme. It sells themes from all ThemeForest authors.

Therefore sending a single DMCA and ignoring that site is stupid and irresponsible.

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Hey guys,
Reported a warez site to Envato support and got this reply from Envato Rights Management team>

Hi Myroslav,

I’m Sarah and I work with the Rights Management team. I just wanted to let you know that while we are looking into the Web site you reported, Patrisha did pass on the correct information.

As the creator of the item, it’s good to police your own work. Meaning, submitting a DMCA to any site that is violating your intellectual copyright.

Did you know that we have an article full of resources that could potentially help you out?

https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202501554-Tools-you-can-use-to-report-illegal-links-of-copyrighted-work

Kind Regards,

Sarah

Envato Market Help Officer

In other words it is “your problem. f@#$ off”.

If I’m not mistaking, Envato used to deal with such issues. At least they told they were in their support answers.
Guys, can you please remind me, why I’m letting you have 30% of my item price? :)

Kind regards,
Miroslav (from Dream-Theme)

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Guys, if I’m understanding correctly, we’re talking about this guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers/vat-businesses-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers#digital-portals-platforms-gateways-and-marketplaces

This paragraph in particular:
If the platform operator identifies you as the seller but sets the general terms and conditions, or authorises payment, or handles delivery/download of the digital service, the platform is considered to be supplying the consumer. They are therefore responsible for accounting for the VAT payment that is charged to the consumer.

But it does not say a word whether platform becomes “seller” or “VAT agent” or anything else.

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I have just run into another issue with the changes – the number of invoices. Right now I am sending one invoice a month to my accountant. After the changes I will have to send one per each sale which is few hundred a month. That means my accountants fee will rise few hundred $ :O I don’t see any way to avoid this…

That is not the worst part. Did your accountant already told you how to link all those hundreds of invoices to only one payment (coming from Envato – not from those buyers) ;)

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It’s better than not managing them at all.

This level of support is mandatory – since certain aspects are very similar to changing the marketplace policy overnight with intentionally convincing wordings to keep us silent.

I guess Envato unnecessarily lost trust with the mandatory support announcement – which strongly added negative point of views towards every decision they make later and today.

If I understood everything correctly, according to this paragraph of VAT guideline: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers/vat-businesses-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers#digital-portals-platforms-gateways-and-marketplaces and this flowchart: https://whitehall-admin.production.alphagov.co.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/390300/VAT_MOSS_Flow_chart.pdf authors (both from EU and outside) do not have to worry about VAT at all.

On the other hand if we are considered sellers according to EU laws, we still have to deal with tons of accounting and authors from some countries have to register companies/micro businesses. Which is not what can be called “creative”.

So situation is still far from being 100% clear unfortunately.

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