+1 to @bitfade solution.
TGM is outdated like a mammoth’ cr*p
mess sales so far. Yay!!
Just noticed that Yay!-thread crossed the 2000 Yay!s milestone!
Massive Yay! for that!
I thought that was the idea here I think this is just natural progression of the marketplace, freelancers become authors, authors become businesses, those businesses work with other businesses and so on.
IMO the beauty of this marketplace was that everybody (be it company or an individual) could enter it and make millions. It’s a shame to hear that you’re welcoming TF transformation into a rich snob club..
+1 @digitalscience – where are you from? I’m trying to understand why are you thinking so differently I hope that you receive at least a salary for your comments
@krones, thanks for support. But, please, avoid personal comments. Everybody have a right for and opinion and expressing it. Thanks!
@digitalscience, your advice sounds like “Don’t be poor! Earn more!”
+1 But, has any open letter made to Envato ever had any effect?
Actually yes. Remember one that was related to mandatory support
To everyone who do not see any threat in bulk purchases influencing Popular Files page. Consider this: big boys are preparing themselves for a big game – you do not have resources to answer their bets. Therefore soon you will find yourself out of the game.
Miroslav here, from Dream-Theme.
As I already said in this locked thread, that I could not care less which theme is no 1 seller (if it is not mine ).
However, I cannot ignore the fact that bulk sales can (and will) be used for Popular Files page manipulations.
Therefore I ask Envato to reconsider its decision and exclude bulk purchases as a ranking factor on Popular Files page.
Also I ask fellow authors to +1 this thread if they agree with my request. And guys, please, keep the thread clean to prevent its locking.
Don’t want to be a party breaker and in no way being a fan of these bulk purchases, still would like to mention something. Back to the last Envato birthday celebration when they made the author income 100% for 24 hours, there was a guy (I won’t mention who and it’s basically against Envato rules) who made like 200+ purchases of his theme which took him to the first or second row of the popular themes. But guess what – next week the sales dropped to the normal and it went out from the popular list again. Moral – boosting your theme artificially does not really give you any serious advantage – if buyers don’t like your theme – they won’t buy it even if it’s in the top of the top list.
This is true for shitty items. It’s not the case for serious players, though.