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+1 But, has any open letter made to Envato ever had any effect? :zipped:

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.

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Cool! Congrats, guys!

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Hi everyone,
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.

Thanks!

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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.

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First rule of ‘Theme Buying Club’ is to not talk about ‘Theme Buying Club’. Who’s in?
I have nothing to say about this “Theme Buying Club” you’re talking about.
Welcome – you passed the test ;)
What is this “Theme Buying Club” ? ;)
Welcome member #2

So wtf is “Theme Buying Club”?? ;)

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Hmm, this means I can purchase my own themes and offer them to my clients + some extras for more $. More money and better Popular Files position. Double win!
No, you can’t buy your own themes :D You must find a buyer to invest in your product, and not be paying them anything in return. It’s just like a single sale, except many in one go. The licences are merely transferred from the buyer to each recipient. So find a buyer with an audience and who is willing to buy in bulk.

Well, I have 5 team-mates and 2 members of support team who works from another side of the globe. One of them is running a Custom Shop service which is actually a completely separate business. Solved :D

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Hmm, this means I can purchase my own themes and offer them to my clients + some extras for more $. More money and better Popular Files position. Double win!

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Hi again, there’s a lot of interesting and thought-provoking discussion going on here, which is awesome, but there are also a lot of assumptions being made, as a few of you have pointed out. I hope everyone here can understand our decision not to disclose purchase details – we are committed to a level confidentiality with buyers. However, as we’ve said before, Envato negotiates all bulk purchases and ensures guidelines are met (e.g., ensuring the buyer is a genuine third party, is the purchaser of the licenses and has purchased a copy for each end user). And while we strongly believe in supporting and upholding a fair and level playing field, we also want to accommodate our buyers’ needs which includes different factors that impact when and how purchases are made. Self-purchasing continues to be against our terms of service. The purchases of X Theme have been negotiated by Envato, and are legitimately purchased by a third party based on the specific needs and resources of that third party.
I don’t think that most of us are necessarily saying that the bulk purchase is not legitimate (although the timing of each of the bulk purchases is what is drawing suspicion at the point). But I think most of us are just saying that in order to guard against “buying the top spot” in the future, we ought to adopt the policies of similar industries and not count bulk sales toward the popular files list, and possibly not toward the overall sales of the theme. But at a minimum, it shouldn’t affect the top files numbers.

+1

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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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