Posts by Dream-Theme

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Dream-Theme says

2 @GraphicExpert just a friendly notice that it already feels a bit like a spam :D

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Dream-Theme says

So my work :) it’s mix of owl and dragon I hope you like

If forum users could vote for best monster, I would definitely vote for this!

I want this for wallpaper, please!

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Dream-Theme says

Happy Halloween
from Dream-Theme monsters!!!

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Dream-Theme says



Hi Dream-Theme!

One buyer must trust one author when he/she is buying a theme and must know the conditions of the deal at that time. And if the conditions are stated no problem. What I dislike is advertising free lifetime updates and then want to charge for updates…. And yes, grandfathering is something to take in consideration. Changing conditions like that could have drastic consequences even for the market place.

Advertising everything for free and two weeks later wanting to be paid for everything is no being honest. In that point you must agree with me.

But if you really support the grandfathering I must apologize myself.
That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Otherwise it would be false advertising. It’s so obvious for me as author (because authors can be seriously punished for it) that I was not even talking of it.

Hi!

Nobody forces an author to advertise free updates and/ or free support…. When one advertises so, he/she must honour the deal (for me is a contract not a deal…. ).

One author could advertise his contitions, with renew or no renew, not answering questions, not giving support, etc…. Based on that one buys or doesn’t buy the item. Changing “à la carte” besides not being honest is even not being legal.

You buy a car with two years warranty and after closing the deal the car dealer comes to you saying: “hey…. warranty changed…. now is one year” Does that make sense? Not for me.

That is exactly what I’m saying. Promises should be respected. “Grandfathering” / “grace period” is obvious if this change will ever come to marketplace.

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Dream-Theme says

Hi Dream-Theme!

One buyer must trust one author when he/she is buying a theme and must know the conditions of the deal at that time. And if the conditions are stated no problem. What I dislike is advertising free lifetime updates and then want to charge for updates…. And yes, grandfathering is something to take in consideration. Changing conditions like that could have drastic consequences even for the market place.

Advertising everything for free and two weeks later wanting to be paid for everything is no being honest. In that point you must agree with me.

But if you really support the grandfathering I must apologize myself.

That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Otherwise it would be false advertising. It’s so obvious for me as author (because authors can be seriously punished for it) that I was not even talking of it.

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Dream-Theme says

Hi Dream-Theme! You should advertise your customers or potential buyers about you positions and letting them know you want charge them for updates….. I really would like to see your sales after that advertisement. :-)

Hi,
Why you want to see this? You enjoy seeing problems of other people? That’s so sweet! You can enjoy the fact that my main priority is quality of my products and services – not sales numbers.

Would you also like to see sales of other authors of Top10 sellers? Because some of them were saying same things ;)

Besides I already told that though I like this idea, it can result in significant drop of sales across all marketplace. Also there must be a thing called “grandfathering” or “grace period” for people who already purchased item(s) on previous terms.

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Dream-Theme says



Haha, well someone with a green badge [and stupid enough] must lead the pack!
? :)
Ok then how are we going to come up with a solution, since everyone has their own opinions. Right now we’re just letting Envato decide what they think would work for us… why don’t we just tell them this is what we think will be the best solution. But authors need to somehow all agree on the same thing haha.

Problem is I doubt that there can be a solution that will satisfy everyone. Someone will be unhappy anyway :(

Sure I can contact Envato on behalf of other authors if they will ask me to do it. But please don’t think that my green badge will change something (also note that there are other ~20 guys with such or even cooler badges).

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Dream-Theme says

Haha, well someone with a green badge [and stupid enough] must lead the pack!

? :)

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Dream-Theme says

I think it’s easier to just set a ‘lifespan’ for purchases, where each purchase is only valid for, say, 1 year. After a year, buyers can decide whether they want to repurchase the item (maybe at discounted rate) to obtain updates and support (which can be mandatory or up to authors’ discretion).

Sounds good to me. With a small amendment: not to “re-purchase” the theme, but rather to “extend the access to updates and support for another year”.

@greenline, If I understood correctly Envato is going to introduce the tool for refund to authors. Also I guess it was a joke from @digitalscience about elites. At least his newer post makes me believe in it :)

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Dream-Theme says


^ I thought that’s what going on here already. The only difference is we do the same by sharing individual opinion. I afraid both of us deserve Mr.Obvious badge. :D
Haha ya but that’s what we did for the last proposal, and we still not satisfied with the new proposal. What I’m saying is authors need to somehow come up with one single proposal that’s reasonable, and say “hey Envato, this is what we want.. do you agree?” I vote Dream-Theme for captain!

Yep. +1. Dream-Theme is the best option: considering his previous posts everyone hates him anyway! :D

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