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Gareth_Gillman says

In an ideal world that would work Lef but the ones who want the customisations are the ones who send the most tickets and cause the biggest aggro (imho).

“I would like your theme to do xxx task”, – it’s not something I had planned but will look into it, “I am going to have to rate 1 star as it doesn’t do what I need”.

Some buyers expect the world for their very few dollars they buy the theme for, Envato need to put a warning for buyers “You’re buying the product sold as seen, any new features are at the discretion of the author”.

Fixing bugs should be a priority but those who shout loudest get heard better.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Envato can (they did this a few weeks ago for Fundify) but it’s done on a case-by -case process so you would need to talk to support about how to do it etc

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Gareth_Gillman says


Awesome contest :) We are in: http://themeforest.net/item/chronicles-church-donation-html-template/8128143

Weird…

How is it possible that this theme qualified to TF while it doesn’t validate?

Validator w3

Validation means nothing, it doesn’t make the template worse for it having “errors” ... Basically it’s a “my dad is bigger than yours” argument for web geeks.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I think I know what you mean e.g.

I can have a page as domain.com/post or domain.com/test/post

You have 2 options:

1) Set the page as a child page of another, it will then take the master page name in the url

2) Change your WP URL structure in general settings, change site address (url) to domain.com/test/

Hope that helps

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Gareth_Gillman says

Please, put my money back whatever the amount is. Maybe small for you but big for me ( $5 ).

And if you cannot keep the money for more than a year as I just found out today DO NOT make people pay you in advance. Let them pay for whatever they need the exact amount. Maybe I do not need anything else in that year.

PLEASE put my money back and I need to make a purchase.

thank you

P.S. already sent support 2 emails and no answer

Please don’t open multiple support tickets as it will keep pushing you back in the queuee, support will get to you within 7 days (normally earlier).

Your account credit expires after 12 months for accounts / tax reasons, if yours has ran out then Envato will reinstate it.

Account credit is the same as a gift card from any retailer, it will have an expiry date.

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Gareth_Gillman says

a little bit of jQuery and some php (or other scripting language) would do this, not sure if something exists already though.

Images would be stored via the database along with their prize e.g.

image 1 – no prize

image 2 – ps3

image 3 – no prize

You would then randomly display the images, and if someone gets image with a prize it then does another task e.g. ask for their name.

Not difficult to put together and to automate it as much as possible e.g. randomly assign prizes to random images etc

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Gareth_Gillman says

The demo you linked to uses a jQuery plugin called wScratchPad but doing with pure css/html might be possible as you need to tap into the users mouse movements and click button

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Gareth_Gillman says

Nope, you need to buy 3 instances of the regular license at their full price.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hello,

I would just like to leave a general message in regards to my experience on the website, hoping it might aid in the development of the Envato Marketplaces.

Recently I have been going through the different Envato Marketplaces a lot because I received a spur of new clients with a wide variety of requirements. I have never purchased anything here but was planning on purchasing a bulk load of themes and several other design files. The themes and other files available here are great and affordable, props to the designers.

However I have decided to delay and possible not pursue my purchases due to a couple of reasons. The biggest reason is the actual buying process and Envato’s stand on it.
  • It does not make any sense for the “Buy it now” to be more expensive, not from a marketing perspective, not from a ‘overhead’ perspective, and not from a consumer perspective. However it does seem to cover Paypals % commission from each payment, and Envato’s missing interest on deposits.
  • The $20 minimum and $10 increments are ridiculous, there is no reason for this either – except that it has benefits for Envato which also relate to the next point.
  • The “Deposits expire in a year” is a complete turn off. I have been looking online for this and found several offered explanations but all are from non-officials and are (legally/technically) incorrect. It is very odd not to find any other Australian E-Commerce sites doing this.

This seems to be a product of a somewhat monopolistic online presence into this market. Unfortunately the themes I found are by exclusive resellers and I won’t be able to find them somewhere else. This is not so much a sad thing for me as a buyer, as I’m confident I can find a similar design somewhere else, but I feel sorry for the designers that their biggest bottleneck in their sales process is also their only online exposure.

My image of Envato is one that put themselves first, not the buyer or the sellers – which is the complete opposite of what a company with this business model should do.

Hope this reaches you well, Thanks.

From previous discussions, the deposit expiry is for tax reasons, any gift card you buy will have an expiry date for this reason, and if you haven’t made a purchase within a year of depositing then just contact support and I am sure they will be able to add more time.

The minimum deposits are for paypal fees I would guess, 1000 people depositing $5 will be only used up by the PP fees so a $10 makes sure Envato at least make some money from the deposit.

Starbucks run a similar deposit scheme for their app and it has a minimum $10 deposit so Envato isn’t alone

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Gareth_Gillman says

I can’t believe people are saying 4 months for Suarez is too long! It should have been much, much longer, it’s not like it was his first offence, he has been banned twice before for the same thing, how many chances do you give someone?

At the end of the day, he is a thug, if I bit someone I didn’t know I would be prosecuted for assault by the police, but because it’s on a football pitch it’s all right?

He is supposed to be a professional, they are human and do stupid things every so often but biting 3 different players in 3 different countries is not an accident, he is a thug and an animal in serious need of help.

Fifa were lenient in my opinion, it should have been a minimum of 12 months ban to really hammer home that what he did is unacceptable and it will hurt him where it really hurts, his wallet.

He is a talented footballer and is one of the best in the world but he is never going to be seen as that player because of the other side to him, people only remember what you did wrong, not what you did right.

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