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Gareth_Gillman says


Not much you can do about it as it’s manual spam (not bots), we had the babaji spam on a forum I run (UK based) so we just blocked the Indian IP address but Envato is a global site so can’t do that. Envato could add “bad words” to be checked when a forum post is created but the spammers will work around it and will change the wording slightly.
Its the same people every day! Some one should call them and get them to stop!

It’s unlikely the person who it is supposed to be, most spam is done by “seo’s” who are being paid to “promote the website” for the client, most of the clients wouldn’t have a clue it’s going on

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Gareth_Gillman says

Not much you can do about it as it’s manual spam (not bots), we had the babaji spam on a forum I run (UK based) so we just blocked the Indian IP address but Envato is a global site so can’t do that.

Envato could add “bad words” to be checked when a forum post is created but the spammers will work around it and will change the wording slightly.

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Gareth_Gillman says


@ natman — Tumbling down the rabbit hole. More questions:

1. In which country is Envato setting up the MOSS? Why?

2. What author information is given to the MOSS country?

3. What author information is provided to countries collecting tax from the MOSS?

4. What’s to stop an EU country from reviewing the payments collected through MOSS, and demanding the author provide proof? What is Envato’s commitment as supplier?

5. What if a non-EU author simply wants to opt-out of selling to the EU completely?

I’m sure every country in the EU doesn’t have the same data security standards. When this goes live our personal info (addresses, tax numbers, income) will start pinging around to different countries. The implications are not comforting.
What is MOSS and for what it stands for, please let me know.

Mini One stop shop, basically it’s a system set up by tax suthorities across europe, example, I am based in the UK, if I make a sale to Bulgaria, my tax department will collect the VAT due on that transaction and pay it to Bulgaria, basically it’s a quick and simple way for someone to pay the VAT in every EU country without being registered in each country for VAT indivdually.

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Gareth_Gillman says

You only get commission if they buy the theme using your affilate url

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Gareth_Gillman says


@maioriz It has nothing to do with the author, blame EU rules for that, you’ll be charged more according to your country’s VAT rate and not to the author’s country VAT :) If you don’t want to pay it, you’ll need to move to somewhere outside EU :)

This won’t happen just on Envato, but everywhere else. And it’s pretty much how things go when you buy anything, when you go to a shop and buy anything, you pay a price with VAT already added in it.

p.s. stop spamming please

Yes, I understand, But… envanto is NO direct sale or purchase, that’s what differentiates a physical store as you review…

PD: I’m not doing spam! I have doubts as any other user

It doesn’t matter what you buy, VAT is included somewhere, VAT is a tax on buyers purchasing from a seller. Before this EU rule, Envato would (should) have paid the VAT in Australia and was included in the price, now it’s EU wide and based on where you (the buyer) are buying from (country). The only way around it is to move outside of the EU.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I am in the same boat as Charlie, I have made in the region of 100 purchases and haven’t (or ever will) purchase a “multi-purpose” theme and my reasons are:

1) They are bloated – everyone I have used (for clients who have already bought them), the websites are slow, require caching plugins to manage them. Now if I use one of Tom’s themes, it runs quick as lightning and needs no caching done.

2) They are a pain to use – from a user point of view, they are an absolute nightmare to manage, 500+ option panel options

3) They bundle all the top plugins from Codecanyon to make the theme seem good, but again it causes #1 and #2, why do I need 5 types of slider, 6 different header styles and 6 different homepages?

When I am buying a theme, I am buying for a specific website e.g. I did one last week for an event, I chose a theme which was made for events, it had all the features I need but didn’t have any bloat.

I am not interested in how many designs you can have, I am buying a theme for a specific purpose so 6 header styles don’t matter to me. I can modify it if I need to.

The problem is the buyers of multi-purpose themes are unlikely to understand design, coding or anything web related, they are either starting a “web design” business and want a theme to use for their clients, or they are building a website for their own use. These people see 60 theme demos and think I need that but then spend 6 weeks getting to grips with the theme to be able to build something that resembles what they want. Now my clients don’t want me to spend 6 weeks building a theme, they want it within a week (hence why I am buying a theme) and they want it done as quickly as possible.

The multi-purpose themes serve a purpose for noob buyers, but they need to be more expensive, $100, so they are put out of reach of buyers, they will look for the quality rather than the quantity. These big themes are ruining the WP eco system, it’s a race to the bottom, who can add more plugins, features or demos. It’s getting stupid, a theme is supposed to be a specific use.

Good luck to the guys who spends 8 months building a massive theme, I will always support authors who provide small, niche themes which serve my projects purpose.

I may actually go and buy one of Tom’s themes now because he is a fellow Brit and because his themes are awesome :)

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Gareth_Gillman says

I agree it’s a rip off tax thepainterman but it’s down to greedy corporations basing themselves in tax havens why this has been introduced.

Amazon, Apple, Google, Starbucks are all at it, making a lot of money in countries but sending the proceeds abroad to reduce their tax bill. In the UK Amazon pay no tax as their sales are recorded in Luxembourg and not the UK,

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Gareth_Gillman says


Take the poll here

done!

who voted the author? get your pitchforks people!

haha

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Gareth_Gillman says

Take the poll here

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Gareth_Gillman says

anymore thoughts? The more people who comment, the more chance we have of Envato replying

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