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GravityDept says


Envato communication model 2015: post on the blog with no comment system or visibility in the marketplaces, and then not announce posts in the forum which we barely respond to (and you couldn’t find it anyway amid hundreds of angry replies).

Hey guys. This post by Collis was purely an informational post, and we already have several threads ongoing, in which your are certainly encouraged to use.

And by the communities own admission, the more threads we have the more confusing things ultimately get. As Collis mentioned on the Market Blog:

The review of the core business model is still going.
We will continue to share any information as we can. Thanks!

Hey @Travis and @Collis, the subtext here is that Envato is not communicating well across all channels.

If the blog content isn’t promoted anywhere in the marketplace nobody will see it. Plus it’s mixed in with all kinds of junk marketing posts. I don’t care about “top 50 WordPress blah of 2014”. I need to know what’s happening with tax, support requirements, and things that impact me as an author. The blog needs Disqus so we can get actual threaded notifications.

Likewise you can’t walk away for 3 weeks and let the forums boil. There’s no way to surface the scant Envato comments on the forum. It’s shitty and wastes our time scraping through threads hour after hour looking for new information from Envato. Every post creates more anxiety and more distrust.

We still don’t know what the hell 2015 is going to look like for authors here, and it’s less than two weeks away. What are we supposed to think?

713 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Envato communication model 2015: post on the blog with no comment system or visibility in the marketplaces, and then not announce posts in the forum which we barely respond to (and you couldn’t find it anyway amid hundreds of angry replies).

713 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

I dealt with this last week too, but a different miserable company called Semalt. Here’s how my htaccess is written: https://twitter.com/falkowski/status/543297199640436736

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GravityDept says

Here’s how my mouse and Logitech settings are configured for Mac:

http://manuals.gravitydept.com/workspace/mac-setup/system-preferences

Haven’t had any issues with acceleration / scrolling.

713 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

I had the MX 1000 (the first laser mouse), then MX Revolution which has started falling apart. Each lasted about 3-4 years. The little rubber grips on the mouse wheel and thumb wheel deteriorate then break apart. So it’s kind of sharp now to click.

I’m thinking about switching to the Razer Mamba — except I love the smooth scroll on Logitech’s mice. I can’t stand the click/click/click mode. I like that the newer generation has a USB charging cable but the Razer still has a giant base so it’s kind of useless when you travel (I do take my mouse).

I need a really big mouse that fills my hand (I can palm a basketball). In my opinion these still aren’t big enough.

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GravityDept says

Seems obvious to everyone but Envato no matter how many people argue for paid updates.

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GravityDept says

Who changed the title from “Item Support: A New Proposal” to just “Item Support:”?

That’s a bit weird.

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GravityDept says

View Staff Replies…or lack thereof.

This is definitely needed. It’s way to hard to keep track of threads Envato starts because they get slammed with questions and then Envato disappears for weeks.

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GravityDept 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.

713 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Design at Envato:

1. Increase the body copy size by 23%.

2. Adjust nothing else in the typographic rhythm (headings, element sizes, or spacing) to match.

3. Compensate for ozone holes by creating miniature sun on the website.

I’d make a long-winded argument why 15px is the biggest it could have been stretched without changing other elements (and that would actually look nice), but Envato is constantly shooting for par.

This is going to stick just like the badges that nobody can decipher because they’re too small to see and too big for the forum.

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