Posts by MVPThemes

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MVPThemes says

My sales have definitely been down 50% or so over the past week, outside of one good day. I did notice that the overall sales of the popular files have been down as well compared to the previous week.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

I actually spend a lot of time in the gym because of the nature of my work of sitting at a desk most of the day. I lift weights for an hour or so 4-5 times each week and run for 30 minutes 3 times each week. I also play softball regularly and do other things like bike trails, play tennis, and swim on occasion.

Even with this activity, studies say that sitting down for long periods of time is still pretty harmful to your health, even if you regularly exercise.

Other than that, I try to drink plenty of water and try (keyword: try) to get at least 7 hours of sleep. Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep is easily the most important thing you can do for your health.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

I’m not sure how this gets through the approval process, but something this blatant of a clone is bad for our marketplace. And like I said above, they used my exact description from one of my themes, so it’s obvious they have no problem stealing from others.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

Actually, forget being a ripoff of another theme in the category…it’s an identical clone of theverge.com. I’m not sure Themeforest wants that kind of legal trouble.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

I hate to post here, but this is so blatant that we have to get this taken down immediately. The newest theme in the “Wordpress > Blog/Magazine” category actually used my exact description (which is now removed) and is a direct ripoff of another theme in the category.

I submitted a ticket to Support and sent a tweet to the Envato Support Twitter account, but I’d like to get this looked at. Thanks!

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

Yeah, I’ve had 5 sales that didn’t show up on my earnings page. It’s also worth noting that my sales dropped by about 50% yesterday, which could just be a coincidence. But still weird.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

I think this a major step in the right direction, especially since authors will be able to see the username of the buyer. Since the goal here is to cut down on malicious ratings, the only other thing we’d need to almost completely wipe out false ratings is to publicly display the buyers’ average rating on their profile page (the same way authors display the average rating for their items). This way, we’ll know which usernames are being used strictly to sabotage other authors and ban them from the marketplace.

The goal here isn’t so much to get feedback, since any author with a support forum or even looking at the comments can get more than enough feedback about the usability of their product. The issue with ratings is strictly validity and making sure each rating is legit and not just someone trying to give you a 1-star to try and devalue your product.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

I still love the idea of having a place on user profiles showing “Average rating given: 1.5 stars”

This has always been my solution. It would not only show potential buyers that the person giving the 1-star rating isn’t credible, but it would also show Envato who the folks are that are strictly buying themes to give poor ratings.

No one legitimately buys themes in the hopes of using them and then continually gives poor ratings because they continue to download bad themes. What’s going on is that authors are buying the themes of competitors and giving them poor ratings, and that is evidenced by FinalDestiny’s original post. I have also noticed multiple 1-star ratings when my items have first gone up for sale and I haven’t heard a peep from customers having unresolved issues or being upset in general.

This is a serious issue in my book and really needs to be resolved ASAP as it shows that we have some serious dishonesty among our peers. It’s bad enough that we have to deal with idiots from the outside giving away files for free, but I don’t expect to have issues internally within our Envato community.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

Yeah, I don’t get the hesitation either. It’s a staple of almost every site with a review/rating system.

58 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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MVPThemes says

They already have this data + comments, they just don’t want to share it with us.

It could only serve to help the marketplace if this data is made transparent like most other sites with reviewed/rated items. I’m trying to find a downside to showing the users names that gave the ratings and I can’t find one. I don’t think it would discourage people from giving positive ratings, but it might discourage people from providing negative feedback, especially if you can click on their profile page to see that there is a pattern of them leaving negative feedback.

Transparency could only help the authors create better products and prevent the idiots from trying to sabotage ratings.

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