I have had similar experiences. I have purchased items off Elite Authors before and it has been a shocking experience. The elite author badge means absolutely nothing.
Come ON, people.
Stop sharing your business ideas which could be worth dozens of thousands of niches that are untapped. Jesus – how can you be doing this? I’ve got so many things up my sleeve and planned the whole year ahead (almost) and if I were to lose even one idea of these, I’d be sad. Why do I care? I don’t, I could care less, except – some random guys might pop and say “OH WHAT ABOUT X” and “X” is my niche that I so much want to break in and woopty woo, out of nowhere, you get owned.
Seriously, Envato do an effort and buy some business books for people.
//Edit: Sorry guys, don’t mean to be chunky or bad-intended, but am really in a shock right now, seeing this thread… It’s really annoying. Please stop. If you have questions about viability, contact support.
What is this? Someone with some common sense? No way!
I do not understand the point of the original post. All 8 points listed are valid reasons for locking threads, no-one is debating that.
Threads that are relevant to the marketplace where authors are voicing there concerns are getting locked and buried. It is as clear as day and to try and deny this when the evidence is right in front of everyone is just absurd.
I tried to get this done about 6 months ago via support ticket and was told it could not be done.
Things could have changed though so it is still worth submitting a ticket.