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ParkerAndKent says

Hi guys,

never interfere/remove wp core filters. Also if your code work for your theme, it can break many plugins.

Build your themes and respect WordPress!

Parker

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ParkerAndKent says


I got disabled for a button looking similar to another author’s one, also if I design everything by myself and I never copy. I didn’t complain this much, also if my case was really unfair because I didn’t use any copyrighted material in my theme.

If you are making a living from envato sales, and they switch you off for nothing, do you think this is a sustainable business model?

I know how you feel, because I felt the same… but you have chosen envato, they didn’t chose you. You can sell elsewhere, nobody is forcing you.

I make a living from envato and, for this reason, I’m always careful when I publish something to not break any rule and risk to be disabled.

I don’t know very well your case, were you using copyrighted material in your theme without the rights to use it? Which was the issue with you?

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I also think that with 6000+ items we can’t expect envato to apply rules based on the single and particular situations. They soft reject and disable the account of every item/author violating copyright… in some cases this can look unfair, in some others it doesn’t. The only thing we can be sure about is that in the first stage, who was acting not properly, is who was not respecting the rules.
NO NO NO . I’ve earned envato more than $20000 and I DO expect the 5 minutes it needs to contact me personally, rather than just switching the lights off and terminating my whole account, without even checking if I have resolved the issue or not. This is not North Korea.

Envato earned from me more than 115.000$ (only envato part).

I got disabled for a BUTTON looking similar to another author’s one, also if I design everything by myself and I never copy. I didn’t complain this much, also if my case was really unfair because I didn’t use any copyrighted material in my theme (and I see themes after themes, that are copies of most successful authors, being released and approved). My theme was going to be in the top10 of the week, but for the disablement I lost that option… I didn’t kill myself.

Like you, every author makes money for envato… and for himself.

When someone claims copyright about something in your item the procedure is the same for everyone, fair or unfair it might look.

Parker

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ParkerAndKent says

Recently I recieved this design. Yet I’m unable to find the theme used in the design.

Can anybody help?! I’d greatly appreciate it!

Steven

Hi,

what do you mean? Are you sure that exists a theme with that design on ThemeForest? Was it purchased here or it’s a custom design?

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ParkerAndKent says

you should read the thread carefully.

one author said he received a warning about the photo, but because the item was soft disabled he assumed it was no hurry since no one could see the item. he planned to fix the issue in a reasonable time frame, after the weekend.

another author got the warning and fixed the issue but his account got disabled anyway.

so what are we talking about?

I’ve read the thread… my comment above isn’t really referring to a particular case. Aslo if I mentioned a specific case (AJ photo) I was talking in general about the rules.

There are authors that have always used the right material, ugly photos, just to respect the rules… they don’t get any prize.

If the only penalty when using copyrighted material is to have the single item soft disabled and re enabled in 12h after removing the material, then I would start to use photos from anywhere… so when envato discover my illegal material not a big deal… I get the item only soft disabled but in a few hours I can fix it… till then I get advantages from the high quality photos to promote my work.

No way…

I also think that with 6000+ items we can’t expect envato to apply rules based on the single and particular situations. They soft reject and disable the account of every item/author violating copyright… in some cases this can look unfair, in some others it doesn’t. The only thing we can be sure about is that in the first stage, who was acting not properly, is who was not respecting the rules.

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ParkerAndKent says

^

Doru,

regarding the account disabling, elite or not, when you violates copyrights (and the use of Andreina Jolie is the best expression of this) you put yourself and envato in a situation not so simple. What if an important lawyer of Hollywood ask for a million dollars because the image of AJ has been used to promote commercial products worldwide?

Envato disable the account and freeze the funds in case of huge legal costs, untill the situation is solved also with the person that claimed the copyright violation.

Removing the copyrighted material from the preview of the file using it, in most cases, isn’t enough to close the dispute with the copyright holder. That’s why the account too is disabled in some cases.

This has been the rule almost since I joined this network. As author I understand this rule very well and fior this reason I don’t get all this hate against envato in this thread.

If you don’t want your account disabled, simply respect the rules.

Parker

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ParkerAndKent says

Congratulations Jesus!

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ParkerAndKent says

@xviiixvi

In that way will benefit only you, envato and the top 25 themes authors. Obviously all other 6225 themes and authors would be outside of the deal :)

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ParkerAndKent says

Additionally,

if metaboxes were handling options like for the theme options, you would have the same option for each post with that custom meta, so in that case would be impossible to set a specific and different value for each post, but you would have a global value… and that wouldn’t be that cool :)

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ParkerAndKent says

Hi Derek I’m doing something wrong.. i can’t manage to get info from the metaboxes.. What should i do? If i’m using the ot_get_option() function i get nothing, so i’m obviously doing something wrong..

Ruben, metaboxes handle custom fields, not options, so you should use get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single);

So get_post_meta($post_id, ‘my_meta_option’, true);

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