Posts by TheArchivist

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TheArchivist says

Hi fellow Codecanyoners.

So recently I fell into a bit of drama on the Marketplaces.

I used a bit of code in a marketplace Item that was not mine. I used a lot of the Author’s code actually. The only difference really was 40 lines or so of CSS that I threw in to spice the plugin up a bit.

I then had the cheek to put the plugin up for sale, claiming it as my own, and (audaciously) keeping it up on the marketplace for over a day.

In the discussion, I was lambasted and shot down countless times by what seemed like an army of Marketplace trolls.

Sadly, some of the comments were by respected authors, and not trolls. And the comments were genuinely designed to teach me some sort of lesson, or otherwise enlighten me about using others’ code so freely and unabashed.

I took down the item out of respect for the original creator of the plugin. Let this be a lesson to others too, who go about ripping others code and selling it on to make easy money.

It is shameful, and not worth the torrent of abuse you will receive in the comments section. It reflects on you as a plugin author.

Thankfully, the rest of my portfolio are all original creations. I plan to keep it that way.

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TheArchivist says

I suppose. What you’re saying makes sense. In my case, there should be a reputation system built into my profile. If I was going to backdoor one of my scripts, my “seller rating” should decrease dramatically. But no such seller rating exists.

For first-time uploaders / Item-submitters, the current practice of having to wait is fair and reasonable. But it breaks my heart having to wait for the review.

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TheArchivist says

Hi there.

This is addressed to the Codecanyon staff. I recently had to make serious changes to one of my uploads. People are buying the item, and getting the wrong download.

I uploaded the changed / amended file, only to see it has to be “approved” before the new version goes live. This is horribly wrong and sinister IMHO .

Just let me quickly change the file, without the red tape. Sure, the new version will go live eventually; but this means buyers are getting a version that doesn’t work when they download it.

Which is unfair, and very annoying

Please allow me to make changes instantly without having to wait. Thanks

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TheArchivist says

You can use This Packer made by Ben Alman (a.k.a @cowboy) Currently this tool only works in Firefox. It obfuscates, aswell as packs the JS, so it’s hard to see the original source of it. I tried running some of the (packed) scripts I made with it through [url removed] , and it failed at unpacking / ‘prettifying’ the code

Many authors usually obfuscate / pack the live version, or “live preview” of their item, and the buyer download is not obfuscated / packed.

This is a good tool for JS authors who don’t want to expose their code live on the marketplaces for fear of being “ripped”

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  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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TheArchivist says

You can use This Packer made by Ben Alman (a.k.a @cowboy) Currently this tool only works in Firefox. It obfuscates, aswell as packs the JS, so it’s hard to see the original source of it. I tried running some of the (packed) scripts I made with it through http://jsbeautifier.org/ , and it failed at unpacking / ‘prettifying’ the code

Many authors usually obfuscate / pack the live version, or “live preview” of their item, and the buyer download is not obfuscated / packed.

This is a good tool for JS authors who don’t want to expose their code live on the marketplaces for fear of being “ripped”

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