Posts by Thecodingdude

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Thecodingdude
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There are even more funny things, for example the browser list.
For sure. It needs a serious cleaning. Any in particular that you think should go?

Yes – there should not be ANY requirement to specify a browser version from the authors side. If you think about it, there are just so many versions of browsers it’s hard enough for you guys to keep up, let alone authors.

When somebody buys a template they should test the site in their own browsers. This was a good feature a few years ago but in today’s world, technology is advancing so fast that everything gets obsolete quickly.

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Thecodingdude
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Typography needs work. No typo page either.

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Thecodingdude
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Okay something isn’t right here – you join the list of now 8, yes 8 different threads (including this one) complaining about the same issue.

This needs to be looked into as a matter of urgency and a resolution, such as a dedicated abuse team who are able to deal with all abuse claims within 24 hours, as clearly, support is failing at this area.

Here are the links to the threads (which was posted coincidentally in another related thread):

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/my-work-stolen-and-selling-on-themeforest/81024
http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/how-do-you-protect-against-piracy/81006
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/copyright-infringement/80979
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/dmca-notice-and-how-to-secure-your-applications-from-piracy-download/80825
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/piracy-issue/80829
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/copyright-infringement/80830

Original reply (and the other thread):

http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/a-question-of-ethics-or-contributory-copyright-theft-/81015?page=2#680927

Here is the item in question: [link removed by censorship police] I feel it’s important for authors whom are doing this to be named and shamed, as well as the reviewers who are very poor in spotting these files.

Note to mods: oh I do wish you were as quick to remove the files as quickly as you removed my link there.

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Thecodingdude
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That’s nice to hear. But can you give us some more info about it? What’s planned? Or at least ETA for (at least some) changes? What to expect and when? :)

I can’t promise anything at this stage, but here’s where we’d like to head:

The work you guys have seen a few fragments of is toward vastly improving and simplifying the process of becoming an author. Part of that goal is making things like author dashboard available to all users — if you’re an author, it’ll work mostly like it used to (for now). If you’re not an author, it can help you become one.

This means the dashboard UI has to deal with a few more states and variations than it used to. Authors see an upload box, but others will see a different box, with varying height content. We tried that all in one place in the UI (shifting it to the left column above the comments), but we’ll explore alternatives for sure.

This work got interrupted in a weird spot (hence no promises), but I’d like to get back to it soon. There’s a broader vision of the dashboard, but I’m only just starting to research this and talk to authors, so it’s way way way too early to go into details.

Expect a Notes post in the next day or two from me on our current focus.

You make that sound difficult – as developers you should be able to get that done in a few hours. Sadly my optimism about getting some real much needed features implemented has just died.

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Thecodingdude
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Not going to happen for another few years yet. Developers too busy trying to figure where that button should go

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Thecodingdude
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I’ve reported many an item for copyright reasons. I think this should lie with the reviewers as they should ensure it isn’t a rip (and sometimes it’s so obvious it’s laughable it gets passed). I think envato should ‘hold’ items for 2-3 days before public sale to check this type of thing.

I feel this will be yet another huge thread were staff will eventually come along and reply. We’re just playing cat and mouse with envato.

For reference, here’s all the copyright threads that have popped up recently:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/my-work-stolen-and-selling-on-themeforest/81024
http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/how-do-you-protect-against-piracy/81006
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/copyright-infringement/80979
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/dmca-notice-and-how-to-secure-your-applications-from-piracy-download/80825
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/piracy-issue/80829
http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/copyright-infringement/80830

I count 6 too many.

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Thecodingdude
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@RubenBristian and SemihYilmaz: Thank you so much. I have seen those and didn’t like it :(

I’ll rip yootheme’s subway (to make something similar) and make a responsive design myself. Hope i don’t have to buy their template for that since i’m making it responsive and also wont be using joomla. I need it to be shown to the client in 2 days time. Wish there’s an out of the box and not do everything myself :/

thanks again guys. really appreciate it.

That’s like saying “hope I don’t need to buy that car since I plan to de-assemble it and make it better”. Of course you need to buy it.

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Thecodingdude
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Why not make an API return JSON and make an internal PHP request to that JSON ? Some frameworks enable this functionality quite nicely (such as Laravel).

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Thecodingdude
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Posting this on a forum where authors rely on people buying stuff…great thinking! XD

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Thecodingdude
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Piracy will always exist. They will always find a way around ANY measures you take to protect your files. If you do not like it then do not sell your items here. I swear people should be forced to accept this may happen and there is no way to prevent it when signing up here.

Also, I believe encoding the source isn’t allowed here. These methods have also been tried, tested and failed many a time – accept it: there is no way to stop piracy. Stop wasting time trying to prevent it and instead give buyers a reason to buy your item; support, updates etc.

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