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Thecodingdude says


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 says

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 says

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 says

@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 says

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 says

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

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Thecodingdude says

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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Thecodingdude says

The author has a high degree of flexibility for their item comment area. Often, if they have a separate support forum, they would rather have all the comments posted there instead of in their item comments. Also, if the author feels that they have made all attempts to extend support to a buyer and the buyer persists in posting new comments, they have the right to flag these for removal. Additionally, some situations are better handled through Envato Support rather than arguing back and forth through the item comments. If there is a genuine concern about the item not working correctly, it is best to draw it to the attention of our Support team.

Consider this when the user makes a new report:

NOTE : WE WILL NOT REMOVE NEGATIVE FORUM MESSAGES UNLESS THEY ARE ABUSIVE OR OFFENSIVE . ONCE A COMMENT HAS BEEN REPORTED IT CANNOT BE RETRACTED AND WILL BE SENT TO MODERATORS FOR REVIEW .

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Thecodingdude says

Congratulations, you managed to talk about sales without mentioning a SINGLE statistic.

This simply isn’t good enough. Agree with VF.

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Thecodingdude says

I’m curious, how do we differentiate between ideas and items? Should items that perform the same functionality be banned based on this rule? This will basically reduce CodeCanyon to a ‘one item per idea’ marketplace. Code infringement gets dealt with without problems but the idea vs item aspect is one area where I’d like to hear more about.

Hi Siddharth. I think the question you asked is a very tricky one to answer. There has been some cases in the past where the item clearly breaks rules either by copying code or in some other way, usually these get deleted promptly. The other factor is having some sort of “limit” on certain items. I mean a simple search for sliders yields “449” results which is just a little too many. For sure accept multiple works of a similar concept but at some stage I believe that unless that particular item is going to sell hundreds then a barrier should be put up (such as only extremely high quality items can be put up for sale).

Just needs a bit more uniqueness rather than having hundreds of the same generic item. I bet if we compared every single slider there would be a few that both look and feel the same and probably have a similar code base.

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