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Wouldn’t it be easier for you devs to just provide us with a set of predefined css classes that we can use within the item description? Take as an example the layout of the features list into the description of my most recent WP theme. That’s done with html table. Can’t you just provide the same layout but with predefined css classes for divs?

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What happens when that same reviewer is sick or on holiday? Would you rather wait or have someone else take a look at it?

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The policy is something like this “certain authors can do that – most can’t”. I’ve had a theme soft rejected a year ago for this same reason. Another theme in the same category, same niche as my theme is however allowed to do so. Go figure… Oh, don’t even bother contacting Envato, they’ll reply with “we’ll look in that”. Yup, it’s been a year now, those logos are still there ;)

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Lets see the positive things only. :) (That’s a perfect way to live negatively)

Lately, the negative things are overcoming the positive things.

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For UK users, read the last paragraph here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers/vat-businesses-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers

Digital portals, platforms, gateways and marketplaces

If you supply e-services to consumers through an internet portal, gateway or marketplace, you need to determine whether you are making the supply to the consumer or to the platform operator. If the platform operator identifies you as the seller but sets the general terms and conditions, or authorises payment, or handles delivery/download of the digital service, the platform is considered to be supplying the consumer. They are therefore responsible for accounting for the VAT payment that is charged to the consumer.

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If you check all the themes and all the plugins sold throughout the Envato network, you will see that none of them are marked as “WordPress 4.1” compatible. Why? Because authors can’t add whatever they want, it is Envato that has to add the option and make it selectable, so even if they are compatible, we can’t mark it. This is what authors can select http://cl.ly/Z3GK as you can see the option isn’t there yet.

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So most of you are the fault why all this mess had been created :)
I’m pretty sure this has to do with the new EU laws from Jan 2015…. and not because some people said something here on the forums…
Exactly.
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“For EU authors, we’ll be managing the EU VAT compliance (i.e. collection, record keeping, invoicing, remittance, and so on) for sales made to non-business buyers through Envato Market”
Just read the article mate. You don’t have to deal with anything. Envato pays VAT

And to be honest this is weird because I read article (ThemesDepot share link in this topic) where is information that we need to fill special document and each quarter we need pay VAT, we. (And I found such a document on IRS site in my country)

He gave the example of a completely different model, which has nothing to do with Envato.

On this page you will find:

Under our current system, in which buyers pay you directly, the above is the easiest we can make it for sellers to meet their VAT obligations.

Read what it says exactly after that paragraph you’ve extracted. That company is changing their model to help their artists, the model they are changing to is exactly how it works here and how it has always been unlikely to what Envato wants to make us think.

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In my opinion, after reading hundreds of posts, articles, pages, tweets, etc, what Envato has to do is simply what this company is doing https://bandcamp.com/help/selling#eu-vat-digital – anything else different than that would most likely make no sense, and yes, unlikely to what you Envato say, we are not the sellers, we do not get the money directly, read what BandCamp does and do the same, stop making people go mad because you are unable to properly communicate with your users.

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I just do not install all plugins that come with them, so the website doesnt gets very slow.

Plugins don’t make websites slow. The same is for themes, well coded plugins and well coded themes will not make your site slow. It’s not about the quantity but the quality.

Just to clarify, on TF, most of the multipurpose themes are coded with no logic, loading every script and every style on every page, this is what makes a site slow, when unnecessary things are always loaded. The same applies to plugins. Furthermore, most of these behemoth themes come with dozens of sliders, i mean, why on earth would someone want Revolution Slider and LayerSlider at the same time into a theme? Doesn’t make any sense, and this is just one example of the many things that are wrong with these so called “multi-purpose”.

Niche themes exist for a reason, they cater a specific sector and come with specific features for only that niche, things that a multi purpose theme will most likely never be able to do that well as much as a niche theme.

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