I have now earned money to envato since August 2007. Both of my audio jungle portfolio and later also graphic river. These are facts.
This morning without notice, envato has disabled my entire urban series. Not just one, but all.
13 bundles with all 8 wallpapers in each. (Most people who know me as an artist, knows probably also the material I’m talking about.)
They have been for sale via graphic river as background material with great success. They have actually been mine and envatos most popular urban backgrounds.
The reason is as follows: they believe that they should have been submitted to photodune as they are photos.
Ok that’s fine, but these images are heavily manipulated and edited and works perfectly natural best as backgrounds. They are made only for this purpose. Even a blind could see this.
Well, ok fine. New rules changing times, it happens to everyone.
- I’ll spend the next few weeks to upload all backgrounds again but now separately?
- photodune does not accept bundles far as I know?
- Several of them are soft disabled, but some of them are hard. How is it?
- It would be appropriate if envato contacted me in advance so I had an opportunity to prepare myself? This is very rude cooperation or?
- All the comments and ratings that have been assigned to each bundle, they are gone now?
The Print Designer Bundle?
I have recently been contacted regarding the upcoming bundle here on October 16 .. and have agreed and signed a contract to one of my urban series to be included in. As I obviously have been looking forward to, who would not? But how on earth can it if it has been removed?
- envato just turned my whole series to death without warning.
- It took envato 5 years to figure it out, and choose to react when things are going well.
- I no longer feel it is worth it to work for envato.
- This is not cooperate but a dictatorship.
- I simply do not believe in that envato realize how much energy and power we put into our work, above proves it
- Now I lose the income I had until this is resolved
Thank you for listening!
Why would you do something for free? You are in my eyes a unique artist and designer who has earned his position through hard work.
In the world where I live, you have to pay for such services.
You have to have at least your normal hourly rate.
Apart from the obvious usual suspects who are there on the popular lists….here are some of my lesser known faves I recently discovered David Delirium
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What an honor, thank you!
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Thank you SJ
It could also very well be a mistake.
I clicked wrong several times at the stars, and there is no way to undo …
There should of course be a confirm button … Select number of stars, and then confirm.
I’ve talked with several who have experienced the above …
However, I fully agree with this rating system needs to be tightened.
It should be mandatory that the customer tells what they believe are not living up to his expectations before judging a given file. If not, it is quite useless to both parties in the long term.
Even on audiojungle where I also have a profile, the ratings make no sense at all. The customer can of course immediately hear what you invest in. So it makes no sense if you give a file a bad score there.
i sincerely hope that the note that was posted today, is not Envato’s answer to our problem.. if so.. it shows little to no attention to graphic river community..
it really feels unfair that when it comes to selling files, Envato says that its “OUR” file “Envato/Author” hence the %50 revenue.. but when it comes to solving a problem.. its “YOUR” problem “the author”....
we all know that there is no final solution to piracy, but you could at least make it harder… by banning accounts, credit cards, paypal accounts, IP’s.. until its not worth it for them..otherwise.. this will actually affect the quality of items posted on GR, since most designers will decide to leave..
It’s absolutely ridiculous that we do not even know if this is their initiative …
If this is the response to our prayers, it shows just how little understanding there is to our situation …
Is it or?
The truth is that I in no way have the time to run my own full-time freelance agency and produce high-quality files to envato at the same time. And then spend the rest of my day playing private detective. If this is the solution envato can offer, I can no longer be part of this.
Try to calculate hourly wages on the basis of the above. There is nothing left.
This piece of software is referred to, I can not use because it can not be used on apples platform.
Why are there from envatos hand not invested in their own software to protect “their” and our files?
I do not agree that it creates more pirates to talk about this problem. If we can not share our frustrations with like-minded and try to come up with solutions, what are our options then?
It is now frantically arrived at the forum and have now created the awareness that we as authors have tried to share with envato. People have been muzzled and have been asked to cope on their own, it does not work.
I have no doubt that envato right now working hard to comment on this and let us know what steps are taken now and which ones are going to happen in the future. But I can not understand where this comes as a surprise, maybe they calculate with a continued growing influx of authors and this will smooth out the lost income or?
At the end of the day, we are all in the same boat.
Let us know envato what can we do besides being silent?