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fifty_tons says

I know that the search engine was supposed to change, but I didn’t know it has. What are the changes?

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fifty_tons says

If you only change the colors and heading font yes it’s bad. If you customize it so much that it doesn’t look similar to the original product it’s not bad. Put yourself in the client’s place :)

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This situation highlights what I feel is the single biggest issue on the table for AJ right now. Tiered pricing is needed urgently so that we can all feel good about hearing our AJ music on a national TV ad campaign. The vast mismatch between a $17 AJ license and the usual $10,000-$25,000 spent on original music for a national commercial is almost too painful to fully contemplate.

We all signed up for this and we all knew what we were getting into, but there needs to be some adaptation and evolution of the business model. I don’t think it makes sense to anyone that it should cost the same to license a track for a national Suzuki TV ad as it does to license the same track for a YouTube cat video.

I truly hope we see a new licensing structure soon. No one feels good when there is money left on the table, and a major financial opportunity is being missed here.

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fifty_tons says

Hopefully Envato will remove the rating system for AudioJungle, it just makes no sense to keep it. That or turn it into a positive rating system only, like SweetWaveAudio suggested.

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fifty_tons says

Scott Wills is very very nice also.

+1 cool guy

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fifty_tons says

This is funny and ridiculous at the same time. Mistake or no mistake, this big retail company should really find another ad company to work with.

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fifty_tons says

@wiseguys, first off I love your files so can’t imagine how you would have any problems.
I think we are on the same page with it, as I see the potential of what you suggest. I think the opt-in option is a great idea, I just fear that not everyone is as sensible as others and the minority as Final Destiny said may potentially argue with results and them not fully understanding design or code principals to make the relevant changes etc may lead to not only them not benefiting from the potential of your idea but unfortunately may ultimately become a headache for envato and reviewers.

Thanks Alex, unfortunately the design mentioned in the first post is a WiseGuys design (I am the designer of WiseGuys and 50andJack).

I agree that not all authors will be on the same track with the reviewer, there’s nothing that can be done about it, but I think most authors would benefit from this service. I know you can’t please every author, but the main idea is to have as few unpleased authors as possible.

So if such service would result in a substantial decrease in the number of unhappy authors, that would be a step forward and not backwards. Not to mention that reviewers would benefit from this as well, so it would be a win win situation :)

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So our template got rejected because of the design not being unique enough KINGS. I’m not gonna argue the decision because I know it’s pointless, the reviewer is always right.

But since Envato is making their millions of dollars off of our hard work, it would be nice if they could have a department for pre-review. I know that could be a pain in the ass, but it couldn’t be more of a pain in the ass than getting rejected after working for countless days.

I can understand the lack of care from Collis or Cyan for the authors, since they’re making way too much money already, but a little more respect for their slaves would be very much appreciated.

So here are my ideas:

1. The pre-review could be paid. I’m all for getting paid for your time, and I’d gladly pay for my design (in psd state) to be reviewed officially by a themeforest reviewer. I like this idea best because everyone can benefit from it.

2. The pre-review could be free if envato doesn’t like the above idea, but only for members who have a minimum number of items in their portfolio, or a minimum number of sales, or something that would prove that they are actually interested in being authors and not only testing their design skills on the expense of envato.

Personally I’d rather have a paid service, that way the author would think twice before sending a design for pre-review, and envato would not suffer any losses.

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fifty_tons says
http://media.io/ is also a very good online tool
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fifty_tons says

I feel the need for a thread

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