Posts by filmTones

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filmTones
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+1, love Pensado’s Place!

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I use FG-X on a lot of things, sometimes it’s the perfect solution. I recently scored a documentary and it worked really well on those cues, and it’s great on pop stuff too. The compressor is very transparent as well. Just waiting for the 64 bit version, supposed to be a free upgrade.

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Congratulations Pavel, that’s awesome!

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^ there’s a refund request form you can direct the customer to, and there is an option on the form that says “The author asked me to contact Envato for a refund”. http://themeforest.net/refund_requests/new

Thank you, I appreciate your help! :)

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I just had a customer contact me, he purchased the wrong license and needs the next level. I would like to refund his money and have him purchase the correct license which is what I would do as the direct seller in any other instance.
I had to tell him to contact support since I have no control over refunds, and I had to explain that I don’t make the license terms even though, again, I am the direct seller. Should I have done something differently, or is there a way to streamline the process of refunding money in a case like this?

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Congratulations Benji, well done!!!

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||+1207148|Cubell said-| One of the biggest gripes with this new system is that if you reach Elite status, Envato is claiming the author earned 80% with 10% being an “author fee”, but the truth is the author’s bank only received 70%. We can’t declare money we never saw, do you guys not get that that makes no sense in any country in the world? As far as I am aware, it is illegal and problematic at worst, and extremely grey and problematic at best.

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...i strongly disagree with things such as pricing freedom (imagine the marketplaces flooded with 1$ items, compete with that). Or why stop having a reviewing process? Imagine the quality drop and flood of ugly items. That’s what made the difference, Envato marketplaces are about quality and good prices.

I personally don’t want to see authors in control of prices, nor do I want to see the review process abolished. I think the current review process needs a complete overhaul (as it’s caused me to lose sleep for weeks at a time), but by no means do I think it’s a good idea to have people upload anything and everything to this site. Just as it’s a horrible idea for people to set their own prices.

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The worst case scenario I can imagine happening to this marketplace would be allowing users to have control over the prices, and abolishing the review process. There are plenty enough examples in the wild that show how disastrous this model could be, when you have a global community participating in your market.

We already have people devaluing the whole WordPress theme ecosystem with this multipurpose-multifeature-multiplugin-ton-of-crap-cramming madness. All we need know is to let people upload anything they want and price it at $0.99 each, and we can all collectively buy a one way ticket to hell, and say goodbye to ever making a sustainable business from selling WordPress themes. We would be lucky enough to be able to afford a popsicle each month in most countries in the world, for the amount we would be getting.

So yeah, this discussion about abolishing the pricing and reviewing controls needs to be put to bed asap.
Guys, guys… We’re going far off topic here. Firstly, read my previous post again (I was the first one to bring up more relaxed reviewing); I explicitly said that I think reviewing should remain, but it has to be more relaxed. Secondly, please stop looking at things only through ThemeForest eyes. You guys work on a single theme for weeks or even months, you make that single product. Some other marketplaces here demand bulk-uploading (audio, video, photos, even graphics…) and that’s where things get more frustrating… But I won’t get deeper into this right now as this is not the appropriate place.

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I mentioned relaxing the review process after an author has proven he creates quality product, I never suggested abolishing the review process altogether. Most people that have suggested the ability to price one’s own product have acknowledged that a minimum platform price must be maintained, but many of you seem to have missed that point.

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Apart from (at least some level of) freedom regarding prices, I think that we, as sellers, also need much higher freedom regarding the content we provide. I am not saying that reviewing system should be abandoned completely, but it must be way more liberal and relaxed than it is now. Reviewers should check, for example, content for explicitness and such stuff, or if the content provided meets technical data, but I’d not want to hear reviewer deciding whether my items are commercially viable or not (which, by the way, happened quite a few times and on most of the occasions I managed to prove them wrong…). If I am the seller who directly sells to the buyer, then I don’t need some third party telling me my product is not in demand – let it be the customers to tell/show me that.

I agree about the reviewing process. I was frustrated a few times when the reviewer disagreed with my production decisions, but since I knew it was pointless to argue I altered the track to please the reviewer and ended up with something I was not as happy with (or as commercially viable, in my opinion). It would be great if after a certain number of sales Envato would trust that the author has a good idea of what can sell and allowed autonomy on production decisions, etc., especially in light of the new platform model. One of the things that really attracted me to AJ was the freedom to compose and produce what I wanted to. This could be one of the few benefits of moving to this model,

249 posts
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  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
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Hi KingDog,
Sorry about that. I guess the point I was trying to make about the Envato Market Platform post is that these changes (or clarification of terms, depending on one’s perspective) do not make me feel empowered and celebrated as an author (as stated in the blog post).
I think honesty about the reason for the restructuring (author’s fees, cash flow, who is the seller, etc) would go a long way in furthering the debate.

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