Honestly, I like the reviewers’ attitude. (I get mad at them for their review feedback, but that’s not the point)
Because of them, the marketplace is going in the right direction. Remember, a year ago, the design quality was much lower in ThemeForest.
We try to improve our coding + design in our every theme and that pays off in the long run. All of my themes sell consistently because of that.
A lesser design may sell well now, but it would lose sales eventually and decrease the overall quality of items on TF.
I still don’t get why people wants Envato to create their own support system. Wether you like it or not, it has been obvious for the past years that any change that Envato tries to apply, is slow, and i’m not talking slow as in weeks, but as in months. Imagine how much time it would take for them to create a proper support system, not just a support forum. There are plenty of dedicated web apps for customers support (helpscout, zendesk, etc…), all of them have their api, Envato, instead of creating their own support system, should just provide tools/apps/plugins/extensions for these existing tools instead of wasting resources and time on creating their own, which will most likely never be up to par with existing tools.
I don’t know why but I am stuck on Add Profile page.
Added my api code and can’t do anything, if I try again, says “You already have added..”
They both look like pretty basic. I don’t think you can send a DMCA out of that.
I don’t understand how someone could honestly say that ThemePunch’s situation is just some normal occurance that shouldn’t even concern anyone until the hammer drops.
I didn’t said quite that, i’m sure that if it happen to me i would freak out. But the idea is that if you know you’re right, there’s nothing that your gov can do.. As a lot of people said in this thread – it doesn’t matter at all what Envato says, it’s all about how it works – if they send you the money, than it’s just like you would offer services to them. You pay taxes on the money that they send and period (i am not talking about US authors which have to fill those forms – i am talking about all other authors, let’s say EU).
Things are simple:
Until we’ll get our money instantly and have all info about buyers it doesn’t matter what’s written in Envato’s TOS. This is how it works!
- Each month on the 15th Envato sends you money
- You “invoice” Envato for that money
- You pay taxes on what you received / invoiced to Envato
This I don’t care if the Prime Minister came to my house with the Envato ToC
fuelthemes saidThey can block your website, that is what they can do.
omarabid saidThat’s what I don’t understand
If you are not European based, and collect VAT for European customers, then are you going to wire that VAT to the EU, the Country, the EU IRS?
What if you don’t?
The EU will invade your country?Who the heck made this law?
If every country demanded this, Internet won’t be internet any more and Google will be bankrupt since they’ll be paying taxes for every Google Adsense & Google Adwords account on different countries.
About blocking your website, I doubt that
The EU law is shit, because they are adding VAT to the consumer goods that are not being sold and not made on their country.
Now I demand Envato obey Turkish laws and one Turkish law states that any Turkey based seller in a joint marketplace (such as Envato) have right to collect 1% of the marketplace profits each year since the marketplace is founded.
You can add couple million dollars to my Envato account and I won’t report you Envato