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htmgarcia says

As long as they can’t offer top notch support why are they all the sudden “support evangelists”?

Ta dah! Man, you pointed something really big.

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htmgarcia says

As many authors here have already said, leave support alone and make item licenses expire after a set time. This is what most other theme shops do and seems to work just fine. We all know authors already support their items (and do a decent job of it), don’t fix what isn’t broken.

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Don’t give more power to abusive buyers

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htmgarcia says

“Everything will continue the same way, but now we will make it clearer for buyers what support actually means, and they will only have access to leaving comments and downloading updates for 6 months after purchase, and if they want to comment or get a new update, they have to pay for an extra 6 months of access.”
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In addition, the big problem if Envato decide apply this is: some authors will provide “mandatory” support and others not (based on Opt-in). Even if that means the ones that doesn’t provide mandatory 6 months support will do provide support as they are doing until now (including myself).

This will actually force everybody provide the new mandatory support rule at some point due buyers will obviously decide buy items from authors that offer mandatory support. Is like purchase between two products with same exact price, but one of them is compromised to make you happy. The other still will make you happy but in its own terms (and time).

UPDATE: Obviously you will choose the one that offer more. At the end sounds “more for the same price”.

Just my two cents.

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htmgarcia says


Envato, please remember that: we are partners.

Nope no partners

http://videohive.net/legal/market#housekeeping

50. Relationship between the parties: Nothing in these terms is to be construed as constituting a partnership, joint venture, employment or agency relationship between you and us, or between you and any other member. Neither you nor us can bind each other in any way. We are, however, an agent of the authors only for the limited purposes of the authors’ providing warranties to buyers in section 19 – What authors promise you about items and the disclaimer of authors’ liability to buyers in section 49 – Disclaimer.

Yikes! Thanks for pointing this.
...Still I feel the same way :)

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htmgarcia says

Even if they give us the personal information now, I would not accept it, because the cost and hassle to rectify the last 2-3 years will be alot. This is out of order if you ask me :(
+1 I’m not a US author but agree with these statements.

I’m really worried about this kind of rude changes :(

As authors the relationship with Envato is: we are partners, not employees. The difference: a partner must agree with these changes, an employee can share comments but that doesn’t necessarily affect the owner’s decision.

Envato, please remember that: we are partners.

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htmgarcia says

Hi sreenu-bfa,

Is a good start, but can be improved more. If you want me to help a litle, I would like to try small CSS improvements for you. Just for experimental purposes, I think the perspective of another developer (in this case me) can provide some help. Is a experimental process I would like to try.

Let me know if you are interested in my proposal.

Kind regards, Valentín

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htmgarcia says

“You do the creative, we’ll do the rest” – Envato slogan.

Ironic!!

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htmgarcia says

A lot of thoughts, questions and a few answers. Envato is growing, is bigger than ever. When a company grows so big usually start making changes that mainly support the business, but doesn’t care enough for the employees (authors in this case). I feel people will start moving to other marketplaces because as authors we are pushed to make our own decitions and move to other place, at least I feel that way and I can read others from here may think something similar.

Two recent changes in Envato that sounds very rude to me as author are:

1) Mandatory support -> http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/important-changes-to-item-support/140218?page=1

2) Complex fee structure -> http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/a-more-balanced-envato-market-important-changes/140925

If an author like me, that doesn’t make too much compared to the Power Elite ones, stop selling items in Themeforest, Envato wouldn’t feel like a lost since there are many other selling similar stuff here, but I think about if a Power Elite author decide sell in other marketplace? That would hurt the earnings for the business, no doubt.

I hope more Power Elite authors comment on this thread specially to clarify our main point as a community: many big changes that affect our way to work and make a living.

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htmgarcia says

How about adding more info into the mail instead of using that link. When I’m on a different device I always have to log in. Maybe just a small info like “has bought XYZ 3 month ago”
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htmgarcia says

Looks like a Power-Elite Author :).
lol +1 for a gray version
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