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htmgarcia says


Again i am asking for a valid argument, why taking 30% on support earning?
There is none, authors support was an untapped resource for Envato, they’ve just seen the success with Envato Studio and making money using human resources.. and obviously a light bulb went off and ‘paid support’ became something to push here ;)

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Envato need to be smart on this and respect our work as authors:

Themeforest and Codecanyon are microstock sites
Envato Studio is a service site

That being said, why not have authors Themeforest/Condecanyon accounts linked in some clear way from the items to Envato Studio and sell support packages from that place?

The commission for Envato should be lower, 30% is too much just for doing nothing.
Authors would do all the work. 10% or even less is better for commision.

IMHO Envato pretend to be a kind of Paypal? Even they take around 7% of every transaction but at least they built a payment system; they have at least that reason :)

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htmgarcia says

Hey there! Please fill out this link. Your message will be handled by support once you use that form, and they will get back to you shortly. Thank you! :)

Wow! Now we have a form to request refunds in a comfortable way?? Envato, I like this kind of service you provide to buyers, what about something similar for Authors to request remove unfair ratings? :)

Sorry if this sounds off-topic, I’m surprised to see that the “get your refund” form exist.

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htmgarcia says

Hmm, ok so now I need to read again TOS from 2011 when I was signing up, anyone has the link for the older Envato TOS please?

Fortunately we can search back in time. Check from here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120101144342/http://themeforest.net/wiki/support/legal-terms/legal-user-terms-and-conditions/

Note: not sure if that direct link is what you asked, even if not you can click on all the website and find the information available at that time on Themeforest.net

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htmgarcia says

as an author (trying to become into tf) now i know, how it sounds weird to buyers so we either include images in download bundle or give link to each image in documentation.

Providing links to original images sounds like a relatively good solution.

Keep trying, I’m sure as long as you work hard you will have items approved in near future on Themeforest :) Don’t give up!

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htmgarcia says


I understand your point about getting free images from the big sellers included in the themes, that’s nice but I don’t see the point to provide demo images if the idea of build a new site is not copy the content. I mean, are everybody creating exact same copies of the demo themes for them?
Whether there is a point or no point, the fact is that for some reason people do ascribe value to dummy content with images.

For third time, in case you didn’t read:
I already explained what happen if you provide the demo images in the final zip file, Envato doesn’t allow to do it even if you try.

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htmgarcia says

I’ll do you the favour. Once.

You complained that;

Everybody wants free stuff, just remember: Themeforest is a place to buy/sell themes and templates, if you need images go to Photodune and pay for it.
Now, If the big sellers are giving ‘free stuff’ – that is photos in our case. (you still with me?) and others are not, people are going to go with the big selling themes, and ignore the small players. Better Value.
Thanks for explaining. I was not complaining, was defending the author’s work IMHO :)

I already explained what happen if you provide the demo images in the final zip file, Envato doesn’t allow to do it even if you try.

Other important point is about respect the people’s work (authors in this case). I understand your point about getting free images from the big sellers included in the themes, that’s nice but I don’t see the point to provide demo images if the idea of build a new site is not copy the content. I mean, are everybody creating exact same copies of the demo themes for them?

By the way, you said you are doing a favor to me just because you are explaining something? lol :D Such attitude is what creates problems between authors and buyers.
We are in a forum, we discuss and share comments.
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htmgarcia says


I thought we are talking about “1 star ratings” and the demo images. Sorry, this comment is totally off-topic.
I was responding to your comment. but as you have trouble following I wont bother in future.

Could you explain a bit more this one, please. I only have problems following this last comment from you :)

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htmgarcia says

I use a Photoshop action to pixelate the images. That way the template looks better than having only gray images. \\

Good one. Sometimes, specially for backgrounds is possible make the images with blur effect, in this way the background is not gray like the rest of images (at least in my case).

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htmgarcia says

Well I (and my small team) now stick mainly to the best sellers. You can’t beat 1 click demo install BOOM: and you have a full site to edit.
Yes, that is possible. Many authors, including myself provide quickstart packages to create a copy of the demo site easily, using placeholder images of course.


This may annoy you (and I did not know it can be a cause for soft-rejection) but the fact on the ground is that the themes with most value will sell the most. And they do.
I thought we are talking about “1 star ratings” and the demo images. Sorry, this comment is totally off-topic.

Demo images doesn’t affect theme’s functionality, are there to standout the design. Is like a fashion model dressing new clothes. Would you buy the dress and expect the girl is included?

Please let’s try to stick to the main point of this topic: bad rating based on missing demo images.
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htmgarcia says

Extra comments from the buyer: Images not inculded as shown on the screenshots Is that so fair?
Is totally unfair. Envato just ignore this kind of buyer behavior that affect us all as authors. They should do something because the “1 star rating” topics are being so popular and “trending” in the forum. I have mine :(


I don’t need them. But I do want them. Makes life easier.
Everybody wants free stuff, just remember: Themeforest is a place to buy/sell themes and templates, if you need images go to Photodune and pay for it.

Myself faced a soft-rejection in a template because the images (even being free for commercial use) were included in the final zip file.

Maybe is a good idea provide links to the place where the image can be downloaded, but I don’t see the point of getting the exact same images from the demo, at the end buyers will use that theme adding their own content, their own images.
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