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htmgarcia says




2) @ait : Is that another excuse to push the prices up? :)
No, that’s a reason for company not to go bust. $55 is a price of lunch/dinner for 2 in many countries, you cannot really survive from this amount of money Lifetime :)
:p excuses
Its a little sad to see such a regular buyer treating an authors claims of what I consider to be”living expenses” an “excuse”. People have to eat you know, gees.

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htmgarcia says

Personally I’m a little puzzled why would someone buy a theme that has multiple demos, since it’s limited for a single usage only (99.5%) of time.

To use a regular license in multiple sites, this obviously is against the license terms. I don’t see other reason to buy a theme with multiple demos.

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htmgarcia says

Good luck to all, believe in yourself!

Great job! :)

btw, I’m curious. Do you really live in Antarctica?

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htmgarcia says


Why automatically consider the disappearance of the flag as black magic conspiracy from envato?
Unfortunately, this is what happens when you start loosing trust in someone. “Fool me once…”

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This thread is about VAT, but the concerns mainly talk about trust.

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htmgarcia says

The solution is rather simple, Increase the pricing, makeing these themes ~99$ and establish guidelines of what is permitted to include inside.

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The issue is set high price and categorize those bundled themes, and if possible set guidelines about what is permitted.
UPDATE: If there are no limits in a couple of years we may see themes with 300 home page variations for a cheap price.

Something I think should be banned also is include tons of plugins from codecanyon, why not set a limit for each theme to only allow as maximum a single plugin with extended license? We need to remember Themeforest is the place for themes/templates, extra functionality should be covered by CC.

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htmgarcia says

+1, i believe many buyers have found their ‘do it all’ monster theme and now happily use it over and over regardless of the licence terms.

UPDATE: This really happens, if somebody doesn’t believe it, ask yourself: why people would buy a regular license to use a theme that include tons of themes?

This is why the “monster” themes will kill the market, not only themeforest, is about global themes market in long term.

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htmgarcia says
did not meet our minimum requirements

I don’t know, saying this to a very good design is not very polite. I know this is a kind of copy-paste message generated from the review process but you can’t say this design is that bad.

Just my opinion.

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htmgarcia says

Hi @IndustrialThemes

I don’t think is a crowded theme, newspaper and magazine websites are “crowded” of information, so, this design will suit that kind of buyers. I would expect at least a soft rejection from reviewers for this item. Maybe Themeforest is becoming specially highly strict lately to avoid having a “crowded” marketplace.

I would suggest replace the grid screenshot: http://www.industrialthemes.com/engine/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/phone4-712x400.jpg for another image that doesn’t contain grids, that make it look like a grid inside a grid. Is reduntant.

Good luck!

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htmgarcia says


You just said, buy a theme that actually include 30+ themes means you will buy a license for every site where you plan to use that same item. Why not buy a single theme design (with only one design and flexibility in the use and features) if at the end you would buy a new license of the same item for every site you would built? Assuming they would actually buy.

I will give you an example:

A insurance start up asks for a website. They need a basic 3-page site for now, but tell you that they want to add content slowly as and when they work out all the details, eventually evolving into a full site with all sorts of functionality. If you are a overworked web developer, and you don’t want headache later on, the easiest option is to use a theme that you are familiar with and one that has loads of options. As opposed to learning and modifying a new theme and for each and every small project.

For practical (+ legal) reasons, we get the client to purchase a licence so they can update it themselves.

What you are saying actually applies to any well coded theme/template. The best themes are designed to be flexible and updatable. That is not exclusive of multi themes items.

Remember: the main complain here is not about buyers getting those big themes, is about Envato not pricing and categorizing properly the multi themes items.

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htmgarcia says

When in a rush it is a lot better to have a theme that will cover any possible requirements from demanding clients than to use a theme that can’t do much, or even worse will not work with popular plugins.

You just said, buy a theme that actually include 30+ themes means you will buy a license for every site where you plan to use that same item. Why not buy a single theme design (with only one design and flexibility in the use and features) if at the end you would buy a new license of the same item for every site you would built? Assuming they would actually buy.

About buyers getting a new license for every new site they built, wonderful if all of them do it that way but is very possible they abuse of Multi themes items to pay a single license and use in 30+ domains. That is cheap, they would pay $58 and they build 30+ sites, that is a deal!

Buyer win, Author lose

A fair deal would be about both parts winning.

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