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Instead, I suggest using describing words that help us – the buyers – quickly and easily understand what your project is about, how it looks and how we can use it.
What its about + How it looks + How we can use it = in less than 50 characters? , Quickly and easily?

It’s very temping to be sarcastic about this…this makes a great joke or two,
However, you find it offensive so it’s not gonna happen again.

As a longtime customer on primarily Videohive and Audiojungle, it doesn´t help me when browsing for projects to purchase. Instead of “epic” you might as well have written “great”, and THAT word is just as meaningless. Think about it: From a simple marketing standpoint it makes no sense praising your own work by using clichés.
I´ve been in advertising for 30 years and helped develop creative strategies and campaigns for top 10 corporations in the world.
... talk about others praising their own work

Regarding words being meaningless, we both agree.
Great, Epic, Amazing, Black, Clean, Minimal, Elegant, Abstract, Sunny, Cloudy = it’s ALL subjective.
Although, Envato’s search engine disagrees with us and actually gives a certain weight to these words.
Which leads me to the next paragraph and the subject of anger aimed at the wrong people

So the complaints you have about buyers being greedy or difficult, or the fact that you´re clearly pissed off about the amount of work you put into making a few bucks,must be directed at someone other than me. Perhaps you should take these issues up with them, instead?

Maybe it would be a good idea to AT LEAST not antagonize the people who´re potentially going to purchase your projects by being sarcastic and arrogant?
Perhaps indirectly telling your potential clients that they are a bunch of spoilt kids is less than helpful for your business?

What buyers? What People? How did this into plural? into a collective argument?
You’re the only one who started this thread.
Only thing that pissed me off here (still does) is the tone of your arguments, and the title of this thread.

So my overall point with this thread is to convey the point that – unless you are already well established – you CAN NOT afford to blend in with your competition.

Once again, telling others what they can and can not afford.
Did you just determine whats a well established artist in the next paragraph?

But if you´re interested in getting more than a 40K turnover in 5 years, this advice might be of help to you.

The only interest was to clarify authors can stand out however they want, using whatever names they choose.
Giving so much significance to names is just judging a book by its cover.

... and thats for me with this thread. Adios.

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As a very uncreative person who recently had a template with Epic in his title, Sorry.
Excuse me very much for an un tasteful name, surely, for $8 dollars you deserve nothing less than a creative, functional, compatible, unique product, with fast and personal support from the author.
Even Skype, or Remote Desktop so he customize it for you, for free.
Along with the color controllers & expressions to make your life easier, a PDF manual and sometimes a video to thoroughly explain how to use the product (sometimes even how to use after effects)

And as you mentioned, the author (who prior to, sometimes even after releasing the template has worked for free) needs to come up with a name that will please you.
Coming up next is a massage and a free beer. :) (well, almost free, the author’s buying it)

By the way, in the movies:
The Great Gatsby, The Great Escape, The Great Dictator, a Beautiful Mind, Beautiful, Precious.
In music: Amazing & Crazy by Aerosmith, Amazing by Kanye West, Amazing Grace
Beautiful by Snoop dogg and Pharrell, Beautiful by Christina Aguilara, Beautiful Liar by 30 Seconds to Mars, Beautiful Day (it’s a beautiful day) by U2

Is this a thread about how to stand out as an author or as a buyer?

Is it time to call Snoop dogg and Baz Luhrmann ?
You’re not going to even listen to ‘Beautiful’ on iTunes? No “The Great Gatsby” on Netflix??

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the sh*t that came out here: http://videohive.net/item/threshold/8295425

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2-1 to Bayern
Well played ! :-)
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Hi can someone please lock this forum :) Thanks

While you’re at it, could you lock Footage central out too? ;-)

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“And they fiercely drew out their Swords in Bundles stabbing them slowly and painfully through the heart…”
The end. :(
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Exactly, you need CS5.5 then you can Open it in CS5.5 and Save As CS5 . Your other option would be OpenSesame but it could be messy when you have text layers, or effects such as Curves, and a few others

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It simply depends on the outcome of the discussion. In the scenario where we would’ve mutually agreed the Item’s main idea was indeed “borrowed” then maybe a link back on the items page or a small thank you email would’ve been more than fine. In a scenario where they would disagree the idea was borrowed I’d simply move on, as he said previously, the final outcome is different enough for both to co exist.

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