Posts by jonathan01

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

Sending unsolicited emails to a subscribe list that was not created by users actually signing up for emails from yourselves, whether it’s promotion, newsletter or important information is spam.

Always make sure people actually sign-up for your newsletter on the understanding that they will receive various information from you, otherwise if all these people start to mark your emails as junk and spam what will happen very quickly is your server will be blacklisted.

Once on a blacklist getting removed is next to impossible. You need to be very careful especially as out of 4 people that have responded to this thread 50% say they never signed up then it’s 100% spam.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

Not only will it be the death of ThemeForest in the end but it’s seriously harming the theme eco system in general and de-valuing the entire market. This is doing no favors to anyone.

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jonathan01 says

The process wouldn’t receive these threads all the time if Envato and the process was more transparent and consistent. For the record I have great respect for the reviewers.

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jonathan01 says

I’m off to get some popcorn before this thread kicks off…..brb ;)

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jonathan01 says


I’m confused.

So I don’t currently have to do anything to get my withdraw every month – do I now need to do something? I read the post but still doesn’t make sense to me – is this a replacement and I have to take action or not? I understand the $40k thing, but I’m not in that bracket.

So… do I have to do anything please.

Nope, no action necessary unless you want to save yourself a few clicks each month or have an upcoming express withdrawal and want to send the money somewhere else. Does that help?

Also, just got official confirmation that ‘All buyers need is your email address or mobile number’ contains a typo. We’ll be updating this to ‘All you need is your email address or mobile number’ asap. Sorry about the confusing language and thanks for pointing it out!

Not really haha sorry let me re word my question. Some long time ago we used to have to manually ask each and every month for a withdraw. They then introduced where we said all earnings every month automatically. I have had this function set and running without issue since that introduction.

You said: “Nope, no action necessary unless you want to save yourself a few clicks each month” which confuses me as currently I have zero clicks to do as it’s automatic.

So my question is – what exactly is this new thing, and is it a replacement meaning that I now have to go in and set this up to be automatic every month.

Sorry if I’m being dumb here.

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jonathan01 says

I don’t think it would work very well as you will get authors simply caching and minifying everything in the demo and then provide un-minified packages resulting in complaints that it’s not the same speed as the demo. Then you have the type of server it’s being hosted on, how busy that server is at the time and finally most weight (from a well coded theme) comes from the images installed and as we all know many end users upload directly from their camera’s memory card and wonder why their page takes forever to load when it’s got 6 images all weighing 5Mb each.

In principle it’s a good idea but too many iffy things in the way.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

I’m confused.

So I don’t currently have to do anything to get my withdraw every month – do I now need to do something? I read the post but still doesn’t make sense to me – is this a replacement and I have to take action or not? I understand the $40k thing, but I’m not in that bracket.

So… do I have to do anything please.

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jonathan01 says

Stupid small tablet links! :D

Ironic as that’s the experience customers have on the site – using anything but a regular desktop and it’s ‘awkward’ to say the least.

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jonathan01 says

Yup.

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jonathan01 says

It’s a ridiculous and unnecessary way of doing things. It’s happened to me also, for someone using a standard page template rather than a dedicated one for their contact form resulting in some css layout issues on a theme.

The issue was fixed and uploaded, reviewed and accepted – that bit is fine and has to go through review to ensure the issue is fixed, but to completely remove an item absolutely destroys it’s sales and customer confidence in an author. Envato just hide behind the fence in these cases with the author left to answer questions from upset users who think you just ‘disappeared’.

There are reasons to do this I understand, if a security issue or the theme is completely bust, but for small css issues etc it’s just not necessary.

Why not, for small issues, just send us a notice, give 48hrs to fix and if not fixed (I should state UPLOADED within 48hrs as I have no control over their review times) then soft disable until it is fixed. No need to jump the shark in these cases at all – it’s unprofessional, especially when they are blatantly promoting top selling items that have literally hundreds of validation errors. Go figure.

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