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phpdude says

So I’ve updated my item and created a banner.

Now, I’ve got an angry customer posting in my comments, and then when I reply, they are flagging it as inappropriate so it doesn’t display. Every damn comment.

Surely they shouldn’t be able to report an authors comments on their own item?

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phpdude says


The issue is that this item used to rely on a free API, but now costs, and due to it being a jQuery item, if a buyer uses their own key on a site, their key can be stolen simple as.
Hello phpdude, I had the same issues back in 2012 with my Search Engine which was based on Bing’s free API service. After 4/5 months they migrated their API service to Azure and they limited the free API to 5,000 queries/month. So the best option is to notice your visitors that the script is based on an API, but it costs to get a key. Good luck with the sales ;-).

That sounds like a good plan, cheers buddy :)

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phpdude says

if your concern is about someone stealing the key then why don’t you put a video preview instead of just deleting it?

The live preview is not the issue, I already run it through a PHP proxy so it doesn’t reveal any code.

The issue is that this item used to rely on a free API, but now costs, and due to it being a jQuery item, if a buyer uses their own key on a site, their key can be stolen simple as.

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phpdude says

Thanks for your reply KBRmedia. I think that’s probably the best way forward.

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phpdude says

Howdy,

Hope this doesn’t break any rules (btw, we really need an authors forum), but one of my items now requires a paid-for API key, and considering it’s jQuery item it would mean the key would be visible and can be stolen, so as a result I’m going to have to withdraw the item from the marketplace.

My question is that, is it possible to keep the item up still, but disable purchasing of it. That way I can put a message as the description to say what has happened, rather than purchasers trying to find it, but a) can’t remember who built it so can’t get in touch with me, and b) posts in the forum. I’ve seen it a few times, and it’s happened to me once where all reference to the item has been removed so it was like it was never there. It’s annoying and frustrating.

TL;DR I will have to remove an item from CodeCanyon, but don’t want it to completely vanish. Is it possible to keep it up, but unable to purchase and hidden from searches/API/profile etc.

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phpdude says

Yes of course we did… The contract says what’s our responsibility for time schedule and not his, and of course we are not the problem here… so the contract doesn’t gives us any power to stop this project.

Forgive me if I misunderstand you, but does the contract say it’s your responsibility for the time schedule? If so, you should enforce deadlines like say to them “The deadline for final sign off of the designs are [2 weeks time], as per our contract I am in charge of deadlines, so if you do not meet this deadline you will be breaking our contract and thus it will be canceled and I will not be liable for returning any funds you already sent” and if they fail THEY broke the contract, and you wouldn’t be liable to pay back any money.

By all means, this is my interpretation of what you said. Please don’t do anything without consulting some kind of legal advice locally. Is there any free services available to you where you are that can help clarify anything?

I agree with what @contractsaid, it may be painful to break out of the contract, but IF it frees up your time and results in you making more money, simply calculate how long it would be that the extra you earn would pay off what you lost. If you can live with that loss, and time it takes to re-earn, then maybe it would be best to end the contract.

Just some thoughts of mine here, but I really do suggest you get some free (or cost effective) legal advice locally.

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phpdude says

Sadly, too good to be true. http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/adobe-free-cs2-2013017/

EDIT: Although the download links ARE working, has anyone installed and tried those keys?

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phpdude says

Just wanna drop by and say Happy Holidays to everyone here, and hope everyone has an awesome New Year.

Enjoy yourselves :)

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phpdude says



I HATE to bring this up, but…

I’ve just been logged out, and had to re log in, and then asked to change my password.

How exactly does it know that my password is weak? Is this based on time since it was last updated, or by actual strength of the password. If it’s by the strength of the password, how can it know it’s weak without 2 way encryption or storing of plain text passwords?

You have a good point there, unless it does a one off check on login.
That’s exactly what it does. We store passwords hashed, so we can’t decrypt them.

Perfect, just thought I’d doubley make sure :)

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phpdude says

I HATE to bring this up, but…

I’ve just been logged out, and had to re log in, and then asked to change my password.

How exactly does it know that my password is weak? Is this based on time since it was last updated, or by actual strength of the password. If it’s by the strength of the password, how can it know it’s weak without 2 way encryption or storing of plain text passwords?

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