Posts by pjtops

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

This kind of reminds me of one of the stories in freakonomics, where a daycare had problems with some parents picking up their children late. So they decided to charge a little extra if you picked up your child late. Seems simple enough: charge the late parents more, they’ll learn their lesson, and start coming on time. But the opposite happened, more parents started picking up their children much later, and they felt justified doing so because they were “paying” for it anyway. The point I’m making is that humans can be unpredictable, especially where behavior, money and motivation are concerned. The changes mean well, but may not produce the results you expect. This is not just another cosmetic change like designing new badges or changing layouts. It has the potential to completely change the nature of this marketplace, either for better or worse. Danger ahead, listen to the community, and proceed with caution.

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

Where is the black paw? :D
level 4 is the new black :bigevilgrin:
105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

Congrats Amaski! But it’s no longer called the black paw, its now called “same color paw – level 4”

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says


Buyers shouldn’t buy based on our badges. They should buy on the our file’s quality. They shouldn’t care if author sold many or too little items, where they’re from or if they’re elite or not.

I’m sorry but as a buyer on themeforest I must say I always prefer to buy items from authors with proven sales, high-rating, etc. If they have badges for involvement in the community or blogs or articles, much better.

Why? Because an item with 1000 sales means quality. 1000 people can’t be wrong, don’t they? I have seen new themes rated with 5 stars, from new authors, but they did not work in all browsers or they blocked my phone. So, how can be the quality proved?

If you buy a car for instance, why you prefer to buy it from a branded company, with many years of experience and many sales and proven quality? Why not buy then a no-name car?

Yes, but why the ugly?

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

At the moment, we’re not requiring that the entire set of PHP coding rules, as outlined for WordPress, be followed. We’re specifying a couple of them that we do require in order to improve legibility of code. If it would be easier for you to simply follow them wholesale though, then by all means, please do!

The tabs one is a bit tricky, as wordpress does it differently from most other big PHP projects. I’m seeing a situation where I’ll have to adjust my editor every time when switching between creating themes/plugins for here, and working on other projects. If its about legibility, then how about a compromise, like for indenting, use 1 tab OR 4 spaces. Unless of-course you do plan to require full compliance to the wordpress style-guide, then it doesn’t really matter what rules you choose to start with.

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

I have a question. Do we have to really follow this: http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/coding-standards/php/#brace-style I don’t like my braces with unnecessary spaces.

Same question here. Are the wordpress PHP formatting rules meant to be followed in full, or are just bits of the rules being picked? If the whole standard must being followed, so be it. But if just a few specific rules are being selected from there, then please don’t pick the most controversial rules. Like the tabs vs spaces issue, a debate that’s been going on since programming started.

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

And about envato censoring comments, do this little exercise: Look for items with a 1 star ratings, then go through their comments sections.

So your comments got removed. It may or may have not been justified, but just because you don’t agree with the decision taken in that one instance, it doesn’t mean the whole system is flawed, or that envato has conspired to “silence all buyers”.

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says


Does your business have a website? Cause if you do, I’m sure all the content there has also been “pruned to the benefit of the seller”.
Of course it does, but it doesn’t have a customer feedback section and it’s not an online marketplace, so the comparison isn’t really relevant.

A “customer feedback section” is not an “anything goes section”, and a business has the right to decide whats acceptable on its own website. And if your business is selling something, then that’s very relevant because the definition of a marketplace is that its somewhere where goods and services are sold.

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

Are you happy buying products (well, when you do buy something) in a marketplace where feedback has been pruned to the benefit of the seller?

Does your business have a website? Cause if you do, I’m sure all the content there has also been “pruned to the benefit of the seller”.

105 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+2 more
pjtops says

You state you haven’t read the original comments section I’m complaining about, and it seems you haven’t read this thread properly either. Nowhere have I stated customers can post anything they want, but they should be free to provide feedback on real issues with a product as a warning to other potential customers, without fear of having their comments censored.

True. And authors should also be free to create and sell great products here, without fear of someone bombing their product pages with crazy, malicious comments that could put weeks of hard work and effort to waste.

by
by
by
by
by
by