Do I have to comment my preview file too or just the file the buyer is going to get?
If you are referring to what is required for Flashden to approve your file, then the answer is, add your documentation + AS commenting to the file the buyer purchases. It’s not required for your preview, just the main file.
Awesome, thanks for the fast response, guys.
Really enjoyed the latest blog post, Options for Protecting Your Themes, nice job. However, the article didn’t mention whether submitting a live preview was compulsory or not.
(i) If you are truly paranoid about pirating (like I am!), are authors allowed to NOT submit a live preview?
(ii) If any author has already submitted a file with a live preview, is it okay to send a request to support to REMOVE the live preview?
Thanks in advance.
I think the main point of source files is being missed here. A source file is an opportunity for a buyer to buy a composition and be able to tweak it however they want, note by note, instrument by instrument. You are not going to be able to do that (to the extent that a source file offers) with flattened audio files.
The concept of buying and selling flattened audio files is a really good suggestion, but I’m not sure it should be part of the source files category.
Apples and oranges. Both are good, but completely different concepts and should be kept separate.
Now whether or not another category comes along to accommodate flattened audio loops (that when combined, produce a track), only Joel + envato staff know. Perhaps the current Music section could be enhanced to accommodate flattened audio files/loops a little better and a little more directly than currently? I honestly don’t know if (a) there’s a demand from customers for that or (b) if authors are interested in providing flattened audio files. It’s worth noting that some AJ musicians/producers are already providing flattened audio loops with their audio track uploads in the current Music section. Not sure if it has helped increase their sales or even if there is a demand for it, but note that some people are already doing that as an added incentive to the buyer…
What’s your individual criteria for evaluating an item?
Just to clarify what you are asking, dimumurray, we do not have individual criteria, we work as a team in order to be consistent, based on a solid set of procedures and instructions set forth by envato.
We appreciate that design, functionality and usability can often be subjective, so to avoid any bias, we often have multiple reviewers (and usually the site manager) look at borderline files just to be sure. Sometimes, but rarely, we reject things that may get another chance, and sometimes we approve something that may later be removed if the quality is lacking. But 99% of the time, we get things right, and if we don’t, then authors are always encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate your concerns.
Here’s a good starting point to answer that question.
Try searching for “countdown” on this site. There’s a HUGE selection of solutions for you to choose from.
I play as England too. We’ll have to flip a coin to see who is red and who is white. Look out for a request soon!
All files should be functioning correctly as per the file description—that is part of the responsibility of the reviewer who approves the file. If a file is not working as described by the author in the description, yes, you are welcome to contact email@example.com who would be glad to investigate any issues for you.