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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll continue to update and maintain this list of FAQs as necessary. Please check our FAQs before posting a new question as it could be answered already. Thanks!

Will the existing forums be completely removed?

We are aiming to archive them in a “read-only” state. All that conversation is part of our history and don’t want to remove it either!

What software will you be using for the new forums?

Discourse!

When will the new forums be going live?

August 21, 2015!

What will happen to existing post counts and community badges?

We’re looking into migrating community members’ “reputation”, including post counts and badges.
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Update: Winners announced!

A Look Ahead to the New Community Forums

Following on from our recent announcement that we’re planning to introduce new forum software, we have some exciting updates for you!

  • We’re happy to reveal we will be using Discourse forum software.

  • We’ll launch with some exciting new tools

  • We’ll be making the forums more open to our entire Envato network, not just Envato Market

  • We’ll be changing the way conversation is organized (with your help!)

  • We’ve got prizes to give away for your feedback!

Discourse

We’ve settled on using Discourse for our new forum software. Here are some reasons why!

  • Better spam fighting (watch out Baba!)

  • Greater amount of features

  • More community moderation

  • Easier to update and maintain (It’s Ruby on Rails based, just like the Envato Market platform)

New Tools

Here are just some of the features and functionality within Discourse that you can look forward to using when we launch our new forums:

  • A WYSIWIG interface

  • Likes (finally!)

  • Social sharing

  • Easier quoting

  • Wikis

  • @ mentions

  • Community moderation by flagging

  • + much more!

A Forum for All!

One of our themes in Envato’s 2015 roadmap is “One Company”. What does this mean? It simply means that we want Envato to feel like one big ecosystem to everyone who comes here. So instead of having separate community silos within places like Envato Studio and Tuts+, we want to bring all creatives together under one big umbrella to create the best place for smart, business-minded, independent creatives to congregate and collaborate!

The scope and vision for the new forums will therefore be to create a home not only for authors but also for creative buyers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and so forth.

Category Structure

The category structure for the new forums, along with the tag functionality we will also be employing, is something entirely new and may look a lot different to what community members are currently used to. But do not fear! There’s method (and logic!) behind the change. :-)

  • Creative

    • The heart of the community. The creative forum is the place to discuss all creative topics, share and learn together.
       

  • General Discussion

    • Off-topic meets All Marketplaces. The community watercooler/lounge/hangout zone.
       

  • Pro Tips

    • If you have some tips to share or you’re looking for some professional advice from fellow community members, then feel free to drop them in this forum.
       

  • Rooftop

    • Reach a new milestone? Find your item somewhere? Want to share some praise? The Rooftop is the place to shout it from!
       

  • Shop Talk

    • Want to talk about business? Look for some collaboration on your next project? Have some freelancing advice to share? This is the place to do it.
       

  • Envato Announcements

    • This category will be used for Envato announcements. Only Envato staff can create new topics.
       

  • Community Meta

    • Discussion about the Envato community, how it works and how we can improve it.

We are envisioning that the new forum structure will not only help simplify organization but will also provide greater, holistic exposure of creative areas to even more users.

But How Do I Find What I’m Interested In Within So Few Categories?

That’s where tags come in! We want to simplify the structure and rely more on tags than categories to allow users to find, sort, and follow what they want to look at more quickly and efficiently. Rest assured, we don’t intend to add tags with any less care than we would add a category so we will be aiming to include all your favorite (and existing) creative fields such as Web Design, WordPress, Music & Audio, Video Production, Coding, Photography, 3D Modelling, and many, many more!

Here’s an example:

  1. Let’s say a user starts a thread asking for help with a WordPress plugin. The user could tag the thread with [WordPress], [Web], and [Code]:



     

  2. To view all WordPress related posts, users would simply click on, bookmark, or follow the [WordPress] tag.


     

Easy, huh?

Expect Tweaks Along the Way!

As we finalize the new forums please be mindful that some changes will no doubt occur. There should be plenty here however to give you a really clear idea of the new plans for the forums and we’ll continue with at least one more update leading up to the official launch!

Speaking of something that will definitely be changing, here’s how you can put forward your feedback on some of the category names and be in the chance of winning some cool prizes!

Contest/Prizes for Category Name Feedback!

We’re going to award a special Community Prize Pack to 10 winners who provide the best feedback on how some of the new categories are named! The prize pack will contain:

  • Early pre-launch access to the new forums

  • An Envato T-shirt

  • $25 Envato Market credit

  • A “Feedback Guru” community badge

How to Enter

  1. What would you like “General Discussion” to be called and why? Be creative! Think of it as your home or your creative digital playground.

  2. What would you like “Pro Tips” to be called, and why?

  3. What would you like “Rooftop” to be called, and why?

  4. What would you like “Shop Talk” to be called, and why?

  5. As well as Audio, Code, Photography, Web Design, and Video (tags we’re planning on including), what other 3 tags would you like us to add?

TIP: Refer to the descriptions mentioned earlier for more information about the idea and intent behind each category.

Please submit your entries via our official entry form by midnight CST between Monday August 3 and Tuesday August 4, 2015. Please read the terms and conditions available on the entry form. We’ll then select 10 x winners based on the best feedback and ideas and will announce the winners by August 10.

ENTER HERE!

Good luck!

Next Steps

Phew! Still reading? If so, I’ll send an Envato sticker to the first 5 people who respond to this thread with the word “elephant” in their response.

So to wrap-up where we’ll be taking things next…

  • Our group of beta testers will continue to test Discourse

  • We’ll be listening to any feedback you provide in this thread and via our contest

  • Once we’ve updated Discourse based on feedback and finalized the design/layout, we’ll open-up access to some more community members

  • We’ll conclude by revealing our launch date/plans

Thanks in advance for your feedback both here and from our awesome beta testers who have already been testing an early implementation of Discourse for many weeks now!

We know that change is not always easy and there’s a lot of history and love for our original forums, but we’re confident and excited for what the new chapter and new direction of creative conversation will bring to all. :)

 

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Great to see all the entries coming in, please keep them coming! You’ve got about one week left to submit your entries! Entries must be posted in this thread no later than midnight on Sunday night, July 26th.

IMPORTANT: Please note that multiple versions are NOT REQUIRED for this particular edition of the contest. Just choose/provide a minimum of one wallpaper size of your choosing. A mobile-sized version is also NOT required (as these kind of wallpapers are not typically used for mobile devices). The original post has been updated to reflect this.

Good luck!

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See the winning entries in our Envato Remix #2 – CodePen Challenge! Well done to our winners, we’ll be in touch with prize information very soon, and thank you again to everyone who entered, it was a very enjoyable contest! :)

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FL Studio Cheat Sheets

2560×1440 | 1920×1440 | 640×960

Love it! This brought back so many memories for me, KipaLoops, I used to use FLS when I used to produce on a PC. Great job! :)

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Just an update to let everyone know that the deadline passed by at midnight last night. Our judges are already reviewing all the entries and the winners will be announced next Monday (July 20th)! Good luck to everyone who entered and thanks for all the terrific entries! :)

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Or should i have an item only in all items popular list to achieve it.

Can you explain how can i achieve it?

Thanks :)

Hi Nunforest! Your item needs to appear on the main Popular Files page, not a sub category page of popular items. Hope this helps. :)

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Scott any updates on the situation with these attacks? :)We kinda experience a drop in sales or is just me :D

Hi zlatkosan! Please see the blog post below regarding the DDoS attacks:

Recent Downtime Issues on Envato

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Sadly, all good things must come to an end. :( This has been a terrific venture but this particular design opportunity is now over. But maybe we’ll be back with something different in the future. :)

For now, I’m going to close out this thread and give a huge big thank you to everyone who kindly participated and to everyone whose work was chosen and used. You made the Community Superstar program extremely unique. Thank you all! :)

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Well done to our latest Community Superstars for June! Find out below who just unlocked the Superstar badge for being an awesome community member!

BoxyStudio

Well done to BoxyStudio for not only creating the amazing LeafPing, but for rebuilding it using the new Envato API and making it completely free! Smashing work, Boxy, and what a way to give back to your fellow community members!

CRIK0VA

Can you stop being so nice, please, CRIK0VA?! Everywhere we go in the forums we see you being very friendly, helpful, positive, and supportive – particularly when celebrating other people’s success. Such a selfless community member, well played, Sir!

TemplateVisual

We raise our hats and glasses to salute another fantastic contribution to community life this past month with the release of the Free Documentation resource by TemplateVisual! Good documentation is important across many Envato Market sites so this is a huge timesaver for many of our authors! The resource allows you to document your items within a super slick and clean HTML format that every buyer will appreciate!

VIEW DEMO | DOWNLOAD .ZIP

Great contributions from all our superstars this month, many congratulations to you all, and thank you so much for everyone who shared their nominations this month! Speaking of nominations…

Nominate A Superstar!

Did you know that some of our latest superstars were voted and suggested by our very own community? Make sure your voice counts! Nominate a fellow community member via our nomination form! We want to hear who you think deserves to be our next community superstar!

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