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DaniMun says

I don’t know if Activeden will see better days, but there’s one thing I know for sure: you’ll be missed here, Ben. AD will never be the same without you :(

On behalf of many fellow authors, thank you for being such a supportive and funny friend, as I’m honored to call you my friend.

So long, buddy! Good luck with your future endeavors!

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donchev_a says

Where the hell is the ship i wanna go with you people, the 10 000$ for two months ship i mean. Where is it?

freelance. Recently noticed that more and more companies are realizing that hiring a freelancer is much cheaper than hiring a company and even more the quality is better.

most of the people here are top-notch designers and developers. Otherwise they will not be able to sustain the higher and higher clients expectation.

Most of the clients here expect more quality/value for lesser money. And this is Envato’s strategy. But for a developer to bring more quality he needs more time. Spending more time requires more return/income. Once when the return is less than the time spend on an item, the developers will not be able anymore to afford uploading items here because it will not be beneficial.

On the other side, having a project for $1000-$2000 (I can build such a website in less than a week) using components from Envato for $4-$5 bucks makes much more sense. Just changing the side of the fence to which I belong. I want to be benefited from my work and this crazily cheap (high quality) items and earn money. ;)

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digitalscience says

I heart u Aw_Shucks! Don’t say goodbye :(

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bitfade says

good luck man.

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tsafi says

Feel like you all eulogy AW funeral, come-on it’s not like he have 3 month to live, his a big boy. Trust me he will be around, his life has no meaning without AD :D

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zefs says

I still don’t see why you keep deleting your entire portfolio every time.

I mean I have worse files and less earnings than you but still I keep most of my files. It’s not like you are forced to update them each month or something like that. Just leave them there, do something else then come back maybe make one file to upload and that’s it.

Becoming a rock star is not an easy thing :p

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doru says

I still don’t see why you keep deleting your entire portfolio every time.

For me is perfectly clear. Is like destroying all connections with a type of life you want to never come back.

Don’t know if this helps but I tried some times myself. For example, there was a moment when I played a lot of games like all 24/7, and I wanted to change all that. So one day I took all my games cd and dvd and break them one by one. It was an intelligent behavior? Probably not, if I would have sold them on ebay it would have been more logical, but man all the money can’t give you the feeling you have when you destroy your links to a certain past.

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pezflash says


I still don’t see why you keep deleting your entire portfolio every time.
For me is perfectly clear. Is like destroying all connections with a type of life you want to never come back.

Yeah, but in this case is like if a $100 note drops from your pants, and you don’t want to look back to see if it’s still on the floor.

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raptour Envato team says

What’s the difference between Aw_Shucks, a bike, and an orange?

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theflyingtinman says

What’s the difference between Aw_Shucks, a bike, and an orange?

A vest, because crabs don’t wear shoes.

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