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KrownThemes says

^ Sorry mate, i couldn’t resist :) :zipped:

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KunsanMusic says

I saw this situation arise a few years ago at a photo agency. Several photographers always seemed to have their photos downloaded immediately, and of course those pictures then went straight to the top of the popularity lists. After investigation all of the guilty parties had their accounts cancelled and the matter was made public in the forums as a warning to everyone.

I suggest Envato does the same.

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bluexmusic says

I see that the sales have been removed from the guilty parties. They still appear on the popular page, but if you actually click on 1 of them – their true amount of sales now shows.

So, I wanted to thank the staff for taking the appropriate action!

I’m sorry that you had to deal with this issue in the first place, especially considering it happening as a result of the 100% commission gift you gave us.

Just remember that 99.9% of the authors here were grateful for that gift…and thanks again. :)

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Creattive says

They still appear on the popular page

Sad, because that was the only reason why they did it – to get in that list.

If envato doesn’t punish such behaviour with banned accounts, it gives the wrong impression.

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tommusrhodus says

Are we talking about the item that had 143 sales last week, but now only has 99 sales overall?

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KrownThemes says


They still appear on the popular page

Sad, because that was the only reason why they did it – to get in that list.

If envato doesn’t punish such behaviour with banned accounts, it gives the wrong impression.

I’m not sure if it’s easy to modify the popular list once it’s displayed.. Remember when all the files changed their prices? The popular list still had old prices. Don’t know how the system is done, but those items might be cached somewhere and only reviewed once a week when they change.

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egemenerd says



They still appear on the popular page

Sad, because that was the only reason why they did it – to get in that list.

If envato doesn’t punish such behaviour with banned accounts, it gives the wrong impression.
I’m not sure if it’s easy to modify the popular list once it’s displayed.. Remember when all the files changed their prices? The popular list still had old prices. Don’t know how the system is done, but those items might be cached somewhere and only reviewed once a week when they change.

I don’t think that it is too hard for Envato devs to remove or to hide it… :) I agree with Creattive, it is not fair. They should be banned…

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ToivoMedia says

Are we talking about the item that had 143 sales last week, but now only has 99 sales overall?

Uranus. Says it all really. :D

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tommusrhodus says

Uranus. Says it all really. :D

:D

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ikonome says

Some genuine authors have got knocked off those popular lists and thats the real shame.

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