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sfxstudio
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Like the idea to propose it :)
but be careful that’s it will not become a charity business,
i mean ok charity is a very good thing but it something personnal
it’s a question of feeling and thoutgh, i don’t see the interest to say i’ve gave xxxx$ to xxxx !
it’s look like a recuperation or self promotion ! or wrost, the kidnapping of consciousness buyers.
it is preferable to encourage donations by creating the events or competitions
(the best template Will Be edited and offer to a charity, every six month,or something like this or else? like a CHARITY week, a % of the earning will be given to charity !..... ?)
to me it’s more constructive an fair for Promoting something !
if we have to show the way, let’s doing it together
But this is only my position….

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tommusrhodus
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Hope this helps. :)

Thanks for the reply Scott :)

I agree that it’s better to have this opportunity rather than keep is hidden in case of the 0.1% of less savoury people out there. All things considered, this is a truly nice opportunity for authors to support charities that they are passionate about :)

Cheers – Tom

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ThemeWisdom
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Great news! I agree with Tom on this so hope we are all good people who are not abusing this opportunity :)

Thanks!

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MeGustaMusic
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Definitely great news, this will only bring good karma to the authors and Envato!

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VF
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Hi VF! No extra functionality here – authors are responsible for handling and transferring donations themselves.

I thought Envato is coming forward to offer their share of % to the donations (Probably due to the image attached in the main post and title and some words like “we realized that giving back blah blah”, “you are now permitted to officially sell an item (or items) that benefit an organization of your choosing” :D )

Anyway, as a policy change / clarification this is good news. I don’t think this will cause a significant competitive advantage or disadvantage to the items, so feeling safe! ;)

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IngeniousArtist
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This is a very good news :)

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doru
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is crucial for envato to not promote this items.

please don’t do it. Since you have no control to check if the author will actually follow his promise of donation.

don’t do this mistake, don’t put them in notes, don’t add them on front page, don’t add a search filter for this, don’t allow them to post the link on forum.

actually this looks like bad idea from the start.

example:

“Buy my item because there are starving children in X country that waits for something to eat,”

what is this marketplace? A fundraiser?

People should buy an item because they need it, not because, hey the money will go to charity.

I know the intention is good but man this will backfire as hell.

Want an example?

So let’s take Israel and Palestine current situation.

Case one:

Buy this item so Israel people who lost their home because of rockets coming from Gaza can have a place to sleep tonight

Case two:

Buy my item so Palestinian people who lost their home because of rockets coming from Israel can have a place to sleep tonight

This is the same reason why we can’t debate politics on forum.

Did envato will create a list of approved charities that one can mention as beneficiaries of the item sale?

what if one want to donate to wikileaks? That’s a huge wasps nest right there. Do I need to mention what US authorities think about wikileaks?

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TigerModules
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Another Great Idea from Envato!

Keep them coming.

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VF
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@doru, this is more of a policy clarification and not a desperate encouragement of donation Ads. Authors wont even have time to think about abusing (political etc) through these kind of freedom. As mentioned already, such cases would be too negligible to consider.

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doru
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@doru, this is more of a policy clarification and not a desperate encouragement of donation Ads. Authors wont even have time to think about abusing (political etc) through these kind of freedom. As mentioned already, such cases would be too negligible to consider.

well, hopefully nothing will go wrong.

will see if threads will pop up:

“Help! Envato will not let me donate to – Build Rocket Launcher Platform against UFOs Association – This is not fair! Those UFOs are a real danger to farmer cows and need to be stopped. Earnings from my item will help build an intercontinental ballistic nuclear launch area and a radar base near my home

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