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ShakespeareThemes says

Today I have started thread about offering rights for my latest item. After I bumped it, the thread was disabled.

What is wrong with such kind of thread in the eyes of Envato staff? Did I miss some changing of rules?

Selling the rights means that somebody will eventually turn that item into a WP theme and (hopefully) makes some profit for both him and Envato so I really don’t understand what is wrong about that.

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KingDog Envato team says

Hello :) The forums are not to be used for self-promotion or to offer your item rights for sale. That’s why the thread was removed. Thanks!

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ShakespeareThemes says

Thanks for answer. And is it allowed to add the info about selling rights to item’s description?

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KingDog Envato team says

Thanks for answer. And is it allowed to add the info about selling rights to item’s description?

Sorry, that wouldn’t be allowed either :)

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ShakespeareThemes says

So, if I do want to sell rights, I have to wait for someone who will find my item by himself and will try his luck by asking me if it is for sale?:)

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KingDog Envato team says

You would have to use your own social media or marketing channels to spread the word :)

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Vlajki says

That’s unfair because many people have sold their rights before, just by using this forums.

What about the partnership offers or selling the rights in the same thread? For example I say: I’m looking for a partner to code my PSD template, or sell the rights for someone to code and publish on TF exclusively (If I don’t find an appropriate partner), will that thread be deleted?

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DistinctiveThemes says

Please do get in touch if you have some rights for sale – I’m always on the lookout

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ShakespeareThemes says

There were a couple of “selling rights” threads in the past and that’s why I was suprised that it is not allowed anymore (or never was).

I understand the “no self-promotion” point, but at the other hand, those “why is my item rejected” threads are not considered self-pomotion? I definitely have nothing against those threads, they are vital part of the forum.

@DistinctiveThemes I have sent you a PM

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KingDog Envato team says

Yes it’s something we’re being much more strict with lately. This is particularly the case with those looking to sell their items already available on the Marketplace, as trying to do that comes with a huge warning – http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/245

You’re welcome to look for partnerships on the forums if you like, but the forums are not to be used as a place to sell your goods or rights to your items.

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