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jonathan01 says

So, I know see 3 complete pages of “mainly” upset authors and even disgruntled buyers – and still no official reply or concern from Envato – that doesn’t seem much like a partnership at all – I’m quite disappointed to be honest – it’s not very open or professional Envato.

Just wanted to let my feelings be heard.

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OurWebMedia says
So, I know see 3 complete pages of “mainly” upset authors and even disgruntled buyers – and still no official reply or concern from Envato – that doesn’t seem much like a partnership at all – I’m quite disappointed to be honest – it’s not very open or professional Envato. Just wanted to let my feelings be heard.

Give them some time. It’s more professional to have time to respond and think about a answer that will benefit us all. No point in rushing them into responding. Not to mention is the weekend. Give them some time, I’m sure someone will respond.

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jonathan01 says
So, I know see 3 complete pages of “mainly” upset authors and even disgruntled buyers – and still no official reply or concern from Envato – that doesn’t seem much like a partnership at all – I’m quite disappointed to be honest – it’s not very open or professional Envato. Just wanted to let my feelings be heard.
Give them some time. It’s more professional to have time to respond and think about a answer that will benefit us all. No point in rushing them into responding. Not to mention is the weekend. Give them some time, I’m sure someone will respond.

2 days old thread bud…. supposed to be a 24 hour business also… just sayin!

Also if you have to think about your answer then that tells me something aint right – if I had a business partner that took 2 days to get back with me on something then I would start to worry.

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OurWebMedia says
2 days old thread bud…. supposed to be a 24 hour business also… just sayin!

So than I would recommend contacting Support with the issue. I don’t really remember anywhere reading that there was a time frame for responses on the boards but then again I could be wrong.

Not trying to start crap, but I mean come on guys… Everyone benefits still from the website and services offered…

Stop trying to squeeze all the lemon juice…

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jonathan01 says
2 days old thread bud…. supposed to be a 24 hour business also… just sayin!

you know what I edited my message as I’m just tired of trying…...

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dtbaker Moderator says

Hardly obtrusive ads. And more money envato makes = the better they can make our market places :)

Go for it :)

It’s not like they’re taking any business away from authors. Saves all those “can you recommend good hosting for your template” emails. And if you want to run your own hosting referral banner on your item description page I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem at all.

For the size of these marketplaces I’m surprised there isn’t more 3rd party banner advertising like their http://freelanceswitch.com website. They’d make a killing launching banner ads on the marketplaces, I’d certainly pay to expose some of my services to a wider audience.

As for the daily price of keeping this monster running, there was a post from a staff member ages ago that revealed the daily bandwidth they pump through amazon s3. A quick look through the amazon s3 pricing page was a big eye opener, and actually made me wonder just how they could afford the hosting on it’s own, let alone staff wages ;) Can’t find the thread, may have been removed.

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VagrantRadio says

but it’s okay to post referral links everywhere. I personally enjoy the $97 each time someone signs up for dreamhost. ;)

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godonholiday says

The dream host links have been there for quite some time. I think an easy ‘fix’ would be to have an option in the my account section to allow this or not. A simple check box.

Im not sure if we are allowed to have affiliate links in our product descriptions? If not… and we are currently forced to have one next to our products download page, i think thats a little unfair.

it seems that quite a few authors had no idea this was going on. So its addition to the marketplace could definitely have been handled better.

The staff do need to think about, as authors will start to include large affiliate links in the description page, and they might be flashy and tacky. Authors might also develop scripts to get rid of the dreamhost link.

We should be working together not at arms length.

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Jason Envato team says

Hi guys, as you’ve noticed we’ve been experimenting with referring buyers on to services(Dreamhost & UPrinting) that relate to the items they just purchased, using affiliate programs for those services for the past 6 months.

We’ve kept the ads relatively discreet and non-intrusive so not to interfere with the main purpose of the site and we’ll be re-evaluating them shortly to determine if it’s a long term strategy. It’s great to hear author feedback on this issue, as it’s always very valuable to us!

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DDStudios says
Hi guys, as you’ve noticed we’ve been experimenting with referring buyers on to services(Dreamhost & UPrinting) that relate to the items they just purchased, using affiliate programs for those services for the past 6 months. We’ve kept the ads relatively discreet and non-intrusive so not to interfere with the main purpose of the site and we’ll be re-evaluating them shortly to determine if it’s a long term strategy. It’s great to hear author feedback on this issue, as it’s always very valuable to us!

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