Isn’t this topic important enough to allow discussion? Considering you locked it I won’t go into detail as I had planned but I would like to know why this thread was locked. This is a legitimate concern that didn’t even go for more than 24hrs to allow the opinion of others.
Yea, in the other thread, Jeff said “FlashDen uses the same percentages and has become one of the leading marketplaces for Flash files. Many authors make more than the heads of Envato!“
How can that be true if no one can earn more than a 50% share?
Also, I have to agree with Chad. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a thread locked prematurely. If you really believe in your site’s policies, defend them. Let the threads run their course. Trying to silence unhappy authors is just going to make them more unhappy.
Yeah this is really annoying a lot of designers and to just close a legitimate thread is just showing how much you are not listening to us, I hope Collis comes on here to sort this out because these are real concerns which you are just disregarding.
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Author was Featured
- Bought between 1 and 9 items
- Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 5-6 years
- Referred between 1 and 9 users
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
- United States
I think that over the past couple of months, it has become evident that the level of quality has suffered likely because of the payment rates being so low. Good designers just cannot afford to make $300 on a template/design that should be worth 10 times that. It’s just frustrating.
Guys, I’m more than happy to discuss these issues. Touchy, touchy.
But let’s stay on topic.
@clarklab – Very easily. We have authors who have sold well over $100,000. Envato doesn’t keep the entire extra 50%. A good portion of that money is put back into advertising your templates and maintaining the site.
@simnor – In no way am I disregarding them. In fact, these issues are discussed constantly on this site. We’re always trying to make the marketplaces better. Every opinion is considered when setting prices.
@Jeffrey – Fair Enough. I can think of one other time that a thread become locked (I believe it was for pricing) and then this one. I think if you had stated that it would never have felt as if you were looking to “silence” those with opinions.
OK meanwhiles I so thought this thread was locked because it said (Locked) in the title. I kept looking for our admin-unlock button and getting confused. Anyhow I’ve just taken the word (locked) out of the title to unconfuse myself
ANYWAYS : the real reason I’m here is to say that Jeffrey alerted Cyan and I to take a look at the last thread and I’ve posted up some answers to questions, as well as a minor revision to the legal agreements here on the site. You can read it all here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/themeforest-exclusive/8348?page=2#70238