As a result, we’ll be disabling <a> tags in all Collection description fields until further notice, in an effort to deter the spammers.
You’ll still be able to add <a> tags to the descriptions; they just won’t be links when the Collection is viewed via it’s URL. Our intention is for this to be a temporary measure; as we investigate a more sustainable, long-term solution. Due to a number of other projects & improvements already in the pipelines we can’t give an exact date for a long-term solution. Sorry for the inconvenience this might cause.
Furthermore, we’re disabling accounts that are clearly only publishing collections containing high-risk spam content.
Have you been using links in your Collection descriptions?
I’d love to hear how you were using them.
What were you linking to?
How did these links help you?
Each of my collections is like a filter or category of my items, so I had handy little buttons on each collection’s description cross-linked between collections to help buyers navigate around my files. (I have now removed these buttons to prevent buyer confusion, as they were obviously linking to nowhere)
Since envato doesn’t have a category filter for portfolios, the ability to have links on collections was very helpful, I hope you manage to figure out a solution. Out of curiosity and because for me this would fix it, isn’t it possible to only allow links that point to envato’s own network?
So, what is the purpose of being able to use <a> tags if the links will not work ? (sorry if I am getting this all wrong) + What is a collection for if we aouldn’T be able to use links?
By the way ; please do whatever you can to fight piracy, and please don’T just wait for a new ruling from the “European Court Of Justice” - Piracy is piracy. We don’t need “rules” from EU to fight Piracy, right?
Plus, We have continuously sent messages to Envato Support about some abusing authors who blatantly copy other authors’ work too ; and by saying “blatantly copying” we really mean it… They copy the code, they copy the design, they even copy the “comment” sections of the code… And they are still doing the same practice again and again. They are also exclusive here and yet still selling at other marketplaces too…
But “all quiet on the western front”… YET, they still sell here. And you know what? They are also rewarded by being as featured authors, and with other ways, continuously and continuously.
I’m not sure that I understood what kind of links in collections descriptions you’re talking about here. I guess I’m not using it
What I use is just a straight links to collections which I use for a Search Accelerator on my profile page and that’s all. I know a lot of other authors use the same system to structure their items by style/mood.
You’ll still be able to link to collections from your profile page. Some authors would add links to other collections within a collection so as to create a coherent navigation system (for instance, when a user is checking the “corporate” collection, they can click a button to get to the “cinematic” collection). This is what has been affected.
^ But still, “internal” links are not working, right? (same on your side too?) - i.e. I am still not able to link to my products from my collections page. Should we add the links manually again, or the “activation of the links” will be all automatic?
Problem nr 1: When I edit a sound effect and I assigned the sound to a collection, altough in admin it looks like it is assign in frontend it isn’t . After I added 31 items in my collection I found out that I have to go in frontend and assign once again to the collection (this time it worked )
Problem nr 2: Now that I have sounds in my collection I tried to give it a proper name (not just Human as it is now) and also add a image to the collection.
It isn’t working. I opened firebug and tried to find out more so that I can give you more relevant informations. In firebug nothing is happening … no request no warning nothing …