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Bedros says

Honesty doesn’t need a reward, it’s contrary to its meaning.
But dishonesty should be absolutely punished.

There are many fellow authors here working very hard to feed a family and their sales are stolen with those dishonest “practices”.

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Bedros says

They were mostly presents for the beloved ones.

Back To The Future – DeLorean collectible
Master Yoda – Star Wars Collectible


And “Pan’s Labyrinth” special edition DVD (there are only 1000 from this) for myself :)

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Bedros says

Well deserved.
ImanGM is the Dark Knight of “Monthly Sales” Threads. ;)
Nice Badge :)

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Bedros says


No. That’s how it looks in grid mode, right now. But be ready to see this on thumbnails and nobody will notice that it is fake unless it is in ‘single column mode’. :P
We can’t change thumbnails without being checked by the Themeforest review team so this should not happen. Otherwise, why do we need to have product thumbnails and preview images reviewed? :)

Hi Pirenko,
Actually, thumbnails can be changed without review.

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Bedros says

Exposure is already hit with the new homepage design, especially for new items. All we want is equal exposure right for all authors, and those “bolt” icons for trending items are not helping. It shouldn’t be a “rich to be richer and vice-versa” approach.

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Bedros says

Question: Does this new feature will affect the exposure of “non-trending” items? Non-trending doesn’t mean “not-good”.

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Bedros says

Rest In Peace, Mr. Keating.

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Bedros says


But if visitors can’t see those category links, they can’t click on them right? ;)
We may actually ask Envato to remove new items from home page and replace the space with big category buttons with small description. Of course this requires some info from staff such as – “which page currently causing sales for new items”, “how much % of initial sales caused by current home page thumb click through” etc so that we may pre determine immediate side effects. To request something, we first need data. Since staffs have data in hand, their decisions should be efficient and ensure long term consistency (in theory). The more we deviate their original plans, probably it will reduce efficiency of final result.

We don’t need to remove “new items” section. We just need proper “space” handling. IMHO the old version of the home page was far better considering “space usage”.

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Bedros says


Not all people use this homepage to see the new items. For instance, to check daily the new items, personally I go to Themeforest -> All Items because from there I can see also the ratings, the sales and I can click easily the preview button without going through the items details page.

+1 Same here.

Also as a long term plan, it would be good to discourage buyers to spend time on home page but push them into All Items or Category based listing pages. I guess if all the new item thumbnails removed from home, it would be possible to set a new trend of high traffic on All item / Category listing pages. The problem is the transition period will require risking a lot of new item’s exposure.

But if visitors can’t see those category links, they can’t click on them right? ;)
I am curious to see when will they put our good old category links back on top of the “new items” section, instead of hiding them with a dropDown.

Edit: Is there a Guinness World Record Degree for the biggest Search Box?

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Bedros says


I just wanted to add to the “home page paranoia” that since the begining of August sales are very good a lot better then in July and I haven’t released anything new….

I think the “home page paranoia” is warranted considering we’ve been asking for better home page exposure for years, and then when the homepage is finally “enhanced” we get visible links which were important to exposure “hidden” in a dodgy drop down, which was not clearly labelled and without a hand cursor roll over. One click is better than two click, no hand cursor is bad for click rate – that’s logical.

Envato is a big company with 200 employees – do we not think they’d check this stuff before hand? do we honestly think their development team would launch an update without a hand cursor to 1000’s of world class front end developers? And all this on the back of news of scaling up the Elite program… whether intentional or not, Envato should play smarter than that.

Keep in mind Envato, we have an agreement when we sign up, we provide the stock, Envato provides the platform to sell on and you receive commission per sale. If we ask for improvements which are reasonable and requested by many and you change the platform to make it harder to get exposure – then you should expect a riot.

But I’m glad that you have now clearly labelled it as “All Categories” and added the hand cursor back – so we’re making progress. But it still doesn’t excuse why we should point out the obvious. Some of us will be watching closely to the next couple of updates, so please don’t let us down – afterall all we want is a better marketplace for the community. Play smart and build a sustainable ecosystem, because it will pay off in the long term.

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