@damirkotoric, Filled the survey.
Anyway if this big badge icons made with 2020 trends in mind, this is a failure. Please ask Collis to live in 2014!
Looks like no more fun in collecting badges
I think that’s the core motive of this new change. Regardless of its visibility failure (could be intentional I guess), it has one meaningful reason to exist. That is, buyers will not give too much attention towards author badges before buying. Personally I think this is beneficial for a fair purchase system.
Happy Birthday! Birth week!
As usual the sad part:
The 100% gift – biased towards high selling items. Those who making 100s or 1000s of sales in a week will see the benefit. For others? In addition, the Trending feature looks like another bias of the week.
We see too many announcements about badges in the past years but not about search system?
I have one more confusion. Did they changed the algorithm recently?
Last week, when this feature introduced, I made a specific keyword search and found my 3 years old item not being marked as Trending. Few relatively new items marked because of recent sales. That’s the correct way.
But today noticed my 3 years old item marked as trending and new items from others aren’t marked. May be the recent sales numbers causing the old item to stay trendy that’s ok. But actually the new item was the one that made better sales last week. So the Trending feature actually gives high boost for overall sales and low boost for recent sales? It supposed to work the other way.
So what is the value to the user (you guys, the authors)? It’s in knowing how close your item(s) are to being reviewed.
Transparency – knowing how many before someone’s item will make sure there is a fair process going on even to the new authors. I don’t mean there will be issues related to trust but part of Envato’s success was because of transparency. Please give value and priority for that.
To relevant staffs: I would like to see the entire rating system removed until you guys find a perfect one. (Just kidding)
I guess below is a simple set up you can arrange. Your sudden concious of perfection is killing the logic. The following one will in fact avoid more and more support queries:
You may simply write “There are 58 items before yours”. And after this message do a small button with ”?”. When mouse over this button, people can see the explanation that they are actually not 58, that this number can be higher in the future because… reason, reason, reason. And that is all!