Most probably the elite.envato.com page will be updated before someone touches 10 Million. No worry about 25 Million.
We already lost some options like Price adjustment tools allowed for Elite authors. It just a matter of changing text.
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If you sort by trending you’re essentially saying “trending is my primary priority, relevance is my secondary priority” so it’s possible that you get the scenario that you presented. It’s not completely black and white as this, but you get the idea. The results still need to be relevant, but a higher focus is placed on whether items are trending or not.
Yes, this is inevitable with current level of maximum possible relevancy. This is more of an issue related to the overall search abilities.
Instead of depending only the sort facility, can we add the option to filter based on “Title & Tags Only”? Because in many cases, half of the search results are based on description alone – and those are beyond the need of buyers and limits the process of finding right item. If they could cut 10+ pages of roughly matching results into 2-3 pages of precisely matching ones, that would solve. Of course as an optional feature.
Authors care too much about badges but buyer doesn’t. They never need reputation in these kind of forms.
To make sure they don’t forget about feedback, we can have a buyer dashboard / landing page and display list of purchased items awaiting for rating.