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damirkotoric
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yes, but the best cevapi is in Sarajevo :)

Oh ohh… I hope there’s a community moderator here ready for standby.

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Hey, when is this meetup?

So far the plan is for end of August in Belgrade. I’m still in the process of organising the location. Once that is done, I’ll put up a RSVP link on this forum thread.

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Hi mate :)

I can and will be more than happy to help you with this.

Can you please drop me a line via contact form on our profile and I will provide a full list of available places ;) As well as contacts :)

Cheers :)

Thank you. I’ve just sent you an email via the contact form :)

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Damire, preporucujem Mikser House, tu su vec par puta Behance-eri odrzali skup i prisustvovao sam. Mogu reci da je prostor prilicno prijatan i u dogovoru sa njima moze da se adaptira (da bude konferencijski fazon sa stolicama i binom + deo za standove i stolove)... http://house.mikser.rs/

Evo i fotke kako je bilo na tom skupu (mozes videti taj prostor) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1529447300630193.1073741834.1385532525021672&type=3

Sve najbolje!

Hvala na preporuci.

Because I’ll be the only staff member in Belgrade, I’m going to limit the meetup to a maximum of 30 people. Otherwise I won’t be able to run it properly. That space looks too big for that number of people if I’m not mistaken.

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What a great response! Thanks everyone!

Is there anyone that knows Belgrade well and would like to help me organise this for mid-August? I’ll do all the logistical work organising, just need some advice on where to hold the meetup and general tips and local advice. Nova Iskra (http://novaiskra.com/en) came to mind as a possiblity. I’ll get in touch with them. Any other places anyone knows of that would be a good location for us?

There’s also a possibility of a meetup in Bosnia and Herzegovina following the one in Belgrade.

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Hello folks,

I am a User Experience Designer at Envato Market. I’m currently in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina but also work from Belgrade, Serbia. I would be happy to organise a meetup for us in Belgrade. I can also get in touch with head office about organising it properly. At the same time, I’m happy to just catch up in a cafe and talk all things Envato (and non-Envato). So tell me, would you be interested?

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@PrePress-Pro I hear what you’re saying and agree it’s a problem in certain cases, the Presentation category being an example. We will need to add thumbnail navigation to our Screenshots. When will that happen? I don’t know. The Live Preview workaround @plugindistrict would work in the meantime, although I don’t think it’s great that you need to resort to something like this.

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Hi @damirkotoric :

Thanks so much for taking time to read and reply to this concern.

Regarding the Search filter, Get some real buyers from all over the world (may be new) Then give them a $100 and ask them to buy something. And record the screencast. (I heard that you did an experiment with Australian buyers. And that’s just waste) There are buyers from many countries. So an online analysis is better. So while seeing the screencast you will actually know how they are buying and what they are doing with the search.

Even as an experienced authors, we are confused on the search. And I have never seen a pattern for filter like this. Please note: “Familiarity” is one of the key things to consider in UX.

So please consider this and thanks once again for thank you for your reply.

~Surjith

Yes faceted search could be better. I’d love to have another go at it where we can really reimagine the whole experience.

But again (sorry to sound like I’m on repeat here) we haven’t seen a negative effect in terms of site usage. We’ve seen the average search depth and the time after search double with the introduction of faceted search. And exits after search have dropped to about half of that of the old search experience. There have been no noticeable negative effects from what I can interpret from the data when we first released our improvement to faceted search. I’d love to share some of our findings with you all so you don’t have to take my word for it, but I can’t do that.

Actually this brings up a thing I asked myself a few times: would Envato authors like it if we shared the stats we collect following a feature release?

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Hi there,

Thanks for the detailed explanation. But there are big mistakes here. A lot of authors (including me) do not make a voice on forums all the time. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t read the forums or try to follow details. I personally don’t use forums much, because I know it is ignored all the time. I’ve seen the down of Flashden (it will always be flashden for me). I was there to make voice then. But I saw it’s ignored. So, to make it clear, if you only see 10% authors are voicing, that means there are a lot more are waiting and watching.

As for drop in sales, bigger than 50%. Maybe 70%. And that’s not the real subject I think. The real subject is Huge Drop On Traffic. My latest item got around 1900 visits on first day. And my 1.5 year old item got 4900 visits on first day. And it was around the Christmas time. See the huge difference? My old item gets more traffic (not from Envato) lately. So the issue is, what have you guys done to decrease traffic this much? A broken search? Maybe. Something we don’t know? Maybe.

For argument’s sake let’s take the stance that there has been a huge drop in traffic for authors across the board. Envato Market, however, hasn’t had a huge drop in traffic. So if all authors are experiencing a huge drop in traffic, yet Envato Market hasn’t had a huge drop in traffic, then where did all the traffic go? To me, this theory doesn’t add up.

This is why I believe that traffic has been redistributed. One of those features that may have redistributed traffic is faceted search. For the first time buyers are finding those niche items that would normally be hard to find. This is the only explanation I can think of that is consistent with our usage stats.

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I just want to highlight the point that a drop in your sales doesn’t instantly mean that it’s due to a flaw with a feature that’s been released. We’re not responsible for keeping every author’s sales to a maximum. Not because we don’t want to, it’s just not a realistic goal to aim for. We’re responsible for keeping Envato Market successful as a whole, and if a new feature helps in this regard then it has done its job. If this means that some authors have seen a drop in sales, then this isn’t reason enough to roll back a feature. Besides, one of the reasons you decided to join Envato Market and had the courage to invest your time and effort in becoming an author, was because of its success and abundance. Unless, a feature has had a net negative effect across the product then why should we roll it back or remove it? Why would we get rid of something that has made our product more successful as a whole?
- Is it related to particular author sale? Only one or two authors complaining? - Aren’t most of the complaining authors are elite who have reasonable share in making ‘Envato Market successful as a whole’ ? ( They do understand fluctuations in sale due to holidays / new item release )

Yes they have contributed to its success, but like I said earlier, if some authors are experiencing a decrease in sales, even if they are elite authors, this doesn’t mean that the majority of authors have seen a decrease in sales. To my knowledge this is not something that has happened with any feature release. Otherwise, why would we keep the feature if it’s harming the overall community?

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