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digitalscience says

There’s nothing preventing buyers from being part in this. In fact, we have buyers on our focus group which we have Google Hangout meetings with every week. It seems to me like you’re just frustrated and looking for any reason to nitpick our approach to this project.

Well it’s just taken so many years to get to this point, one would get frustrated. But as FastNOC explained, it sounds like he’s aware of what many of have said for years – to be honest this is the first time I’ve actually heard someone official from Envato say this after all the threads created in the past. And it’s good to hear that buyers are involved too, the marketplace should primarily be shaped around their needs and the author sales will reflect accordingly. I think I made my point so at least it’s out there and acknowledged.

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digitalscience says

The way I mentioned it, we will be able to use it to sort by rating or sales based on time frames. not just from creation, but also by updated date etc.

This is fantastic news :) You just have to understand that some of us having been talking about this for years, without anything being done.. so it’s good to hear that some suggestions are being considered – will wait and see what Envato comes up with.

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digitalscience says

Question (which Envato probably won’t answer) you describe faceted search as:

what’s faceted search? It’s fancy search-world lingo meaning being able to filter search results pages. The ability to filter by price, ratings, or sales range when searching.

Why do you leave out “time period” as a facet ? I explained previously that since I became a top seller on ActiveDen.. I still get sales on 7 year old redundant AS2 files to this day when over the years there have been newer, better AS3 files from other authors – but my old redundant stuff still sells because they have high sales. This is hard evidence that you need a “time period” in search. Why does Envato want to keep pushing old content on the market places, and refuse to add time period as part of the search, you’re not only showing buyers old content, you’re making it increasingly harder to sell new items.

No matter what other facet you have… time period is the most important one to keep content relevant, fresh and competitive. I don’t make this stuff up, I’ve been here for 7 years, I know how the system works, and it’s totally flawed without having a time period in search – I wish Envato would look at real data and get serious, and stop guessing how it works, survey buyers and ask how easy it is to find stuff – all the answers are right there for you. Asking authors will always be biased if the system is a bit biased… so look at real data, ask the buyers what they want – they’re the ones using the search, and trying to discover content. I honestly can’t believe it has taken so many years of talking about the search, and we still at this point of asking authors what they think. ASK THE BUYERS who use this site every day browsing content, and see what their opinions and suggestions are, you might be surprised.

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digitalscience says

There must be a logical explanation for this, but it could be a different location all together all a different filter and taken from different angle.

Can’t be a different location or angle, these two rocks from both images are exactly the same, just taken at different times since the shadows are different. But the other rocks in the pictures move around and other areas change.

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digitalscience says

As I sad were did you get those images, the links you provided are basically the same image.

Compare PIA16174 and PIA16239 The one is a landscape shot with two different filters … and the other is a rover selfie shot with the same rocks in the background. But if you compare the rocks you’ll notice they have been altered.

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digitalscience says

That is not same area at all!!!!

It is the same area… look at the rock below the red circle in both images.. it’s the same rock.. but the rock in the green circle moves location.

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digitalscience says

am i blind or i don’t see this differences as you do on those links :/

The rock in the green circle clearly moves ;) Check out the NASA originals, I didn’t alter the images in any way.

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digitalscience says

What I find most interesting about Mars is that the rocks seem to move around on their own… compare these two official photos from NASA and you’ll see what I mean, PIA16174 and another rover selfie shot PIA16239 . Below you can see the comparison, seems like they have moved some rocks around and also the amount of sand.

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digitalscience says

What about something like this? Over the years the notches between “Year” and “All Time” will grow to indicate each year after the first year. By default the slider will be on “All time” and users can define the time period by moving the slider.

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digitalscience says

i think the point was it’s much more than simply adding a date field. but your suggestion is exactly what I said. I think the sales and ratings sorting becomes relevant only when you can designate the range to take into account.

I think a lot of us have suggested it for years and I’m sure there are many other smaller facets that can be added to the search, but the time period addition would be a huge change, like bending space time and going through a worm hole into another dimension for selling on the marketplaces ;) No one really knows what would happen, but now that the marketplaces are more than 5 years old its inevitable to add that feature. It will cause fluctuations, but the system will balance out and authors will adapt. Rather do it now, than in 2020 when the marketplaces are triple the size.

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