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digitalscience says

digitalscience, mate I feel you, I really do, but the point of this topic was the quality of the submissions lately, not exposure time.

If the topic of quality standards was coming up, it means it’s effecting exposure and sales of quality files. Why else would it come up by a top author? Exposure of new items is the route cause of this thread… If we had better filtering options and authors uploaded crap, it wouldn’t effect new high quality submissions at all.

Next argument ;)

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digitalscience says

Besides the home page exposure battle between high quality and poor quality files, another reason why we need a better filtering option is this scenario.

An author develops a theme for 6 months which is priced at $55, they’ll be lucky to get a day or two of exposure on the home page. On the same home page there are several One Page PSD themes and coming soon pages going for $10 which can be created in a few days to a week which don’t really sell well. Buyers are more likely to purchase whole completed themes.

How can it be fair if both types of files have equal amount of exposure on the home page? Sorting by sales + upload date will solve this problem.

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digitalscience says

If we had something like that added, quality standards wouldn’t be a big issue, because low quality files would get weeded out quickly.

But because we don’t this filtering option… good files get pushed off the home page and get lost in the system by poorer quality files that don’t sell. While the same old top themes just keep getting exposure and sales.

If buyers can’t find your stuff, you’re not going to get sales – fact.

Updated image… shouldn’t say sales on the top:

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digitalscience says

To improve exposure to new files all Envato needs to do is to add this:

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Why they haven’t done this yet is beyond me, it’s simple enough and the library is large enough to need something like this. Buyers sometimes want to see “fresh” work, and not just the old top selling themes.

Exposure to new files will only get less unless something like this added.

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digitalscience says

True… also how many coffee cups was consumed is irrelevant.. welcome to web 2.0 :P

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digitalscience says



I’m hoping to get the forum troll award :D But seriously, I think what would be really cool is if nominees for awards were selected by Envato.. and then voted by the community to decide who wins. Maybe with live voting results for a week or something, could be fun!
I think that did happen, a couple of years ago. It was called best of Envato 2012 or something. Am I the only one who remembers it? Maybe I just imagined it… :D This time should have more categories though…. More categories and more fun. :) There can be staff categories as well, for example most forum threads locked. 8-)
We’ve run an awards thingy for the last two years. http://web.archive.org/web/20120501063258/http://awards.envato.com/ :)

Top selling items awards… exciting stuff :P

I think the awards must be less about sales volumes and more about creative talent (artistic / technical skill), awards for innovation, awards for best new talent, awards for most original work etc

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My Favorite Beer, and it’s not a bad price considering that it’s a 660ml bottle.
Aweh boet, lekker gesuip chuana, one time :) by the way, where u get the 660ml for 10 bucks ?! :O
Ja nee kyk, Hy is lekker smoov!. Daar is ‘n klein bottelstoor in die suide van johannesburg en hulle verkoop dit vir R10 elk, ek het sommer ‘n hele kas gekoop. Hy is especially lekker as ek design, dan speel ek ‘n bietjie g-funk en relax met ‘n yskoue amstel. HEMEL OP AARDE MY BROER!

Haha dis kwaai my bra, will have to go to my local shebeen for a deal like that. Now I’m lus for an Amstel

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digitalscience says

But after coming across solid success of TF and completion of PhotoDune now the only missing part is service based market.

ActiveDen was a solid success before TF, and there was a booming market for something like MicroLancer with all the buyers back then wanting custom work done, Envato lost out on a lot of potential commission. MicroLancer + ActiveDen would have complimented each other well, and prevented a lot of file theft we experienced back then with people dumping our files on forums all over the web asking for help. AudioJungle could have waited, which in my opinion isn’t as good as some of the other online places to buy sound FX / music, so in my opinion was kinda rushed and just a clone of ActiveDen – hoping to achieve the same success.

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digitalscience says

I’m hoping to get the forum troll award :D

But seriously, I think what would be really cool is if nominees for awards were selected by Envato.. and then voted by the community to decide who wins. Maybe with live voting results for a week or something, could be fun!

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digitalscience says

My Favorite Beer, and it’s not a bad price considering that it’s a 660ml bottle.

Aweh boet, lekker gesuip chuana, one time :) by the way, where u get the 660ml for 10 bucks ?! :O

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