Posts by madlep

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madlep
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^ you’re a dev – they should shower you with these things :)

occasionally there is free swag lying around the office, but you gotta be quick. Usually miss out. Especially on the epic-rare-legendary collectors stuff :(

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Well done devauthopers.

Sounded like it was a fun hack-week project. Mine was just boring backend stuff :nerdy:


After waiting 5 days for an initial soft rejection, I made the requested changes and my item got approved :)

And if eadz ever gets his other hack-week pet project across the line, you can buy his track using bitcoin ;) (don’t hold your breath on that one…)

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madlep
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Where can I buy some Envato Swag? Stickers, shirts etc..

If you find out, let me know… ;)

There’s a few new items that are limited release that I missed out on :( (I want my envato hoodie!)

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Though, some sort of testing regarding search results is happening, because on codecanyon this is what can be seen in the source code of the page with any search results:
 <meta content="original" name="WT.new_sorting_method_test" />
  <meta content="100" name="WT.sales_boost_test" />
  <meta content="control" name="WT.qs_branch" />
http://awesomescreenshot.com/0ea2vkf52f
So: what we see now in the search results is from some temporary branch, displayed with the purpose to see how this affects the sales??

We had one in there for:

  <meta content="true" name="WT.item_title_uses_blink_tags_test" />

but it didn’t convert very well, so we disabled that pretty quick ;)

241 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep
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Maybe A/B testing?

This would be right.

Testing some tweaks to the way boosting is done. The A/B option you get depends on a cookie set for your session, so may well be different per browser.

241 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep
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Since when are the tags alphabetically ordered?

I remember that they were put in the order in which author wrote them when uploading the item, but now I see they are alphabetically ordered (at least on codecanyon and themeforest, because on activeden, the tags are not alphabetically ordered, so perhaps this a recent change?)

The order of the tags doesn’t make any difference on search. The search engine just looks to see if a tag is included, not it’s ordering.

I’m guessing that’s a recent UI change to present them differently. They are still stored in the database and indexed in the search engine the same as always.

241 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep
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I doubt devs will disclose the exact information because that would allow authors to game the system.
And would that be a bad thing? If the authors get more exposure that they get more sales, more sales means more money for the author and for the envato TOO. So why not be clear about this.
How do you get more exposure if every author starts doing the same optimization?

this

There’s a bit more info about how search works in http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/search-engine-dev-team-updates-post-feedback-here/124038

I’m not officially on the search team anymore, so I won’t say too much else here :)

241 posts Marketplace Developer
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I feel a bit guilty saying this.. I just moved to Melbourne last month. Im going in tomorrow afternoon to pick up my elite care package. Should be a good experience. This way I don’t have to wait for it to be delivered a few streets down haha :D

Watch out for the goana. He can be a bit vicious, but if you body slam him a couple of times, he should calm down a bit and be quite friendly.

241 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep
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241 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep
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I just woke up the entire house laughing at this stuff :D

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