Posts by madlep

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep
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says

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!)

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Located in New Zealand
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
madlep
Envato team
says

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 ;)

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Located in New Zealand
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
madlep
Envato team
says

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.

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
madlep
Envato team
says

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.

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Located in New Zealand
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
madlep
Envato team
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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 :)

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Located in New Zealand
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madlep
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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.

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

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Located in New Zealand
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
madlep
Envato team
says

I heard that in Australia too dangerous fauna. Such as crocodiles, pythons, Malaria mosquitoes. Well and certainly Kangaroo)

Plus: dropbears. They are a very real and constantly present danger. I was attacked this morning on the way to work. Barely made it there alive.

Of course, once I got to work I had to wrestle a goana to get into the office, but that’s not unusual.

239 posts Marketplace Developer
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  • Located in New Zealand
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
madlep
Envato team
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Sounds nasty.

Have passed that on to our front end devs for them to take a look at.

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