And a negative account balance.
With buyer’s identity protection it can’t happen.
My idea for making AJ better would be a simple interface for adding music packs. Select “create a pack”, select songs you want to include, click “create” and voila. Buyer gets links to songs included in the pack, so no need to upload them packed in a .zip file again. Automatic pricing, automating preview creation (simple merging of already existing previews), automatically generated description based on names and lengths + optional text to add. Since all would be fully automated, there would be no need to wait for approval and the reviewers would have less to do, Envato would save precious man hours, everybody would be happy. Except server’s CPU with more to process, but you can always queue up the merging process, but a lot of space would be spared on its hard drives.
Next thing – some kind of “objection” field when your file is rejected. The reviewers could quickly reply to your complaints and decide if they are valid while the file and its description is still stored on AJ. Three days after the rejection or – if the complaints are not valid and reviewers choose a definite rejection option – file would be deleted with no option to bring it back. I don’t know how does work right now, as none of my items were rejected as far as I remember, but that is just an idea.
Another – even with the fancy progress bar that sucks compared to the previous information we used to get – we could get an “estimated days left” value.
Optional automatic watermarking – and if you don’t want to code any complicated stuff – only for mp3 and wav files.
A “report this song” button, where you could quickly fill a complaint form without having to write an e-mail to the support. For instance, I go to this song: http://audiojungle.net/item/godspeed/134154 – then click “report this song”, write “this song is in the bargain basement, but the price hasn’t changed from the regular”. And voila, mods/reviewers get the info, they fix it quick. That’s a real issue by the way, so mods – please get on to it, as the guy is losing his buyers and getting a free full priced bargain basement deal.
There’s a “hidden items” tab in author dashboard, but I can’t see any option to hide files anywhere.
A “this item has been viewed ### times” indicator. Would spare some time going through Envato Analytics.
The “Purchase” button hidden for your own files. It’s pointless as it throws an error anyway. I don’t know in which language is Envato marketplace coded, but it would be very easy to do at least using ASP .NET or jQuery.
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More graphs in earnings section.
Lots and lots of ideas, I should get paid for it.
More time it gets, bigger the chance to sell (up to some point). The probability is definitely bigger if it is accepted, than when it’s not. That’s simple logic.
It’s just a way to make people stop whining about the long queues – you don’t know the exact number now, only the estimate percentage. IMHO it doesn’t help – it’s even worse than previous information, only looks prettier.
Can you make it so, that there’s a tooltip with percent finished on mouse hover? The percentage can be seen in the page source, so there’s no need to hide it.
Yeah, it’s insane and immersive but from the camera’s point of view. Look at the lines on the floor, the guy on the couch probably sees some stretched and blurred shapes.
Man, I feel awesome today. Finally turned my hobby into something that brings any profits. I feel that my constant struggle of sitting in headphones, trying not to hear housemates whining all the time and trying to compose in such a small room that I don’t even have a place to put my keyboard on just paid off.
Only 9990 sales more and I’ll be rich!
Couldn’t agree more. The whole EU concept is made of constant regulations, most of which are unneeded. What was supposed to be “unity and friendship” ended up being the end of our liberties, with more and more socialistic and bureaucratic crap. Pumping virtual cash based on debt in an unstable currency won’t do any good. Besides, what’s the point in having a unified currency, when different countries can’t really share common economic regulations, because their needs and conditions are so different?
IMHO there should be an option to automatically create those packs. The files are already uploaded, just zip them together, merge previews into a single mp3, automatically list names, hyperlinks and track lengths, which are already posted on the individual tracks pages and voila, done. That would spare some of us a lot of time.