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JasonGraham says

I don’t mind them at all, but I am a “noob.”

What I like about the forums here is how positive they (generally) are. Every topic on every other forum on the internet eventually devolves into petty bickering and personal bashing and that’s way more annoying!

I think it’s a good thing that you can get on and say, “hey I can’t believe I sold my first song!” And then have others congratulate you. And then when you’re more experienced, you can return the favor for someone else. It’s a good way to connect with others in this community. And I don’t think it’s necessary to make another category or put it in “off topic.” It’s not off topic to talk about your achievements on AudioJungle in the AudioJungle forum.

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garethcoker Envato team says

And I don’t think it’s necessary to make another category or put it in “off topic.” It’s not off topic to talk about your achievements on AudioJungle in the AudioJungle forum.

I respectfully disagree.

I don’t mind the threads in the first place, but they need to be sub-sectioned into another area. There was a time when the main Audiojungle forum was packed full of interesting info with great contributions from authors (not just new authors, but prominent authors too) and staff alike. Those threads don’t come up as much anymore, and when they do they get buried very quickly. If you take a look through Audiojungle’s thread history – amongst all the achievement threads – there are some amazing threads packed with great information, but they are also difficult to find because of the forum search tool being a little lacking.

Another option would be to just have an ‘Achievements’ thread that is pinned to the top of the forum. Do we really need a new topic each time? It just creates clutter.

Like I said, I don’t mind the threads, and the positive reinforcement is a good thing – but – as Art-of-Sound’s picture illustrates, it doesn’t make the forum particularly attractive to use when the whole first page is a list of achievement threads.

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And I don’t think it’s necessary to make another category or put it in “off topic.” It’s not off topic to talk about your achievements on AudioJungle in the AudioJungle forum.

I respectfully disagree.

I don’t mind the threads in the first place, but they need to be sub-sectioned into another area. There was a time when the main Audiojungle forum was packed full of interesting info with great contributions from authors (not just new authors, but prominent authors too) and staff alike. Those threads don’t come up as much anymore, and when they do they get buried very quickly. If you take a look through Audiojungle’s thread history – amongst all the achievement threads – there are some amazing threads packed with great information, but they are also difficult to find because of the forum search tool being a little lacking.

Another option would be to just have an ‘Achievements’ thread that is pinned to the top of the forum. Do we really need a new topic each time? It just creates clutter.

Like I said, I don’t mind the threads, and the positive reinforcement is a good thing – but – as Art-of-Sound’s picture illustrates, it doesn’t make the forum particularly attractive to use when the whole first page is a list of achievement threads.

Achievements post is a great idea. Everyone can share the love and helpful posts with information etc can be found more easily. I have put celebration posts up in the past because I was happy about reaching certain milestones but as more authors join, more milestones are reached (which is great) but the forum may become cluttered. A wee tidy up would be good. :)

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thesensercomplex says

I don’t mind them at all, but I am a “noob.”

What I like about the forums here is how positive they (generally) are. Every topic on every other forum on the internet eventually devolves into petty bickering and personal bashing and that’s way more annoying!

I think it’s a good thing that you can get on and say, “hey I can’t believe I sold my first song!” And then have others congratulate you. And then when you’re more experienced, you can return the favor for someone else. It’s a good way to connect with others in this community. And I don’t think it’s necessary to make another category or put it in “off topic.” It’s not off topic to talk about your achievements on AudioJungle in the AudioJungle forum.
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JasonGraham says

There was a time when the main Audiojungle forum was packed full of interesting info with great contributions from authors (not just new authors, but prominent authors too) and staff alike. Those threads don’t come up as much anymore, and when they do they get buried very quickly. If you take a look through Audiojungle’s thread history – amongst all the achievement threads – there are some amazing threads packed with great information…

Good points

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thesensercomplex says

I don’t mind them at all, but I am a “noob.”

What I like about the forums here is how positive they (generally) are. Every topic on every other forum on the internet eventually devolves into petty bickering and personal bashing and that’s way more annoying!

I think it’s a good thing that you can get on and say, “hey I can’t believe I sold my first song!” And then have others congratulate you. And then when you’re more experienced, you can return the favor for someone else. It’s a good way to connect with others in this community. And I don’t think it’s necessary to make another category or put it in “off topic.” It’s not off topic to talk about your achievements on AudioJungle in the AudioJungle forum.

AGREE!!! As forums go, this one is NOT cluttered, it’s pretty light in terms of participation. I generally see the same folks posting or replying.

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garethcoker Envato team says

AGREE!!! As forums go, this one is NOT cluttered, it’s pretty light in terms of participation. I generally see the same folks posting or replying.

That’s because most of the authors who previously contributed lots don’t bother anymore. It was a much more interesting and lively place from when I joined until about middle-late 2011 – which is when the achievements threads started to swell drastically because that was when AJ really started to expand quite rapidly. Of course, some authors have moved on, but there is far less industry / musical discussion than there used to be – which is why there is far less participation than before.

Just because a forum is light in terms of participation, doesn’t mean it isn’t cluttered. Seeing multiple threads of the same thing is cluttered, or if you want to use another word, overloaded.

On a side note, my favourite ‘action’ to watch with the achievement threads is when the thread is about to die, and then 48-72 hours later the author comes back to say ‘Thankyou’ (probably for the 3rd or 4th time) which puts the thread back at the top of the page. Call me cynical, but it seems very calculated to me, as if forum exposure somehow will lead to more sales (or more back-slapping). It’s happened too often for it to be a coincidence. A lot of it seems to be quite self-serving. I know because I used to do the same and then realized the whole thing is kinda pointless – but that’s just my point of view.

I would post more here (as much as I did until about mid-2011), but I don’t feel the need to comment on everyone’s achievement thread, so after that, there’s very little reason for me to contribute to the forum. You will find throughout my posting history that I generally contribute heavily on the technical threads, but those are pretty much gone now.

This is just my point of view, I know it’s not relentlessly positive, but I’m just commenting on what I see.

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urbazon says

AGREE!!! As forums go, this one is NOT cluttered, it’s pretty light in terms of participation. I generally see the same folks posting or replying.

I (respectfully) have to disagree with you on this one.

Few eamples:
  • I’ve posted some ideas about ways or suggestions on how some parts or whole marketplaces could be improved and expected some feedback from people on Forums. I’ve got just a few, if any response(s), only after bumping my topic(s) and those few who replied, actually stated that they missed the topic in the first place. I admit, it might’ve been because of my choice of title, but it can’t be the only reason (just look at Art-of-sound’s screenshot above showing the “uncluttered” forum’s first page)
  • Forum search is awful. I tried to search for something I clearly remember reading on Forums (recommendations on certain VST instruments) and I couldn’t find what I wanted even after half an hour of search.

Now don’t get me wrong. I really like and support both new and experienced authors (and buyers as well) posting their achievements and/or troubles here. I also drop by and “chip in” this kind of topics. But I strongly feel that some kind of order should be established regarding these kind of topics. As others suggested, either a separate tab, or a single STICKY topic for everybody to post in it.

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urbazon says


AGREE!!! As forums go, this one is NOT cluttered, it’s pretty light in terms of participation. I generally see the same folks posting or replying.

That’s because most of the authors who previously contributed lots don’t bother anymore. It was a much more interesting and lively place from when I joined until about middle-late 2011 – which is when the achievements threads started to swell drastically because that was when AJ really started to expand quite rapidly.

As one of the “dinosaurs” here, I couldn’t agree more. Personally, I remember many great topics and all those great posts provided by you, Gareth, among other respected authors.

(Btw, I haven’t even realized it’s been that long… Mid-2011, eh? :/)

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