Can we please start blocking AJ authors from posting every 100 sales to tell us all about it

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tsafi says

I see the same authors posting there accomplishments every chance they get. Orange Paw, 50 sales, Brown Paw, 100 sales, 200 sales, 300 sales, 400 sales, Black paw, 500 sales, 600 sales.

Yap its a pre-kindergarten sometime here,maybe Envato should start asking for ID .

Or Envato can make a pre-kindergarten tab ,you know separate the youngster from the man`s/woman’s :P

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wickedpixel says

I kinda like those posts. :) Creating stuff and seeing that people even like those things – can make you burst in creating a thread about the success. :)
Or, yeah, can be simple a self promo – but I don’t think that is the case – at least not in the majority of cases. :)

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VF says

Congrats, you too reached the 300! :D

Those threads are always fine, only disturbing fact is if the wordings of author itself sounds as if he/she is just lucky. Whatever may be the marketplace, since there is certain level of professionalism expected from work / buyers, we supposed to stay away from over excitement (applies to even billion dollar achievement :D ). I would say don’t praise the buyers too much, keep it natural!

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ShermanJackson says

I think it’s perfectly ok if they would like to share their joy. Why is it affecting you so much? Don’t like it? Don’t even take time to comment in the thread

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JamiGibbs says

Just my quick input here not as a staff member but as a long time Envato community member.

One of the awesome things about this community is the positive vibes and support we give each other on the forums, item comments, just about anywhere. We support each other in all of our accomplishments (big and small) and we even support each other when we’re down (rejections… boo!).

I don’t necessarily enjoy seeing multiple threads about things that I might consider small but you know what? Maybe it’s not so trivial to that person. And I’m ok with that. It doesn’t mean that we all have to respond to the threads. Like @ShermanJackson said, if you’re not into it, then you have a choice not to spend any time commenting. :)

Have an awesome day everyone!

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urbazon says

The only bad thing about these kind of topics I can think of right now is that they often put away more important topics out of the first (or more) page(s) of forum. And I’ve noticed that forum search is not that good, or not indexing as often as it should – I recently couldn’t find a few-days-old topic and had to browse through a few pages of forums to find it…

On the other hand, it’s nice to share accomplishments (no matter how small they look to us, they are probably quite important to the person who posted it) as it spreads the positive vibe everybody is feeling around here. Just keep it reasonable, don’t post EVERY achievement you make, as that would be annoying :)

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SoundFix says

Just my quick input here not as a staff member but as a long time Envato community member.

One of the awesome things about this community is the positive vibes and support we give each other on the forums, item comments, just about anywhere. We support each other in all of our accomplishments (big and small) and we even support each other when we’re down (rejections… boo!).

I don’t necessarily enjoy seeing multiple threads about things that I might consider small but you know what? Maybe it’s not so trivial to that person. And I’m ok with that. It doesn’t mean that we all have to respond to the threads. Like @ShermanJackson said, if you’re not into it, then you have a choice not to spend any time commenting. :)

Have an awesome day everyone!

Well said! I think it’s great that AJ Authors congratulate each other, it’s good to have a positive vibe like that in this creative place, and it also feels good to say ‘hey, you know what, I’ve got my ** sale and I want to tell the world’ ha.

Like some others have said, if you don’t like it, don’t open the thread!

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VisualSharing says

I love the miracle of the scroll wheel. I am with Jami on this, there is no harm in those threads, unless they take half the page. Maybe force them to the off-topic section if they really get out of hand.

To me staff announcements are much more annoying, I say ban them. Ban them all. :P

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felt_tips Volunteer moderator says

It is nice to share accomplishments, but authors do use the forums for publicity in this way too and I find it gets very boring, very quickly if there’s too much of it. On Videohive, we had a similar thread a while ago and decided that only real milestones should be allowed in the main forum. Everything else will be moved to off-topic. Threads that get bumped with “thanks everyone” every 2 hours (or strategically just before it disappears of the first page) also wing their way straight to off-topic.

Real accomplishments would be new users with an early milestone, because that’s totally exciting. After that, silver paw and above or elite. Most of the really successful authors don’t post their milestones anyway….even when they’re really big ones.

The point is that if every author celebrates every milestone, the forum will soon be full of it. And it was starting to get that way at Videohive. The VH forum is still friendly and still interesting. Lots of these milestones are ending up in the massively popular Sales Monitor thread.

My main interest is keeping the forum interesting for regular forum users. It seems to be working well.

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Art-of-Sound says

My first paw, my first extended, my first 100, my first 25, my first sale ever, my first sale after a week without sales....At this rate we’ll soon see my first sale today, my second sale today, etc.
Okay, it’s nice to share accomplishments, big and small, but let’s keep it within the bounds of good taste.
I can understand the excitement of a noob, but most of these posts are just shameless self-promotion disguised as something else:
-“I’m just being polite and saying thanks to my wonderful buyers and this great community”
-“Congrats, congrats”
This demagoguery is truly pathetic! It’s nothing but a wretched attempt to draw attention, like that AJ user who all the time starts threads with idiotic questions, just to get noticed.
For me personally, these useless posts are no better than those spam messages left by bots, but since no rules violation takes place and obviously a few people are really fond of it, it can not be banned. But as felt_tips suggested, the off-topic category seems to be the perfect place for such posts.

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