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bfintal says

If the goal is to drive people to rate the stuff they bought, why not just have a feature in the dashboard that reminds the buyer to rate the item.. pretty much like the note before in the dashboard that said “snipplr has just been added…”

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jeffeatworld says

Great feedback guys.

I like the mailchimp/newsletter idea – this is what I meant really, only where it’s integrated into the author dashboard and the lovely buyers can opt in/out just like they do when they follow you – lets face it, if the follow feature was improved to tell followers of updates/new items.

Right now the follow feature is a glorified ego boost lol.

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Parallelus says

Great feedback guys.

I like the mailchimp/newsletter idea – this is what I meant really, only where it’s integrated into the author dashboard and the lovely buyers can opt in/out just like they do when they follow you – lets face it, if the follow feature was improved to tell followers of updates/new items.

Right now the follow feature is a glorified ego boost lol.

Right on! An opt-in newsletter would be great. You could of course do this yourself at anytime. I don’t know that ThemeForest (Envato) would be that interested in building into the marketplace a feature that has no dependency on their data to be functional…

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jeffeatworld says

If we did our own, sure it doesnt use Envatos but if they chose to develop it, it could really give a big boost to the relationship between buyer and seller.

I’m talking about something uber simple – its literally going to be a database query that says “send to all users whove purchased this AND have opted in”. Really simple.

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digitalimpact says

Right on! An opt-in newsletter would be great.

I keep saying everyone can do it themselves for ages and nobody cares. Haven’t seen a single author doing it… (no, I’m not doing it because I’m not much of an author for now)

Oh well… :tired:

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nrobjohn says

+1 this would be very useful for both the buyer and the author.

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