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OriginalEXE says


I was featured. So yeah, no rules :D
You’ve got a black paw, so you probably don’t suck. Don’t be hard on yourself. :P
I don’t but my portfolio does :P

Just saying, work quality or portfolio don’t affect this thing much, I believe it’s more activity in community.

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AbelLangbid says

....being active in the community…...

oh ya! to show that you are alive! lol

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ToivoMedia says



I was featured. So yeah, no rules :D
You’ve got a black paw, so you probably don’t suck. Don’t be hard on yourself. :P
I don’t but my portfolio does :P Just saying, work quality or portfolio don’t affect this thing much, I believe it’s more activity in community.

Your theory sounds right; I was featured on AJ and my activity on the community there was better than my portfolio. :D

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ToivoMedia says


....being active in the community…...
oh ya! to show that you are alive! lol

Envato values the community, which is a good thing. :)

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David_Blanco says

I was featured author on my 5th month in CodeCanyon, I didn’t have much sales and also I wasn’t an active member in the community.

I think they seek for authors that have fresh new items or that recently their items were updated giving new fresh features! but it still a mystery to me since I don’t really know exactly why they chose me.

Also recently 2 of my plugins were chosen to be featured files (on different months of course), and they were new, so that’s why I think they seek for fresh new items.

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Mode54 says

I noticed that all the featured authors and items I see (ThemeForest & CodeCanyon) have high ratings. Usually 4-5 stars.

My guess is that Envato only features highly rated authors and items in each marketplace. This is one of the reasons why issues with the ratings system is such a problem.

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Creattive says

I noticed that all the featured authors and items I see (ThemeForest & CodeCanyon) have high ratings. Usually 4-5 stars. My guess is that Envato only features highly rated authors and items in each marketplace. This is one of the reasons why issues with the ratings system is such a problem.

it’s pretty hard to get less than 4 stars in average, I think. Almost everyone is above that, so I wouldn’t say this is the reason people are getting featured.

I’ve been in the monthly top-author list for almost a year until I got featured author. hard to say why they have chosen me at that point, maybe luck, maybe they liked my recent items at that point.

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Firsh says

If you are already popular and a top author then you don’t really need to be featured. I think the system is for those that create good stuff but didn’t make it into the very top. This is a way of getting someone noticed (helping them).

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fitwp says



I was featured. So yeah, no rules :D
You’ve got a black paw, so you probably don’t suck. Don’t be hard on yourself. :P
I don’t but my portfolio does :P Just saying, work quality or portfolio don’t affect this thing much, I believe it’s more activity in community.

Very nice! Helping people in the forum is also a good thing to consider ;)

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BdgPixel says

I hope one day I will lucky :D

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