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WorkingMachine says

Hi there guys,

I´m a new member of GR marketplace and i notice that unfortunately the overall items quality is of low and the items that are of great quality don´t have the proper attention by the reviwers who should rate them before upload on Gr, for example from 1 to 5 rating! This way byers would have a better understading of the the files quality.

what do you think?

Another thing has to do with the time files stay in the front page, for instance i have uploaded a file, which is the one who selles more and it stayed only a few time in the front page, don´t know why this happen and if there is any criteria to define the time items can remain in the front page?

I hope things change and that authors who design good files would get more atention from the GR audience!

Cheers :)

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InterantMedia says

Another thing has to do with the time files stay in the front page…

Yes, that’s true. I think that very good items deserve it to stay longer on the front page then bad items. It would be great when you open graphicriver.net and look to the new files and can say ‘Woah, that’s a great file, and that one too, and that one too!’, by dotting every file on the front page with your finger on your screen. How about that?! :P

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aRtlessX says

My thoughts:-raise the bar.
I think we need to define what exactly that means. If it means that the bad/mediocre files stop getting approval and getting though unless they become very good, sure. If raising the bar means that approval gets more strict on all levels even for those files that are already very good to extremely good, well, that would mean that approval demands absolute perfection and nothing less. And if you demand perfection you’d better be prepared to set the appropriate item price for that, and that means a LOT higher. Very good items are SUPER undervalued as it is, why would any author accept to put even more hard work on it (while it’s already very good) if it is to be sold for $3-5-7 again? But like I said, if it means getting out of the way the bad files that are now getting through, I don’t think anyone would disagree with that.
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Giallo says

I completely agree with Bebel. The problem is that as you already said it’s hard to judje objectively what is great and what not.

80% of the files you can buy here, you can also find for free around the Web (and often better quality)

Anyway I’d like to have this few things on Graphicriver to help this marketplace better in quality beside quantity:

1) If an item doesn’t sell means it has to be deleted because is not useful

2) Authors can “red flag” an item (to say:” hey guys this suck”) If an item is flagged many times it has to be deleted

Reviewers still do an awesome job trying to keep the quality high here and I think authors with their experience can helps.

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InterantMedia says

I completely agree with Bebel. The problem is that as you already said it’s hard to judje objectively what is great and what not.

80% of the files you can buy here, you can also find for free around the Web (and often better quality)

Anyway I’d like to have this few things on Graphicriver to help this marketplace better in quality beside quantity:

1) If an item doesn’t sell means it has to be deleted because is not useful

2) Authors can “red flag” an item (to say:” hey guys this suck”) If an item is flagged many times it has to be deleted

Reviewers still do an awesome job trying to keep the quality high here and I think authors with their experience can helps.

I totally agree with your second point, but I don’t agree with the first one. Some great items aren’t sold in the first few days, but are really great! It doesn’t mean automatically that a item is bad (yes, most of the time, but not in any case).

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ThomGeskin says

Let’s just look at this from another perspective. Please don’t go hating me, it’s just a different point of view. The way this discussion is going, it seems we are all calling the buyers stupid, assuming he doesn’t know what is of great or poor quality.

The buyer always knows. Any buyer will do a deep search to find the best product for the price he is willing to pay. If a buyer doesn’t choose the best item, he has his reasons. Maybe the project doesn’t require a cutting-edge, revolutionary top-quality item, maybe the simple and quick item is just what he needs to move on to the next project.

There will always be diversity. Quality difference is not a bad thing.

Just a thought.

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Giallo says

Some great items aren’t sold in the first few days, but are really great! It doesn’t mean automatically that a item is bad (yes, most of the time, but not in any case).

Absolutely true I don’t want that. I was speaking about items who don’t sell anymore/never sold in a period of let’s say 6 months. There are some old items wich are still very good and should stay.

That’s inline also with Dzinc’s post:

The buyer always knows. Any buyer will do a deep search to find the best product for the price he is willing to pay.

Exactly. If an item is selling it should stay, if not it should go… I’d like to see a system where buyers decide what should stay and what not (buying or not buying an item) and authors can help reviewers flagging ugly items…

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ToivoMedia says

I think you’ve got a point Dzinc, maybe cutting edge items aren’t always needed. Maybe that’s the reason for the current quality cut-off for being accepted on GR.

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ToivoMedia says
Exactly. If an item is selling it should stay, if not it should go…

Surely the search and browse functions put items with less sales further down, so higher selling items are rewarded.

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InterantMedia says


Some great items aren’t sold in the first few days, but are really great! It doesn’t mean automatically that a item is bad (yes, most of the time, but not in any case).
Absolutely true I don’t want that. I was speaking about items who don’t sell anymore/never sold in a period of let’s say 6 months. There are some old items wich are still very good and should stay.

Ah, sorry for my misunderstanding. That’s indeed a great solution. ;)

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