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AndySlatter
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In the upload submission form they could put drop down menus of your items and pick three of them. As long as the reviewers agree. Sounds cool.

Sounds like a good idea to me, I also think it would be useful to have a similar box which shows recently viewed files, so if you are a buyer weighing up which track to buy you can quickly compare the ones you have been listening to.

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NikiN
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It’s only natural that we have to be our own marketing guys as well as authors. Of course, that’s just until we get record deals and then someone else will be hired to do PR and marketing for us :D

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SonicCube
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It’s only natural that we have to be our own marketing guys as well as authors. Of course, that’s just until we get record deals and then someone else will be hired to do PR and marketing for us :D

First to say, i agree with Tim and everyone else regarding the new option on the item pages. sure we can do this now by inserting pictrues / links with html, but having it “built in” would be nice :)

@ NikiN : If you’re speaking about a record deal with a major label, you might be right. But with smaller labels, you would have to help with promotion personaly as well ;)

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unseenbattle
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Great suggestion Tim! :D

Maybe the devs could take the tags from an item and compare it to the other items in that users portfolio of items and dynamically pick 3 other items from that same portfolio that have the most matches… making the feature completely hands free for us and updated and accurate (which would be important to the buyers).

Since the reviewers control the tags this would keep the results as accurate as possible.

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scottwills
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Thanks for the idea, Tim! :) That’s what makes all the Envato marketplaces so awesome, the fact that our members bring great ideas to the table that benefit the entire community. :)

We’ll definitely think about this idea some more and decide how much of it we can/should automate it as there are numerous ways we could tackle and implement this suggestion.

One of the first things I think we should probably prioritize is making it possible for authors to create their own customized promo text (think of it like another, separate description field) that you can apply to ALL your files. That way, you only update ONE field/section and it gets applied to ALL your files. I know authors here with hundreds of files have to spend a LOT of time adding text/promo copy/images to each item individually. It would be so much easier to apply one block of copy/promo to ALL your items.

If/when that ever materializes, making it also possible to automate “Similar Tracks by the Same Author” functionality might work best like this:

  1. Allow authors to add up to 3 similar items to EACH of their items.
  2. Author simply enters upto 3 item IDs on the item Edit page
  3. The item page will then look something like this:

As always, we unfortunately cannot guarantee if/when these features will be implemented or how they will be implemented, but we do seriously consider and analyze all ideas we receive. Thanks for everyone’s ideas and thoughts so far. :)

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Thanks for the idea, Tim! :) That’s what makes all the Envato marketplaces so awesome, the fact that our members bring great ideas to the table that benefit the entire community. :)

We’ll definitely think about this idea some more and decide how much of it we can/should automate it as there are numerous ways we could tackle and implement this suggestion.

One of the first things I think we should probably prioritize is making it possible for authors to create their own customized promo text (think of it like another, separate description field) that you can apply to ALL your files. That way, you only update ONE field/section and it gets applied to ALL your files. I know authors here with hundreds of files have to spend a LOT of time adding text/promo copy/images to each item individually. It would be so much easier to apply one block of copy/promo to ALL your items.

If/when that ever materializes, making it also possible to automate “Similar Tracks by the Same Author” functionality might work best like this:

  1. Allow authors to add up to 3 similar items to EACH of their items.
  2. Author simply enters upto 3 item IDs on the item Edit page
  3. The item page will then look something like this:
As always, we unfortunately cannot guarantee if/when these features will be implemented or how they will be implemented, but we do seriously consider and analyze all ideas we receive. Thanks for everyone’s ideas and thoughts so far. :)

Awesome! Thanks for all the good info….and yeah it would be great to pull it right from the icons like that. Promo text is great as well. Thanks for the reply :)

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SonicCube
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One of the first things I think we should probably prioritize is making it possible for authors to create their own customized promo text (think of it like another, separate description field) that you can apply to ALL your files. That way, you only update ONE field/section and it gets applied to ALL your files. I know authors here with hundreds of files have to spend a LOT of time adding text/promo copy/images to each item individually. It would be so much easier to apply one block of copy/promo to ALL your items.

This sounds really great Scott, would love to see that coming our way soon :)

Thank you for listening :)

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takingaction
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Sorry that it’s been days since the last posting here but I just saw this and had to add my +1 for the suggestions in this thread. Awesome.

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