No worries, like I said, you have a black paw and the files you build are well constructed from everything I can tell. Your files would not be the kind to get rejected. And all files that are not rejected will end up with more sales because there will be less buyers leaving FD over crappy purchases, and it will be easier to find the files they want
Besides, we’re not calling for a total overhaul that means only DS is allowed to upload files We just need the quality standards set a little higher since it is becoming an issue that is hurting the site. This site wouldn’t be anything much if only the top 20 authors made files, and I’m definitely not calling for any change that is radical or extreme, just enough to restore some respect to the marketplace
$10+ to make it to the home page. Not fair, but best for business.
hah we did reject a lot of low quality file, just some case the line is a little blur and in the circumstance of not having an official guideline yet … At least you should know Lance is working on itI think this has been mentioned, and I’m very glad he is. Personally, I have been advocating this greatly in the past, and I think FD has made it clear that they have heard us and are working on it. So I think we should just let FD do their thing and see what the results are
+1, They have heard our cry’s over the past month on this issue. Lets just wait and see what they come up with. OR we can get Chucka on the case =D
I agree, for whatever reason (likely attracting more authors) quality is at an all time low. The obvious problem is there are no official quality guidelines.
I think the 3 version rules is also stupid. This is the rule which lets authors upload 3 slightly different (e.g color changes) of the same file.
FD should start turning away files it already has lots of. Other stock sites do this very well. They have a page explaining the types of files they don`t want to see any more.
oh and everyone should be wary of throwing stones in glass house
Tinman you’re bringing up some very good points there. I think your system might work. MB, you say it will take more effort from the reviewers but I think it might even take work away since the previewing process takes little time and so the queue for the real reviewing will be shorter.
Also I think you’re right about the niches. I don’t think files shouldn’t be allowed if they don’t sell. For example some authors have sublime animations, but they just don’t sell much. Still I think these should be approved since they make FlashDen a marketplace which displays exclusivity and quality.
I favour a solution like that suggested by gdpgiga – a system that uses objective data about the popularity of a file to determine how much exposure the file gets on the homepage.
I can see the benefit from Envato’s perspective of having lots of low selling content, purely for targeting the long tail and increasing SEO based traffic. It would be difficult to analyse whether lower quality files do in fact turn off buyers or if such files are simply ignored.