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digitalscience says

Call it PornPond or something.

haha :D I’m not gonna swim in that pond ;)

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digitalscience says

Yeh coming from the PSD category on ThemeForest where the standards are quite high / professional, I have to say the GraphicRiver web elements category standards are considerably lower, but a lot of these elements are being uploaded which don’t really sell well. GR needs to focus on quality, not quantity.

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digitalscience says

First file uploaded on GraphicRiver :whistle:

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digitalscience says

yeah, quite dramatic change in sales, started increasing today but the past 3 days were terrible. Okay, it was weekend, but still..

Oh ok cool, so it’s happening to a few people then… thought it was just me :D

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digitalscience says

Haven’t had a say in 4 days, which is unusual… you think people are being more cautious with this heartbleed vulnerability?

Perhaps Envato should make a statement to assure buyers the site is safe and security is up to date.

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digitalscience says

I keep seeing Avada ads on YouTube videos, would be hard to stop them now ;) Money makes more money.

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digitalscience says

@DS, I am able to feel you :) Authors like us who are awaiting these features for long years should now take a fresh bath, avoid sharing our frustration while commenting. Otherwise the frustration will spread unnecessarily into staff and disturb the spirit of work / research. It requires a lot of emotion control mechanism to proceed on forums for long years! LOL :D Sorry for the off topic – but I felt needed.

Agreed ;) Sounds like it’s on the right track, so we shall see!

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digitalscience says

There’s nothing preventing buyers from being part in this. In fact, we have buyers on our focus group which we have Google Hangout meetings with every week. It seems to me like you’re just frustrated and looking for any reason to nitpick our approach to this project.

Well it’s just taken so many years to get to this point, one would get frustrated. But as FastNOC explained, it sounds like he’s aware of what many of have said for years – to be honest this is the first time I’ve actually heard someone official from Envato say this after all the threads created in the past. And it’s good to hear that buyers are involved too, the marketplace should primarily be shaped around their needs and the author sales will reflect accordingly. I think I made my point so at least it’s out there and acknowledged.

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digitalscience says

The way I mentioned it, we will be able to use it to sort by rating or sales based on time frames. not just from creation, but also by updated date etc.

This is fantastic news :) You just have to understand that some of us having been talking about this for years, without anything being done.. so it’s good to hear that some suggestions are being considered – will wait and see what Envato comes up with.

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digitalscience says

Question (which Envato probably won’t answer) you describe faceted search as:

what’s faceted search? It’s fancy search-world lingo meaning being able to filter search results pages. The ability to filter by price, ratings, or sales range when searching.

Why do you leave out “time period” as a facet ? I explained previously that since I became a top seller on ActiveDen.. I still get sales on 7 year old redundant AS2 files to this day when over the years there have been newer, better AS3 files from other authors – but my old redundant stuff still sells because they have high sales. This is hard evidence that you need a “time period” in search. Why does Envato want to keep pushing old content on the market places, and refuse to add time period as part of the search, you’re not only showing buyers old content, you’re making it increasingly harder to sell new items.

No matter what other facet you have… time period is the most important one to keep content relevant, fresh and competitive. I don’t make this stuff up, I’ve been here for 7 years, I know how the system works, and it’s totally flawed without having a time period in search – I wish Envato would look at real data and get serious, and stop guessing how it works, survey buyers and ask how easy it is to find stuff – all the answers are right there for you. Asking authors will always be biased if the system is a bit biased… so look at real data, ask the buyers what they want – they’re the ones using the search, and trying to discover content. I honestly can’t believe it has taken so many years of talking about the search, and we still at this point of asking authors what they think. ASK THE BUYERS who use this site every day browsing content, and see what their opinions and suggestions are, you might be surprised.

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