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digitalscience says

If we had something like that added, quality standards wouldn’t be a big issue, because low quality files would get weeded out quickly.

But because we don’t this filtering option… good files get pushed off the home page and get lost in the system by poorer quality files that don’t sell. While the same old top themes just keep getting exposure and sales.

If buyers can’t find your stuff, you’re not going to get sales – fact.

Updated image… shouldn’t say sales on the top:

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digitalscience says

To improve exposure to new files all Envato needs to do is to add this:

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Why they haven’t done this yet is beyond me, it’s simple enough and the library is large enough to need something like this. Buyers sometimes want to see “fresh” work, and not just the old top selling themes.

Exposure to new files will only get less unless something like this added.

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digitalscience says

True… also how many coffee cups was consumed is irrelevant.. welcome to web 2.0 :P

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digitalscience says



I’m hoping to get the forum troll award :D But seriously, I think what would be really cool is if nominees for awards were selected by Envato.. and then voted by the community to decide who wins. Maybe with live voting results for a week or something, could be fun!
I think that did happen, a couple of years ago. It was called best of Envato 2012 or something. Am I the only one who remembers it? Maybe I just imagined it… :D This time should have more categories though…. More categories and more fun. :) There can be staff categories as well, for example most forum threads locked. 8-)
We’ve run an awards thingy for the last two years. http://web.archive.org/web/20120501063258/http://awards.envato.com/ :)

Top selling items awards… exciting stuff :P

I think the awards must be less about sales volumes and more about creative talent (artistic / technical skill), awards for innovation, awards for best new talent, awards for most original work etc

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My Favorite Beer, and it’s not a bad price considering that it’s a 660ml bottle.
Aweh boet, lekker gesuip chuana, one time :) by the way, where u get the 660ml for 10 bucks ?! :O
Ja nee kyk, Hy is lekker smoov!. Daar is ‘n klein bottelstoor in die suide van johannesburg en hulle verkoop dit vir R10 elk, ek het sommer ‘n hele kas gekoop. Hy is especially lekker as ek design, dan speel ek ‘n bietjie g-funk en relax met ‘n yskoue amstel. HEMEL OP AARDE MY BROER!

Haha dis kwaai my bra, will have to go to my local shebeen for a deal like that. Now I’m lus for an Amstel

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digitalscience says

But after coming across solid success of TF and completion of PhotoDune now the only missing part is service based market.

ActiveDen was a solid success before TF, and there was a booming market for something like MicroLancer with all the buyers back then wanting custom work done, Envato lost out on a lot of potential commission. MicroLancer + ActiveDen would have complimented each other well, and prevented a lot of file theft we experienced back then with people dumping our files on forums all over the web asking for help. AudioJungle could have waited, which in my opinion isn’t as good as some of the other online places to buy sound FX / music, so in my opinion was kinda rushed and just a clone of ActiveDen – hoping to achieve the same success.

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digitalscience says

I’m hoping to get the forum troll award :D

But seriously, I think what would be really cool is if nominees for awards were selected by Envato.. and then voted by the community to decide who wins. Maybe with live voting results for a week or something, could be fun!

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digitalscience says

My Favorite Beer, and it’s not a bad price considering that it’s a 660ml bottle.

Aweh boet, lekker gesuip chuana, one time :) by the way, where u get the 660ml for 10 bucks ?! :O

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digitalscience says

Was reading through some of my old threads I started and came across this suggestion I made 5 years ago about having a site called “FreelanceDen” integrated with the marketplace.. and now we have MicroLancer ;)

You know I make a lot of suggestions, and every time I always get minimal feedback or generally most people don’t agree… but years later these things get added and everyone thinks it’s wonderful. Even reading this old thread the reception of “FreelanceDen” was luke warm to even slightly condescending #justsaying

I hope we’ll get those much needed home page changes I’ve been rambling about the last few years.

Here was the suggestion for “FreelanceDen”, sound familiar? ;)

A client wants to do a custom project… he signs up to the freelance section and submits a request. Each request must have an explanation of what needs to be done, time frame and payment amount for the project etc. Authors who are interested can submit requests to do the work and the client can choose which author is suited for the job. Before commencing work the client must pay the full amount which is held by FlashDen and is released to the author on project completion. When the author shows work to the client it is all done within a preview environment. Once the client is happy with the final preview, payment goes through to the author and client is released the working files all done through the FlashDen site. FlashDen could even make commission on each freelance job to make this profitable to implement. There could be moderators who could keep an eye on each project and address any issues that my happen. Anyone breaking the rules could be blocked from the freelance section.

Original thread here: http://activeden.net/forums/thread/freelanceden/10168
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digitalscience says

Was reading through some of my old threads I started and came across this suggestion I made 5 years ago about having a site called “FreelanceDen”.. and now we have MicroLancer ;)

You know I make a lot of suggestions, and every time I always get minimal feedback or generally most people don’t agree… but years a later these things get added and everyone things it’s wonderful #justsaying

I hope we’ll get those much needed home page changes I’ve been rambling about the last few years.

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