I think that it should be mandatory that if you leave any less-than-3-star rating there should be a comment required. I have rated 99%+ of everything I’ve bought here at 5 stars because I wouldn’t have bought it if it didn’t merit a 5-star rating.
I think there’s probably a large percentage of mistakes made; people thinking 1-star means top #1 rating, especially from buyers for whom english is not native language and they simply make mistakes.
I couldn’t understand why anyone would leave a 1 or 2 star rating, I mean you see the preview right? Unless what you buy isn’t what’s in the preview, which is unlikely, then whatever you buy should at least deserve 3 to 5 stars I think. Then again like felt says there may be predatory behavior by competitors, though it’s probably just mistakes. Then again some buyers are morons so what to do? lol.
Envato, I’d require anyone posting 1 or 2 star reviews to also post at least some comment, you’ll probably find 30%+ are errors, with comments like ‘great file’ and then you can have them re-rate/fix it. And buyers who rate things 1 stars… explain yourselves. Maybe for themes on themeforest that don’t work as promised, or code on codecanyon, I could understand… but not for any video, after effects projects or flash assets that have previews.
to get more sales, I highly recommend that you let users choose larger display numbers, so we can see a lot of files at once, across marketplaces. with highspeed cable modem it’s not a speed issue.
the issue is, site lag/latency with server load, so I’d test it, don’t want to overburden the servers. so make it within reason, say “display 300” or “display 500” items at a time, not just 100 max… maybe say with current defaults, but for us power users maybe let us choose in drop down menu to show 300-500 items at once?
what do you all think? right now for example in VH the default list view only shows 30 items, none with video-over playback.. that puts a real crimp in sales since us buyers have to do tons of clicks to see content. why not show 100 or more, or let us choose default display view? (at a number that doesn’t slow down the entire site, based on testing with what users do)
true… as someone who used to do sales/customer training for thousands of people in my prior corporate career, I will say it’s always important to recognize exceptional customer service (because it’s rare, and appreciated).
I just wanted to publicly acknowledge and thank Richard, Alberto and the team at RightHere (devs of the “Calendarize It” plugin), for their superb world-class help. Although I’m a total coding ninja, otaku, uber-tech I couldn’t figure out how to get the “external event sources” plugin configured, which lets you pull events from one calendar into a separate installed calendar on another site (super feature btw).
So Richard and the guys there helped me with quick, responsive answers for 2-3 emails til I got it configured correctly. Much appreciated; it’s rare for me to have to ask anyone’s help on anything, since I work hard to rtfm/read the directions and figure stuff out on my own. But they came through very quickly, successfully and I’m thrilled. A+++ award to these guys – thanks. As one of envato’s top/longest oldtimer buyers, it’s experiences like this that make me thankful to be a customer here.
hi – as someone who runs membership sites and does webinars, those types of topics in AE templates (and motion gfx/stock footage) would be great to see for sale.
many of us run membership sites, so images like paying for access, logging in and being excited by content in member’s areas would be good
also AE templates for topics like online webinars, where people get to learn from someone teaching, would probably sell very well since there’s lots of us who do webinars and run paysites
way to go—this is the best #1 creative community in the world; thanks to all for everything you do
i wouldn’t do that since a famous hollywood actor may have an easily-identified profile, even in silhouette… and that would violate their rights. I’d check with an IP rights attorney to be safe
i just bought it yesterday for download (how I buy all my games now) for ps3… held off since I normally never spend $59 on games anymore, I just wait and buy for 29 the year later, lol.
but this one had so many great reviews, I had to give it a shot. I’ve already played it a few hours, and as someone who’s played EVERY single great video game since pong (true story! I started w/Atari 2600 then SNES then PS1/2/3; been playing games 34 years now, since they first came out).... this one is one of the top 4-5 best-designed game worlds I’ve ever seen, of several thousand. It’s a rockstar environment, you really feel like you’re in the environment, and it’s a lot of fun so far.
This is one of those rare games that Is worth buying fullprice on day1 release.