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UniikMedia says

I feel like as we all evolve, and technology evolves, our work here on every Envato marketplace naturally progresses and gets better (creatively or qualitatively).

At the same time there are some very old files that have been uploaded and forgotten about, with 0 sales, that perhaps are not up to par with today’s standards.

I feel it would be very interesting if there was some sort of renewal process for items with 0 sales after lets say a year or two. There would be a completely different review process that would look at files due for renewal and compare them to current files being uploaded in today’s market. If it is still up to par it gets renewed and maybe can even be featured again in the new uploads section on the home page. At the same time, this would be a great way to clear the marketplaces of items that are not selling and are not up to par. These files that are not up to par for today’s standards would have to be either updated by the author or removed.

Perhaps this would work better for certain marketplaces over others, but would love to hear input from people from all the marketplaces. :)

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ToivoMedia says

There is apparently a yearly clean up on all marketplaces, I remember the staff mentioning it. Where they remove old files that are no longer good enough. I haven’t seen any authors complaining about their items being removed on the forums though, so who knows if this actually happens. :)

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Bedros says

Never remove them, because they produced by sweat and tears. And most importantly, we gave our TIME to produce them, and none can give it back to us.
Old items can also be helpful to get some exposure from the “inside” for authors’ newer items.

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UniikMedia says

Never remove them, because they produced by sweat and tears. And most importantly, we gave our TIME to produce them, and none can give it back to us.
Old items can also be helpful to get some exposure from the “inside” for authors’ newer items.

But if the item is not up to par “quality” wise for today’s standards, why should it clutter the database? The files shouldn’t be automatically removed because they are X amount of years old and no sales, they should only be reviewed to ensure the quality is still up to par with new uploads.

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WebSmacker says

Never remove them, because they produced by sweat and tears. And most importantly, we gave our TIME to produce them, and none can give it back to us.
Old items can also be helpful to get some exposure from the “inside” for authors’ newer items.

I disagree. Old items can make the marketplace seem outdated and drive away customers. If an item hasn’t been bought in a year, it should be removed. Just my opinion though…

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mothinkers says

I agree with uniikmedia, actuolly i was saiyng a similar thing on a post today! Wonder if this si already happening…

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s4nji says

Keep the items.
This way, we can still have the items in our portfolio showcase.

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UniikMedia says

For the last time, the items shouldn’t get deleted automatically but “renewed”, as in check and ensure after a year it is still up to par with new uploads. If it’s not you’d still have the option to “update” the item to make it more sell-able in today’s market


Keep the items.
This way, we can still have the items in our portfolio showcase.

Lower quality items shouldn’t be in your portfolio in the first place. (Not saying you specifically have lower quality items)

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andre28 says

totally agree

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Bedros says

Thanks a lot for the thread UniikMedia, I think it is useful for the community anyway.

Wish you the best,
Bedros

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