People like to share and seek praise for their accomplishments. Why would you be bothered by this, just don’t read the threads — its that simple.
With the forum’s positive atmosphere in mind, I would like to share a suggestion that might alleviate the multitude of posts on this topic. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind them, it’s just that there might be a cool system/idea to keep tabs on author achievements.
Here’s my idea, in the author options menu (hover over your at the top) there could be a link to an achievement page. This is where one would see for example – 540$ till next achievement milestone (e.g. paw sale count etc). This is already existing in the form of fun facts. You will also get to see your rank within AudioJungle and people below/above you. Here’s the interesting part. There might also be a box with say about 10 items in a list of automated achievement messages. A kind of news update For example.
AuthorName1 received a silver paw! AuthorName2 has just passed 1000 sales!
We could then click on it and leave a message/comment/congratulation, listen to a few tracks etc.
I know this would obviously be of very low priority given the current workload of the envato staff. But it might be an interesting idea to give these kind of fun facts a page of their own.
I’ll confess it outright, in the past i’ve kept an eye out on when my paw might change so I could do a little extra self promotion and put my name in a small spotlight even if it were only for the few buyers eyes it might catch.
And I’m pretty sure most of us do this or have done so before.