hi all friends. probably you noticed that and annoyed as me. when you enter some categories there are many files that from same author. i think this must be limit. maybe one author can upload 2 or 3 item same time. especially when you look logo category same author uploads 10-15 logo in a day. but this is damages other author’s sales. because their file going down and nobody see them. for example when you look stationery category there 10 files from same author. i think envato reduced quality of file. and reviewers accepting every file. just flyers in high quality. but stationery and other categories have very very bad files. BTW these bad quality designs all the same author.
They are making a logo in 30 minutes and making stationery. before 3-4 months ago it was hard to accepting bad quality files but now reviewers accepting almost every file .
sorry for bad english. best regards
Agreed! Front page has too much logos. After accepting one file like flyer, addon, background design etc going down within 2-20 minutes from the front page.. Its really disappointing…
Envato should be careful about this or find out a solution!
Sorry for my bad English also
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A couple years ago, GraphicRiver faced a similar problem. At the time, it was due to the high volume coming from the Vectors category. Repeatedly, the frontpage would fully consist of vector items, pushing items from other categories out of display.
The image below is a screenshot taken over 2 years ago:
In that case, mass uploads were definitely what caused the issue, as many vector authors would upload a high number of items consecutively. Like dekurvajo’s suggestion above, the creation of a new marketplace was also suggested.
Sometime later, categories were added to the New Items box, providing further exposure for each category, individually.
Unfortunately, the frontpage flood once more became a problem:
Again, authors brought the issue to Staff’s attention, pointing out the critical need to fix the homepage flood. It was only then, that this much-discussed thread became responsible for bringing about a much needed change.
As a direct consequence of that thread, Envato implemented The New Homepage System, which efficiently prevented the front page from being flooded with multiple items from a single author, thus giving everyone a fair chance and equal space/time exposure.
(Yes, authors are now creating secondary accounts, thus beating the system.)
Which brings us to today.
Today’s problem has nothing to do with mass uploading, since only 1 item per author is currently displayed. So, if there are many items from one category in the front page, like the Logos we are more frequently seeing, it’s simply because the Logo category has grown and a great deal of authors are submitting to that category.
From what I can see, what seems indeed to be the problem is the fact that GraphicRiver has a vast number of completely different categories, eagerly fighting for exposure in the All section of the New Items box, limited to the 40 most recently approved items across all categories.
In essence, the root of the problem all comes down to item/author exposure, or lack of it. Here’s a related suggestion.
Anyway, just thought I’d share some of the history behind the way the current home page works and why it works like this. Eventually, as time passes and the marketplaces continue to grow, better solutions will be found and implemented, so keep all the great suggestions coming. Cheers.
Thanks for sharing Dzinc! You always put so much time into your forum posts, and always help me understand so much about Envato. I imagine you’ve been a forum superstar before, but you should be made on again!
On-topic: The marketplace is growing alot in the logo’s category. Personally I feel like a vector/logo marketplace would be a good idea. There is definitely enough items that could fill it up fast, and I am sure it would be a win win for both vector and graphicriver authors
- Rule No. 1: 10 items per month – by one author,
- Rule No. 2: 10 accepted items for sale.
- Rule No. 3: Quality is essential.