Dumping on CGT trends
Hi! Why CGtrader encourages dumping, showing it on trend list?! Broken algoritmes?! Good quality to extreme low price ratio = trend?! Or it is politics of CGtraider aimed at ruins autors? I think, 3D stock must protect authors at prices dumping, but not advertise it. I think CGtraider must fix dumping getting into trend list.
Yes, authors can to appoint any price, they has the right do it. But, dumping in trends shows an example for others authors to an example to follow. And tomorrow we will have all cars by $3! (cars for example, really any things).
The horribly underpriced car model is placed in trends more then 10 days (I think).
Before there was the Evemortion interior model for 2$ (later the price was corrected).
Then customers come to CGT and say: "Ou yes, completely unwrappped car model with interior for less then 5$. Great. Is it the new standard for car pricing?".
And it is not only about trends? Also the best much algorithm in product search.
How is it possible that this van model is placed on 1st page of "van" search result?
How is it possible that this model is placed on 1th place of "train" search result?
And this 5$ high-detailed car model of premium quality on 1th pages of product search:
You don't have to love Turbosquid but at Turbosquid such suspicious model would be placed at lat page not on the 1th.
I doubt that there would be same model at Turbosquid which would be sold for example for 50$ or 120$. At their 1th page there are only correctly priced models from serious sellers like Fischermann, Hum3D etc.
And theoretically it doesn't matter wheather it is stolen or not when it is priced correctly and it is not destroying the 3D market generally.
So the biggest problem is price - it is bigger problem not stolen underpriced model than stolen correctly priced.
And what is the solution? Correction of search algorithm. Higher priority for higher price. Or penalise models which have significantly lower price compared with average of some category.
Yes but "specific" is relative. When somebody search "Bugatti" it can be special/original/specific when there are for example only 10 Bugatti models.
But when somebody seach for any car, it is not specific when this stolen Bugatti appears at 1th page.
So the only point which I want to say is that solution is algorithm (search and for trends) which penalise underpriced models. )))
I don't think there is a point in arguing which one is worse.
Both problems should be addressed by CGT (and all 3D markets) to have a fair, healthy marketplace.
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We are working on both discussed issues and we are looking forward to improve our search/ranking algorithms as well as stolen content detection and removal.
Austėja from CGTrader
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