A challenge to all DN users

over 4 years ago from Shane Boland, front-end design/shopify optimization

  • Chantal JandardChantal Jandard, over 4 years ago

    Why is this such a big kafuffle? Seriously? The post literally is just saying, "Hey, the numbers on DN probably aren't reflective of the actual design community. Let's start changing that. Invite a designer gal or two."

    The post does not say the men here suck, it does not say don't invite other minorities, it does not say we should invite any girl under the sun for the sake of numbers, it's not saying more women are the only ways we should try to diversify more. It's just looking to make the community truer to the real design population.

    I think people are reading into the objectives a wee bit too deeply. (Also, fun fact kids. I'm a female designer and I only found DN because a guy introduced me to the Panda chrome extension a few weeks back. I've loved this site ever since as a lurker, but wow, has this thread ever turned me off the community.)

    31 points
    • Matt SoriaMatt Soria, over 4 years ago

      +1,000,000

      2 points
    • Jeff French, over 4 years ago

      I really hope this thread hasn't turned you off from DN entirely. There will unfortunately always (or often?) be those who don't welcome change within a group, but as many others here have opined, there is a much stronger desire to see this 'community' be representative of a larger and more diverse population of designers. It's our job then to help maintain and support that diversity, and make sure that a less enlightened minority doesn't ruin this place for everyone else.

      1 point