• Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 5 years ago

    Is it possible that these are just ZURB employees upvoting ZURB content? Would that be considered a voting ring?

    14 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, almost 5 years ago

      It looks like the upvoters are also ZURB employees if you take a look at the profiles of the people who submitted these articles. This is still considered a voting ring under Reddit's definition:

      A "vote ring" is a group of people who agree to vote on certain things together, either a specific submission, a user, a domain, or anything like that. Upvote each submission or content for the value of the information in it, a variety of things that you think are interesting and will benefit the community.

      Although I don't mind one or two upvotes from colleagues or friends, ZURB have gone way beyond that.

      17 points
    • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, almost 5 years ago

      I think it's up to the owners of DN to decide if they like it that larger companies and/or teams can upvote each other, and make it to the top of their website. It might be a coordinated effort. it might also be a huge internal chat where someone posts "He people, I just submitted something to X", without explicit requests for upvotes.

      Either way, we have to accept that the content of DN is a bit like design by committee. And doing this has some side effects. Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it sucks.

      The only way to ensure content from reaching the top "unfairly", is by creating curated content or doubling down on moderation. I'd be pretty interested to see what would be on the DN front-page if it were curated.

      0 points
      • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, almost 5 years ago

        My main issue with ZURB is that the articles they've written or submitted are in my opinion very low quality ones. Although in the end I think we can algree that we all want DN to be is a place to get great and high quality articles about UI, web design and everything related to that. This however is a WTF.

        What I don't want DN to be is a place for marketers to "engage with the 'design' audience in a meaningful way." Or at least if you do so, you better write articles the level of Frank Chimero. I believe this should be a community, like Reddit and Hacker News.

        18 points
    • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, almost 5 years ago

      Probably employees. That's how a lot of sites get accidentally banned on Reddit as well. Employees voting their company's content, all from the same IP.

      0 points