• Jesse X, 2 years ago

    "Our articles are based on research..." Hmmm...

    You're promoting an article (that you wrote yourself) that does not cite ONE scholarly article and you think its OK to have a title as demanding as "Why YOU Should NEVER Use Pure Black for Text or Backgrounds"?

    How much time did you spend on your literature review, given that your "references" only include an uncorrelated survey, an ambiguous wiki page, a broken link, and a color contrast tool and spec? Your conclusions are based on nothing but speculation. Why should anyone accept your non-peer-reviewed blog post as scientific truth?

    I don't plan on reading your 234 articles, but after reading the latest few, I am actually concerned that there are "UX Designers" in the world using your website as guidance. In my opinion, this website has been developed to clickbait/drive traffic to its 32 sponsors — not to provide real research for the UX Design community in general.

    EDIT: I'm curious, after writing 234 "research-based" blog posts, how many HCI experiments have you conducted and/or how many publications have you authored/co-authored? Your name/work did not appear in ACM or IEEE after performing a quick search.

    I'm also curious as to why your posts are not categorized using the'Show DN' tag when you're clearly promoting your own work.

    8 points
    • anthony thomasanthony thomas, 2 years ago

      Hi Jesse,

      Great questions, but first off I can't help but notice the great pain and suffering you are enduring from my article. You said that you're concerned about the well-being of UX designers in the world. Well, I'm concerned about your well-being. I'd like to know what specific ailments my dangerous article has caused you. If you are feeling faint or dizzy please call 911.

      There's a rise of virtue signalers who masquerade as phony moral crusaders today, so I want to make sure you are not one of them. Many of these types like to compete and bash other people's accomplishments to boost their self-esteem. This is not cool and it hurts the community. We are all designers who should be supporting each others work, not competing with each other to make ourselves feel more superior than another.

      Since my articles aren't very good, perhaps you could show everyone the far better articles you've written so we can see how a true guru master writes like. Please post it soon, as I'm eager to learn from you.

      0 points
      • Ken Em, 2 years ago

        Anthony's infantile reply has been reported. FFS

        1 point
      • Jean P, almost 2 years ago

        Is not that you are a bad person Anthony. It is that you just, people who write these kinds of articles, do clickbait stuff. My boss or my employee will find it on google after a 5 minutes search. He will think this is a breaking problem-solving for his designer or the design team and will make a better product if we follow along. He will share with me, the designer. Or with us, the team. And then tell us to do the same. "Follow the articles boys they have the research, we do not have to do it."

        0 points