What the hell happened with DN?

3 years ago from Martin Bavio, User Interface Person

  • Martin Bavio, 3 years ago

    I don't understand why Metalab bought the product if they planned to just not care. Like what was the point of it? Brand awareness?

    5 points
    • Eric Chu, 3 years ago

      It wasn't Metalab, it was the founder of it, Andrew, as part of a holding company called Tiny Boards.

      They bought it for the job board. As long as DN gets more users and more views, they will continue to make more money.

      DN is one of many that they've bought: http://tinyboards.co

      11 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 3 years ago

        they think of DN as a job board. tells you all you need to know.

        11 points
      • Martin BavioMartin Bavio, almost 3 years ago

        I did not know this. This is genuinely sad. Sometimes business just sucks.

        3 points
        • Eric Chu, almost 3 years ago

          It does suck, but it's necessary.

          If you were running a popular web forum with server/hosting costs, how would you support it? Out of your pocket? Ads? Sponsored posts?

          I do believe more can be done to keep the quality up, but it's not easy. Lots of communities start off great and die a slow and painful death because it takes a lot of care and upkeep.

          3 points