What the hell happened with DN?

3 years ago from Martin Bavio, User Interface Person

  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 3 years ago

    Open registration allowed bots, UX experts, and people with crappy taste in design to join.

    The quality of conversations went down because of all the Dribbble-like replies.

    Spammers joined with their shitty UI/UX/design-lifestyle posts.

    I'm a mod. I requested permission to get harder on content quality. I was told that the community would self-moderate and "vote up" quality content. It was not so.

    I'd love to ban half of the DN community because they continuously post shitty content that don't come near the quality standards of the older DN generation, but it's either too late now, or I won't be allowed to put the hammer down as hard as I want to.

    In other words, c'est fini! DN is dead.

    This is really painful to write because I can still remember the hours I spent each week finding cool links to share here. What a f***ing waste of my youth!!!

    39 points
    • Benjamin ValmontBenjamin Valmont, 3 years ago

      I'm curious, what do you feel is wrong with UX experts?

      1 point
      • Account deleted 3 years ago

        90% of them aren't experts and UX shouldn't be a seperate field.

        18 points
    • Account deleted 3 years ago

      I've been telling this for years. Even before DN was a side project for layervault. DN needed downvote. This is autocracy. You can't 'vote up' quality content if you don't have a mechanism to eliminate trash.

      People does have rights to NOT like things. Having only up-vote is an authoritarian behavior. An ideology definitely does not belong to a design scene. Maybe technically it's impossible to implement downvote. Search feature can't be fixed for years, so why not down vote?

      I also noticed while the quality getting low for the last couple of yrs, people's ego became more fragile and fragile. I remember people were flamed and torn away even on DN just because some person was literally constructively criticizing the work itself. Same is happened to me couple of times. That's why I stopped commenting, even checking it out. It's been 2 weeks since I've checked DN.

      ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      1 point