What the hell happened with DN?

3 years ago from Martin Bavio, User Interface Person

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 3 years ago

    I'm wondering what happened with the real design community that used to create valuable content in here. Have they moved to some other platform that I'm not aware of?

    Oh, this is awkward… you… didn't get your invite? We were pretty sure we sent it. Must've gotten lost in the mail? We'll invite you for sure though, don't worry. I mean, it's a pretty exclusive community but I'm almost positive that you made the cut. Maybe just give it a couple more days. Or weeks or months. But you'll definitely get in. I think.

    – The Cool Designers Community

    17 points
    • Martin Bavio, 3 years ago

      Hey Sasha, first of all, I'd like to point out that I'm a big fan of your work and old Sidebar subscriber.

      I'm failing to understand the point of your comment. Are you trying to tell me in a very passive-aggressive way that you didn't like my question? I could understand how somebody could disagree with my point of view, but I see no reason to be snarky about it. Be nice, or else, you know?

      Hope you have a great day.

      10 points
      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 3 years ago

        I just thought it was funny to imagine everybody secretly moving to a different community without you knowing about it, like the cool kids not telling you about the after party or something.

        The truth is that the feeling that a community "was better before" is as old as online communities themselves. Complaining about it is like writing angry letters to your local weather station because it's getting colder in November.

        16 points
        • Dan W, 3 years ago

          It was funny and the link was interesting, TIL. Also the irony of creating worthless content in order to complain about the lack of "valuable content" is wonderful.

          4 points
        • Martin BavioMartin Bavio, 3 years ago

          Still feeling the same kind of tone. Which in a way, validates my initial sentence, because if you, one of the beacons of this community (at least to me), can only contribute with this kind of content, then it's probably time to reconsider what the hell is happening.

          Regarding your link, I'm familiar with the concept, it doesn't only apply to online communities. That's why I tried to explain with facts my reasoning to ask the rest of the community.

          Oh, and I did not talk about cool kids, that's something that came up from your own imagination. I asked for those positive and willing to share designers that used to contribute with real valuable content in here, in order to inspire people like me to keep learning. Big difference if you ask me.

          Thanks for trying to explain yourself, Sacha. I still think you could have done a better job, but it's a free world, so no worries.

          4 points