What the hell happened with DN?

3 years ago from Martin Bavio, User Interface Person

  • Sean LesterSean Lester, 3 years ago

    Yeah, I think the blame on you is a bit misplaced — the community quality was already declining before your acquisition, and with Layer Vault tapping out it seems much more to me like you saved this place as an investment in the design community as a whole, or maybe a statement about your commitment to it.

    Obviously, there is more that could be done to keep DN alive / revitalize it, but what is a community for if not taking grassroots ownership over its own fate and character.

    The Tiny Boards site is kind of damning. It's like "We buy job boards, look at our job boards... Job board, job board, job board... news site? :)"

    I get that from a business perspective this may be a job board with a content marketing play, but that only works if it isn't transparent and your commitment to the content marketing part (the community itself) is serious.

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    • Andrew WilkinsonAndrew Wilkinson, 3 years ago

      Totally hear you on the Tiny Boards site. We don’t view DN as a job board, but the job board there is one of the job boards we own, so the team there decided to list it. DN is still listed on the core Tiny site—we view it as an individual company :-)

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