GitHub for photos. Create the stock photos together.(icons8.com)

8 days ago from Nastya Grebneva, Icons8 Community manager

  • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, 8 days ago

    also, because maybe you work them? - https://www.designernews.co/stories/103280-is-photography-dying

    icons8 posts are starting to feel very "voting ring" to me....

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    • Greg DGreg D, 7 days ago

      "starting to" lol

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    • Ivan Braun, 7 days ago

      Hi, I'm the founder of Icons8. I see your problem here.

      Probably, we're earning a horrible reputation here and simply must go.

      Same time, I have to protect people working for this project. There are many many people who contributed to it:

      • photographers, models, MUA, stylists, postproduction

      • UX designers, a motion designer, usability testing, a graphic designer, copy

      • software engineers (frontend, backend, ML), QA

      They are proud of their work, they are eager to support the project, and they need your, guys, feedback.

      Probably it's not fair that large collaborations earn upvotes and comments. Same time, it's not fair to dehumanize them as a voting ring.

      DesignerNews policy is good but quite vague here. Say:

      • Noone can present her own work, nor vote for it

      • A feature where you can mark the creators (like on ProductHunt)

      • Affiliations must be disclosed in the comments

      • Anybody can do anything as long as he's a live person under his real name.

      Couple questions:

      • Can we mention DesignerNews in the mailing list (we have 150k subscribers), but can't ask for upvotes?

      • Can we show a HelloBar on our website (we have 60k people a day), saying something like "Join our launch party", but not "Upvote us"?

      Fair?

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      • Greg DGreg D, 7 days ago

        It's more that people are disingenuous with it.

        "I worked on this and I'm really happy with it" is better than "Oh wow this is cool, I'd totally use this!" when in fact you worked on it.

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        • Ivan Braun, 6 days ago

          Agree. Will do! I mean, I'm doing it already (with all my messages in this thread); will talk to some of our teams on one of the standups.

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          • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, 6 days ago

            Thanks for taking the time to respond here Ivan. I don't speak on behalf of Designer News, im just a regular ol' user, but I saw the pattern with icons8 posts and wanted to call it out.

            I have no problem with people sharing work they are proud of, and people working together is an amazing thing, but it would be better declare affliction, as Greg D has said.

            And yes, DN as a whole needs some better quidelines and moderation. I like the way product hunt works for many things, but again, I don't have a say in any of that here.

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            • Ivan Braun, 3 days ago

              Many thanks for the kind words! We took a lesson here, spoke about it already. Will do.

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