Suggestion: Invite-Only DN again

over 3 years ago from Jim Silverman, Product Designer

  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 3 years ago

    I'll be down with this if the decision ever comes to me... albeit I got on the site after they removed the invitation requirement :)))

    But the content quality at the time is what made me visit it every day

    5 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

      Maybe we need a place for mods to chat, so we can sort out some strict rules around moderation? I’m all for being more active in policing these things, but we need to all be on the same page.

      2 points
      • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 3 years ago

        Dude, you're not in the Slack workspace for mods? Not sure how that happened. If you shoot me your email address, I'll invite you. If you don't want to leave it here in the open feel free to DM me.

        0 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 3 years ago

        stop me if i'm wrong here, but it seems like the mods are all volunteer and have little guidance and coordination.

        is there anyone at metalab (or whatever their spinoff company was called.. tiny?) involved at this point?

        0 points
        • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 3 years ago

          You're not entirely wrong. We are almost all volunteer. All of us except for Matt Hollingsworth who I believe works for Tiny, the company that owns TN (correct me if I'm wrong, Matt)

          Anyway, we have the guidance of the community guidelines at the bottom of the site and some coordination in the Slack workspace, but it's not enough. More importantly, imo, we're fighting a losing battle (we need better mod tools and more support from Tiny considering the massive amounts of spam and voting rings we're seeing). I think we each still do this because we love/loved this site and don't want to see it completely die.

          But this site needs more love from Tiny. Fixes for bugs, new features, better search, better existing link checking, and shifting back to invitation only would be great.

          If you really want great ideas for how to improve the site, ask Catalin C.

          1 point
          • Michael KellyMichael Kelly, over 3 years ago

            More love from Tiny is an understatement. We need our money-grubbing overlords to take interest in the design community.

            3 points
    • Mac Peterson, 3 years ago

      Quality content is paramount... I have to filter through the noise as well, but there are still some great sources from time to time.

      A simple "Curated section" by mods at the top would ease that search for me big time... A bit like the newsletter but inside DN instead.

      0 points