Designer News Subreddit

19 days ago from

As you guys probably noticed already, there are a lot of unhappy users on Designers News due to the total lack of moderation. Some of us have started a subreddit, where we, the users, can moderate the content to ensure a healthy dose of daily fresh content.

You can join here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DesignNews

If you would like to help moderate, please comment your Reddit username, and we'll gladly add you.


  • Aldo Valdez, 13 days ago

    So far 130+ people have subscribed to the subreddit in under 24h, so there clearly is demand for this. Hope to see some good content submissions, and more volunteers for moderation. We can turn this into a valuable resource for all of us.

    26 points
  • Jesse C.Jesse C., 19 days ago

    My suggestions would be to please lay some ground rules/community expectations to avoid it becoming too Reddit-esque.

    13 points
  • Ryan Bibb, 19 days ago

    Awesome idea. DN feels like it's been abused/deserted for a long while now. I want good content again!

    9 points
    • Zsolt Istvan, 18 days ago

      That is exactly how I was feeling about DN in the past 1-2 months. I come back regularly and it looked very deserted... which is :(

      I have already joined DesignNews! Let's go :)

      1 point
  • Mike BeersMike Beers, 4 days ago


    7 points
  • Antek GrzankaAntek Grzanka, 19 days ago

    I see the point of setting up reddit but on the other hand, a different context changes how people interact... I'm afraid that our communication will be karma-driven, filled with corny reddit jokes from now on.

    Damn we had something special in here. How come Hacker News can work so well and Designer News not?

    4 points
    • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 19 days ago

      So true, we had a great thing going to for a long time. It was sold, and treated as a job board, and here we are.

      5 points
    • Michael ZenatyMichael Zenaty, 19 days ago

      The reason why DN doesn't work is because the lack of quality content. DN is an overload of "Hey guys check my new product / tool / website / medium post that nobody cares about." How about thinking before self-promoting? Abusing sponsored ads doesn't make it any better either.

      0 points
      • Evan MacAlpineEvan MacAlpine, 11 days ago

        I feel like people underestimate the amount of effort Layer Vault put into content creation before they shut down. Yes, invite only accounts were helpful, but people like Feltron, Jason Fried and Matías Duarte didn't just show up and be like, "Cool message board. I think I'll do an AMA!" That kind of content shows commitment and investment that can only come from the site owners. Not sure if we're going to get that as ownership currently stands...

        1 point
  • ChrisArchitec t, 19 days ago

    if more of you posted fresh links maybe there'd be less complaining. Why aren't you submitting links/news? You only come for discussion? The content has to come from somewhere

    3 points
  • jon wood, 18 days ago

    I'm interested in moderating. username is: jonmwood

    2 points
  • Fabricio TeixeiraFabricio Teixeira, 14 days ago

    Happy to help moderate Username: fabricioteixeira

    1 point
  • Karl DanningerKarl Danninger, 19 days ago

    Subbed. See you there

    1 point
  • David BarkerDavid Barker, 19 days ago

    I'm a mod here on DN and would be happy to help out on the subreddit. (https://www.reddit.com/user/davey_b/)

    0 points
    • George Brown, 18 days ago

      no please. seriously no.

      -12 points
      • Darrell MooreDarrell Moore, 17 days ago


        4 points
      • David BarkerDavid Barker, 18 days ago

        May I ask why? I don't run DN. I volunteer to remove spam and correct small things like spelling mistakes in post titles.

        3 points
      • James LaneJames Lane, 17 days ago

        Are you being serious George? Not very nice is it. Also, your other comment is completely wrong as well. Mods get paid nothing, for anything. All moderation is done in our spare time.

        One of the main rules on DN is "Be nice". You're falling very short of this.

        3 points
  • Nikhil Shilbhadra, 2 days ago

    I'm curious of how this would help beat spam? Since this announcement is made publicly on DN and any professional spammer can and will look at this and go to subreddit and continue the tradition there. Either they do it on both places or just one depending on where they see more crowd.

    0 points
  • Bart S, 16 days ago

    Bummed to see this happen but at the same time, for now, the content on the Subreddit looks good. It really felt like this was a long time coming. I've lurked here for 3-4 years, been posting for maybe a little over a year. I don't know how many times I reported spam posts but it was getting ridiculous. The top content most of the times is absolutely shit and feels heavily as if the company behind the post just got a few of their employees to bump it up.

    I really like the community that DN used to be. I feel there's more then enough of that stuff for dedicated programmers, such as HN, but it's kinda missing for designers. At least if you don't want to join hard-to-keep-up Slack's/Discords/Spectrum-whatever chats.

    0 points
  • James Young, 18 days ago

    I love this site and have for years. It'll be a shame to lose it. Reddit can be a wasteland and over political. I'll join you there but it won't be the same... is there no way to keep DN alive?

    0 points
    • George Brown, 18 days ago

      yeah companies can't pay volunteered mods to boost their articles for seo on reddit, it's not going to be the same.

      -7 points
      • David BarkerDavid Barker, 18 days ago

        I'm not sure where you've got this from. I've been a mod on DN for a few years now and have never once heard about this. Have I been missing out on some money‽ (I doubt it.)

        FYI, mods can't boost a post.

        1 point
      • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 15 days ago

        Actually, DN mods can't sticky a post on this site. They can do it on Reddit, though.

        1 point
  • Sven LoskillSven Loskill, 18 days ago

    Nice. Joined.

    -1 points
  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, 19 days ago

    joined :)

    -1 points
  • Kevin LetchfordKevin Letchford, 10 days ago

    I have the https://www.reddit.com/r/designernews/ and never used it if this would help out any one

    -2 points
  • Fred SimmonsFred Simmons, 12 days ago


    -4 points
  • ChrisArchitec t, 19 days ago

    because reddit is a better place for sharing some links? what the hell. Unnecessary. DN serves purpose, just keep sharing fresh links. Or at least, there are allllready design subreddits, probably frequented by same people. But DN is more active for fresh links which is why it rose to exist in the first place.

    -12 points