Ask DN: Can we ban Dribbble links from DN? Please.

over 7 years ago from , Interface Designer

Designer News has always impressed me with the quality of links being shared. Inspiring articles and genuinely interesting industry news were the order of the day, and they still are - thankfully. However, the recent glut of self-promotional links is really spoiling the fun. Can something be done about this, please?


  • Samuel FineSamuel Fine, over 7 years ago

    Dribbble Community Manager here. I fully concur: Dribbble shots, as much as I love them, usually aren't newsworthy. Let's focus on actual news for DN, and keep self-promotion to Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. :)

    35 points
  • Allan GrinshteinAllan Grinshtein, over 7 years ago

    I'll sink stuff that isn't high quality and still hits the homepage. If you really want to see good stuff float and bad stuff sink, start posting and upvoting more.

    5 points
  • Mark ForscherMark Forscher, over 7 years ago

    100% Agree. Dribbble is already a platform for sharing one's own design work. We don't need other channels for people to promote their Dribbble work.

    3 points
  • Adam WintleAdam Wintle, over 7 years ago

    For me, when I see a Dribbble shot here it often isn't Designer "News", its just design.

    My suggestion would be instead of banning all Dribbble links, we should encourage posting more news related links. If a Dribbble shot is also design news then its ok.

    2 points
    • Joshua Hughes, over 7 years ago

      Agreed. Banning a URL is too heavy-handed, but it does seem that self-promo Dribbble links are a particular problem for the DN feed.

      0 points
  • Michiel de GraafMichiel de Graaf, over 7 years ago

    I completely agree. Using DN as a promo tool for Dribbble makes no sense and defeats the purpose of both platforms.

    2 points
  • Daniel HowellsDaniel Howells, over 7 years ago


    1 point
  • Chris RodemeyerChris Rodemeyer, over 7 years ago

    Should there be a downvote feature? :)

    1 point