srsly. dribbble is a total strokefest. if you provide any kind of thoughtful, critical feedback, people jump on your like you're being a jerk because you didn't just fawn all over the design to be like YOU'RE AMAZING. it's a total waste of a design community.
Agreed about those people but fuck 'em. Honest, constructive feedback is what the site needs and I've been making a habit of leaving it if I feel something could be improved upon.
They really need a comments on/off toggle for new shots.
That's not entirely true, I've found dribbble to be a bit of a split community where many of the popular pieces of "work" are simply posted with no requests for feedback or critique and a fanboy fap-fest follows which is where this sort of tumblr come from and indeed there's some shockingly pointless stuff on there if you look at it as a design feedback community but for many people it's actually a good source of work/lead generation so they post fap-bait shots of admin dashboards or weather apps that show skills but that will never see the light of day.
On the other hand, if you post work and actually ask for feedback by posting some context along with the shot then I've found it to be very useful and engaging community and I've got a lot from it personally to improve bits of projects I've shared.
This inspired me to finally whip up my own comment tumblr!
Just scoured my backlog of chats with my buddies and filled it up with a nice foundation of past comments we've come across
hahahaha this is awesome
This song is my father
Wow! Great job!
Instead making this kind of comments, they can just click on the like button! Could be better for everyone.
If people are looking for better feedback or critiques on Dribbble than they should ask for them in their post. Maybe shoot Dan an email and ask them to put a little blurb before the comment form that mentions the above.
There's not really a critique feature built into Dribbble, it was originally intended to just show small bits of "what you are working on". I'm not sure why everyone thinks Dribbble is a place where designers should be getting free critiques of their work. That's for design school and you pay $ for that atmosphere.
Just a bunch of useless comments that make up about 99.9% of all feedback on Dribbble.
“Love the font” you used for this comment.
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The point this is trying to make feels as empty as the comments it's making fun of.
This is pretty gross and unproductive.
Strangely enough, I use Dribbble primarily as a collection of inspiration and reference material. In that respect, Dribbble is a great tool in my box.
I wish that they linked to the comments.
My favorite isn't even included;
So much design!
I used to care about getting a Dribbble invite. But after a while comments like those changed my mind. It's bizarre how lacking it really is.
Dribbble isn't really meant for getting feedback or critique, so it's logical that the comments are mostly positive. Their tagline is 'show and tell for designers'.
this had to happen and im glad it did
I want to bite that!
Nice work bro!
It's funny because it's true.
Kind of reminds me of eBay netiquette. A+A+Fast shipment!! Great Seller!!
Reminds me of art school design reviews. zzzzzzz
I'm the author of this one, LOL
i feel ya, i'm guilty of doing this at times too tho, but I try to say something like, "nice colors, would be nice to see more blue" or something similar :)