Designer News continues to grow, as does our small team, and we’ve been very lucky to have incredible support from both sponsors and users alike.
On the opposite end of that, we’ve also had some very unfortunate bouts with spam, discrimination, and generally unwelcome content and individuals. Moderation within the community is not easy, but that’s no excuse. We can do much better.
Today we’re launching an updated set of Guidelines that we encourage everyone to read. It’s important to note the changes we’ve made really focus on our understanding of how easily bad apples can ruin the bunch.
If you see a story, comment, or user that violates these new Guidelines, please use the reporting tools, or don’t hesitate to send me an email directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. (I assure you, I read them all!)
New Guidelines mean new, better moderation. It’s easy to say, but more important to prove from both our team of admins, and the moderators who volunteer their time.
Simply put, moderators will take action, and Guidelines will be strictly enforced.
If you have interest in fighting the good fight, and becoming a moderator, or if you have any questions about what’s being moderated, please send me an email: email@example.com.
There’s been an obvious increase in spam. It’s an annoying nuisance to everyone.
Functionality to help prevent and detect spam are in the pipeline (no specific release date, but very soon!). Until it’s release, we please ask you to bear with us and report any stories, comments, or users to us directly.
We’ve ramped up our AMAs and have been fortunate enough to have some really great guests and really great community questions as well. On that same note, we’ve heard comments about the lack of diversity and variance in our guests. We hear you, and we agree.
Designer News is and always will be an open and inclusive community of people of all types in design and technology, and we want to hear their stories.
- If you know someone perfect for an AMA, let us know!
- If you are that person (and don’t be shy), let us know!
We love hearing from the community. If you have any questions, feedback, or just need a hand we can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.