To answer a few questions here. There are 2 reasons I posted the PH link instead of the direct link.
1) DN doesn't allow you to post the same link twice and our URL has not changed since the update
2) We re-launched it on PH today with all the new stuff. When you hit the link you land on a page that very clearly has 2 options: 'Get it' or a number with an up arrow to vote. You have a choice.
I completely get the cynicism but I'm finding it extremely hard to post anything anymore without a an 'over sensitive' reaction with negative connotations. We can only work with what we have and thought it would be a little pointless to write that as a full explanation.
I don't mind making adjustments if more people think it's necessary.
and Christian, to your comment of 'keeping shit like this out' - this is a super useful, FREE resource that we created for people that this community supposedly represents.
It's like owning a bakery and getting shit for giving out a load of free cupcakes! Yeah I want you to come again but I'm still giving you something, you don't have to take it if you don't want..
...has someone the link to the actual website? Why did you post the PH page and not the actual site?
It's because they want you to upvote them on Product Hunt. Otherwise they would have just posted the website.
Product Hunt is interesting to me. There are so many people blatantly gaming the system. It's one of the few newsboard-esque websites that doesn't frown upon it.
Personally, I stopped visiting the site a while ago. Those with connections or best-gamed the system made it to the top, not the most interesting products.
Feeling the same, as one of the top makers on PH, I don't think the system is fair like GitHub, Reddit, HN or DN. If you're a friend you can launch website partitions as different products and if you don't get along they just remove your product from the system and I must say it's definitely hard to satisfy PH Gods.
I rarely visit the website while it was first thing to check a year ago.
care to elaborate?
Sure, I have a whole thread elaborationg on why we need downvoting and other mechanisms for keeping shit like this out: https://www.designernews.co/stories/81178-is-it-just-me-or-did-dn-use-to-be-more-interesting
In the meantime, I'm making due.
I see, thanks for clarifying :D
Hey everyone - we've completely redesigned the site and added a few more channels and features since the last time. The community seemed to love 1.0 so would be interested to hear thoughts on the new version.
Either way - it's pretty useful and it's yours now so enjoy