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Behance community has serious problems

over 1 year ago from , UX Designer at Wizeline

I am personally worried about the amount of "side" projects being posted on behance recently, and most of all, the auto-comments only being posted to increase project views. I think this is not helping the creative community at all. Take a look at these two designers, a lot of views, projects with no context whatsoever, and a lot of "great work" comments . https://www.behance.net/gallery/51912615/Cacht-logo-designhttps://www.behance.net/brandtdesid7cc

11 comments

  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 1 year ago

    Nice work, check out my project https://www.designernews.co/stories/64572

    14 points
  • Dmitry KurashDmitry Kurash, over 1 year ago

    You can't change that, it's as old as humanity itself. You can just filter this on your own. People steal, lie, take advantage. And it applies to Dribbble, Behance, Facebook and any other social network. The problem lies not in service itself, but in people. And if you want Behance (or any other social network) to cut out such things, it won't be a "free platform where everyone can express their creativity" anymore.

    I've had such situation a while ago: someone stole screens from my project, just cropped them out and created his own Behance project out of that, that had an interaction badge on it and tons of views (like 13 or 15k). Of course I contacted Behance, and I've sent them some proofs, links and credits to this work, yet they didn't delete it, since there's no documentary proof (I didn't register it). So they can't act this way, and delete any work, that have just changed letter on shopify logo :).

    For those who are interested – I contacted person itself and lied that I'm having enough documents to have his account suspended, so he deleted it in a few hours. :p.

    4 points
  • Renee PRenee P, over 1 year ago

    Yeeeap, Behance is riddled with the "Great work, please check out my profile" comments. Like, people aren't even subtle about it.

    It's a shame to say, but I think the content on Dribbble and Behance and even DN demonstrates how hard it is to maintain a genuine platform for designers without it eventually being exploited by self-endorsing spammers, like-whores or sycophants.

    3 points
  • Jonathan CunninghamJonathan Cunningham, over 1 year ago

    I know for a while StackOverflow had a 30 character minimum for comments. I've always been curious if that sort of system would actually help or if people would just add !!!!!!!!!!!!! to their posts.

    2 points
  • Ali AliAli Ali, over 1 year ago

    Fake comments! #sad

    1 point
  • Christoph OChristoph O, over 1 year ago

    They might as well shut down the comments section, or at least collapse it by default. Really nothing to be gained in there. Alternatively, they could just add some basic comment validation. E.g. if a user wants to post "Good work, check out my profile", show them a tip/warning how to write comments that are more useful to the community. If they still post it, have it collapsed by default. With a little bit of machine learning, this should be easy to do. A third option would be to make comments more useful by allowing to annotate specific parts of an image, send availability/fee inquiries, etc. Really anything but a blank field to enter text would be better at this point. Really just a matter of putting the effort in.

    1 point
  • Nikola Uzunov, over 1 year ago

    Sadly, Behance/Dribbble appreciate only visuals and that's where most of the freelancers get their design gigs. Coming from that, its almost impossible to showcase your thinking process about the project and you have to create an eye candy case study/shot in order to stay at the top of the list. I don't know(haven't tested it yet) if medium posts/case studies about the process/design decisions you made will be better but at least you know more people would read it.

    0 points
  • Adam SzakalAdam Szakal, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, the comments rarely straddle beyond being a burning pile of garbage. Maybe it's time to roll out the Robot9000?

    0 points