13 comments

  • Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, almost 2 years ago

    Nice colours

    14 points
  • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, almost 2 years ago

    The designers with high follower counts aren't realizing the effect they have on Dribbble, aside from that "they made dribbble what it is"

    When a designer is getting a large percentage of the inquiries, there is no way they can respond/do the work/refer/etc for all of the inquiries. It's not possible.

    Then, this makes Dribbble look bad, like a place where look-but-don't-touch is par for companies looking for designers. Send out inquiries to the first 20-30 designers they see - no/few replies == Dribbble sucks.

    This makes the landscape more competitive and fulfills company-seeking-designer needs.

    If all of your eggs are in one business development basket - you are really really bad at business.

    11 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 2 years ago

    devil's advocate: it's actually good that designers with the most followers aren't necessarily the first search results.

    11 points
    • Jason KirtleyJason Kirtley, almost 2 years ago

      I don't think that is the main point that most designers have had an issue with Scout. The fact that no matter how popular you are, you are hidden behind a paywall, before anyone can discover you (unless they pay the $199 a month).

      2 points
      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 2 years ago

        oh, no doubt. the paywall is a giant turd. (although Pro members can still search designers for $3/mo without the new "Scout" features, which is totally reasonable.)

        i was just responding to the complaints in the comments that he read off, and those in the Dribbble shot. a ton of the complaints center around sorting logic and not being top dog anymore.

        0 points
        • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, almost 2 years ago

          (although Pro members can still search designers for $3/mo without the new "Scout" features, which is totally reasonable.)

          are you sure about that? I think they removed this feature. otherwise why would anyone want to pay $2400/y for scout? getting a dribbble invitation is easier.

          0 points
          • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 2 years ago

            good question. as far as i can tell, the only search feature that i don't have as a Pro member is "Advanced Search" (compensation, skill level, etc.)

            i can search, message, and add designers to lists as normal.

            0 points
            • Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, almost 2 years ago

              Existing Pros are grandfathered to basic access to Scout for free for life (as long as they don’t cancel their subscription). This means existing Pros retain the ability to search for and message designers. Teams will also have basic access to Scout until their annual subscription expires. New Pro and Team subscribers won’t have access to Scout without a subscription.

              2 points
    • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, almost 2 years ago

      Couldn't agree more, those people made it to the top with flashy gifs and got all the attention / requests.

      0 points