What do sites & messages like this accomplish? Honestly asking.
Agree completely. I find them to be more anti-intellectual than the vacuous messages themselves. Which is what's interesting about how popular they are.
Agree. Do people really expect in-depth, reasoned critiques to Dribbble posts? Who has that kind of time?
Funny thing is a lot of people actually mind critiques and will basically delete or ignore them as they use Dribbble as a portfolio platform, and they don't want potential clients to notice the 'mistakes'. As long as they don't finish off with 'please check out my work' then I give no fucks.
It accomplishes being funny. It's that thing humans do when they open their mouthes, squint a bit and make a repeated halting "ha" noise that causes them to struggle to breath a bit.
Makes you think, "what are you missing that people find attractive about this project. Or maybe you are the target audience." This project does attract hate, and therefore all the critics. It's simple execution allows room to interpret our own feelings about it. And right now, no one can argue its impact. It's opened this post to lots of discussion. In that way this project accomplishes alot.
At least, I know it's valuable to you Eli, you've made a name for yourself sharing subjects to heavily critique. It wouldn't surprise me if you somehow had a hand in making this project.
Imo, this shouldn't be seen as a means to accomplishing anything. This falls in the realm of self expression, like art :) Sometimes we just want to be heard, and make a splash.
If this was supposed to be an art, then okay. Though I agree with Charlie Pratt, can't seem to see what the message like this is accomplishing. If anything, there could be more substance to using comments that have the wrong intent rather than appreciating the work / leaving constructive criticism. But instead, it's like spreading the wrong message that simple compliments to your work is a waste of time.
Sometimes we just want to be heard, and make a splash.
The irony being the comments that they lament are indeed trying to achieve the same thing
One way to get more followers on Twitter and the like is to simply comment and "engage". Some people are better at engagement than others, though.
Are these kinds of comments not just another way of applauding, instead of providing feedback? And what is so bad about applauding? This medium is not very good for deep and honest conversations.
It's just some social commentary in the form of a website to drive the point home a bit better.
There's more than one way to skin a cat.
They accomplish a once time good laugh.
I'll play devils advocate...
If you want constructive feedback... then you shouldn't be posting completed work or over styling your post. If that was the case, you would see a lot more sketches and early work on dribbble. Instead you are asking at hour 30 instead of hour 3. On the positive side, its the only comment system that may be pointless, but doesn't have trolls.
Maybe there is a critics corner or a tag that you can submit your posts to, so people know you are seeking feedback outside of the "Nice".
That's a nice idea!
When I see sites like this I see jealousy more than anything else. Who is really tired of compliments? Criticism plays a big role in the design process. It helps shape our design. But dribbble is not a platform where people are sharing in-process work.
Designing and shipping things is hard work. Sometimes after you have labored through hours of design, critiques, and client calls, all you want is a "Congrats!"
Sites like this are toxic, and full of contempt. Instead of giving a path forward they prevent people from wanting share, engage, or even have a conversation.
Yes conversation is vital... But hey, "we aren't all tired of this", there is a place for this.
This one is stupid. There's nothing wrong with these comments. They're not done automatically like, "please check my work at blablabla".
This is incredible!
I recall Cederholm partly chose the name "dribbble" because it was a metaphor for "slowly dribbling out your work in progress" and boy has that changed.
Anyway, yeah. The medium is the message, blah blah. Comments aren't really for anyone other than the one who shared it, and those that share aren't really looking for critique. An emoji feedback system would work just as well.
This is why I miss Forrst, way less useless comments and people actually posted process/WIP. Too bad it was sold to Zurb and killed off.
I didn’t realize this was such a sensitive topic. I personally like comments to the point, not long, boring stories.
I give "likes", "hearts" or "appreciations" to designs I like, to designers I know, sometimes I will give "like" to designer from my area. But when I am thrilled with some design, I will wright a comment. This happens in five or ten percents among the designs I have liked. So, for me, giving a nice comment is achievement, one step above the usual "likes". Sometimes I will just wright "fantastic work", sometimes I will explain why I like a particular design so much.
When I want to discuss and receive a critique, I will rather send my work in progress to my friends - designers I appreciate and trust their opinion.
I'm the same way.
Can't believe this is on top 3 on the week.
Hah... how do you find this stuff!?
Be thankless, it's a much better way to live! /s
This is by Noe Araujo and Samuel Bran.
See the comments on Dribbble
Same favicon as this site: http://daryl.github.io/ (Not that it means anything...)
I don't see anything but "F*ck you, we are tired of this" http://www.gta5-wiki.com/cheats
Dang dude. Super clean! Good stuff.
Can I just say “HK Grotesk” on the site is also a Behance free font
The new branding for Internet Corps of You're Doing it Wrong kicks ass!