Be nice. Or else.
But the problem is not the aesthetics of DN, it's the content.
It's nice that a few minutes is good enough for you. Means that you could be really astonished if the site made you stay for like a half an hour. That's how it used to be when there was content coming out of it.
What about a worthless comment in a worthless piece of content?
In my opinion, it's not a technology problem, as there's no need to create new features to fix it. The kind of content is what needs to change.
When Kelly and Allan were around taking care of that, I feel like they worried more about the quality of the content, not only by applying moderation but also by leading the community with efforts to have better content (AMAs, giveaways, etc). Feel to me like they really cared about the content in here. And so the community cared.
Don't get me wrong, most of the improvements that Arix suggested are great and probably could help the site, but the real change that I'd like to see in here is for you and those 30 people that you mentioned to contribute in here as if you really care about the quality and outcome of your baby. I know you adopted it, but it's still your baby.
Still feeling the same kind of tone. Which in a way, validates my initial sentence, because if you, one of the beacons of this community (at least to me), can only contribute with this kind of content, then it's probably time to reconsider what the hell is happening.
Regarding your link, I'm familiar with the concept, it doesn't only apply to online communities. That's why I tried to explain with facts my reasoning to ask the rest of the community.
Oh, and I did not talk about cool kids, that's something that came up from your own imagination. I asked for those positive and willing to share designers that used to contribute with real valuable content in here, in order to inspire people like me to keep learning. Big difference if you ask me.
Thanks for trying to explain yourself, Sacha. I still think you could have done a better job, but it's a free world, so no worries.
Hey Sasha, first of all, I'd like to point out that I'm a big fan of your work and old Sidebar subscriber.
I'm failing to understand the point of your comment. Are you trying to tell me in a very passive-aggressive way that you didn't like my question? I could understand how somebody could disagree with my point of view, but I see no reason to be snarky about it. Be nice, or else, you know?
Hope you have a great day.
Would be nice to have Andrew's version in here, but I'm not even sure he'll even notice this post, unfortunately.
Dribbble always was a popularity contest, right?
I did not know this. This is genuinely sad. Sometimes business just sucks.
Thanks for the perfect example on creating useless content.
I don't understand why Metalab bought the product if they planned to just not care. Like what was the point of it? Brand awareness?
Yeah, I've been using Spectrum for like a month, somehow it doesn't feel the same and I'm not as nearly excited as I was when DN just launched. Do you feel the content is different in there? Where?
Be nice. Or else.
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