Ken Em

Joined about 3 years ago

  • 107 stories
  • 1097 comments
  • 271 upvotes
  • Posted to Official style guide of the Galactic Empire, May 07, 2019

    Two days ago: https://www.designernews.co/stories/102206-a-styleguide-for-the-galactic-empire

    0 points
  • Posted to Can't delete account on DN, May 05, 2019

    I recall this happened before and someone on the DN side had to manually delete the account.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , May 05, 2019

    Oh, one more suggestion to add to my previous list ... fix search. It's beyond broken to the point of being mostly useless.

    23 points
  • Posted to The Plain Text Project, May 05, 2019

    The web needs more plain text, IMO.

    1 point
  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , May 05, 2019

    The fact that this thread only has 15 comments as of this writing is somewhat telling. And not in a good way. :|

    0 points
  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to Matthew Hollingsworth , May 03, 2019

    Good to hear.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , May 03, 2019

    Well, I guess we should back up a sec ... The first thing that's needed is a commitment from management to make things better. Thus far, the "community" seems like an appendage dangling off the job board.

    9 points
  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , May 03, 2019
    • Proactive moderation / deletion of spam, instead of only reacting to it when it's reported. This can be helped by going back to invite-only.

    • Speed the site up. For whatever reason, it's easily 3-5x slower when I'm signed in. When I'm signed out, it's pretty fast. Weird.

    • Fix the duplicate URL warning dingus when new posts are made. This has been reported by users as being broken.

    • When duplicate topics do get posted (new version of Sketch ZOMG!!!!!), delete the dupes or close them and redirect to one topic.

    2 points
  • Posted to What's going on with DesignerNews?, in reply to Matthew Hollingsworth , May 02, 2019

    "All we're looking to do is figure out what the best way to get the conversation going around the most interesting and relevant posts."

    Hasn't this been discussed previously? One of the big ideas was to go back to an invite registration system so that less junk initially makes it onto the site. Another would be to blacklist known domains who spam the site repeatedly.

    As for downvoting, it's clear it's being used in a retaliatory manner. If that behavior can't be reeled in by other means, I say kill it.

    12 points
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