Be nice. Or else.
Designer @Tapmates Joined over 3 years ago via an invitation from Oskar Z.
It isn't stupid. The truth is, I'm quite glad people like you leave DN. Because you contribute very little in comparison what you do with the community itself.
If you take a step back and look at the community in general, you will notice two things.
Yet people like you, who can't handle relevant feedback and can't take it for what it is, a feedback. Are on an eternal mission to start wars and split the community itself in half. Forcing people to join sides. Generating toxicity from thin air, and making us all look like idiots, just because you are fond of drama.
So no, I don't feel like I'm the one bringing DN down. Every person no matter the color, gender is most welcome here. But people who are forcing other people to fight against each other just because they have a different opinion are not.
Well actually ... I wasn't referring to a particular thread :D So in fact, you assumed that I assumed you are talking about Helens thread. But as I said, good luck with your next journey :)
I didn't find anything toxic with the latest thread, but goodbye and good luck!
To be devils advocate here. The thread is not awful. What is awful is that the community is degrading other opinions solely on authors gender.
If somebody no matter the gender creates a website which is mostly just photos of the person and video of him/her dancing, with photos in swimsuits, then critique like "it feels like a dating profile" is most certainly valid. You might not like it, you might not agree with it, but it is a feedback. Designers are often criticised for not being able to handle a critique, and this is a nice example of that.
Somebody was mentioning Tobias Van Schneider website and comparing it with this. It is like comparing bananas with bread. Tobias website (while he looks like he is all about ego, and often gets some not so praising comments about it) has only one picture of the dude with a couple of thousands of pixels worth of scrolling of work. While this website is all about fancy photos and videos of the author with work being buried somewhere beneath.
Gender has nothing to do with the feedback the website is getting. While the purpose of Helen's site might not be a portfolio showcase. She is presenting herself as a designer, and this is a designer news site, thus ppl are taking it as a designer website (and a portfolio).
Nooo, please no. There are other tools for this kind of approach.
I don't really know what this guy is all about. His rhetoric is simply too aggressive for a nice event like this. And I think it is great to have such a retreat, it will be an amazing experience.
But I do understand where his frustration is coming from. If there was a "retreat for dudes in design" event. There would be such a huge backlash that the event would have to be canceled immediately or made more open.
But it doesn't excuse his language or aggressive tone.
Actually, they do, it is part of the whole design process.
I've worked on a couple of large design systems in Sketch, and this is the best way to go right now. Unfortunately not the most convenient one.
I don't have problems like this and I have never encountered a website which made me sick, but this one actually did.
Be nice. Or else.
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