Matthew Hollingsworth

Community Staff Joined over 1 year ago

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  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to Steven Lamar , May 08, 2019

    Hey Stephen! We can take a look and try to explain some of the bannings if you'd like. We try to only remove the content that breaks the rules set out in the guidelines. Although they leave some room for interpretation, it's our job to make the bannings consistent and clear. If you have a question about a specific case, please feel free to send me an email ( and I can give you a better explanation.

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  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to ChrisArchitec t , May 08, 2019

    Yeah, we tried. It was probably a mix of things. It picked up over the past month from what I could see, to the point where most of the posts were immediately downvoted, and then slowly were upvoted back if the content was relevant. Best solution for us was to pull the downvoting all together. I honestly don't have a great answer for why we saw the misuse spike recently.

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  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to JC . , May 08, 2019

    For sure, thanks for that feedback JC. I think bringing people to the site with different design perspectives could definitely encourage more conversation.

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  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to Joseph Peart , May 07, 2019

    Thanks for your support Joseph! Appreciate the kind words.

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  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to ChrisArchitec t , May 06, 2019

    Appreciate the feedback here Chris!

    The downvoting was removed because people were, generally speaking, misusing it. It was implemented only a few months ago to fight the spam issue, but a few people were automatically downvoting everything just (I think) to maintain their own content at the top. Bottom line - content was downvoted that shouldn't have been.

    Agreed on your sticky point, I'll re-pin it.

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  • Posted to What's going on with DesignerNews?, in reply to Paul Bunyar , May 06, 2019

    This will be done shortly!

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  • Posted to Can't delete account on DN, May 06, 2019

    Hey George!

    Thanks for letting me know! Can absolutely delete your account. Will confirm via email when completed.

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  • Posted to Designer News Subreddit Reaches 1000 Subscribers In Just 3 Days, in reply to George Brown , May 06, 2019

    Hey George!

    That is exactly what we meant to do with the previous thread -- communicate with our users. No whipping involved, just trying to initiate a conversation and then take action on the items that are agreed upon to encourage better use of the platform. Downvotes weren't working because people were abusing them, so we decided that removing them was the best option.

    No assuming your needs, just trying to figure them out by asking.

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  • Posted to The Evolution of DN , in reply to Rey Alejandro , May 04, 2019

    For sure! Thanks Rey, those are great suggestions. I think part of it is activity, which I plan on ramping up and becoming more visible as a mod.

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