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Its a nice idea, but when I've been reporting spam accounts, a lot of them have been setup sometimes 6 months before hand. You'd think they would forget and move on, but some clearly are pretty organized.
Genuine contributions constitute of more than just posting stories from one website whether written by experienced designers or not.
If you participated in discussions, upvoted stories posted by other members, and refrained from the voting rings Imaginary Cloud has clearly been using over the past several months, we might take your claim that this is a genuine contribution more seriously.
If you did the above, posting the occasional article from Imaginary Cloud almost certainly wouldn't be a problem. But since its the only thing that you do, we can't help but see this as disingenuous self promotion.
4 upvotes in only 10 minutes?
Edit: Its WebClues spam again
IDML or INDD export would be nice as well.
I know it's probably unlikely given its likely complexity, but several of my clients require work in that format.
InDesign is the only app keeping me subscribed to Creative Cloud, and I would drop it entirely in a heart beat if Publisher became a feasible replacement for this workflow, but without being able to hand off working files in an InDesign format, I just can't use Publisher as much as I would like.
Here's a discussion we had about 8 months ago. Pretty much exactly the same situation as now, except they removed the downvotes. Which was a mistake in my eyes.
Last that point is really pertinent. There isn't an incentive there anymore unfortunately. Which is understandable, but no less a shame.
It's the PC silicon valley thinking that try's not to offend anyone, appeal to everyone (as if anything we as designers create don't have target markets) and come off incredibly generic, virtue signaling and preachy.
This is ridiculous. What does Political Correctness have to do with this at all? You're just trying to "virtue signal" yourself to show how much of a contrarian you think you are. Any valid objection you may have just gets lost in the nonsense catchwords you decided to dress them up in. Sure the articles tone is a bit preachy and generic, but it's point definitely isn't wrong.
Your point on target markets is absolutely correct, designers work on projects that have target markets/messages/customers etc... But that doesn't mean that the people doing that work are actually focused on that. Its not uncommon to fall into the trap of forgetting that your managers, bosses and team members aren't the target user. Some people really do need reminding of this.
From my experience, a lot designers do need reminding. Whether a slightly twee post on a blog is going to be the thing that does it is definitely questionable, but its point is not entirely off the mark.
A lot of people I have worked with — and myself for that matter — have fallen into the trap. Instead of actually focussing on what we're making and who will be using it, I started to worry more about what my bosses and managers were asking whether it was good for users/customers/readers.
It's great that you don't need this advice, and know a lot of people who also don't but there are definitely others who do,
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