Would DN be better as 'invite-only' again?

7 years ago from James Lane, UI Designer [Moderator]

  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 7 years ago

    It's not annoying content, it's newly created accounts posting uninteresting if harmless design articles (10 best ecommerce platforms, 45+ jquery plugins, 25 interesting hacks, 125 listicles to write). The problem is they post 10 a day, all from the same site. It gets annoying pretty quickly.

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    • Matt Sullivan, 7 years ago

      I agree with you. Its getting annoying.

      I’m not sure what the implications of changing this to a invite-only site would be but I’m certain that this awesome site is becoming littered with list-spam like you described. The the best part of Designer News are posts about design, practices, tools, the industry, site redesigns, and questions from designers. the other items feel like ads or spam. But its all about ratios. Currently, it appears that the uninteresting articles are growing. Eventually the ratio may become so bad that people stop visiting.

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