DesignerNews is almost dead

1 year ago from Riho Kroll, Lead UI/UX Designer

  • Ken Em, 1 year ago

    This place has been dead for quite some time now for the reason the OP states. The owners simply do not care. The site has been overrun with spam, blatant self-promotion, posts about every little figma and sketch update, and other useless crap. Pull the plug, it's dead Jim.

    3 points
    • Jordan BJordan B, 1 year ago

      There were a few negative people who drove me from the site, along with the introduction of downvoting, which I'm not a fan of. I've always appreciated your comments and input into conversations.

      2 points
      • Jessica Brown, 1 year ago

        When was downvoting introduced?

        0 points
        • Jordan BJordan B, 1 year ago

          It was introduced a few months ago (I think?) as a response to unwanted spam posts, then changed back after a time for reasons I don't know. I feel like downvoting invites negativity and isn't beneficial to a forum that is trying to foster productive design conversations.

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    • Matthew O'ConnorMatthew O'Connor, 1 year ago

      I get that spam and blatant self-promotion posts are crap and waste space on this site for decent content.

      But tool updates are important to post because of the discussion it creates.

      Saying that Figma have just mentioned their own Auto Layout features and also new prototyping features and theres barely any mention of it on here.

      0 points