Content standards on Designer News

over 6 years ago from

Just an observation, but the standard of links and content on Designer News seems to be slipping by the day. Between the SquareSpace themes, Shopify Themes, and whatever social media post this is there is minimal design discussions, thought-provoking articles, or inspiring design links.

It appears that most new links are trying to drive traffic, rather than providing the grounds for feedback/discussion.

What measures are being taken to ensure the quality of submitted content and community discussion to Designer News in the future?


  • Kieran RheaumeKieran Rheaume, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Kieran here. I help run DN. Thanks for your concerns Scott - this is always top of mind for us.

    Between 4 admins and 12 volunteer-mods, we do everything we can to curate, respect and promote great content. We're a small, hardworking team, but keep in mind we're at the helm of a 50,000 member community.

    Specific initaitves we employ to promote the good (and combat the spam, garbage and lifeless medium thinkpieces):

    • IP catchers to prevent upvote-rings
    • Round the clock moderation and editorial
    • Constant product additions (Podcast, Projects)

    Submitting a story might seem insignificant, but in aggregate make the community what it is. So I'd encourage you to post more yourself, and help contribute to the change you wish to see :-)

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  • John PJohn P, over 6 years ago

    Could do with less insufferable narcissistic medium dot com posts too.

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    • Kieran RheaumeKieran Rheaume, over 6 years ago

      Then post alternatives! Zero stories John.. Posting great content is the most actionable way to improve things

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  • Ken Em, over 6 years ago

    If you see content on the site that you feel is not appropriate, report it and the mods will decide on whether to remove it or not.

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