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almost 7 years ago from Davide Pisauri, UX designer
Be the change you wish to see in the social networks for designers. ;)
Also, don't be afraid of offering constructive criticism.
I'm not on Dribbble, nobody invited me! Maybe when I am a dribbbler I will start to comment in that way...
I might have an invite, send me a link with your portfolio on contact at emanuelserbanoiu dot com. :D
It would take a large percentage of the community behaving as you described for dribbble to go in this direction. And because dribbble is not designed to encourage people posting context about their work or asking/providing useful feedback, a large chunk of users will just stick to using the site as it was intended.
This means that the people who do put in the work to provide updates throughout their projects (despite dribbble having no way of creating versions of the same shot or a good way to organise projects), to add info about their projects (even though dribbbble has just one large field of text that a lot of people don't read), or to properly ask for feedback, will get nothing out of it.
I get what you mean, but those are still assumptions and I think you can't surely tell how such a dynamic organism will behave neither can I.
I just wanted to encourage the designer folks here to be less grumbly about this "situation" and more optimistic and actually pro-active. Sure, maybe things are not going to change over at dribbble anyway, but at least we tried? (: I still like dribbble and to stay comfortable I try to mostly ignore and filter / unfollow the stuff I don't want to see.
And regarding the features for descriptions, organization etc. you mentioned; it's exactly this simplicity that keeps me posting stuff rather on Dribbble than on behance for example. Behance's complexity and detailedness is mostly overwhelming and creating meaningful, insightful cases can be tons of work for a single freelancer like me. Teasing WIP with a short yet informative description is the more convenient way to show my stuff to the world. And funnily it seems like similar behavior can be seen at behance as well. People tend to post studid comments there a lot as well. At least someone mentioned this in a comment before. I can't evaluate it as I am not using behance regularly.
I do agree that this exact simplicity narrows the obstacle to post and comment. So I am sure people will always try to benefit by posting "stupid comments"; to raise attention and gain followers. But I also think this is a larger problem that can't be fixed by some conceptional adjustments or a more strict invite system. It's a very much sociology related, talking about group behavior, social networks in general and swarm intelligence / swarm behavior. Maybe worth diving in deeper (:
The idea is good, the problem is other people joining the game. The other day for example, I saw something on Dribbble that had a detail that was close enough to something that I was working on but that I couldn't come up with a solution in responsive versions. I asked politely if he had done responsive versions and if so, what was is reasoning behind it. Today, more than 2 weeks passed, and I haven't seen a single reply from that user.
People unfortunately prefer the "great", "amazing" and stuff like that, instead of creating a discussion and community.
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It's stupid, right. But instead of complaining about it and the "dribbbleization" of design etc. we should rather continue to use dribbble the way we would like to see it used by others as well. Post WIP, not just fully polished stuff, post meaningful and constructive feedback in the comments and don't invite people for the sake of using your invites