Dribbble stupid comments

over 6 years ago from , UX designer

Ciao a tutti, look at all of these comments on a movie app logo VERY similar to gmail logo: https://postimg.org/image/4a475vhdz/

Are those people crazy or what? On 15 comments only 3 or 4 were about the fact that this logo is identical to gmail logo.

I don't understand why this happen all the time. Stupid comments saying nothing.


  • Gorazd GustinGorazd Gustin, over 6 years ago

    Good work! Check out my portfolio...

    42 points
  • Justin SchuelerJustin Schueler, over 6 years ago

    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

    22 points
    • Tim SilvaTim Silva, over 6 years ago

      Be the change you wish to see in the social networks for designers. ;)

      Also, don't be afraid of offering constructive criticism.

      6 points
    • Davide Pisauri, over 6 years ago

      I'm not on Dribbble, nobody invited me! Maybe when I am a dribbbler I will start to comment in that way...

      0 points
      • Emanuel S.Emanuel S., over 6 years ago

        I might have an invite, send me a link with your portfolio on contact at emanuelserbanoiu dot com. :D

        0 points
    • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 6 years ago

      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.

      0 points
      • Justin SchuelerJustin Schueler, over 6 years ago

        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 (:

        0 points
    • Sandro TavaresSandro Tavares, over 6 years ago

      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.

      0 points
  • Ryan PrudhommeRyan Prudhomme, over 6 years ago


    14 points
  • Luis La TorreLuis La Torre, over 6 years ago

    I come here for critique, I go there for the glory.

    10 points
  • Marc Olivier LapierreMarc Olivier Lapierre, over 6 years ago

    This is just what Dribbble is. Unfortunately, the same thing also happens on Behance. "Ohh wow, so beautiful. Impressive! Please take a look at my work. I hope you like it."

    And nobody gives a fuck about the actual work.

    10 points
  • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    The comments you cited are no better or worse than “Man, this weather, am I right?” or “Did you see the sports people do sports last night?” Sometimes communication is less about insightful content and more about signaling solidarity and goodwill.

    Also, there are only so many colors and so many simple shapes in the world. Eventually, after thousands and thousands of popular marks, a few are going to look more or less like each other. It's not important that you come up with something completely and totally unlike anything else while using the same colors and geometric principles as the rest of the world. What matters is that the mark you choose suits your brand, communicating the right posture.

    3 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 6 years ago

    I see your point but this is a bit insensitive.

    Did you ever stop to consider that many people on Dribbble have very limited knowledge of the English language?

    2 points
    • Ytg Zeroseven, over 6 years ago

      No to this point I didn't notice. (But I have known it for just 2 days, so my experience is very small.)

      0 points
  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, over 6 years ago


    2 points
  • Jake KwaschnefskiJake Kwaschnefski, over 6 years ago

    Behance is worse honestly...

    2 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, over 6 years ago

    It's simple, comment on everything to get people attracted to your profile, doesn't matter what you say, just get them there and hope for a follow or like. Especially on a popular posts you can fish some.

    2 points
  • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 6 years ago

    Part of the reason why I stopped visiting Behance, and now it appears that stupid behavior is coming to Dribbble too.

    1 point
  • Ian LambertIan Lambert, over 6 years ago

    Great work!

    1 point
  • John Jackson, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    People on Dribbble don't necessarily care about user experience or originality. They care about aesthetics. I've seen some shots that would render less-than-satisfactory user experience in a real-world scenario, but they receive hundreds of 'likes' because "IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!"

    The community is to blame, though. Dribbblers are attempting to cater to those who are going to like their shots. If everyone was ecstatic about showcasing user experience and solving problems, you'd likely see a very different Dribbble.

    What we need is an alternative to Dribbble. Let's make that happen, shall we?

    1 point
    • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 6 years ago

      I don't see the problem with focusing on just aesthetics. Sometimes you have a nice idea in your head and you just want to get it out there without thinking too much about the UX.

      For the most part it's just concept which will never get developed.

      0 points
    • John PJohn P, over 6 years ago

      solving problems

      There's that phrase again....

      0 points
    • P GBP GB, over 6 years ago

      If everyone was ecstatic about showcasing user experience and solving problems, you'd likely see a very different Dribbble.

      Because you can't create an awesome experience and solve problems whilst looking nice, right?

      Everything thats 'great UX' and 'solves problems' is ugly is it?

      People often say (and I'm sure you'd be one of them) that design isn't just how something looks. Thats true, but do note the 'just'.

      1 point
  • Account deleted over 6 years ago

    Great stuff!

    1 point
  • Josh Aronoff, over 6 years ago

    I've noticed that Dribbble seems to only show me older shots when I go to search for something. Is this a setting I need to account for to make it show most recent first?

    0 points
  • Alex Carr, over 6 years ago

    Why are there no comments about the logo itself? How, in any way, does this say "movies?" What is the idea that got the logo to this point?

    Praising comments are passing. Even critical comments that just point out similarities are not terribly helpful but at least more constructive. Comments that actually criticize and get at the success of a design would be great to see but of course, especially on Dribbble, are rare.

    0 points
  • Ytg Zeroseven, over 6 years ago

    Yes I must agree too. As much I love Dribbble, this is unfair. He didn't take anything from the Gmail logo accept the color choice. You could also say it's any other E-Mail service with an M logo.

    0 points
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, over 6 years ago

    They should remove comments on Dribbble

    0 points
  • Joe Blau, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    ...yet if I ask if anyone wants a Dribbble invite because I have 5, people are still clamoring for them!

    0 points
  • Bryan Maniotakis, over 6 years ago

    Mind blowing indeed

    0 points
  • Jacob JJacob J, over 6 years ago

    I wouldn't comment like that... if i had an invite ;)

    0 points
  • Dan StrogiyDan Strogiy, over 6 years ago

    Outstandingly thought out!

    0 points
  • Igor Leygerman, over 6 years ago

    Pretty much what Dribbble has become. Not many people actually give feedback

    0 points
  • Ivan DrinchevIvan Drinchev, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I think Dribbble lost it's power. Dribbblelization of design is very obvious nowadays. Anyway I avoid it since a while.

    0 points
    • P GBP GB, over 6 years ago

      Dribbblelization of design is very obvious nowadays.

      Explain that in your own words, without loading intercoms blog.

      I'll wait.

      0 points
  • Chris HampshireChris Hampshire, over 6 years ago

    Great post

    0 points
  • Art SevaniArt Sevani, over 6 years ago

    For real bro...

    0 points