Dezeen's new comments policy

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We've introduced some guidelines for people wanting to post comments on Dezeen. See our draft guidelines here and check out the debate raging in the comments section here. Please tell us what you think by posting a comment at the bottom of this story...

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Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://www.trendsnow.net Prof. Z

    comment on comment
    Work coming out of the Urquiola studio is, almost without exception, design of a very high standard. ZUY is very correct in pointing out that THIS collection would certainly be one of the exceptions. REBECCA, as a young designer, needs to get a bit more into her studies of what has been done, as ZUY so correctly pointed out. Look at Garouste & Bonetti, look at Martin Baas, etc. This collection is backdated 70’s Rosenthal production pieces with 80’s Studio Alchimia craftwork additions. And to JUST DO IT, comments on works from a major design studio are valid as they represent a cross section of views. If this were work from a recent graduate, then maybe some consideration for youth and lack of historical awareness could be more easily overlooked. But it isn’t. This is just not up to the level of “design” that one could expect from this designer’s hand.
    And, to UPON THIS ROCK I’LL BUILD MY CHURCH, perhaps one should consider scores for positive commentators, or, at least, positive points to negate your negatives. I vote 1 in favour of ZUYS, which should then negate 1 .

  • Matt Matson

    Dezeen has thousands of daily visitors. I only see a few comments for any given post. Unless Dezeen is declining to post a large number of comments, the comments section does not appear to be very important to most visitors. Indeed, the “raging” debate is amoung 5 or 6 people. I hope Marcus does not spend too much time worring about comments or commenters’ complaints.

    I would hope that most designers would understand that any reactions in a comments section should not be taken as the view of most people. Most visitors, who may only be thinking, “Cool!” or, “That’s nice enough,” will not attempt to post a comment and, based on Dezeen’s policy, such a comment would not be appreciated. If Dezeen wanted to give designers a quick feedback tool that might engage more readers, it could consider using a poll or rating system.

    Any attempt to curate or edit comments beyond the catagories listed in the “welcome/not tolerate” is troublesome. When a comment is edited (without the consent of an author for the edited comment), the blog could be misrepresenting what that commenter wrote. If you leave some types of comments and remove others, the blog is arguably misrepresenting the content of what people want to say. You may wish to indicate whether a comment has been removed or edited.

    All that said, I find many comment discussions irritating and appreciate someone who makes sure comments are related to the post-topic and interesting.

  • http://www.trendsnow.net Prof. Z

    Mail from Marcus Fairs
    “Hi again Z. Are you interested in featuring in our next newsletter?! As our most prolific commenter I was thinking we could show a photo of you and introduce you to our subscribers… you are becoming very well known…”

  • http://www.trendsnow.net Prof Z

    Dezeen
    “While other readers argue the toss over Rikke Hagen’s stemless Cognac glasses, our regular commenter Zuy contributes an overview of the drink’s adoptation by African Americans.”
    Thanks but i dunnot want to be moderated as you’re doing right now.

  • http://www.trendsnow.net Prof. Z Who he is ? Who i am?

    Marcus Fairs asked me to present me .

    Who i am? Prof Z ex Zuy

    I’m a producer of immaterality so i’m green and i’m the designer of the future. Marcus Fairs said ” you are becoming very well known” but I want “to become unnoticed ” as my Master in chess and in art + design Man Ray (who knows he was a good designer ?) .
    I ‘am stanger in America , stanger in Europa , stranger in Asia too. Stranger in the night, i’m only the world shadow of Philippe Starck, my master in go game (to be provocative and moderated . go go game also).

  • Darrell W

    I love it! I was surprised to read all the negtive comments. I am afraid much of the negativity was spawned by resentment, perhaps.

    Did anyone notice that it looks a lot like the Great Sphinx of Giza?

  • xtiaan

    why can we not self moderate?

    Im thinking someone has control issues *looks pointedly at marcus*

    and the last thing i want to see in the newsletter is zuy /”Professor” z
    the guy is an idiot,

    if we self moderated we could get rid of such annoyances

  • bodkin

    creative industries are all about banter and critical discussion. without them we would become self-obsessives surrounded by sycophants. everyone needs bringing down to earth at times, it keeps us sane. and whilst i agree that unfounded abuse has no place on a site like this i do find it rather frustrating that a line of discussion can be prematurely cut short without any explanation (or notice to others that comments to them have been removed).

    i would like to suggest that you either accept all comments (apart from those that are obviously abusive) or none. it would be really great if a real, free, discussion could develop around the designs that are submitted, particularly if the designers themselves are involved, without it being stifled and arbitrarily cut-off. i personally am very passionate about the world of design and love a bit of banter with others on the subject whether there is a meeting of minds or not. the world is a richer place for us having differing points of view, lets celebrate it

  • Berrin CChatzi

    Looks like a mix of all MVRDV’s projects!