people's thoughts on a walled community for designers/developers?

12 Dec 2006 - 11:22am
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.pauric
2006

I recently came across an ad for http://mintpages.net/ which presents itself
as "A private community for forward thinking designers and developers to
engage in discussions of design and development related topics."

You need to tell some anonymous person how great you are before they'll let
you in. Anyone a member? Do you have a secret handshake? What are the
initiation rights like? Needless to say.. excluding any member of a
community, no matter how inexperienced, does not lead to an open & healthy
discussion environment.

Whois turns up nothing informative. With my paranoid hat on.. I can help
but wonder how a 'closed discussion forum' is paying for ads. Which leads
me to think there is a big brother sponsoring this.

-- Pauric
Jnr. designabilityhitect & interinfofaceactioneer.
The more I learn, the less I seem to know.

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