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After being sold to WeWorkRemotely, Designer News has shut down, ending its reign as a top destination for product designers.
Today appears to be the day that it finally shuts down.
Designer News offered a unique space for text-based discussions on product design, focusing on functionality, implementation, accessibility, and team building.
What made Designer News unique was its focus on text-based discussions.
The opening of registration to anyone on Designer News led to a decline in post quality and an influx of spam, ultimately affecting the overall quality of the community.
The following year, post quality started to decline, and by 2018, the site was mostly filled with spam.