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Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Ick.
Veronica Belmont
Veronica BelmontHunter@veronica · Destroyer of Worlds (and PM at Disco)
@chrismessina I feel bad, since the creators seem like nice people. But this is like everything wrong with the internet right now.
Evan Schoepke
Evan Schoepke@gaiapunk
@chrismessina is there a easy way to make a barf emoticon...?
Veronica Belmont
Veronica BelmontHunter@veronica · Destroyer of Worlds (and PM at Disco)
This seems... like a bad idea. I don't really know how else to put it. Ratings are already such a subjective and sometimes reductive practice. I'm not sure what good would come of this? Apparently if you're given a bad review, it gets sent to you first and then you can contest it privately with the reviewer, but I don't see that as going well either.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@veronica this idea has been tried many times, and typically fails — for the reasons you've mentioned. There's just not enough incentives in the world to keep people on their best behavior, and when given the chance, without shared context, people will tear each other down. This is why reputation.com and more exists (I don't like reputation.com; only mentioning them because they illustrate my point about the secondary market that exists to "hide" negative information from Google and elsewhere). I'd love to have @Kazanjy come and talk about his previous efforts to build Unvarnished and then Honestly.com.
Lenny Hu
Lenny Hu@lenndizzle · Designer and Product Guy
@chrismessina @veronica hmm, whatever happened to honestly.com anyway?
Jeff Needles
Jeff NeedlesHiring@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@veronica could this be PH's next vertical? People Hunt? cc: @rrhoover
Veronica Belmont
Veronica BelmontHunter@veronica · Destroyer of Worlds (and PM at Disco)
@jsneedles haha nooooooo!!
Dan Flanegan
Dan Flanegan@dflanegan · Co-Founder, Butter
@jsneedles I'd upvote you in the PH People category.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@veronica @jsneedles ha! Some suggested we create collection of people but we've avoided it for obvious reasons.
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson@theericanderson · Director of Web Engineering at Keen IO
@jsneedles Why can't I upvote this 1000 times over?
Pietro Schirano
Pietro Schirano@skirano · Product Designer at Facebook
There was an episode in season 10 of "It's always sunny in Philadelphia" that was literarily about an app like this. It ended up with Dennis loosing his mind because all his interactions with people, had to be even more fake, cause he didn't want bad reviews about him.
Dan Flanegan
Dan Flanegan@dflanegan · Co-Founder, Butter
@skirano I've got to find that!
Dan Flanegan
Dan Flanegan@dflanegan · Co-Founder, Butter
I just think Pee-ple is likely to piss someone off. Oh! (Drops the mic!)
Allan Zhang
Allan Zhang@daspianist · Building mobile technologies.
@dflanegan Dude you're on fire!