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#4 Product of the WeekJune 11, 2015
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Product Hunt 4.0

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Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
We’ve been in private beta, gathering feedback from some awesome members of the PH community for about 6 weeks (thanks for keeping this a secret, guys!). Today Product Hunt Games, our first new category, is open to everyone. @russfrushtick, co-founder of the awesome Polygon, has joined the team to make PH Games kicks. Oh, and you may have noticed, we made some pretty significant design changes too. 😉 Please! Send us your feedback/thoughts/crazy ideas. ❤️
Daniel Landy@danolandy · 📚Babson Student
@rrhoover Here's a crazy idea: A credit feature like on Quora where you can ask a certain Product Hunt user their thoughts or to comment on your product by spending credit. Sometimes makers want to hear a certain persons opinion. The credit would be accumulated based on the quality of content they provide to the site, ensuring a valuable creator could get valuable opinions.
Hosmel Quintana@hosmelq · Full Stack Developer
@rrhoover this is awesome, are you planning to upgrade the API ?
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@hosmelq @rrhoover seconded! @andreasklinger ?
Lukas Fittl@lukasfittl · Product Hunt
@jsneedles @hosmelq Yup, API update is coming for sure! We'll just start with adding a category filter to https://api.producthunt.com/v1/d... - anything else you think would be useful?
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@danoliverlandy - interesting idea! To be honest, we DO want to encourage more thoughtful/relevant discussion but I'm not sure I like Quora's "ask ___ a question" feature. When I'm asked a question, it doesn't feel genuine when the "Quora machine" makes it one button click to request and it also feels like someone's giving me work. I'd like to explore or a more authentic way of accomplishing the same goal.
Daniel Landy@danolandy · 📚Babson Student
@rrhoover absolutely agree I've more often been asked to answer things I'm not interested in answering and it seems like work. However, occasionally I'm really glad I was presented the chance to present my thoughts to an interesting question.
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@lukasfittl Category on the post entity seems like it should solve it all! Because there aren't too many endpoints that don't have the post info embedded (where post info would be useful) Thanks!
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@rrhoover Another question - how will this impact the Chrome Extension (particularly the new tab screen)
adam mashaal@adammash · Founder of Being. East Village, NYC
@rrhoover Congrats on rolling this out! New design looks even better in practice!!
Tyler Davis@tylermdavis · SoundViz
@rrhoover I love the execution, minus one detail: the indicator for steam games isn't useful. I'd like to additionally see what platform the game plays on. Besides that, great job, folks! Really liking the layout with thumbnails on the index view!
Lukas Fittl@lukasfittl · Product Hunt
@tylermdavis Yup, platforms will be more flexible in this regard soon. I know its a bit annoying to see "Steam" and not "OSX and Windows" for platforms. Same for App Store vs iPhone/OSX/etc.
Eddie Pratt@prattarazzi · Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@rrhoover Hey Ryan, nice design changes :-) My only request would be to collapse the 'What do you think of this product?' box once a comment has been submitted. Otherwise a long comment is covered over by the expanded box after submission. Just allows you to read your submission and check it over without having to collapse the box yourself. Thought it might be a nice touch.
Steven W@mrwongsteven · Nice guys finish lunch.
@rrhoover excited for the PH games launch. Can't wait to see the new VR games in the near future. Just a "crazy idea" / suggestion. What if there were a section for top 5 games of the month/year. Also, as your database of games grows, users may want to see the games categorized. ie. Apple Watch, VR, Steam, iOS, Android, etc. Thanks!
Erik Torenberg
Maker
@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Please give us feedback on both games/product! Also upvote this if you want to be in a slack w fellow gamers Special shoutout to those in NYC last night for the meetup, and to those throwing upcoming ones!
Eddie Pratt@prattarazzi · Product Manager, ProductSnacks.com
@eriktorenberg Hey Erik. Really nice redesign! Kudos to the whole team. I did notice that the top 11 from each day are now showing, vs. top 10. Wasn't sure if that was by design... [As a side note, in slack chat this morning, someone was asking about geographic filtering so they wouldn't be disappointed if clicking on an app/service that wasn't available in their country.]
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@eriktorenberg @rrhoover kind of a bummer I have to login via Twitter when I open the page in the PH iOS app. You can't detect that I'm already signed in to PH?
Lukas Fittl@lukasfittl · Product Hunt
@prattarazzi That issue with 11 vs 10 is a bug an will be fixed shortly - good catch :)
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@eriktorenberg Fantastic. I remember the first time you referenced gaming in Slack... and that was only a couple months ago. And look at it now :) Is there an award for best Internet Community? Can we create one and nominate Product Hunt?
Russ Frushtick
Maker
@russfrushtick
Oh snap, I'm a maker now! Here's my long-winded journey of coming to PH: https://medium.com/@RussFrushtic... Let me know if you have any questions for me!
Michiel de Graaf@graafdemichiel
VIDEOGAMES!!!11
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
I can't think of a better extension for ProductHunt than games. They're constantly changing, with a few blockbusters every now and then... but tons of little guys that get overlooked. PH can now spotlight them, just as it has done for tech Products! And to launch it alongside this beautiful redesign is simply perfection... A couple questions for @rrhoover & team: Will past games be migrated to the games section? Will there be cross-posting? Lots of games have done well on the PH front page in the past... will they be excluded from this opportunity from now on?
Russ Frushtick
Maker
@russfrushtick
@jsneedles Games that appeared on Product Hunt proper can re-appear once in the Games channel. We're cool with that since it's a slightly different audience.
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@russfrushtick @jsneedles Awesome, that's what I was curious about. But what about going forward... can something be posted to both Games & Tech on the same day? And welcome Russ!! :D
Russ Frushtick
Maker
@russfrushtick
@jsneedles No, that shouldn't happen. Stuff that's specific to games (games, game hardware or game products) go in games. Other stuff in tech. There may be some weird edge cases where it's less clear but for the most part if it has to do specifically with games, that's where it goes.