Product Runt

A dynamic list of the bottom 100 projects on Product Hunt

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nilsej
@nilsej
How about highlighting projects voted a lot but failed in real life.
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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
OH MY. That pig mascot. Genius, @omicaustin.
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Jack Smith
@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
pretty funny concept. this is a reverse leaderboard for product hunt
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Austin
@omicaustin · Founder, Layman Lab
Thanks for the hunt, @_jacksmith! We had some fun putting this little side project together.

There are a bunch of great "Best of" and "Top" leaderboards using Product Hunt data, but not a lot of focus on the bottom. We think there's a lot to be learned from projects that didn't reach their potential for one reason or another. That's why we tried to pack in so much info to the leaderboard (i.e. headline, maker/hunter count, comment count, category). You can do a bit of analysis on some of these projects and try to piece together what might have gone wrong. Was the headline too blind/clever? Did the Maker not engage enough? Was the project not explained or presented clearly with the assets provided? - So it can be a bit of a learning tool.

Plus, it's interesting to browse some of projects on this list. Some are great, some are ridiculous, some are fantastically terrible. Hopefully this is a chance to see some projects that you never would have noticed otherwise.

The idea came up a few months ago when our first project was hunted, but we didn't find out about it until 8 days later. That project currently has a whopping 6 upvotes (*including* one vote from me, and one from my wife!), and I was convinced we had to be one of the lowest performing projects on Product Hunt. I couldn't find a way to find out - so Product Runt was born. Unfortunately, it turns out that that project wasn't even "featured" so we wouldn't qualify for this list anyway, but whatever - we wear our failures with pride! :)

Thanks for checking us out.
We hope you find this little project useful!
Sean Murphy
@sean_murphy · Founder, ServiceX
Dang I didn't even make this list! :'(
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