Remote Stories

Anonymous stories from remote workers

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#2 Product of the DayDecember 28, 2016
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Ben Tossell
Ben TossellMaker@bentossell ·
Yo! The idea behind this was simple - as a remote worker I wanted to know if other people were experiencing the same things as me... good and bad: - Team calls in my pyjamas - Lonely day-to-days Then I talked with @ayrton and @syswarren about this idea and it has developed into Remote Stories. An anonymous platform for people to post their thoughts, experiences, concerns and opinions. This is a place to see what others are going through, where you can comment back. People can see they are not alone in their experiences as a remote worker. The eventual goal was to put together a guide of "things to consider when being a remote worker".... we just thought this would be a great starting project . Let us know what you think!
Gabriel Lewis
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
@bentossell 😄😰 Is this like YikYak for remote workers ?
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellMaker@bentossell ·
@gabriel__lewis yeah, kinda!
Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De CraeneMaker@ayrton · Code @ Clearbit
From a technical perspective this project was pretty straight forward. The biggest challenge however was having a nice and simple design, all credits go to @syswarren for this! If you have any technical questions feel free to ask. Fun fact: this project has been open-source and on GitHub from the start!
Alex Kaul
Alex Kaul@alex_kaul · Researcher & Maker
@ayrton @syswarren Well done! 👏
Alex Lopez
Alex Lopez@alexlopez · Co-founder @,
@ayrton @syswarren Super awesome that it is open source! And kudos for Ruby on Rails API.
Abhas Tandon
Abhas Tandon @abhas9 · Software Engineer, Paypal
@ayrton Nice work making it open source. I noticed that the social buttons don't change the mouse icon on hover. Opened a PR. Also, count of the social button increases when the response is received from the server. Due to the delay, there is a 1 second (or less) period of confusion during which the user doesn't know if the click actually worked or not. Either you can add a small loading icon in the button or change the count after the button is clicked without waiting for the response. If the response is not successful you may decrease the count back. This is a very subtle detail but you'll feel the difference when you compare it with any other social count plugin (Reddit, HN, PH, FB) Let me know if you guys are taking contributions. I can surely have a look at this. :)
Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De CraeneMaker@ayrton · Code @ Clearbit
@abhas9 of course we take contributions 😍
Ali Mese
Ali Mese@meseali ·
🔥🔥🔥 "I'm lonely and it sucks." 🔥🔥🔥
Pierre-Marie Galite
Pierre-Marie Galite@tsunaze · mobile developer & advice giver
Looks really really interesting (not a typo), one thing though, there's only one topic (Remote work). I would've love to talk about something else, choose a topic. But this, is another product like Secret. Question: is there a monitoring system for the quality of the submission you get, or anybody can post everything they want?
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellMaker@bentossell ·
@tsunaze yeah...this site is supposed to be about one topic only as it is. We see all the submissions and if something is not suitable/offensive/etc we will remove it. Anonymous is a very hard thing to do, to do well, and at scale... but we also felt like having workers feel that they could share their experiences honestly was the best way to go.
Arthur Itey
Arthur Itey@atudotio · Founder of Nomad House
@tsunaze I made the same website for Nomads.
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellMaker@bentossell ·
@atudotio @tsunaze cool - Remote Stories works for nomads too :)
Noah Kim
Noah Kim@wuss · Product Design @ FB
@tsunaze There's a forum to anonymously talk about anything you want. The internet.
Pierre Becerril
Pierre Becerril@pierrebecerril · Travel Entrepreneur
@bentossell, nice idea. As a remote worker I relay to a lot of what has been shared already. Remote Stories is kind of a cleaner Subreddit vs.
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellMaker@bentossell ·
@pierrebecerril thanks - credit to the actual builders @ayrton and @syswarren though.... I just thought of it ha.