Slack Hunts

Make Product Hunt upvotes automatically show up in Slack

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gabe roeloffs
gabe roeloffsMaker@gaberoeloffs
Everybody tells you that to create a useful and popular website, you have to solve a problem. Unfortunately, I'm a pretty laid back person, and there was no problem in my life that irritated me enough to solve it with a website. So how would I come up with any good product ideas? Well, I was reading a Quora post about this topic, and an answer said that not only should you look for problems in your own life, you should look for problems in other people's lives. While it may seem like a simple answer, it made me rethink how I saw problems. I don't use Slack. I'm not on a team, I don't have a job. (I'm in school. Looking for a job. Haha.) But I saw a tweet from @preslavrachev that stated how he wanted a way to be able to see his Product Hunt upvotes in Slack. Now, I didn't have this problem, but I realized that I could improve a lot of people's lives by creating a website that automatically posted these upvotes to Slack. And thus Slack Hunts was born! Let me know what you think :)
Olivier El Mekki
Olivier El Mekki@oelmekki · maker
@gaberoeloffs Thanks for the integration, I use it since your announcement yesterday on twitter, and it's perfect :) As for "having idea of problems", maybe you don't use enough apps from other people? Problems often come by themselves after using many solutions :)
Preslav Rachev
Preslav Rachev@preslavrachev · Full-Stack Software Engineer
@gaberoeloffs It works well, and is the latest addition to my personal Slack knowledge hub. Thanks for the time and the effort you spent, working on this service! I am glad that my request served as an inspiration for you. Looking forward to seeing your next products ;)
Preslav Rachev
Preslav Rachev@preslavrachev · Full-Stack Software Engineer
@gaberoeloffs @oelmekki I can only second that! The more tools you use, the more new ideas start popping in your head. This is contrary to the common sense belief that the more tools we have, the less problems there are to get solved.
gabe roeloffs
gabe roeloffsMaker@gaberoeloffs
@oelmekki @preslavrachev Kind of reminds me of what the Buffalo founder said. He stated that there were many blogging platforms, but none of them solved his problem exactly the way he wanted it. So he built his own. :)
Jason@sixside · Founder,
@gaberoeloffs don't quote me on this, but this tool might put Hunts at risk of getting 'Flagged by voting ring detection.' if other people on the Slack channel start voting for the same Hunt.
Mani Karthik
Mani Karthik@manikarthik · Just a curious guy.
Awesome! Goes into my list of apps to track your hunts.
Brent Chow
Brent Chow@hellobrent · Co-Founder at SVRF
Beat me to this! 😜
gabe roeloffs
gabe roeloffsMaker@gaberoeloffs
@hellobrent Haha! Unfortunately, I don't think the winner gets free swag.
gabe roeloffs
gabe roeloffsMaker@gaberoeloffs
Would you guys like to see this product expanded to posts and their comments showing up in Slack?
Margarit Ralev
Margarit Ralev@ralev · Be the 1st in your city:
The 10 minute refresh note is a cool touch. I'll up-vote it later when I'm sure it works 8-) Thank you, looks useful.