Are the founders of PH right in making sure it remains closed? Is curating by a few people a better alternative than a true democracy where anyone can submit
Just wondering about it, would love to hear your thoughts too..
Anyway long story short, about 90% of what was submitted was objectively terrible, to the point that it made the entire site feel dumpy. Much more so than your standard terrible content because it had the added negative of trying to sell something. I don't know if PH started that way or not, but if we had continued it was clear that a high level of curation was needed.
I know people have called them out for being elitist, but they have always been very responsive to their community about posting things people make when you reach out to them.
Yes it requires a little bit of work (and a good product), but it's not really hard if you want to take advantage of what PH offers.
[Disclaimer: I'm a big fan, and very active user of PH for a few years now]
A little OT but Anyone else have any numbers on how a successful launch did after it dropped off the homepage.. How about Monicahq, it was quite a hit, how many return visitors are you getting now?
Never found PH or the stuff that showed up on it real compelling myself.