October 24, 2016

Please be kind on launch day 😊

Earlier today, Dev launched his LEGO-like modular furniture on Product Hunt. Questions and feedback rolled in, but one comment left me disappointed, mocking the product as β€œhideous, unpractical and expensive.”

I rarely see negativity in the Product Hunt community, but when I do I’m compelled to share my perspective on the importance of being kind on launch day:

I encourage everyone to share their honest feedback, good or bad, but please be respectful and delicate with criticism. Launch day is exciting but also one of the most vulnerable times for a maker. Disparaging comments can be incredibly demoralizing.
Many people never pursue their ideas. Few even ship. Like the product or not, I’ll respect the determination.
Keep on, @dev_anand. πŸ’ͺ

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