Gatekeeping in design, UX issues on Threads, Midjourney’s new feature

Gatekeeping in design, UX issues on Threads, Midjourney’s new feature

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“Nastily telling someone they’re doing it wrong, or ignoring them altogether, is to engage in a kind of pernicious hypocrisy. If you’ve ranked up to the point where gatekeeping is even a possibility, you certainly owe your ascent at least in some part to a few naive souls having been willing to take a chance on Younger You.”

No MoonPies for gatekeepers By Michael McWatters

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