The other day I shared my product on PH and it did ok, breaking my previous Product Hunt record, hooray! All kinds of people were thinking my product is cool. I'm killing it!... Or so I thought.
Hang on a second. There's something off here. Something is slightly weird about all these white dudes in ties voting for my product. 🤔 I don't want to come across as prejudiced but it is very much not a white-dude-in-a-tie type of product (it's for making weird niche video games).
I am a naturally skeptical person, so I drilled down into their profiles.
Ok Kevin, what is going on with you. You have no followers and you're not following anybody. You're into Marketing, Developer Tools, and ... Artificial Intelligence? Hmm. Maybe it's legit. Maybe you really do like those 50 products you have upvoted. I mean you joined back on April 26th, so I'm sure it's fine.
Let's take a look at another White Guy in a Tie ™.
Carlos! My friend! It is so good to see you and I'm delighted that you upvoted my product. It's super cool you are into building roguelike videogames pal!
But wait a moment Carlos. You also have no followers. You also are following nobody. You also have 49 upvotes (close to 50), and you also are into Marketing, Developer Tools, and ... Artificial Intelligence? And you also signed up on April 26th? Hmmmmmmmm.
Alright. I must be seeing things. Lets check out a last dude to prove or falsify the hypothesis that something fishy 🐡 is going on here.
Et tu Fernando? Mo! 😱 For reals? You also no follow, 50 upvote, marketing, dev tools, AI, and signed up on April 26th?!?!?
And let's face it, the tie really clinches it. FAkE. No real human being would wear such a tie with that expression on their face.
Folks I think that settles the matter. These are not real people and there is something deeply fishy going on at Product Hunt.
I mean I love upvotes as much as the next person, but I would prefer to get real and valid feedback from the market any day, even if it's negative. Hmmm.
Any idea what's going on?