Introduction to Milestones

Published by: Micah Iverson, Founder of Open Makers on Aug 24, 2021


Open Makers currently supports two types of Milestones: Featured and Standard. Milestones are attached to Products, not makers. So before you can add a milestone, you first need to add a product.

Standard Milestones You may post as many standard milestones as you wish for your product/s.

Standard Milestones are not intended for day-to-day updates, most people simply do not care about those and makes your milestone feed cluttered. With that said, you should consider posting weekly progress milestones where you list some key product day-to-day updates in one milestone post.

A Standard Milestone shows up on...

  1. The "Standard" tab on the Homepage with all other Standard Milestones
  2. Your Product Details Page
  3. Your Maker Profile Page

A standard milestone does not require that you include a photo.

Markdown is supported in the body of a milestone.

Featured Milestones A Featured Milestone should only highlight an important update regarding your product that you want people to be aware of, things like Product Hunt Launches, Major Feature Updates, Product Goals Reached, etc. are good topics.

To help prevent spamming and to encourage you to post only high importance milestones on the homepage feed we limit featured milestones to be posted only once per week per product. We may expand or limit this requirement based on how flooded the frontpage becomes as we grow to thousands of products in the system.

A Featured milestone shows up on...

  1. The "Featured" tab on the Homepage with all other Featured Milestones for that day
  2. Your Product Details Page
  3. Your Maker Profile Page

A featured milestone does require that you include a photo.

Markdown is supported in the body of a milestone.

Moderation With that all said, we will be keeping a close eye on milestones, products and makers to make sure that the content is valid and relevant to the intention of Open Makers. Anything we feel goes against our expectations will be removed, banned or deleted as we see fit.


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