The Zen of Hacker News

Submit what hackers find interesting.
Sometimes your blog is interesting.
Sometimes not.
Quality matters.
Karma matters little.
Duplicates happen.
Upvotes mark agreement or approval, not truth.
Downvotes mark disagreement or disapproval, not human worth.
Cite the original source.
Don’t editorialize.
Unless editorialization cultivates quality.
Asterisks italicize; indentation preformats; blank lines paragraph.
Flag, don’t comment on, inappropriate submissions.
Hacker News is not Y Combinator.
Nor Reddit, Digg, or Stack Overflow.
Comment constructively.
Submit moderately.
Meta-discuss sparingly.


Inspired by The Zen of Python.





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