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Another submission for the flagged files.

As of 17:51 GMT, this submission is 3 hours old and has 374 points, 68 comments, sitting in position 11 on the HN front page

In position 10 is a submission from 8 hours ago with 100 points and 76 comments (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10505476)

In position 1 is a submission from 4 hours ago with 177 points and 91 comments (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10506338)

edit: This isn't to pass judgment on the merits of the article, which seems a bit conveniently timed to a product launch linked at the bottom. But as a community we should realize what gets flagged/pushed down and by how much.

update: at 18:51 GMT, this is 4 hours old, has 490 points, 97 comments, and is in position 26. In position 25 is a 5 hour old submission with 57 points and 15 comments (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10506372)

final update: at 19:24 GMT, this is off the front page at position 33. Age 5 hours, 536 points, 112 comments. In position 18 is a story from 10 hours ago, 362 points, 192 comments (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10505362); the 10506372 story referenced previously is now in position 31, 62 points, 16 comments, 5 hours ago.

Perhaps it was flagged by members of the user base? I swear like a sailor, but I try to keep it down to a dull roar online. Yet, I found the amount and kind of swearing in the article off-putting. And while I agree with the general premise wrt encouraging people to consider shooting for small and mid-sized businesses, I don't really agree with or much like his approach to arguing for that.

Perhaps others feel more strongly than I do that this isn't really a solid article.

Definitely possible, though the ratio of upvotes vs flags is interesting nevertheless - opinions must be extremely polarized for that to be the case.

That flagging is a joke. This was an excellent read, a relevant article and by a respected person. I missed the story until today because it dropped so quick off the homepage.

Very odd. I found that I have the best success browsing HN when starting from the active page. The things people usually complain about being flagged are usually very high with the active ranking system.


Is there seriously a list of HN flagged items somewhere? I fantasize about this often when I try to explain to friends how much quality content gets booted off of HN immediately these days. It's super heartbreaking and infuriating when they don't know what I'm talking about.

Not that I'm aware of. I made that joke since it's the second submission in a week I saw sunk far below its expected score (the Homejoy debacle was the other, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10469134)

This happens very often. It's not until you start noticing it that you start noticing it.

I find hnrankings.info very useful. See, for example, http://hnrankings.info/10506422,10514729/

That's pretty good - thanks. Do you know if there is a way to also have this show score/number of upvotes or number of comments for a story, in addition to the rank?

Sorry, no idea. The json loaded by the site consists only of [timestamp, position] pairs, maybe the author isn't even collecting score data.

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