Go figure that the interview in which this happens is also the one that gets to the top of HN for the longest time. In the future, I'll do more to verify the launch dates so I don't end up with another interview where the average revenue is such an extrapolation.
As for including revenue numbers in titles, I agree it is a bit clickbaity (or at least very enticing). But at the same time the entire point of these interviews is transparency, and highlighting the revenue numbers adds crucial context. I'm happy not to include revenue numbers in titles, though, if HNers or mods don't want to see those.
And on a meta-point, I appreciate the effort, honesty and transparency you put into IndieHackers, it's a great resource for me.
For example, three identical startups using different accounting methods (cash vs accrual), time periods, etc. would have at face value potential vastly different numbers, though the reality is they are identical in every way.
For example, I really like how Inc 500 applications are structured and verified , but others just like hearing the startup stories.
By posting a single blog post and liSting it HN, feel like the feedback would provide a better source for understanding the issue.
Really do enjoy Indie Hackers, thank you!