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I think it's probably a throwback to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protests_against_SOPA_and_PIPA

I don't remember what HN did in 2012, this might be an example of code re-use...

Not code re-use, but we decided to follow what HN did in 2012: https://web.archive.org/web/20120118204946/http://news.ycomb....

BTW I think there's a (long standing) issue with your CSS: I'm always writing black on dark gray when I'm on Firefox under KDE with the Breeze Dark theme, and I think it's because you probably specified a black foreground color for form elements, and assumed the background to be always white (it isn't!)...

So you decided to block the link to the front page with no way around except typing the URL? Stunning.

Come on you guys, that's a bit harsh. Let me see if we can make something else link to HN for you.

Edit: ok, the Y logo now links to back to HN's home page.

Don't know if you check these 5 days later, but you never reverted this change.

Yeah, I appreciate the net neutrality support but the lack of a front page link has made browsing very annoying today.

Isn't that kind of the point? One day of annoyance to educate people that aren't familiar seems like a decent trade-off. Then again, the HN community is probably the one community that is sufficiently well-versed enough in the subject to not need the reminder.

I can't tell if this is sarcasm, this took me literally 3 seconds to route around using CMD+L and typing "news." and hitting enter. I'm all for good UX but this seems supremely picky.

It's really annoying on mobile. Fortunately, my Firefox already has HN on the "quick dial", so it's two taps for me - address bar and quick dial link.

I apologize for not having CMD on my iPad.

You do have a finger you can use to tap the address bar though.

Or the back button?

As I already wrote in my first comment. And now?

This has been working as a great alternative-noprocrast for me today.

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