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Ask HN: What is the etiquette regarding duplicates?
3 points by TheAsprngHacker 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments
If I wanted to share a link, but the link has already been posted a long time ago, should I submit the link anyway or "necropost" on the older thread?



"If a story has had significant attention in the last year or so, we kill reposts as duplicates. If not, a small number of reposts is ok." https://news.ycombinator.com/newsfaq.html

If you repost an older story I'd recommend adding the relevant year to the title, e.g. "Do Things That Don’t Scale (2013)" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14957007


Thank you! My apologies for not seeing the page.


Also, after a thread is a couple of weeks old, it's no longer possible to add comments to it.




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