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Ask HN: What's your favorite HN post?
48 points by febin 10 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 15 comments

I love HN because I can find tons of high quality opinions/information about many different subjects I am interested in.

Therefore, my favorite HN post changes for what I am interested in which is highly time sensitive based on what I am currently doing. I highly recommend everyone to search for "hacker news <some_new_thing_(generally_technology)_you_are_looking_into>" when researching new things.

Example: I was building a django app in my spare time and I wanted to know more about django channels which allows one to create web sockets. I Google searched "hacker news django channels" and found 116 comments talking about it from other professionals when it was first released: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11305869

"Options vs Cash" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14505378

"Ask HN: Sell my startup for $14M because I can't raise $2M?" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15314663

"First employee of startup? You are probably getting screwed" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2949323

"How I Sold My Bible App Company" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11032480

"Ask HN: Who is willing to work for coin?" actually a negative example https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14776408

Of course worth mentioning is the “comeback of all time”: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35079

It was funny reading that thread and seeing an early post from Drew Houston about a startup called getdropbox he was working on... https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=dhouston

... offering a job to the guy who did the comeback ... which apparently he did not take

This ranks right up there for meP https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13241427

That, and the Great Putnam Comeback.

Is there any context behind this? Or is it just the joke of "HN Premium doesn't exist"?

Yes and who it is coming from: nine fives.

I've got quite a lot of good posts in my favourites. Hard to point at one in particular though.

I'm not sure what your point is. What's being asked is for the wisdom of the crowds, and for people to come forward with what they think their favorite short-list of HN posts are.

This has been asked multiple times before, and it's generally a useful and interesting discussion, and new things are learned.

If anything, linking to searches for prior times it's been asked[1] would be good. Also searches for people asking about favorite comments[2].

1: https://hn.algolia.com/?query=favorite%20hn%20post&sort=byPo...

2: https://hn.algolia.com/?query=favorite%20hn%20comment&sort=b...

I can see your point.

Those lists should have RSS feeds of their own. I feel like I'd much rather have "active" as my primary feed.

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