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Ask HN: How popular is shadow banning on HN?
15 points by guzik 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments
(please ignore this thread - there is no shadow banning on HN)

Scroll to the bottom and click on "More", both your comments are visible there. When a thread has too many comments, it gets split into multiple pages.

Thanks! This thread is no longer valid I suppose.

I didn't see your original question, so I don't know whether it was valid, but it also don't believe it is true that "there is no shadowbanning on HN". For instance, there are a few dead comments here from accounts that appear to be shadowbanned. I recommend turning on showdead. Every once in awhile I come across a good comment that is dead and am glad I have it turned on. I find that it creates very little noise.

> there is no shadow banning on HN

No, shadow bans of HN is definitely happen.

Submissions have some hocus pocus going on for sure, I don't think they shadowban users

I guess you're right - my impression comes from dang at one point saying they only shadow ban as a total last resort, and it's not usually for bad behavior but rather for actual spam.

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