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Replying for mike2477 who wrote the article and responded to this post, but his comments are dead.

Mike - it looks like you got shadow banned, but it’s not clear why?

Maybe dang can help.






Maybe shadow banned because the story is 4 years old, and has been repeated word for word already?

https://hn.algolia.com/?query=mike2477&sort=byPopularity&pre...

https://upupgrow.com/how-i-built-a-5000-per-month-side-proje...

https://getsimpledata.com/blog/sales-best-practices/2015828h...

Great story, but may be one reason.


I vouched for the dead comments.

The story might need to have a missing date on it (4 years old?), but the two comments that the author of the post made don’t seem to violate the terms or spirit of HN rules.

If someone can show me how the rules were broken in his comments, I will gladly unvouch.


Maybe shadowbanned because he's the Mike of https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13339723 fame?

That was an interesting thread of rebuttals and counter-rebuttals.

Thanks for linking to it!


So he wrote an article that misquoted someone, and they didn't like it. Is that against HN rules?

Maybe because it’s advertising, wrapped in an old article.

Sure. The post could probably be legitimately downvoted. The comments from the author, however, just don’t seem problematic.

How does one see shadow banned posts?

In your profile there is a "showdead" option



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