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I submitted it before those 2 articles, but it got lost on new. It got resubmitted by the admin, who sent me this email:

We thought you might like to know that we put https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19029573 in the second-chance pool, so it will get a random placement on the front page sometime in the next 24 hours.

This is part of an experiment in giving good HN submissions multiple chances at the front page. If you're curious, you can read about it at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11662380 and other links there.


Yup, that was me. When we merge threads, we try to favor the earliest submission. Eventually we're hoping to have some kind of karma sharing so it isn't such a lottery.


While you're here, ,my comments get published but my links never on new section even. anything wrong with my account?


The guidelines ask you to email hn@ycombinator.com with questions like this, so please do that in the future.

Your account lost submission privileges at some point. I'm not sure exactly why, but have taken the penalty off now.


I'm sorry and Thank you


I submitted the WSJ story only 2 minutes before Josu's original The Verge submission. Josu' submission was just above mine on the "new" page, so when I clicked on it and read the Verge article I realised it was a better article than the one I submitted. (and not paywalled)

My first comment on my own submission was for people to look at the other article as well/instead.

Karma sharing sounds nice, but in the end, I just want people to read the better article.


You're right! Yours was earlier. Either I didn't notice that or I saw your comment or I decided the other article was better... can't remember.

Thanks for caring about the quality of HN. That's what matters.


Thanks, I didn't realized. And yeah, I don't feel like people here care that much about karma. Usually when I submit articles it's because I want to read the discussion that it creates on HN.


I see. Thank you.


dang, that was quick




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