Only lobsters and Product Hunt made it out alive from what I can tell. Says a lot about HN's moderation team, do the things that don't scale indeed.
I think we totally agree. Our sole goal, as stated here: https://news.nukleosome.com/t/welcome-to-health-news/7 is to evolve this into a community that is as high quality as HN is. But HN wasn't HN on its day one. Speaking of which, here's a legendary post: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1 ;)
If it’s going to be like HN, then it needs the front page to have posts voted beyond a threshold. Right now it shows the latest, which is like going to the “new” section on HN and seeing all the submissions pouring in and waiting to appear on the front page. Maybe the front page showing top posts with recency could help. Health is another area where there’s a lot of clickbait articles and spam. So controlling the quality of posts on the front page is very important.
Thanks for the feedback!
Health news fits 14 links in the same amount of space.
Looks good, but increase in information density would be nice.
What makes it "Hacker News for Health"? Have you implemented features that make it work more like HN than Discourse usually does?
In any case, the raison d'être of this is to maintain a quality discourse around human health and biology. Why it doesn't "seem" to have achieved that goal yet is simply because it's a brand new project.
Now the reason for starting with Discouse is that, among its numerous capabilities, it actually does more than you'd expect when it comes to moderation. So it will help us maintain the quality as the community grows and we build our own tools.
Again, this is still in its infancy phase and even HN didn't look like HN on day or week one; https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1
I guess good things don't get built up in a hurry :) especially good communities.
The aim is to really have some good discussions from time to time. We definitely don’t want to make it a place to just dump links into.
This is great! I shared it with my cardiologist cousin and he says its epic!
Did you use word press to build this?
Nonetheless, it's totally understandable.
Sure, just tell me how we could get in touch on HN privately ;) Also I'm from Spain so just fyi.
However, please feel free to submit any interesting stuff on that front!