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I wonder how often this kind of comments fall through the cracks like this. Happened to me too with something privacy related about one of the big Corps that then was noticed by everyone else a few weeks later...

I agree with others, better open a "Tell HN" in this cases.




Happens with a lot of posts, if they don't reach a critical mass of upvotes early on. In this case probably nobody could verify, if the claims were correct.


There is a new feature on HN these days to fix this: If a post get upvotes later, it will often be given a second chance to ‘try to shine’ to the front page.

With this comment I think it was to hard for people to understand in the first place.


It's not if a post gets upvotes later, but rather if a moderator or a small number of story reviewers notice that it was a good post that didn't get attention. We've been doing it for quite a while now https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11662380. The long term plan is still to open this up to all users, not just a few, but we still haven't figured out a good way to do that.


Maybe we should add a new topline category, "threat reports"?


I actually like that option, it would allow us to filter and extract the info as well. I could see a nice little app on my phone where i could setup alerts based on the systems / apps i choose, and getting a notification if one of them where tagged. A little bit like Have I been pawned, but with software and hardware threats.


This seems outside of HN remit, but definitely worth being a site of its own with an RSS feed. I feel this should be curated not based on community voting.


US-CERT is already a thing. But we all hang out here. I think this community has a special collection of talents that could foster positive relationships with the larger society.


Somewhat related subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/netsec


I've found that sometimes a "why was this downvoted" response to an irrationally downvoted question can turn it from grayed out to black again.

Herd mentality for sure.




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