| ||Ask HN: Should Paywalled Articles Be Penalized?|
24 points by droffel 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 20 comments |
|Hackernews is basically the front page of my internet. I view the front page multiple times a day, and enjoy reading the myriad interests of the community. Lately though, I've noticed my experience taking a turn for the worse - repeated articles with paywalls hastily slapped in front of them.|
Perhaps I just have a fond view of the past, but paywalls didn't seem nearly as prevalent a year ago, and it seems like this problem is only going to get worse before it gets better (if it gets better at all).
I doubt this will get much traction, but I want to open up a discussion as to potential approaches HN can take to remedy this situation. Should paywalled articles be flagged visibly as such from the front page (so I know not to bother)? Should they be disallowed entirely? Is this just a made up problem, and I'm just yelling into the wind? I'm not sure.
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