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That doesn't even accurately reflect this current thread.

What's going on here is the afterimage effect. People's general impressions of HN are an afterimage of the things they saw and disliked, which burned deeper into their retinas. Combine that with the all-too-human need to feel superior to the crowd, and you get these bilious-supercilious "oh the community" lamentations, which are all the same and nothing new. Things have always been getting worse!

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