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Bits of Security and 128 Bits of Security: Know the Difference (loup-vaillant.fr)
16 points by loup-vaillant on Jan 28, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

It looks like Hacker News's clickbait filter messed up the title by removing the numeral “128” from the front.

Ah, I bet the filter classified it as a list (128 ways to do crypto!), and put a penalty on the submission.

How I know about the penalty? I spotted a 3 points submission today on the front page. This one https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22171271 right now is on the main feed (3rd page), with only 3 points. This one here had to wait for its 5th point. (Or was it a time based penalty?)

I understand the need for moderation, but such false positives are most frustrating. Though I suspect by now that the real problem is the sheer popularity of HN. Too many eyeballs attract too many submissions, it's become like spam filtering.

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