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Seems to me, he's an insider who is in the know and he's made an effort to explain why he sees it that way:

As long as we're on the topic, consider this: the software for both HN and YC was just a single Arc program (and not a large one) for the first 9 years of their existence, during which they went from nothing to massively successful to industry-changing.

I mean, you don't have to agree, but his opinion is probably more informed on the topic than yours is.

Maybe. And maybe it's just a simple, single category message board :)

Or maybe, because you need a handle here to apply for YC to begin with (or did the last time I looked), it's part of their funnel and business model.

And maybe, because they launch YC companies here and let them advertise job openings here, it's part of their business model.

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