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I agree, but this should be submitted as a comment on the Feature Requests story (see link at the bottom of HN pages).

In fact, this request has already been submitted, so you should just vote it up.


While we're at it, please browse through the feature requests in general and give some upvotes: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=363

There's still no indication that the "email" field on your profile isn't public, leading to a lot of confusion for HN members that want to connect. Recent examples of people commenting that their email is in their profile (it's not):

- http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3247412

- http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3240072

- http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3194602

If you'd like to see something as simple as "(This isn't visible to anyone else, add contact info in the "About" section above if you want others to be able to reach you." added to the email field, upvote here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1017933

irrelevant and implemented should be cleaned up, f.ex the top one http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2430542

Right, because upvoting a two year old comment will get a reaction from PG. I think nobody cares about improving HN because news.arc is an unreadable pile of code in a most obscure programming language.

Why are subdomains omitted in the first place? I don't see any downside to including more than 2 domain segments for all links posted on HN.

This happens with <username>.github.com as well and often confuses me.

I agree. I get confused by this too. When I see google.com in the link title, I never know where it might go. Maybe G+, maybe a search, maybe docs, etc. I've seen it all on HN.

There's a Chrome extension that allows this, in the meantime: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/amenlkcfjlmchdpogj...

Indeed, this would be great for filtering out random weblogs as well.

This would help for apple.com as well- I can never tell whether it's a link to an App Store product, or an official Apple page.

I generally skip "(google.com)" articles because of this.

i wrote a patch for news.arc to do this (more of a proof of concept as i'm sure the actual implementation may need to be different):


and a greasemonkey script that i've been using since:


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