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Ask HN: My submission didn't show up on HN Shownew, but also isn't dead
5 points by jorisboris 8 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 11 comments
I posted https://randomairport.onrender.com/ two days ago

It shows up in Shownew when I'm logged in, but not when logged out. So my assumption is no-one sees it.

It's not [dead] either.

My assumptions are that:

(1) The OnRender URL is auto-blocked

(2) I wrote something wrong in my content (which isn't visible now anymore so cannot check).

Got screenshots as well but too afraid to upload a URL now :D

Tried hn@ycombinator.com as well but no reply yet.

Thanks for helping out

onrender.com was banned because of past abuses by spammers. I've unbanned it so you can post your submission now.

In the future, please follow the site guidelines and email hn@ycombinator.com with this kind of thing. I only found out about this because another user did that for you.

Thanks so much. I'll read the guidelines and relaunch!

Just a few side questions about your post of airports:

Did you cherry pick a small amount of airports with nice photos or you are just choosing a random airport from a list of all airports in the world? Are you using an API to get the photos and location for the map?

Thanks for your questions. Not really the intent of my post but happy to answer:

The database is publicly available on this Notion page: https://melted-snail-13b.notion.site/23a6c31d1c404515aafcdfb...

I just added airports I knew, or looked interesting. I fetched the pics from Jetphotos manually.

Then using the Google API to search for the ICAO code + airport, eg "EHAM airport". Up to now, Google always hit the target.

I think there might be an up vote minimum for posts to show up on Ask/Show, I have noticed quite a few submissions with few or no votes do not make it those pages.

But it should show up to Shownew? That's where it doesn't show up. Sorry if I didn't clarify that, will edit.

Right, it only shows up in the new posts for people logged in, community needs to approve it before people not logged in can see it. Helps keep spam down.

Thanks, so if I understand correct the flow is:

1) visible on shownew for logged in members until threshold reached

2) visible on shownew for everyone until (other?) threshold reached

3) visible on Show Hn

No idea if that is correct, it is conjecture on my part. Quick look through the Show page shows no posts without a vote. Karma may play into it as well, posters with lower karma needing more votes to get on the Show page. HN seems to purposefully avoid giving away the specifics of such things, which I think is a good thing.

I have observed the same. I suspect there is some undocumented shadow banning of select topics that aren’t meant to be discussed here for whatever reason.

[Solution] Apparently it was dead, you just don't see [dead] as the author. Thanks Aaron695.

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