This continuing to be news would require that every time a godaddy ad is shown that we need 8 articles about it. If you don't like how godaddy advertises simply don't buy their product.
I'd say there is an interesting conversation to be had, as suggested by the interesting conversation being had before the entry was deleted.
The larger question is "why was it flagged?" There was a lively discussion on the topic, and it seems very relevant to the startup scene. The fact that this topic would be considered "not worthy" of HN speaks volumes by itself.
A lively discussion only signals that many HN readers hold an opinion on the topic that is strong enough to relate, but that signal is perpendicular to a signal that would indicate appropriateness.
It just seems like there are enough members of HN out there are unwilling to discuss a topic that makes them uncomfortable. Ostrich syndrome, indeed.
HN is a community oriented around startups. This was a good example of a bunch of issues pertaining to startups and startup culture.
It should not have been killed.
This system is like market economics where the price of something isn't "right" or "wrong" so much as the market mechanisms have set that price.
The message anyone should take from having something they submit getting flagged dead is that the community here is not interested in discussing it here which doesn't mean they are 'ostriches' or any other pejorative things, its just not the place.
The only other analogy I can come up with on the spur of the moment is if you are standing in a group and start talking about colo-rectal cancer and colonoscopies, and that group excuses themselves and moves elsewhere, it is more about the venue than the topic.
So don't take it personally, don't be disrepectful of the people here by calling them names, and take the discussion elsewhere. Its pretty simple, no conspiracies, no hidden agendas, nothing preventing you from talking up a storm in a community that wants to talk about it.
As a member of this community, I reserve the right to voice an opinion about what the community does. Clearly this community is smart enough to realize that the subject is relevant. It seems like flagging was used to reflect a dislike of the subject, rather than to reflect its lack of relevance.
Sexism within startup culture is important for us to deal with.