my rationalizing behind that:
a) I'm sad that i didn't get any feedback on my latest weekend project. (That's the emotional part)
b) But also i believe that the timing was just bad. 5 to 10 minutes isn't much of a window.
deleting gives the opportunity to resubmit it.
said that: i know that this is kinda "gaming HN" and should probably not be possible. (@pg)
my vote/like/+1 for a http://news.ycombinator.com/show view.
p.s.: shameless self promotion: here is my latest "Show HN" submission https://news.ycombinator.com/edit?id=4053553
Voting systems which are based on momentum are inherently fickle. Whether or not people see the story at all comes down to whether or not it gets votes in the first few minutes after being posted.
If you really think your thing is worth attention, I say go ahead and try again later. We can flag spam; you're not hurting anyone.
I've previously said that there should be some kind of algorithm for that page other than "here are the latest entries", such as "here are the randomized latest entries over the past few hours without enough upvotes to reach the front page, removing the entries that are on the front page, removing most-likely-spam entries that have at least one flag and were submitted by a new account, and (maybe) giving weight to submitters with higher account ages or karma scores."
I submitted my app couple of times but never made it. It seems like my website is flagged. It is a great tool for startups and small businesses.
Do you see anything wrong with the web app that it deserved to be flagged?
"Extract key insights from your business with an online dashboard".
The primary button that you want people to click says "warning", which tells me not to click it. There are instructions on how to click a button. The next section is why you built the business, not why I need this product.
My advice would be to read up on the basics of marketing, and then study the marketing copy on every successful SaaS business you know about.
I got 50/50 feedback on being greatest "demonstrable" and sales page comment and "what does it do?" kind of questions.
I agree the "warning" bell is stopper but again I would not have gathered interesting stats. And why does every web app have to follow each other. I like to be different and experiments new stuff. If i fail, i will make adjustments to it.
Even today, in this atmosphere of upvoting Show HN posts, it fell right off the new page.
Then you should also join this HN Facebook group and post your project there as well:
More likely to get seen by other HNers if your HN post drops off too fast.