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Ask PG: Is the YC Application deadline being extended?
8 points by kapitalx 1579 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite
According to a poll last night [1] you were considering extending the deadline for application submissions by 1 day due to the storm in the east coast. What I can't figure out is if the idea is still being considered, or abandoned [2]?

Any updates would be appreciated. Thanks.

[1] http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4715829

[2] Likely if it was already extended it would be reflected here: http://ycombinator.com/apply.html

Why don't you just send yours? If they extend the deadline it's because of people having problems because of 'Sandy'. If you can send yours today just do it, is it really so important if it closes today or tomorrow? You've had plenty of time to finish yours.

I know of a couple teams that are having problems getting together to finish things up due to travel restrictions because of Hurricane Sandy. I know in Baltimore, there was a storm curfew implemented, and you were effectively not allowed to be on the streets between 6:00 pm yesterday and noon today. On top of that, taxis, subways, trains and buses were all shut down, and power and internet were spotty at best.

Collaboration is kinda hard under those circumstances, and even more so if your team is distributed and, if you're trying to record the video or something, that basically makes it impossible.

Yeah, that's true, I think it's perfect to have deadline postponed, when PG asked in the poll I votes Yes. The problem here is that people who don't have any problem are more interested in having the deadline pushed to Friday than those who really are having problems.

As I said deadline has been postponed because of the problems de hurricane has produced, but I don't understand why people who don't have any problems with 'Sandy' are waiting for the last minute to send their application.

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