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Ask HN: Why are posts related to Obama being deleted from front page?
2 points by codelion on Nov 7, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments
Just saw a bunch of posts related to election results appear and then suddenly disappear from the front page. Any idea why ?

I don't think it's because of reposts. It's because HN is for tech news, not general news. The one Obama post that is up on the front page talks about Obama's technology agenda, in which case it is actually relevant.

Probably because it's considered "off-topic", and we don't need a bunch of reposts: http://ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html

Is it still a repost if it is from a different website ? I remember when steve jobs died the front page was all covered with "reposts"

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