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Ask HN: How does HN's algorithm know if a post came from a YC company?
8 points by awwstn 1572 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite
When YC companies post to HN, they go straight to page 1. Is this because of the account that posted, the URL of the post, or something else?



This is false, the submit page is the same non-yc people use. They also do not go straight to page 1. There is literally no advantage other than

1. putting "YC (s|w)(04..12)" causes users to notice quicker and upvote more 2. the YC network itself.. batchmates upvote each other, and this voting ring boost is under constant combat from pg.


I believe he's talking about the job posts that don't allow comments.


I assume they have their own "submit page" that normal users don't see.




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