|I'm new and want to contributed but don't really understand the community dynamics and product.|
I realize the basics around voting and the fact you shouldn't ask for or compel people to vote for content.
1.) Looks like all ASK posts don't have a link, is that a community agreed requirement
2.) When do people downvote?
3.) Are there moderators and who are they?
4.) Is sharing your own work viewed negatively?
5.) Linking vs re-posting text to HN. What do you prefer?
If people would share what they know, I'd be happy to summarize it and re-share.
Thanks! Sorry for being a noob =) But I've been waiting for someone else to ask these and haven't seen it.