I am so glad I found this site. My two other favorite sites are valleywag and peoplemagazine.com. The only thing I really needed was a site devoted to Erlang. I'm glad I found it. I'm adding it to my Internet Explorer favorites.
The innards of Erlang are fascinating, because they're really what make the language so good at what it does, and are fairly different from many other languages in terms of architecture.
You've truly found a way to help out HN.
Er, I think that makes sense.
Anyhow, maybe now we can pick a Language of the Day, or some other geeky topic to vote up on the front page each day of the week? Maybe C Efficiency Hacks, or Interesting Uses of Graph Algorithms, or ...
I just up voted all the Erlang articles and it has nothing to with pg.
(I also happen to genuinely like Erlang)
2. A day's worth of Erlang madness will do nothing for HN other than squash a day's worth of the usual stories. And when a few hundred users mass-upvote a few dozen stories for no other reason than that pg half-joked about it, I'd say that has more Reddit-nature than HN-nature.
There has to be a better way to control the audience than intentionally ruining the content.
Second, it will only be this way for a short while. As you grow older your attention span will natural grow, don't worry about it kiddo.
Simply, it gets annoying when pg turn HN back into social-experiment mode.
Your second sentence is ad-hominem idiocy and doesn't merit a response.
Why, because reddit has a wide variety of interesting links on its front page instead of a page full of Erlang links?
Honestly, if you enjoy reddit, why waste your time here?
Reddit is bigger, more diverse and customizable.
Well, I did remove the hackernews rss feed from my homepage today. I generally like this site, but I find the comments to be on the verge of elitist. I think it's sad that you guys think I'm part of the "riff raff" that needs to be filtered from sites like this, but congrats, you guys filtered me out.
Edit: Too bad your joke was so good it ruined HN for the rest of the day.
The problem with 4chan and the like is that they take it overboard. I have hopes that HN will know when to quit.
I know nothing about Erlang, except for the hype :O
offtopic.. is there much activity around the arc lisp dialect [if you'll forgive me calling it that] these days?
Edit: it appears a bit too loud, GF thought I went crazy for a sec