The data is interesting but I expect to see a bit of analysis in projects like this. Without it the project becomes a sort of data Rorschach test where the viewer projects their perceptions into it.
Please don't alter the viewport, you're doing it totally wrong.
That can be a fact.
> Despite their internet popularity cats are not submitted nearly as many times on this cuddly SubReddit.
Or dogs are rare enough that they're worth naming, because cats are default. Seriously, run whatever calculations you want, but be careful about what conclusions you draw from the numbers.
Keep it classy, HN.
In fact, it's so horrible it makes PowerPoint look good.
In fact, it's so horrible it makes YouTube comments look good.
In sum, I think my complaint has more to it than your parodic reply.
There is in fact a more sensible response above: "We are aware of a lot of the issues on the home page and plan to completely redesign it soon."
The point of criticism is that you give something actually useful to the person you are criticizing. Unless your goal is simply to put down the other party. It's a cliche to just dismiss something out of hand, the same way I dismissed your arguments without justifying myself. The reason I replied like that was to demonstrate how fill in the blanks things were. You cannot do that with real criticism. For example, this critique of your rhetorical cliches could not be applied to the website in question.
By the way, you're also ignoring the original context. Anybody trying to offer helpful criticism surely wouldn't have done that, would they?
I'll agree that my response was content-free. It was even aggressively hostile, and I could have been kinder about it. I'm sure that it was not fun to have someone flagrantly mocking your words.
> I'm sure that it was not fun to have someone flagrantly mocking your words.
Seriously? You must have missed Usenet in the 1980s.
(Belated response because I've just spent 24 hours travelling, and my brain is still something like a wet dishrag....)
Hacker Reactor is where this website originated from and you're behaving this way? You've been a HNer for over 2,000 days. You should know better.
Is this saying that all posts in r/technology get an average of 2027 karma?
I want to get all the posts and messages I have ever posted, going back many years, and beyond the 1000 cutoff in their comment history feeds. I'd like to run some keyword analysis on my own data, search it, access it however I see fit. As it stands now, there is no way to retrieve it.
I worked for an analytics company and got to build some pretty awesome visualizations using D3 and one of the problems I always ran into was that while the visualizations are cool, you rarely get any actionable information from the charts. I feel like this would be a lot better if at the end, there was some call to action.
Example: Twitter's search API is limited to 15 queries of 100 Tweets every 15 minutes. Do you query 100 Tweets every minute, or 1500 Tweets every 15 minutes?
I searched around and couldn't find information on API limits. Are these documented or just found via experiencing them?
The Hacker News karma tracker posted this past January seems to be able to get the information that would be necessary for writing something like this.
You can take a snapshot of the Front Page / New Posts every so often a la , but it's limited per the robots.txt. It's possible, but more time intensive (as in the linked post)
Based on other comments on this post, it looks like HNSearch and Reddit APIs have the same limitations, so doing something like this should be feasible for Hacker News. Also, another post indicates that the data for Reddit was done with only single 1000-limit queries, so the time-intensive method shouldn't be needed to produce equivalent results (although it could provide more accurate results.)
Finally, for those looking for something like this for Hacker News right now, check out these sites:
http://www.hntrends.com/, http://hntrends.jerodsanto.net/, Hacker News hiring trends (https://github.com/adamw523/hackernewshires)