| ||Ask HN: HN Political News Overload?|
206 points by EzGraphs on July 29, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 149 comments |
|There has been a noticeable increase in political topics since I joined HN a few years back. The HN Guidelines lead off with the following:|
"Off-Topic: Most stories about politics, or crime, or sports, unless they're evidence of some interesting new phenomenon."
Some of the stories posted are indeed of specific interest to community. Very few are evidence of some "interesting new phenomenon". Most are a rehashing of the same old topics.
One of the most admirable things about hackers is their ability to accomplish great things without - or in spite of government. The recent preoccupation is a bit sad. Great minds could be focused on better things.
Any thoughts on solutions to this concern? Yes - one would be to ignore political posts and move on to others of interest. But based upon comments I have seen by numerous respected HN members, I am not the only one seeing this. Any thoughts on how filter/tagging/flagging might apply?
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