In the future, please feel free to file bugs like this here:
* For submissions. There are some other places it won't take effect until a server restart.
Quickfix for expired "More": Ability to disable pagination
Expired "More" link is very annoying. Especially for browsing such threads as "Who is Hiring".
I understand you don't have a time, so quick fix (and quite useful actually) - have an option to show the thread without pagination.
Do you know how often HN reacts negatively to someone (or some company (except Apple)) for flouting some standardization/programming/design rule?
Gives some perspective.
Sorry... I couldn't help it :)
(except 'Apple some-company))
(except someone 'pg 'rtm '_sh)
(except some-company 'Apple 'Weyland-Yutani))
begun 1548 days ago, and that still makes interesting reading, although I'm sure the original vulnerability has been fixed.
But yeah the right way to do this is to use a well-tested urlencoding library, not to strip out dangerous-looking characters.
IIRC HN runs off a flat file, and doesn't use SQL, or anything else fancy simply because it isn't needed, and or because it adds unneeded complexity.
Not to be confused with NoSQL.
* No, really, this went on for the better part of a semester despite a diverse array of advice to the contrary.