| ||Ask HN: Make the front page bigger?|
10 points by jflatow 950 days ago | hide | past | web | 15 comments | favorite |
|Hacking votes has long been a problem on HN. It's well known that if you can collude to get enough votes in the first 10 minutes or so of your post, you can make the front page and continue to get votes based on interest. Without a hack, it's likely your post will barely get seen by anyone to even get voted on.|
It'd be eye-opening to see the breakdown of traffic to the front page vs. the newest page vs. the more pages.
It seems like if you want your post to be seen, and actually voted on, you have little choice but to try and game the system. Maybe this is what YC wants.
Why not consider making the front page a little bigger to reflect the increase in submissions over the past several years? 33%? 50%? 100%? There are many other ways to relieve the pressure to game, but this one is a relatively small change.
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