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Ask HN: Karma unlockable easter eggs in HN?
8 points by jameshk on April 19, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments
Can someone tell me some about some of the karma unlockable easter eggs, like getting PG's phone number once you have more karma than him?

I've noticed HN has quite a few things that aren't secret, but also aren't well known.



are two examples off the top of my head.

In my opinion, one of the biggest not-a-secret values is the looking into threads of others. It isn't a feature outright, but you just bookmark the comments of key people into a folder. For example, every now and then I check in on the comments of Putnam winner https://news.ycombinator.com/threads?id=cperciva

or maybe jump over to https://news.ycombinator.com/threads?id=dhouston the founder of Dropbox

Moot is always seems to make me chuckle: https://news.ycombinator.com/threads?id=moot

Of course there is https://news.ycombinator.com/threads?id=kn0thing too

...and you get the gist. Don't stalk it everyday as that'd be a waste of time, but from time to time it helps you catch up on something insightful you otherwise would have completely missed.

You can also follow those people on for example http://www.nou.nl/hn/user/cperciva

Along with some lesser known links found here[0], I'd also mention being able to filter for items with large numbers of points:


It's not unlocked by karma, but it's a relatively unknown feature.

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/lists

I also meant easter eggs like changing the Y logo to something else once you have enough karma.

I know there are others, like changing the header color.

Haha I don't think is actually a thing. But it would be really cool if they did stuff like this. It would be sweet to get an icon every time you hit a significant number, like 1024, 32767 or 80085

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