Implementing this, along with dozens of other things we want to do, is currently bottlenecked on my not having any time to write code. I'm going to have to pull back from moderation somewhat, or these features will never get built. (Besides which, moderating HN never has been and never should be anyone's full-time job. But I digress.)
Finally: please re-read the HN guidelines. You're supposed to send requests like this to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them to the feature request thread. You're not supposed to post them as stories, because (as should be obvious) they're not intellectually substantive. Unfortunately, the strange fascination that is Meta causes them to get lots of upvotes, and then they sit hogging space on the front page that they don't deserve. I'm going to bury this one now.
- It might increase the quality of discussion here since these are likely to be more technical. Even more so if the "Show HN" work comes with source code.
- I don't think a separate app on another domain will work. There will be no community around it.
- In the long run, maybe YC will fund a few startups which started life as a link on Show HN.
sama, pg and others, please do consider this.
1. "Show HN:" in the last 24 hours
2. "Show HN:" in the past week
3. "Show HN:" in the past month
4. "Show HN:" in forever
5. "Show HN:" points>1000 in forever
* * *
Finally, there are "Advanced search syntax" options:
Use " to match a particular sequence of terms "search engine"
Use - to ensure a word won't appear in the result set 'search -optimization'
Use author:USERNAME or by:USERNAME to filter by author
Use story:ID to filter by story
Use points>NUMBER or points<NUMBER to filter by points
Use date>TIMESTAMP or date<TIMESTAMP to filter by date
The point of the post is to make it easier, since the 'Show' tag is used more often than not!
I like the idea, would make the frontpage clearer.
- Show HN
- Beta List
It would be great to be able to submit products and get the collective feedback from those reading Hacker News. This is something that Product Hunt is trying to solve but it's still early days. Another interesting inclusion would be Product Hit as they try to crowd source feature requests.
I started Product Hunt (http://producthunt.co, essentially a "Hacker News for products") and the popularity of "Show HN" is one of the signals proving people love this stuff.
P.S. I also added an RSS feed output recently: http://showinghn.com/feed.xml
ShowHN Highlighting screenshot:
I've been reluctant to post things I've worked on (mostly open source projects, some commercial) that I think some people might be interested in because I don't want to add to the noise ratio for others (I've set a high threshold for posting, which seems appropriate, and most of those things are early stage and I don't think they are quite there yet).
It would be great if there is an area for products - including non-profit open source / vanity projects - where it felt a little less disruptive and intimidating to post new projects - particularly early life ones.
It hasn't been working for a while now, but when it was up you could quickly find the top stories in topics of your interest.
Would be great if it got resurrected.
1. Wordpress, phpbb, mediawiki installations will get server hacked. Databases dumped on pastebin. I think updating all software and using Docker containers may fix this problem.
2. I'll get stalked, doxed.
3. Negative comments, or even worse - it gets ignored.
AWS is a different beast, but that's what you get with the pay-on-demand model.