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Ask HN: Is it spamming to submit a link to HN more than once?
1 point by omilu 934 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite
Sometimes I'll submit an article to HN and within 5 minutes it will be buried under two to three pages of NEW articles. Is it okay to resubmit the article a few times throughout the day to see if it gets traction? Or better just let the thing die?



Is it okay to resubmit the article a few times throughout the day to see if it gets traction?\

It's not as polarized as your question implies. Yes, it is spamming if you resubmit "a few times throughout the day". No, it's not spamming if you resubmit the same article up to maybe three times in a month if the first 1-2 times received only 1-2 votes. It's always a possibility that the content is just not as interesting to others here as you think it is.


Please see https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7768726, which contains links to other comments I've posted about this.

Also, we're working on an alternative to /newest that will widen the time window for new posts and will hopefully solve this problem.




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