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There is a tumblr called 'ourincrediblejourneyDOTtumblrDOTcom' which tells a long tale of users left in the cold.

Interesting: when I try to post that link as a URL the submission is '[dead]' on HackerNews. Why?




Because it was funny the first few dozen times, but around the 500th occasion that someone stuck in his thumb and pulled out that particular plum, I had a fit of pique and wrote a line of code to kill it. What was I thinking? I'll drop everything and restore it.

I'm also going to detach this subthread and mark it off-topic.

(p.s. I don't mean 500 literally. It's a stand-in for "the number at which I snapped".)


dang, thanks for the explanation. I think you should keep the piqued code in so that we can go 'meta' and have 500 submissions about why an overused meme is dead. :-)

I probably should read the HN FAQ again - its been quite a long while.


That's interesting - I've never come across it. Thanks for the explanation.


>Interesting: when I try to post that link as a URL the submission is '[dead]' on HackerNews. Why?

Because it's a site calling out the user-screwing acquisitions that Y-Combinator exists to make money from.


YC's focus is long term. Great products over long term require real compassion for your users. User-screwing acquisitions are usually acquihires and low return.


HN automatically blocks Tumblr




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