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We sometimes invite people to repost articles that look good and didn't get much attention. 11 points is perhaps borderline for "much attention", but we thought the article deserved a discussion, so we invited vezzy-fnord to repost it. (Edit: It's astonishing that, to judge by HN Search, this operating system has never appeared on HN before, either as a story or even in a comment.)

In general, a small number of reposts is ok if an article hasn't had significant attention in the last year or so [1]. Letting good stories have a few cracks at making the front page helps mitigate the randomness of what gets traction here.

1. Please see https://news.ycombinator.com/newsfaq.html.




Off topic, but I just wanted to say how much I've appreciated the modding of late. It's been prompt, reasonable, and transparent. Thanks a lot.


Actually, it was just mentioned two weeks ago (in reference to Apple's bitcode):

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9727810


So it was—good catch!

Looks like "taos os" was the thing to search on: https://hn.algolia.com/?query=taos%20os&sort=byDate&prefix&p....


Ah, sorry. I did not know that reposts are explicitly allowed even in this timeframe.


It'd probably be better to wait a few days, at least for non-topical stories, but our invite system isn't that sophisticated.




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