> My job is to deliver robust solutions for the target users in the quickest time possible, and if that means dropping support for a barely used browser or something that’s not financially viable, then I will argue tooth and nail to drop it.
Eh. I am a SW engineer and guess I can't be the only one to be happy whenever I don't have to decide the cutoff point for web browsers.
I can be opinionated on this and other points yes, but I strongly disagree with the tone of the post.
Careful, this maybe isn't the correct place for telling everybody how easily you can crush them : )
> What you really need are more voters voting. Not sure how you get there, though.
I guess a whole lot of the people who could have helped you left long ago because of your fellow moderators. A reasonable first step would be by adjusting the attitude.
Maybe part of the problem is we just don't see all those "primarily opinion based" and "ugly discussions" questions that seems to be oh such a serious problem.
We definitely see a whole lot of the most useful questions closed, often for technicalities. It doesn't exactly encourage participation, does it?
HN somehow seems to be better at dealing with the problems without scaring good community members away. Of course HN has issues as well but so far the moderation team is doing a very good job of keeping politics and promotion away while leaving to the broader community to vote if something is interesting or not.
Yes it's definitely difficult to get a foot-hold on the site, now isn't it. Maybe they need a real sort of wiki, or some sort of discussion community built around them. Seems like they started doing that, then killed it.
The problem with discussion boards is that it is absolutely painful to dig through a post until you stumble on a solution, and even then, you're in no way sure it's a good solution.
They need to harness that opinion/discussion/off-topic-subject energy in a way that doesn't work against their strategy. I think they are losing a lot of opportunity along the way.
"Stack overflow has failed to understand it’s mission. Stackoverflow exists to share technology information–not to curate it. Curation should be replaced by indexing and ranking. With Stack Overflow, it is as if google had decided on a primary strategy of deleting content from its index, rather than a primary strategy of ranking good content highest."
It does. One of the differences is that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents have eaten "natural" foods as well so while they aren't completely undestood we often know a whole lot more about those risks.
(I guess I should mention, as far as I understand we now know that some of the natural ones increase cancer risk quite a bit, yes.)
Hacker News is not a bookmarking service, here are some I know of:
* https://delicious.com/ - Discover, share, and organize the hottest links online
* http://pinboard.in/ - Pinboard: social bookmarking for introverts
* http://www.xmarks.com/ - Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search
I would have down-voted you for casting your way of thinking on me while being a smart-ass. It is not your call to say what is the "appropriate" way for _others_ for editing cat pictures or managing bookmarks.
Your second edit shows that you care enough to raise your level so here you go.
If you're on a mobile device, do what I do: "share" or "send" the url to your email app and then mail it to yourself. It goes directly to my inbox, and I don't mark it as "read" until I've "actioned" it.
Firefox awesomebar has worked nicely for me for years across linux, mac and windows installations.
I'd say you either have a seriously old oc, have something weird in your profile or you are doing something seriously wrong.
Furthermore, awesomebar lets me automatically do full text searches across titles and urls, something chrome still cannot really do (with firefox you can search a couple of fragments of the url or title and off it goes and finds it, quick.)
Furthermore, two separate boxes are the best of both worlds, both awesomebar and quick (ctrl+k)access to your preferred search engine.