Stop reposting from Hacker News

over 6 years ago from , Design @Google

I read DN with TheNews.im, and almost everyday I see a design-related post in the top 20 of HN, then merely three hours later I see it in the top 20 of DN. So, please, do DN a favor and stop reposting from HN, we read that too :)


  • Christian BundyChristian Bundy, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    There's absolutely no reason to prohibit content found within other communities. Reading two news sources doesn't give you the right to be condescending and critical of people for sharing content between communities – sharing information between communities is the sole reason that the web was invented.

    Today, I heard about Dong Nguyen's comments regarding Flappy Bird from his tweet, from an email from a colleague in Chicago regarding mobile app development, Hacker News, Designer News, Google News, and the links to the tweet in six subreddits.

    The whole point of a niche community like Designer News is to filter content from other communities (hyperspace or meatspace) and help propagate the information through the designer community.

    Seeing the same content in multiple places doesn't mean people are "reposting", it means that the web (and DN specifically) is working as intended.

    65 points
    • Evan Knight, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )


      I didn't post this story to start anything negative, or actually change behavior. I obviously can't control what you post on here. My intentions were to point out people are just posting stories that are doing well on HN, to get karma on DN.

      0 points
  • Michael ElliottMichael Elliott, over 6 years ago

    Why don't you stop complaining and post good content that maybe I can repost over to Hacker News

    18 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, over 6 years ago

    I read DN with much greater frequency than I do HN.

    Should CNN not report a story if the New York Times already has?

    9 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    What's next? Stop re-posting from your RSS readers? Twitter?

    Not everyone considers Reddit or HN the hub of all Internet knowledge you know!

    That's the purpose of having sites like DN in the first place. Sharing news and stories. If you already know it ... don't open it.

    9 points
  • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, over 6 years ago

    Can I get a bit intel on this one: Who the hell would post something on here to get "likes/upvotes/crap"?

    Is this really the movie high school mentality in the real world, when I thought there would be adult designers on here?

    If you even consider that, I'd assume it's pure psychological projection and that's why you would do it...

    100% agreement with Christian B. – very well put.

    4 points
  • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, over 6 years ago

    Well that backfired..

    3 points
  • Ahmet YalcinkayaAhmet Yalcinkaya, over 6 years ago

    I have read both of HN and DN but it is good to see designers' opinion in that posts. It is not problem reposting from other sites, comments are the important point of DN.

    2 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 6 years ago

    The fact that it gets upvotes means it is useful.

    I'm going to assume you don't upvote stuff that's been reposted from HN. In that case, you're the one guilty of rigging the system, as you should be putting value on good/useful content!

    Hah. Flipped it on ya!

    1 point
  • Matt BaxterMatt Baxter, over 6 years ago

    Hacker News used to be my source of news/discussions for things I couldn't find elsewhere, but Designer News lines up much closer to my interests. I almost never read Hacker News anymore.

    I don't think its anyone's responsibility to check other sites before posting, and I definitely don't think that anyone does it just for karma points.

    1 point
  • Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    After I become a member here, the first question I asked was that . So, not everyone following other sites and still some good design related out there.

    1 point
  • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, over 6 years ago

    You can't possibly know they're taking it from HN and posting it here. If its top 20 of HN, its good content. Good content spreads fast on the web, through a variety of methods, not just HN/DN.

    Think about it. If someone posted it on HN, surely it's been posted on social networks too..

    0 points