So... an article you liked got voted down

Date: 2013-10-15 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well colour me surprised -- a site that caters to a demographic doesn't carry an article that's hostile to that demographic. I bet that besides self-righteous minority-pandering it also doesn't carry feminist screeds against video games, or catfights from the shipping (previously known as "slashfic") community.

It'd be far less healthy for a site to shift from a circlejerk to a "why you, the reader, are an awful toxic jerk!" flamefest-carrier. If anything, the two mechanisms you posit make Hackernews resistant to entryist takeover as a throw-away activist platform.
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