October 24, 2019

Hacker News Front Page!

David Small @mrdazm

With a personal deadline coming up I decided to post Passbox to Hacker News.

I wanted to get a feel for any obvious blind spots I may have with the project in addition to understanding if there would be any (new to me) hyper critical comments I didn't have answers for / responses to. After taking time last night to reduce my Stripe API calls for pricing plan info and beefing up my Heroku infrastructure I'm happy to say that my post made it to the front page, stayed there for several hours and as far as I know never went down. It's even still there now as of this post!

It garnered a ton of constructive criticism which surprised me second to being on the front page itself. From what I saw, the post peaked at #7. It actually got flagged and removed temporarily under suspicion of the comments section being a flamewar, haha. It then got resisted after moderator intervention and it chilling around the 20s section.

I'm still working my full-time job at the moment and don't have much to comment on regarding any new signup usage. From my last glance I have a number of freemium plan signups that I'll follow up with to onboard.

Until next time...✌️

David S.

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    Looks nice! And I'm always get flagged at different websites. I even was paused on GitHub a year ago :)
    hope you'll use that feedback - testing with users is very important.
    I think your takeaways can be pretty useful to other Makers. What do you think about sharing your story at Hackernoon?
    following Passbox

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      Check your email :)

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      I think your takeaways can be pretty useful to other Makers. What do you think about sharing your story at Hackernoon?

      That's a great idea. Will do once I settle down a little.

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