How Hacker News ranking really works

Interesting examination the of story ranking system Hacker News employs, and much more scientific than my previous attempt. Ken Shirriff’s earlier article on the topic, Inside the news.yc ranking formula — in case you miss the link in his latest post — , also warrants some attention as both try to explain the fickle and near-inscrutable internet fire hose that is Hacker News. I found these two articles especially interesting given a recent project I have begun work on, but I won’t spoil that here.