Stacker News is a place for Bitcoiners to connect and share interesting ideas.
If there was one Stacker News principle to live by, it would be to follow your curiosity and share content that fascinates you.
Right now, much of the conversation on Stacker News revolves around Bitcoin and related topics, but over time there will be new topics that are covered on different subs.
This guide is designed to share best practices for posting content so you can get the most out of your experience here.
It’s worth repeating the central idea from the previous section here.
If you’re not sure what to share, follow your curiosity and share content that you find fascinating.
Below are a few best practices worth considering when sharing content.
Where possible, share links from original sources. Original sources tend to get more attention (and stack more sats) than secondary tweets, articles, and other content derived from an original source.
Take a moment to make sure your title is accurate, complete, and succinct. Precise and thoughtful titles help more people see your post, and help you stack more sats.
If someone has already shared your link, you’ll see a “dupe” warning on the post screen. Consider tipping that link instead of posting a duplicate link. Duplicate links tend to be ignored, and by tipping the first person to post your link, you can stack sats as part of our daily reward.
Just like link post titles, your discussion title should be succinct and should accurately describe the topic you’re writing about. Consider spending a few moments improving your post title, as this can determine whether or not other users decide to read (or tip) your content.
If you are writing a post that contains multiple paragraphs, consider formatting your post. Adding subheadings to your discussion post makes it easy for readers to keep up with your writing. Stacker News will automatically generate a searchable Table of Contents when multiple subheadings are included in a discussion post.
Be kind. Your experience on Stacker News will be far more enjoyable if you consistently share kind, constructive, and helpful comments with other users.
When responding to other users, consider using full sentences and appropriate grammar. The added context can help readers follow your train of thought and engage in better back-and-forth dialogue.
Instead of explicitly telling users what they can and can’t share, Bitcoin is the tool that the Stacker News community uses to signal which content is (or is not) valued.
If you regularly earn tips for your content, consider it a signal that other users enjoy what you’re sharing. If users regularly ignore your content, consider it a signal that they aren’t finding it valuable.
Generally speaking, referral links, repetitive content, and posts that are not related to Bitcoin tend to be ignored by the Stacker News community.
Because all posts cost money, anyone who is regularly posting content that the community ignores has a financial and social incentive to either share more relevant content or avoid posting at all.
Stacking sats and seeing your post at the top of the page is always fun, but the best part about Stacker News is connecting and sharing ideas with our global community of Bitcoiners.
The daily discussion thread is a great place to introduce yourself to the community and to share whatever is on your mind. Think of this thread as a lounge or social club where you can share freely without being bound by the constraint of Bitcoin-related discussions.