Posts, comments, and upvotes on the main page cost 1 sat. These will never cost more than 1 sat.
When people upvote your posts and comments, those sats go to you.
The basic algorithm divides upvotes by a power of the time since a story was submitted plus the boost divided by a larger power (relative to upvotes) of the time since a story was submitted. Comments in threads are ranked the same way.
Upvotes (denominated in sats) go the user that posted the story or comment being upvoted. Each user can upvote a story only once. More than one upvote from a single user is boost (explained below).
Boost allows users to boost the ranking of a post/comment. Unlike upvotes, boost goes to the site rather than the poster/commenter. Unlike upvotes, boost also decays faster.
We use github flavored markdown.
Ideally on the git repo https://github.com/stackernews/stacker.news/issues. You can also DM me on twitter https://twitter.com/k00bideh. Satoshi blesses thou for every feature request.
Also the git repo https://github.com/stackernews/stacker.news/issues.
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