Hacker News negativity finally hurts the program it supports

I’ve posted a couple of times about the negativity on Hacker News and why I no longer post there. Well the AirBnB fiasco has been seized by the HN “nancy grace” crowd with a vengance and they’re pounding their most successful startup ever into the dirt and promoting its competitors. While you may feel the AirBnB execs could have handled the destruction of a customer’s home a little better, this seems a little over the top.

Here is a list of all recent AirBnB stories that hit #1 on Hacker News during the last 7 days starting with the oldest first. These stats are taken from an app I wrote a while ago to track HN stats.

Airbnb bags $112 million in Series B — comments guynamedloren Posted 6 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes ago. and spent 5 hours at #1

 

AirBnB: Crimes committed against a host — comments foxit Posted 4 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes ago. and spent 7 hours, 50 minutes at #1

 

The Moment Of Truth For AirBnB As User’s Home Is Utterly Trashed — comments ssclafani Posted 4 days, 30 minutes ago. and spent 6 hours at #1

 

On Safety: A Word From Airbnb — comments ssclafani Posted 3 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes ago. and spent 4 hours, 30 minutes at #1

 

Airbnb Victim Speaks Again: Homeless, Scared And Angry — comments jamesgagan Posted 2 days, 12 hours, 50 minutes ago. and spent 10 minutes at #1

 

Airbnb Nightmare: No End In Sight — comments moonlighter Posted 2 days, 12 hours, 30 minutes ago. and spent 5 hours at #1

 

Airbnb story on front page of Financial Times print edition — comments arghnoname Posted 2 days, 7 hours, 20 minutes ago. and spent 2 hours, 39 minutes at #1

 

Airbnb Competitor Checks IDs: ‘We Don’t Want to Trade Security for Volume’ — comments citadrianne Posted 2 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes ago. and spent 4 hours, 40 minutes at #1

 

Plot thickens in Airbnb vacation rental horror story — comments felipemnoa Posted 1 day, 2 hours, 20 minutes ago. and spent 1 hour, 40 minutes at #1

 

Another Airbnb Victim Tells His Story: “There Were Meth Pipes Everywhere” — comments jasonlbaptiste Posted 10 minutes ago. and spent 10 minutes at #1

 

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