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81 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 07:43AM

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Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 04:00:53PM 0 points [-]


And interestingly, I find myself looking at my upvotes here and there and wondering what the appropriate "conversion rate" is for purposes of feeling good over a successful post. I've now gotten 31 upvotes there, but only 13 here. Obviously getting upvotes over there is easier than over here, so I shouldn't value this as much as if I'd got 13 + 31 = 46 upvotes here. On the other hand, I should probably allow myself a small bonus for writing a cross-domain post that is good enough to get upvotes on both sites. Hum. Man, this is tough.

Comment author: Kevin 27 February 2010 04:53:18AM 1 point [-]

By any standard you had a successful Hacker News post -- it was on the front page for most of the morning, which is good. The number of votes is not meaningful at all on Hacker News so there's no conversion rate. Also, I strongly suspect that many of the initial early votes on HN came from primary LW users following my link and then upvoting, possibly even people that didn't upvote it on LW.