Improving the Hacker News Ranking Algorithm

In our opinion, the goal of Hacker News (HN) is to find the highest quality submissions (according to its community) and show them on the front-page. While the current ranking algorithm seems to meet this requirement at first glance, we identified two inherent flaws.

Quality Assurance for Collaborative Artifact Creation

How can we create a manupulation resistant quality assurance algorithm for open and distributed communities that collaboratively work on a distributed artifact?