Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

I blocked Hacker News and you can too

Hacker News is one of those websites where the commenters are often very angry people. Note, I said commenters not lurkers/passive browsers/link clickers. Anyone who uses Hacker News just as a website to find links on, I have no beef with.

But most people who comment on it.. I don’t want anything to do with them.

So I used link referrer to “block” the site: If someone sees a link to my blog on there and clicks it, depending if your browser sends a referral header or not, it gets 403 forbidden warning and stops there.

Easy to circumvent of course, but average HN commenter likely doesn’t care enough to copy paste links and open sites in privacy mode or w/e. They’re too busy making money, being intelligent and having stimulating discussions over the newest fad in tech. I blocked Hacker News and you can too