HN visitors are generally worried that HN is changing, and most of the worries center (obviously) around whether or not it is changing for the worse.
I thought it would be nice to either know that it really is changing or lay the matter to rest, so I sampled a bunch of postings done since HN was started and tagged them with a number of categories.
Of course I can’t go through all of the items that have been posted through the years but it will give some insight.
Judge for yourself and see if you think there are obvious trends indicating long term change:
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With roughly 30% of the items not categorized there is some room for error, but on the whole it is my expectation that the 30% is spread relatively equally across the other categories.