Thursday, June 16, 2011

UseTheSource: a job board for hackers

NOTE: I SHUT THIS SERVICE DOWN. THIS BLOG POST IS FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY.


I've repurposed my old usethesource.com domain as a job board aimed at people who use Hacker News. It's a place to submit jobs that are suitable for hackers (in the good sense).

Anyone can read the jobs, vote and comment on them. But in order to submit a job you have to be a member in good standing of Hacker News and prove it. People wishing to submit jobs need to satisfy the following:

1. Use the same username as on Hacker News

2. Have a Hacker News karma of greater than 500 or have been a user for more than 1 year

3. Add the magic string d13b2ac1c6b22c9a1557ee5a5dd4f41855f65133 to their Hacker News about box (the string only needs to be present the first time someone submits; after that the account will be validated and the 'validated' flag will be set to 'yes' in the profile).

It's an experiment. Let's see how it goes.

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