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    This reads like a puff piece. It’s an interesting project but I wouldn’t say there was a real takeaway except that you have YC funding now.

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      Ouch; this is very unconstructive criticism.

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        I liked the article as an experience report - you can build something Erlang-ish in Rust on wasm and end up at least convincing yourself (and YC?) that it works. I agree that the article doesn’t have a strong central thesis, but I found it interesting.

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        Sadly I believe you’re correct, especially given the post history here.

        For folks that quibble with this dismissal as a “puff piece”: for me at least if this post had any code at all showing how the APIs changed, how this mirrored GenServers or other BEAM idioms, how various approaches like the mentioned channels approach changed the shape of could, or anything like that I wouldn’t be so dismissive. Alas, it seems like a growth-hacking attempt with lots of buzzwords (I mean christ, look at the tags here).

        Marketing spam and bad actors still exist folks.

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          Hi friendlysock, I do mention in the post “Check out the release notes for code examples”. Here is a direct link to them: https://github.com/lunatic-solutions/rust-lib/releases/tag/v0.9.0

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            From (successful) personal experience: you can get away with promoting your stuff if you offer people something of real value in exchange for taking their time & attention. Nobody cares what’s in your GitHub: make content that is on the page you are posting that is worth reading.

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              Friend, your only contributions to this site have been entirely self-promotion for your Lunatic project. It’s a neat project, but you are breaking decorum and exhibiting poor manners by using us in a fashion indistinguishable from a growth hacker. Please stop.

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                I don’t think it’s fair to call a blog that has 3 posts in 2 years “marketing spam”. This submission is currently #1, so it’s obviously of interest to the community. But with this backlash in the comments I’m definitely going to refrain from posting in the future.

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                  I don’t think it’s fair to call a blog that has 3 posts in 2 years “marketing spam”.

                  In one year, as I write this comment, you have:

                  • Submitted 3 stories, all self promotion.
                  • Made 5 comments, all on stories that you submitted, promoting your own project.

                  That is not engaging with this community, that is using the community for self promotion, which is actively contrary to the community norms, and has been the reason for a ban from the site in the past.

                  This submission is currently #1, so it’s obviously of interest to the community.

                  The rankings are based on the number of votes, comments, and clicks. At the moment, all of the comments in this article are either by you, or are complaining about the submission. This will elevate the post but not in a good way.

                  But with this backlash in the comments I’m definitely going to refrain from posting in the future.

                  I would say that you have two choices:

                  1. Stop posting altogether.
                  2. Engage with the community, comment on other stories, submit things that are not just your own work.

                  The general rule of thumb that I’ve seen advocated here is that posts of your own things should make up no more than 10% of your total contributions to the site. At the moment, for you, they are 100%. If they were under 50%, you’d probably see a lot fewer claims that you were abusing lobste.rs for self promotion.

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                    I don’t know how to resolve the problem that this is both an interesting project but only being posted by you, and that there’s a business wrapped around it, where you’re the ‘CEO’ - which just makes it a bit awkward when people are interested in the tech but opposed to ‘spam’.

                    I’m certainly interested in following the project, so I’d prefer that you keep posting!

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            Like someone else has pointed out, there’s a glaring lack of rust code to go with all of these descriptions. I’d like to see what writing “lunatic rust” looks like, and I can’t find it in this post, nor anywhere on the website.

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              When I started using WebAssembly to solve this problem, it wasn’t well known or even popular outside the browser, but it is slowly becoming the way of shipping backend applications.

              It is? This is news to me. Curious to know if others agree with this or can point to examples.