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Is it allowed to have a discussion specifically about comments on another forum?

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    I would like to discuss this discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5489962

    However, my understanding is that 2nd-order conversations are generally frowned upon.

    I haven’t been able to find solid documentation surrounding this exciting topic.

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      Rather than linking to 7 year-old HN threads, why not write up a summary with links, and submit that?

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            There’s no need to be weirdly hostile, I was trying to be helpful.

            Presumably you have a thesis (perhaps - “open source leads to genocide”? I don’t know, it’s not clear from the linked comment). Presenting that thesis, together with [links] to the comment on HN by ‘danso, and also the specific comment on io9, along with why you think the thesis is supported, would lead more to a discussion than the current situation, where people won’t have a clue what’s going on.

            This applies, mutatis mutandis, to other topics raised by comments here, on HN, and elsewhere.

            In summary and conclusion, I personally do not think deeplinking into comment threads is a good idea for this site.

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                Perhaps you would like me to write up a summary, with links, of your comment here, so that i can submit that?

                I read this as sarcastic.