Due to recent developments in the Hacker News community and people raging over the questionable moderation and hate Paul Graham of Y Combinator has for anyone that crosses him by “hell-banning” them on the Hacker News website I decided to develop a quick and basic Hacker News clone called Zebra.
I have setup a Github repository which can be accessed here: https://github.com/Vheissu/Zebra
Now you can run your own Hacker News style website. At present it’s not really in a shape where you can use it to run a website but I am continuously building on-top of it and almost have it in a state where you can submit and vote on things. The core of the application is using Codeigniter, so if you’re familiar and want to help out by all means please do.
Whilst I still currently love Hacker News, Zebra will perhaps spurn some competition and other sites which in turn might make Hacker News a better place in the long-run. Subscribe to the Github repo so you can be the first to know when you can start using it.