To moderators: If this is not a right place to ask, please feel free to remove this post.
A Hackernoon editor reached out to me and let me know there was an error on their auto TLDR generated system, so my TLDR was inserted incorrectly. My article was amended. To quote:
There appears to have been an error with a feature that we use to generate TL;DRs that inserted the incorrect text.
I did scan over 50+ article to see if there are similar situations. Then found some that the TLDR has no connection to the article, such as below. Certainly, I cannot say whether it was intended by the article author or resulted from a bug on Hackernoon system.
However, an issue regarding unrelated references or tags like crypto coins and companies is fairly widespread. Press on TLDR, or look at the bottom of the article, and you will notice them. If these are bugs, hopefully these will be fixed down the road.
Hackernoon is one of place to occasionally cross-post my article. However, there are a few things that I notice:
- Sometimes they dropped my canonical link I had to manually edit afterward.
- But it seems like an edit button is removed now? Or at least moved to some non-trivial location? At least for now, I cannot find a way to make changes to my article.
- The TLDR became a place to inject crypto advertisement (by editor or some automated system I suppose?).
- There are many references pointing to crypto materials, even though the article is not related at all.
What do you think?