Have the comments on Hacker News gotten demonstrably worse over time?
We'll need to download all the comments from frontpage stories over the entire history of Hacker News.
pip install -r requirements.txt fab download
Earlier stories have fewer comments. These comments are of higher quality.
fab transform analyze
After graphing comment score, comment length, comment totals, and story points over time, the only conclusion I can draw to is that the number of comments per story have increased over time.
FAILED: After getting all that comment data, I didn't find anything cool. Sigh