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This pages is an archive of quality Hacker News "Ask YC" posts grouped by subject. "Quality" means posts that are a) generally relevant to startups and b) contain a decent amount of useful discussion/advice. All posts on this page have been looked at manually. Within groups (and sub-groups) stories are sorted in descending date order because newer stories are more timely (in addition to often having more comments).

For a more up-to-date listing (that includes postings where this one left off), check out the Ask HN Archive.

When referencing this page, don't copy and paste the links to table of contents sections, as they are numerically designated and thus subject to change. Instead, copy and paste the relevant individual links within sections, or point to the overall page and suggest particular sections textually.

Financial

Accounting

Acquisitions/Selling Business

Angels

Funding (General)

Health Insurance

Monetization

Venture Capital

Y Combinator

General (Startups)

Founders

Founders (Disputes)

Giving Up

Hiring

Ideas

Life Choices

Lifestyle

Lifestyle (Part Time)

Locations

Locations (Cambridge)

Locations (Non-US)

Locations (San Francisco/Silicon Valley)

Non-Hackers

Legal

Entity Formation

IP

Lawyers

Terms of Use

Visas/Green Cards

Marketing/Sales

Blogging

Demos

Design/Usability

Domain Names

Email Marketing

Names

Getting Traffic/Users

Press

Market Research

Programming

Features

Learning

Refactoring/Rewriting

Testing

X vs Y

Language Choice (General)

AJAX

C++

Clojure

CSS

Erlang

Flash/Flex

Haskell

HTML

iPhone

Java

JavaScript

Lisp

Lua

Mobile

OCaml

OSX

Perl

PHP

Python

RoR

Smalltalk

Windows

References/Research (General)

Advice

Blogs

Books

IRC

Movies

Podcasts

Technology/Software/Services to Use

Algorithms

AWS (EC2, S3, etc.)

Crawling

Databases

Editors/Development Environments (General)

Geolocation

Hosting

OpenID

Payment Processing

Project/Customer Management

Scaling

SMS

Sysadmin