I submitted an article that was rejected twice. Each time, the same canned rejection response is received with links to the guidelines.
The first rejection was completely understandable since it’s been months since my previous articles were published, and it seems like some new guidelines were created that I was unaware of.
The second rejection is unclear to me. I spent a lot of time cleaning up the article and making it better. I have no idea if it was rejected on another technicality, or if there is a fundamental reason the article isn’t right for HN.
This article has been very well received in other places, and the Hackernoon version I worked on is the best version of the article. Without knowing the reason I don’t know if I should even spend time trying to correct the mystery issue.