DeepHN is a free website where you can find the Hacker News database that you can search. Here it has around 30 million HN posts and linked web pages. Here it offers a search box with filtering options and with this, you can search for an old Hacker News post if you vividly remember the wording of its title or description.
On the DeepHN website, you get the instant search for older posts. You can see all the comments and upvotes there and even read the post description. Apart from this, the UI of DeepHN shows some other options as well such as comments search and stories search with domain filtering.
DeepHN has Hacker News data from 2007 to 2021. And that is why, you can opt to search for a post by keywords in a specific date range. And it will work just fine as you will be able to get the full stories with comments and other statistics of the thread. The search tool show the total number of searches and supports suggestions to make the database searching easier.
Free Hacker News Search Database with 30M Posts: DeepHN
Hacker News is one of the simplest websites on the internet where you can read some high quality articles and posts submitted by various people. The posts are generally links to other sites but they are very useful for public, developers, designers, and other techie people. Being too simplest, Hacker News has a big caveat that it doesn’t offer any search to find content that posted week earlier or last year.
There are already some other search engines already support HN posts such as Algolia but DeepHN here is something new, fast, efficient, and what most people need. It has a very nice UI and you are not required any sign up or registration in order to use it.
Just simply jump to the search box and from there, you simply enter a search term. It will instantly show you the best matching results that you can just view by simply hovering over them. It will show you all the matching stories with total upvotes and comments.
Here it also helps you refine your search. If you want to search posts by domain or withing specific years then you can do that. The options to filter results are on the main interface and you only need to use them.
In this way, you can make use of this simple and powerful free database provided by DeepHN. Just go to the main website and start searching for stories buries deep under the mines of HN. For advanced users, the website also offers AND & OR boolean search with option to sort results.
If you are a regular Hacker News user then you will like this new powerful search engine for it to find old stories. The process is very simple and straightforward and you don’t need to create any account. I really liked this tool and the fact that the search that it offers is instant with some advanced filtering options.