That's a difficult question, and I'm still unsure of what to do regarding this topic. Lamer News has served Echo JS well for the last two years, it's pretty solid and works as intended. Unfortunately, the development is stalled as Antirez is obviously focused on Redis. For bugfixes and small patches, I think it would be better to commit them to the original repository, so other sites running Lamer News would benefit from the changes as well. After two years though, I have to say my experience with running Ruby applications in production has not been that great, managing Ruby versions and gem dependencies has been painful. I've been thinking a few times about porting the code to another language, and for the record there is a Perl port of Lamer News so it has been done before. Now, though, not sure there is an immediate benefit in doing this. Another option might be to build something new on top of the API, generating pages server-side using the existing API, and completing/enhancing the API if required. To be honest I would not change much to the actual implementation though, and stay as close as HN as possible. At the moment, what I would really like to add is a way to view all the latest comments on a site wide level in order to encourage discussions. What features do you have in mind?