Here’s a little data for you: yesterday I apologized to YC for our (stupid) decision to use their application form as the starting point for our Founders Co-op submission process. My post got picked up and reposted to Hacker News, the bulletin board for the YC community. The graph above is from my Lijit stats page; the big spike is from yesterday. All I can say is ‘wow’.
P.S. – I was relieved to see the first comment (from ‘pg’) on the hacker news thread:
“This was nice of them. It didn’t bother us too much. We were indignant the first time someone copied our application form, but at least these guys admitted it.”
It’s never fun to make a mistake, but this took some of the sting out of it. Thanks, Paul.