Happy to answer any questions about Telescope.
(Little-known fact: Sidebar actually runs on Telescope)
Do you guys think there is much difference between DN and Product Hunt?
I had an idea to create something like DN but for a different community and was going to build it in Rails but now I've seen this I will rethink.
I was lucky enough to help review a draft of this article, and can say it's definitely suitable for all non-programmers out there :)