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comment by mknod
mknod  ·  1225 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Welcome rob05c! + more tag info

Yeah I too am ignorant for the reasons they did this, and feel like your method is probably a better mix of the right direction approach. Computationally it might have something to do with it, there might be some data to support looking up a hash in postgresql vs a string is computationally better than generating some text processing.

Like I said though "I dunno!"