Thanks to everyone who put the time and effort into going on Reddit or HN to upvote the posts and comment that this is not, in fact, a dubious scheme for gathering emails. I think I'll stop the push for now, because the posts didn't go viral, so they'll probably fade away into oblivion.
Although the results of the efforts weren't as stellar as I had expected, that was primarily due to my own unpreparedness. I learned that I definitely need to put some more time and effort into sign up website and the flow afterwards. Maybe also ask some respected people who might be subscribed to make posts on social media supporting our legitimacy. Also if you have any opinions on the matter, please let me know by replying.
Anyway, that's all for another day. For now, I'll just sit back, crack open a chilled, cloudy peach IPA, and get down to finding and summarizing some of dem gud-gud articles.
And by the way, here's the issue.