Please don't feel bad. Most people were certainly approving and not front-paging nodes recently. About a month back I was seeing well under 5% of SoPW nodes ever getting front-paged.
At that time I started "spreading the word" via the chatterbox that more front-paging was desired. I'd hoped to write a root node on the subject but never found the time for that particular task.
So I really doubt anyone would have been offended by you approving a node but not front-paging it. I could see someone feeling bad if you were front-paging lots of nodes and only approving theirs. But in that case I'd wonder why the person was paying so much attention to who was doing what.
Actually, the approval nodelet makes it pretty easy to tell when a node has been approved but not front-paged and to then front-page it, so even my joke doesn't carry much water in the current system.
At the time I made it I was faced with lots of approved SoPW nodes (I could tell they had been approved by looking at Seekers of Perl Wisdom) but that it was very difficult to tell how many had been front paged. I really wanted a "front page" check box to appear on such nodes when looking at Seekers of Perl Wisdom. But since then I increased the number SoPW nodes that show on the front page (from 2 to 12, I think) so even that isn't so bad any more.
And I don't think you should feel bad about approving a node and not front-paging it now.
It isn't that I think each person should front-page 95% of the nodes that they approve. It is that I think people should feel free to front-page nodes that they feel should be (not just outstanding nodes) and that this will result in about 90% of nodes being front-paged (not all by the person who approved them) and that this is a good thing.- tye
In reply to Re^2: Considering Front Paging a Node? (mea culpa)