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Re: To front page or not?

by davido (Archbishop)
on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:14 UTC ( #1081827=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to To front page or not ? [ANSWERED]

Fresh content on the front page is a good thing. We should be FP'ing more than we do. Though I'm not as motivated as I should be, these are the criteria that I try to use:

  • Is there any reason it shouldn't be FP'ed?
    • Too long? (In some cases <readmore>...</readmore> tags placed by a Janitor can fix this problem.)
    • Too dumb? (You can't fix stupid.)
    • Unanswerable? (Too little information provided to get a good answer.)
    • Too off-topic?
    • Too poorly formatted? (Janitors can help here, but sometimes it's just too much work.)
    • Too little effort / research from the OP? (All too common, and not to be encouraged.)
  • Can the question be upvoted by someone who is using voting conscientiously?
  • In rare cases: Has an answer been provided that is so good, it turns a poor question into a good thread?

If there's no reason it shouldn't be front-paged, and it's worthy of an upvote, it should be Front Paged.

The reason that a fresh front-page is good for the site is because this is where the majority of people land when they arrive here. Landing on a page that hasn't been updated in hours makes it look like the site is stagnant. We would prefer that, in lieu of snazzy design, the content of the site appears engaging and fresh.

I don't worry about too much traffic on the front page, as long as it doesn't exhibit characteristics of posts that aren't front-pageable.


Dave

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[Corion]: But I have a very positive experience with a four day workweek and a three day weekend. I can't easily go back though to full money.
[Corion]: That is easy without having to pay for a house, a wife or children though. If I had any of these, or any two of these, the decision wouldn't be that easy.
[ambrus]: wait. I understand no wife and children, but how do you not have to pay for a house?
[hippo]: I had a low-paid job about 20 years ago and seriously considered going down to a 3-day week. Would have worked 60% of the time for about 80% of the cash.
[Corion]: ambrus: Well, I pay rent, but don't own a house with variable/ unforeseeable costs
[hippo]: The thesholds/benefits balance at the time was nuts.
[hippo]: But that doesn't last because, you know ... politicians. :(
[Corion]: hippo: Yeah, if you still get enough money to get by and don't have expensive hobbies or other fixed costs that can work out well
[ambrus]: ah good. I pay only rent too. but that still costs significant money.
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, but that is already budgeted for

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