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Front Paging Madness Sweeps Monastery! (boo)

by boo_radley (Parson)
on Apr 08, 2002 at 18:29 UTC ( #157508=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re(3): Am I a power-mad Friar?
in thread Am I a power-mad Friar?

Foxtrot Uniform sez :

I concur. If we're going to list the names of who frontpaged what, it's reasonable to let them explain why they did it.
I dunno about that. The reason the fp messages started showing up was to prevent people from acting on their own nodes; front page nodes get a lot more attention and, therefore, votes. It's a simple mechanism to catch people who are tooting their own horn.

Besides, take a moment to consider what types of SOPWs get FPd, and how that'd look if the persons FPing a node had to explain it all the damn time... We'd see a dozen variations of "good node", "good question" or "well researched". This FP reason field would be little more than noise after a while.

Note that this does differ from the Approval entry for NTC -- there's a lot more variety in the reasons to consider nodes than approve them, and I'd prefer to see your reason for wanting to (eg) delete a node rather than front page it.

Also a big thanks to the gods for polishing up the Approval interface (among many, many other things)

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