While these are all good suggestions, why not make frontpaging
available at a higher level than 6? To me the frontpaging
tool is not in the same category as approval, consideration and selecting
an appropriate section. It should require somewhat more experience at
the Monastery to be able to decide what symbols of our
activities appear hanging on the front gate.
Frankly I think that in my just over a year here I've just
once seen a node that I felt should be on the frontpage and
hadn't already been put there, so there is certainly no
shortage of monks carrying out this function.
Besides, we should also consider extending this list
given the population boom ;-)
Update: Another thought - since there is not much
point in putting something on the front page if it will soon
be pushed out of sight by a dozen more, it would be interesting
to have the frontpage changed weekly, to be re-populated
by the highest rep. nodes that have also been marked for FP by
some threshold number of monks of appropriate level. It might
also be wise to set a minimum rep. (in case of slow weeks) of
something like 5*$NORM, so if there are not enough
new nodes that are good enough, some old ones stay up a second week.
Update 2: Re: suaveant's comment, I do
think FP should be a separate vote, though I agree (as above) that
some significant rep. threshold should also be used. I don't see
the front page as a place to reward good nodes in general, but
rather a place to feature particularly interesting nodes of
significance, especially as I'm seeing some serious node rep.
inflation that often in no way reflects a node's greater significance
to the understanding of Perl, but just general agreement or popularity.
That's fine, but it doesn't make it front page material to me.
Update 3: ... and while we're at it, it might be
a good idea to prevent frontpaging for reaped nodes (first
noted by mpolo in Re: Re: When to frontpage a node?).
I'd like to be able to assign to an luser
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