I don't yet have enough experience to place nodes on the
front page, so my views aren't based on experience.
When I first discovered Perl Monks, I visited it by going
straight to the home page. I assumed that all nodes would
be listed there, as there's no indication that the topics
covered have been deemed important. After a while I
discovered Newest Nodes, and realised that nodes only
appear on the front page after they have been approved.
So, if fewer nodes are approved on the front page, some
newcomers might think that there isn't much going on at
On the other hand, I like the idea of having something
between Newest Nodes and Best Nodes, that contains the
most interesting posts. If the front page serves this
purpose, the front page should contain a notice clearly
stating this, with a pointer to Newest Nodes for
newcomers who want to read more.
Of course, all this is IMHO, and assuming that vroom and
others have infinite time to modify this site according
to users' whims. ;-)
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