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I strongly disagree with tye (again ;) here on front-paging close to everything.
For some time now, I haven't been as an active monk as I have used to be due to my job and what not. Before, I never checked the front page, for I was constantly watching Newest Nodes, but now that I don't have time to read all nodes, I'd like to view just a selection of good nodes/threads.
Currently, the front page starts off with these nodes (to my surprise):
Not to disrespect the authors of those nodes, I frankly believe these nodes are not interesting for the majority of people. These are personal itches that can be solved by a little googling (and a link to e.g. http://www.hotscripts.com/ would be enough).
Due to this 'front-page close to everything'-behaviour, I went back to looking at Newest Nodes and filter out the interesting stuff, without bothering with the front page.
Shouldn't the thinking be the other way around, though? I'd rather start off with reading 'good' stuff and put effort into reading 'less good' stuff, than putting effort into filtering 'less good' stuff out, to get the 'good' stuff.
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