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Re^2: Never! Too much Front Paging

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Sep 24, 2004 at 19:49 UTC ( #393650=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Never! Too much Front Paging
in thread Too much Front Paging

Statistics show that we have a lot more monks using the front page than using Newest Nodes.

I doubt you can have good statistics about that. I mean, I download the The Monastery Gates because that's what comes up when I type in the address bar, and I am too lazy to add ?node_id=3628 directly instead. I never read the The Monastery Gates itself. I read Newest Nodes or sometimes the categories. I guess there are some other monks like that too.

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Re^3: Never! Too much Front Paging (stats)
by tye (Sage) on Sep 24, 2004 at 20:40 UTC

    So you are assuming that my statistics are based on number of downloads?

    One of the easy statistics is how much more voting happens on threads that get front-paged. This means that even if we restrict to monks who have votes (which excludes a large fraction of our audience), we have a pretty large bias towards use of (not downloading of) the front page. (Yes, you can argue that better nodes are more likely to get front-paged and also more likely to causing voting, but I'm pretty sure that many are quite convinced that such an explanation just doesn't cut it.)

    - tye        

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