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We still don't have enough front-paging.
Most nodes should be front-paged.
If you don't feel comfortable front-paging a node, then don't. If you do feel comfortable front-paging a node, please do! The end result should be that MOST nodes will end up front-paged because most nodes are reasonable nodes that most of our visitors deserve to see.
Just a week or two ago I was looking at the front page and I saw nodes that were 3 and 4 days old because noone was bothering to front-page nodes. That sucks.
now it is effectively just another Newest nodes, and as such has become a waste of space IMHO
Yes, the front page is basically Newest Nodes but for casual visitors or those who don't want to look at quite everything (or those who want to read the root of the thread before deciding whether to click to view the reply or ...). So the front page should include all but the worst nodes, not some select 1 or 2 per day. Including about half of the nodes is not so bad but I think more than half of our nodes are worthy of the attention of the majority of visitors who don't use Newest Nodes.
Statistics show that we have a lot more monks using the front page than using Newest Nodes. So not front-paging a node means that the majority of visitors will never see it. Do you really think that more than half of the threads on this site should be ignored by the lion's share of our readers??