good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
Re: Self-actualization considered harmful (no more "self front-paging/approving")by atcroft (Abbot)
|on Jun 11, 2002 at 18:20 UTC
Brother tye, I applaude this move to resolve this issue.
I consider myself yet but an egg, but it seems that with all the discussions about this that the problem is in different views on what and why something should be front-paged. Perhaps an example of what I am thinking would be in order.
A few nights ago in the CB, someone came in an asked for someone to front page their posting. The problem was a little difficult, but it seemed their desire was for it to be front-paged so it would get more response, as they seemed (IIRC) to be in a bit of a bind due to the issue they inquired about.
The thing is, though, that the articles I have went back and looked at regarding the front-page indicate that the front-page should be more a cross-section of what is covered and what the community is, since this is the first encounter someone would have with the Monastery, giving them an opinion of whether to keep coming back or leave and never return.
In addition, a number of monks have commented that they tend more towards the Newest Nodes section when looking for interesting discussions and problems anyways, so it isn't as if it isn't going to get responded to if it isn't on the front page.
I know this issue may be somewhat a powder keg at times, it seems, and I again applaude the efforts to resolve the issue.