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Re^2: A new year's request: let's keep the Front Page more current (reality)

by tye (Sage)
on Jan 04, 2010 at 14:53 UTC ( #815578=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A new year's request: let's keep the Front Page more current
in thread A new year's request: let's keep the Front Page more current

If PerlMonks were a newspaper, then each day most of the items on the front page would be the same as yesterday and turning to page two would just get you the things from the front page of a week or more ago. That makes a lousy newspaper (and makes a lousy web site, which is the point of fighting this meme of fear of putting merely ordinary questions, the lion's share of the point of this site, on the front page).

Your analogy is horribly broken and doesn't come close to matching how the front page is actually used here.

- tye        

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Re^3: A new year's request: let's keep the Front Page more current (reality)
by tweetiepooh (Hermit) on Jan 05, 2010 at 12:11 UTC
    It's true newspapers do need new content for the front pages but sometimes they will cover old news that is now more relevant (or perceived to be so) because of a later event or new information to a wider readership.

    This site doesn't have a page 2 in the same sense since each section is date ordered by first node/article so is dynamic anyway.

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