cortjezter wrote:the popular thing is intended for discussions that are actually happening; so if a story is a month old but still receiving activity, it will show up there, in reverse chronology from most recent (user) posts to oldest. i don't see the usefulness of viewing the popularity through filters as you describe from a user point of view; maybe as an admin wanting to peruse traffic/user data in planning for future coverage...
I know it wouldn't be too useful... Like I said, it would just be cool to see the top stories over the time frames I listed. Stuff like that interests me. lol
Nintend()\/\/|\|312 wrote:...maybe having a system similar to what Mako described using the rating system might be useful. That is, an option to see the highest rated articles over the past day/3 days/week/etc. This would allow for what would effectively be a reader-driven "Top Stories" section.
This would actually work better than "by comments" if people used the rating system correctly. What if we had popular "by comments" and "by rating"? Either way, I like the idea!
t27duck wrote:Really? Thought it was always 20... Ahwell, fixed!
Is there a specific reason we can't have it set at 20? More page views per ad or something along those lines? The more articles per page the better imo. Of course I have auto pager anyways, but still.