In anticipation of the upcoming auto-scheduler (and auto-promoter), I’ve changed it so only posts marked Front Page will appear on the front page. Others will still appear in their respective categories. Posts now have the [New] functionality and each category tells you how many new posts are in them (up to 5). The posts shown on the sidebar do not include anything on the front page, so they are easier to find.
Once the auto-scheduler is working, each post to the front page will be scheduled, typically for one each second hour (unless we get more content, then one an hour), during regular hours. To fill in the blanks, each hour a post that is not on the front page will be promoted (or every other hour if we don’t have enough content). At the moment it uses comment count as the primary method of determining worthiness. It seems the php level on this site is lower than what I have at home, so what runs there is an error here, but I should be able to get this running by tomorrow night, I think.
I’ve ‘promoted’ all recent posts to the front page, so it looks the same. Feel free to post quickhits, etc to the front page for now, to keep what we currently use working. (Or if it really is a QH you don’t want on the front page, feel free to not. People should be able to find it now.)
What Do You Think?
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