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most recent should be on the home page

I recently posted an instructable but I don't think anyone saw it. I didn't even see it appear. The problem is that the home page for instructables.com shows Featured and Popular. I thought the most recent used to appear on the home page. Am I wrong about this? To get to the most recent ones, i have to create the following link: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/?sort=RECENT

It seems like new instructables don't get noticed easily. If I am wrong, tell me what I need to do.


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ewilhelm8 years ago
The homepage is our editorial voice, and we so we want to have control over what appears on it. We exercise that control by featuring content and allowing content become popular algorithmically.

You'll note that recent Instructables do appear on the channel hompages, for example:
https://www.instructables.com/art
then atleast provide them in other places where folks just do visit
I think they're telling us nicely that it is not in our best interest to see EVERY single Instructable released. I don't know the numbers, but I imagine that these would cycle quite rapidly, effectively negating the point of showing them in the first place. A new I'ble would only be on the front page for a small time, which means that it is highly unlikely that a new user (who doesn't know how to sort by "recent") will get something useful out of it.
ok. but then i'd suggest to give option to users to vote for instructables to become featured
Then we'd have the front page spammed, so to speak, with "teh bestist knxe gun evarr"
you can require an inst to be voted by 2 - 3 different users to become featured and featuring (including the featuring used today) should expire after some time. featured - been there - attracted folks - task completed - free ur place for new stuff then i'd suggest option to choose how much an inst is featured when voting. then it can determine for how much time itll be featured
rhackenb (author)  110100101108 years ago
I think what started my discussion was that I didn't see my submission on the home page. Two previous submissions had been marked as featured right away by the editorial staff and they appeared there. I guess I assumed that every submission appeared there. My most recent submission would only appeal to a niche group in software and I assumed it would not be featured. I think what Skate6566 says about the home page being spammed would be true if the editorial staff didn't filter them.
I think we should all drop the subject, since Eric was very clear it's not going to happen.
I disagree that we should just "drop the subject." There is nothing wrong with an open-ended discussion as long as we don't beat a dead horse. Every solution needs a problem. We've determined that not having most recent I'bles on the home page is not a problem, therefore needs no solution. But that doesn't mean that it isn't worth exploring what the home page's purpose is. While Instructables has final say, it will not completely ignore its users. That's what these Feedback threads are for. Perhaps we need an all-encompassing "what should be on the home page" thread. Perhaps we needn't such a thread.
You are beating a dead horse. The CEO has indicated he likes the front page the way it is. I feel confident that if he needs our input, he'll ask for it. He's replied to the topic, so any further discussion of the point is moot.
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