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  1.  (8368.1)
    For the last few months, I've experimented with making lots of posts "sticky" -- stuck to the top of the first page.

    Do you like lots of sticky posts, or would you rather the front page only had a few, and was therefore more fluid?

    Speak your brains.
  2.  (8368.2)
    Less sticky please. I've a few threads bookmarked which means there's only four fluid threads on the front page.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    I like them...Gets me looking where I might not have looked on my own.
    But it may be because I avoid the bookmark feature...perhaps from sheer laziness.
  3.  (8368.4)
    I've got a few threads bookmarked as well, but I personally don't mind the larger number of sticky threads - I can always click through to the next page to see more of the unsticky threads.

    So long as you're quick enough to "unsticky" them when the discussion fades out (which you do) then it works for me.
    • CommentAuthorOwen
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    Less sticky please, like Ginja I have quite a few bookmarked threads but would still like to see the more used threads below the stickies.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    Yes, I love the rotating sticky list, and don't mind if it takes up the whole front page. To me it:

    a) highlights great stuff here I otherwise might not notice and
    b) makes it feel like the place is actively and generously maintained. The proprietor is an effective host, facilitating good conversation.
  4.  (8368.7)
    I'm also in the 'lots of sticky posts' camp. Makes me read more things I wouldn't normally read.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    Yeah, I've noticed that. I think it's too much. Maybe limit it to half the threads on the first page?

    Since active threads get bumped to the top, they often psuedo-Sticky themselves anyway. It's like evolution--survival of the fittest. Or whatever.
  5.  (8368.9)
    Possible option to accommodate both sides: More threads per page, ergo allowing the increased sticky thread capacity to remain, but also allowing for more non-sticky threads to be visible on the front page?
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    Less please, though i'm not entirely sure why, makes it easier to see what's new and busy?
  6.  (8368.11)
    Seantaclaus' suggestion works for me. I like the Sticky threads, but I also like to be able to focus my attention on threads which don't meet the interest level required to be sticky.
  7.  (8368.12)
    Agree with Seanta - like having lots of sticky but that pushes even fairly recent live posts off the front. Narrower fields maybe> Or just say 'dammit, P1 is for stickies, flip to 2 for the rest'? Makes it more curated-feeling in a way. Might suck for some.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    I like having lots of sticky threads. I'm new here, so I haven't known it any other way, but it helped me when I was first coming into the forum to see what kind of things everyone talked about and what people were interested in.
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    At first I really didn't like the more sticky threads, but really I've come to like the set up. I say keep the sticky threads a coming.
  8.  (8368.15)
    I prefer less stickies, a more fluid front page and letting threads rise or sink naturally. Too many stickies also defeats the point of a sticky thread, which is to call attention to itself, and now that there's so many stickies you have to scroll down to find fluid threads, stickies have become far more trivial.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    I'm totally fine with the stickies. My only concern is that a lot of times once a topic drifts past the first page it's gone forever.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    Seantaclaus got it, I think.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    How about an extra category of trending topics with aliases linking to the top 10 stickies?
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010
    Err i had assumed the method to selecting sticky threads was particular subjects needing...well, advertisement, I guess. Say new comics or someone coming up with a project central to the individuals who either run Whitechapel or are/have been in cahoots. Also, of course, any threads related to WC administration and goings on. Threads regarding things like news, surveys for the peanut gallery from the peanut gallery, photographs or new art to show off (as distinct from photography or art projects that need us to leave WC to view), etc go un-sticky'd.

    That I'm perfectly good with. I can't really say that I care about more or less sticky threads, only that I had been assuming sticky's were sort of the premier content you wanted WhiteChapel to present. If at times that's several threads at once and sometimes it's a bit quiet, I don't mind.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2010

    *Monocle pops off* Brilliant!