Bob Sihler wrote:Montana Matt wrote:I like the idea of featuring reworked pages. SP is at a point in its life now where there are many pages that could use improving or that need to be completely reworked. It's a ton of effort and, as you say, goes mostly under-recognized. I'd be happy to implement something to feature reworked pages if an idea of how to do so is clearly laid out.
I'd be happy to create a subforum in Site Feedback for people to post on reworked pages. That would also help elves interested in featuring them.
Scott had also suggested a subforum for pages up for adoption, which also might be a nice idea.
Unless there's any objection, I can probably work on those things tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'll have a lot of time on my hands.
I am not opposed to that, however that doesn't accomplish what I am after. And personally I don't think it will be effective (not for what I am after... it may be effective for other things like elves seeing the pages).
We already have all the "what's new threads" in various regions. Those are largely unutilized and when they are used the vast majority of the site membership still overlooks them. This is easy to see by going back into the threads and looking at the votes a page registers after a post there, or how many hits it has.
There are three groups of members on the site... a forum group, a site content group, and a very small group that sees both. A forum spotlight section only reaches this last group, and it is a small community. I am trying to get after the second group... the pool that COMPLETELY ignores the forums. Even adding a single photo to a page gets more site content members to notice than posting it in a forum thread.
Similarly most people in the second group that completely ignores the forums is going to be less likely to post their effort in a thread. Ideally we also have some way to designate the item on the site content side. I think the 'What's new' page probably needs to be involved somehow.