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104 Post author: Alicorn 01 June 2010 12:43AM

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Comment author: Douglas_Knight 02 June 2010 04:03:03AM 2 points [-]

Voting up the old articles may mislead potential readers if the new article is a prerequisite. It is good that you linked it from the index page. It is also good that Apophenia's cross-postings show up first in the comments. I'm not entirely sure how to interpret the general reaction, but I would edit the index to put more emphasis on this article.

Comment author: Alicorn 02 June 2010 04:04:32AM 0 points [-]

You mean beyond the edit I already made to the index?

Comment author: Douglas_Knight 02 June 2010 04:49:25AM *  0 points [-]

Yes; I praised the first edit. If cousin_it is representative and the stories are prerequisites, then you should encourage people to read them first. If it they are merely useful, Apophenia's comments may be adequately positioned. It would be quite a stretch to guess that cousin_it is representative, but people more generally are very positive about this article so it should probably be promoted more.

I don't know how people will read this sequence in the future, even whether they will start with the index page, let alone how they will read the index page, but I suspect that they will stop reading when they get to the list of posts and not notice the link to SSS at the end.

Comment author: Alicorn 02 June 2010 05:11:45AM 1 point [-]