Apparently, the new suggested rule is in effect. It turns out that in the last days the same topics has monopolized the homepage. It took my interest to participate in the threads, after all they are always the same 10 topics on the homepage ... This is the criterion of "viral" YouTube, for example. But, it seems anti-democratic logic of "more is better". For my part, I suggest the return of the traditional operation, where each topic appears on the homepage for a few minutes when you receive new messages, and goes down position to be replaced by more updated.
Good stuff will show up there, but anything that's super active (like a successful trolling, or the long-dead horses of DR and pixel count) may show up. I've taken to looking at 'Show unread posts since last visit.' and 'Show new replies to your posts.'.
Sometimes I scroll through neuroanatamist's posts looking for one of his famous physics/electronics lectures (particularly ones with smaller words and charts so I can follow along )
Over the last few years, we've accumulated a fair share of people that like to 'discuss' topics 'actively', sometimes leading to 3.14159 posts for every 1 of others . . . leading to more 'active' responses by the community.
Anyhoo, I think the front-page has just short circuited due to the activity.
Over the last few years