Leave The Best Discussions To Last

(Richard Millington) #1

Originally published at: https://www.feverbee.com/best-discussions/
My colleague Hawk lives in New Zealand. She’s usually participating in our community when most members are asleep. At the beginning of each day she sees a list of discussions like this: And she gets to decide which discussions to reply to and in which order. The easiest methods are FIFO (first in, first out) or LIFO (last in, first out). FIFO means beginning at the bottom and working your way to the top. LIFO means beginning at the top of new discussions and working your way down. If you use FIFO, the discussions are flipped. What was top is…

(Sarah Hawk) #2

I have a trick here too.

In our case, post order is quite important because the 4 latest display on the homepage. For that reason I occasionally edit one of my responses (by changing something small that doesn’t alter the message) to bump a more important post to the top.