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BA84
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Right Now In The Forum

Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:27 pm

Who decides which threads are featured in Right Now in the Forum, on the Home Page? Some of these threads have hardly any interest. Why would a topic with two replies be a featured thread? Obviously they are Moderator favourites.
Any topic with less than ten replies shouldn't qualify.

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RE: Right Now In The Forum

Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:57 pm

Whilst I cannot confirm what exactly causes threads to appear in the right now on the forums; I can dispel any rumor or idea that it is a moderator controlled function. We have no control over what topics appear in this box.

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RE: Right Now In The Forum

Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:02 am

They use one of these for it   :



Like FlyKev said, the Moderators have nothing to do with that feature and I can vouch on this from my time spent on the Moderator Crew. If the Moderators had anything to do with that feature, you would have seen a lot of threads about Delta as well as Las Vegas on that list when back I was a Head Moderator......   
 
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RE: Right Now In The Forum

Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:32 pm

Quoting BA84 (Thread starter):

As noted the moderators have no input at all into what goes into that module, it is based upon the number of views a thread gains in the first 24 hours after posting and they then time out to be replaced by the next.

Thanks and regards

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RE: Right Now In The Forum

Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:22 pm

Quoting BA84 (Thread starter):
Obviously they are Moderator favourites. Any topic with less than ten replies shouldn't qualify.

Right now you can see the following topic: Boeing Did Not Want To Sell Pan Am New Aircraft. (by doulasc Dec 26 2013 in Civil Aviation)

It was started less than 24 hours ago, only has 22 replies but has been seen/read more than 12000 times. There are other topics on that forum with 50 or 70 replies that have been read much less frequently. Clearly this explain why it's on or not on the Right Now.

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