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[status-completed] posts bury everything else

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At the time of writing, there is a big chunk of (around 15) [status-completed] and [status-declined] posts in the Q&A category feed, burying the open posts.

Since open posts are much more important than completed ones, I think that this situation should be avoided. I suggest either:

  1. Add an option to hide [status-completed] or other related tags from the category feed.
  2. Don't bump posts when adding the [status-completed] or related tags to them.
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Things like these usually sort themselves out when the site turns more active though. ‭Lundin‭ about 1 month ago

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I would like to offer a third alternative.

Don't make post-bumping edits in bulk.

I don't know the process that led up to those posts being retagged the way they were just now, but I strongly suspect that they didn't all need to be retagged at once.

So, then, the obvious option would be to retag as soon as possible when the correct tag becomes known, whether that's status-completed, status-declined, or unicorn-failure. (Okay, maybe not that last one, even though we did have a genuine unicorn failure some time ago.)

Spreading the edits out over a longer period of time means that other posts don't get buried by ones that are bumped simply because of a moderator tag edit.

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Normally we try to add the tags as soon as they are fixed, but there are two possible exceptional conditions: (1) many easy fixes rolled out at one end. what should be done here else? and (2) adding status tags to older, “forgotten” requests. ‭luap42 is a ghost 👻 ‭ about 1 month ago

@luap42 I guess that depends largely on what we want particularly "status-completed" to mean; installed in production or fix ready, tested and will be deployed but might not necessarily be deployed yet? From a user perspective, the former is more approachable; from a developer perspective, the latter is attractive and still carries info to the user. Older, forgotten requests will of course remain a problem but those edits can probably be spaced out over time with no significant downside. ‭Canina‭ about 1 month ago

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