Now that we're 3 weeks into the season, it seemed like now was as good a time as any to clarify some administrative matters for everyone. The thought came to me when I saw the diary, Down or Not?
I certainly want to strongly encourage diary usage...I occasionally post there for smaller matters that maybe don't warrant a normal front page post. When I am doing a front page post, before posting I'll double check previous thread comments or existing diaries to see if there has been discussion recently about the subject. Some of my front page posts are inspired by comments you guys make on the site.
If you're posting a diary, the only thing I would suggest is that you check the most recent front page post to see if the topic might be better suited there. I think visitors are more apt to see the front page post than the diaries, simply due to the placement. Also, SB Nation is now included in Google News search results (has been for about 3 months), but one drawback is that searches only pull up front page posts, and NOT diaries. This decreases the odds of them seeing a diary.
Again, this is not to discourage diaries. This is more about giving you an idea of their potential usages. As I can be excessively lazy, I would love nothing more than to be able to pull a solid diary to the front page! As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can email me (email is on top right of the site) or post in the most recent open thread.
Speaking of the front page, I'll have a new post up either late tonight (11pm pacific time) or by 9am west coast time tomorrow morning.