i see a lot of regular fark users (i win’t say liters) have won contests
Of all the 1st place finishers, 11 of them were posted after mainpage listing. 33 times such entries have placed in the top three. Surprising to me, but I’m glad.
Could someone write code to randomize the display order? That would negate any advantage early posters might get…
That is exactly what I thought of. But, doing that reduces the value of a TF subscription (and could be pretty server-intensive if every distinct page-view was randomized). There are other considerations as well.
I’ve noticed that as Farktography participation has grown, the number of non-entry comments in the thread has appeared to decrease. I’m a bit saddened by that.