|6 days ago I submitted the following story:|
It's a blog entry of an iPhone developer, sharing an interesting story on his marketing attempts of his app. He shared actual sale number, amount of effort, and a tactic he used which actually got him featured on the app store. This story got even more interesting after I submitted it, because he became so successful to hit #1 best seller in the US app store for a moment, and now he is #5.
When I submitted the story, it didn't get noticed, and quickly went past the first page of new submission without a single up vote. This is of course natural. As there are many stories being submitted.
The problem is - you will notice it has 6 up votes now - this means that 5 additional people has tried to submit this story to share with everybody in the past 6 days. But the system completely ignore this fact, and the story doesn't even have a chance to hit the front page again - just because it missed the chance once...
There are many possible solutions, I can offer at least 2:
1 When a story that didn't hit the front page get resubmitted, it hit the new submission page again, as it was just submitted.
2 A small part of the front page will be dedicated for the 5 latest submission, this way new stories will have thousands of views, and will have more chance to not get ignored.