I’m interested in creating some categories where people are encouraged to create new topics liberally (for example, sharing links or “TIL” type posts).
I’m concerned about this cluttering up the front page and I’m aware of the “hide topics in this category from latest” setting.
Many of the topics would likely receive no replies.
But on occasion, I think some of these topics could spark a discussion. It’d be cool if there were an option to auto-unhide the topic from latest once there were a reply. (I could see the inhide criteria being more sophisticated or configurable too, but this simple approach seems like a good starting point).
What do others think? How would you use this if it existed? Would you use the this feature on your site if it existed as a core feature? If it were a plugin, would you install it?