It would be great to have a the ability to have a 'Hot topic / Popular topic/ filter on the front page in addition to the existing Top Topics filter.
Right now there are only two ways to discover content on a Discourse Forum:
- Where there has been activity recently
- Topics created within X timeframe that are popular
we need a 3rd potential way to organize the topic list
- Topics that were most popular within X timeframe
Top topics is great, but what about topics created over, say a week ago, but are the ‘hottest’ topics of the week? They don’t show up in the top views and since the ‘latest’ view changes 10x a day they don’t get a prominent spot there.
On our site, we have a lot of once-a-week visitors and we would love to have a default view on the homepage on ‘Hot topics this week’ so people can follow where the most activity has been going on this week (views, likes, comments, clicking on links, etc).
Imagine you visit meta.discourse.com on a weekly or bi-weekly basis - the last few weeks, the “Discourse Feature Voting” topic has been one of the most active topics on this forum. However, it will not show up if i click top posts this week. I might even miss it on the"Latest" view if i am lucky and visit on a time when other topics just received comments.