The DrupalCampOhio node was created in MAY and the camp is in DEC. The node is promoted to front page but the node is old. As a result the node is on page 2. Today we added a comment to the node to announce that registration is open. That would make this node not only promoted to front but also the most recently commented node in that class. This still results in the node being on page 2.
Still on the front page are nodes for events that have come and gone.
Do we need to encourage the practice of removing the "promote to front page" status from event nodes that are in the past? Maybe we wait until a week or 2 after the event. I don't know if I like this idea since currently, you can scroll back in time on the frontpage pagination and see what was promoted to front months and years ago. That's pretty useful at times.
Do we need to consider sorting by "recent comment date" for the front page?
Maybe once registration opens... Perhaps we can make it sticky at top until the week or so after the event?
I don't know... I keep thinking there is a way to enact a process here that would keep the most important nodes up top. I rely heavily on the front page of GDO to keep me informed of what's going on. I'd like to see some effort put into keeping the list as accurate as possible.