• oldmancoyote 3 months ago

    I spend maybe 30 minutes a day on New and just a minute or two on the Front Page. New is where all the interesting and thoughtful stuff is. The Front Page is pretty dull. I think only one item I voted on ended up on the front page. I'm reading this on New right now. I don't recall on ever voting on the Front Page.

  • blcArmadillo 2 months ago

    I look at new quite a bit but that's probably because I typically consume HN via a script which opens a text file containing: front page, ask, new, show. The entries are formatted as:

      Entry #. Title
      <link to article>
      <link to discussion>
      
    So for example for this page it showed up as:

      18. Ask HN: How much time do you spend on the New page?
          https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18876390
    
    This makes it easy for me to quickly consume.
  • blcArmadillo 2 months ago

    P.S. It's a pretty ugly script but it's been doing the job for 4+ yrs. Feel free to grab it here: https://pastebin.com/jt7RfEbF. It'll write the output to the file o.txt.

  • wilsonnb3 3 months ago

    Never been. I’m just here for the comments so the new page isn’t useful for me.

  • KiDD 3 months ago

    Once I'm like 10 pages deep or hit a bunch of visited links I go to new

  • nf05papsjfVbc 3 months ago

    I find the front-page itself to have poor signal-noise ratio. New is much worse. So, I stick to the main page and the "ask" page. I seldom look at the "new" page.

  • Doyniish 3 months ago

    Not much unless I have already caught up earlier in the day, like on weekends. I usually go right to the 'Ask' page as I like reading the discussions in the comments.

  • cm2012 2 months ago

    I only read comments 95% of the time, so very rarely.

  • IAmNeo 3 months ago

    I visit "New" a few times a day, it's my go to when I've nothing else to do. Sadly, I hardly ever vote.

  • miguelrochefort 3 months ago

    10 minutes a year.