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I do believe short articles can be detailed and cover a lot, the problem is why aren't those the one on the front page then?
It's true that some of our articles are a little amateurish. And while I know that, just as with every other area of the site, we do have a few folks just writing for points, the fact remains that a lot of our writers are amateurs.
Honestly, I think that's awesome. It gives a voice to folks who otherwise wouldn't be heard.
All of the articles make the front page in the Recent Articles section in the middle of the page. We're working on a site redesign, so hopefully, that part will be more intuitive very soon.
"Featured Articles" are normally things the editors feel the reader should see, be it an event announcement, good info, or whatever. Sometimes, though, we place really popular articles that aren't popular enough for "What's Hot" there, as well.
As for the articles that make the "What's Hot" section, that is controlled entirely by you, our readers. We tally up pageviews, social media interaction and comments, and the ones with the highest scores are placed in that section. Want to see more informational articles make that section? Make sure they get the recognition they deserve by reading, sharing and commenting on them.
All that said, please do feel free to comment. If you think an article could use a follow up with more info, tell the author that.
The whole point of SexIs Social is for us to work together as a community to create the most diverse sex positive magazine around by giving the reader an inside view on how differently we define ourselves sexually. And part of that is helping each other get better at expressing ourselves. The editors are doing the best they can, but there are between 5 and 10 contributors to every editor, right now, so they can definitely use your help.
Just please remember, when commenting, to be constructively critical. In other words, don't just say "This article needs help." Explain what the author could do to improve, or ask questions that you didn't see answered within the text.
Thanks, y'all, for your concern! Your overwhelming support and love for this project is monumental in our continued success.