TED Conversations

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Bring back "Recently Commented"!

Ted Conversations is dying by not having it.
It provides natural bumping of topics that would otherwise go unnoticed.
It provides a real "most active" section.
It makes it worthwhile to actually answer or expand upon small threads that maybe didn't have the most clear-cut first explaination.

I could probably make something else up as well, but I had a hard time writing the third reason without making it sound to much like the first.

Anyways, not it works like this:
New conversations comes up regularly, they fall slowly to the end of the "Recently Added" section with maybe 1 to 3 responses. Then they fall into the void and die. Unless they're closed. Then they may end up in the "Ended" or "Most Active" section.
Some get featured, they end up somewhere around "Featured", "Most Active" and "Closed".

14/20 "Most active" threads are closed, 3 of the open ones are already in the "Featured" section. I just have to question the activity of a thread that's closed.

Also, it's not like it's hard to implement it. Join comments over conversations by comments post-date and list the first 20 topics.
And it's not like there's not enough room in the bar where the link would be.

So, ... odds dictate that this conversation will soon be in the void and die.

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