oldmancoyote 13 days 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 12 days 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?
This makes it easy for me to quickly consume.
blcArmadillo 12 days 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 13 days ago [-]
Never been. I’m just here for the comments so the new page isn’t useful for me.
KiDD 13 days ago [-]
Once I'm like 10 pages deep or hit a bunch of visited links I go to new
nf05papsjfVbc 13 days 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 13 days 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 12 days ago [-]
I only read comments 95% of the time, so very rarely.
IAmNeo 13 days 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 13 days ago [-]
10 minutes a year.