I suggest the following change to the way questions are displayed on the homepage: In addition to showing the number of upvotes, number of answers, and number of views, we also include the number of comments on the original question. I feel that this serves a similar purpose to showing the number of views, as it indicates the level of activity on the question.
However, I recognize the a potential issue with my suggestions. AU users may be less inclined to visit a question if the see many comments, as this may indicate that there requests for clarification that have not been addressed by the OP.
I hope to address the following two questions.
- Is this kind of change possible within the StackExchange network?
- Should this change be implemented, and what is the best/most efficient way to display the number of comments?