Following What should we do about dead listings?, we've started to add to questions that are 'deprecated, no longer available/supported, or no longer relevant'.

However, on the front page, there are a few question ('apps' tab):

'obsolete' questions shown on front page

There are also lots of questions shown:

'placeholder' questions shown on front page

Could the system please take and into account?

It would help to make the active and working apps more visible to casual users.

Also, as you can see from the right of the above screenshot, post author names are cut off -- could that be fixed too?

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    Looks like the last line warrants a separate post.
    – EKons
    Sep 5, 2018 at 13:11
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    Also, there's a workaround, in case you haven't opted to grey ignored tags out: ignore obsolete and placeholder, and hide ignored tags.
    – EKons
    Sep 5, 2018 at 13:13
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    @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος, I think that name cutoff has been brought up before either here or on Meta Stack Exchange. Don't have a post link handy at the moment though. Sep 5, 2018 at 16:43

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Yes, the homepage is not showing Stack Apps in its best light.

As a mitigation that we can all do now:

Prepend "OBSOLETE - " or "PLACEHOLDER - " to the title, if appropriate.

(In addition to those 2 tags.)

Note that Power users can grey out or hide such questions:

hide the cruft


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