FanPosts are not working the way they need to IMO. If a FanPost was started more than 36 hours ago, it typically gets pushed off the front page even if people have commented on it recently. I think if a FanPost gets commented on, it should bubble to the top of the FanPosts on the front page.
A good example is skigurl's "The latest on CSN-CA/DirecTV/Dish" FanPost, which was started even though some of us commented a few hours ago with similar comments in the "no A's games on Dishnetwork?" FanPost. skigurl did the right thing by starting a new FanPost since the issue of Dish/DirecTV subscribers ability to receive A's games is a critical issue (for some of us). But we shouldn't need to start a new FanPost every 36 hours to keep this issue alive.
Why don't recently commented on FanPosts appear on the AthleticsNation home page? It feels like we are indirectly discouraging lengthy discussions by giving preference to recently started FanPosts over recently commented FanPosts.