Jan 30, 2013
You are mistaken about your reasons for why these blogs stay for multiple days. PD runs the top 5 and automatically gives the blog articles more votes in order to get them to the "top 5." I have had private message discussions with PD on this subject. He does not want his blogs to compete for the top 5. So in reality, there are only 3 news articles that compete for the top 5 section. The other two spots are automatically assigned by PD. He claims he leaves them there for multiple days in case there are people who haven't read them. It has nothing to do with votes since PD controls the number of votes for his own blogs.