You may have noticed that recently we have been pinning more topics than previously.
The reason is simply to highlight posts that are interesting, unusual, fun/funny, inspirational and/or useful to the community. The aim is to have new posts highlighted every couple of days for users to see fresh content. The community is growing with more and more people visiting more often and not just when they have a problem, we want to see that happen even more as the more people that engage with the forum, the more we can all learn and enjoy it.
In some categories, such as the Tips for Sellers, we tend not to change the pins very often but in categories such as Fiverr Experience, Conversations and Ranting Pot the average pin is for 3 days or so. This allows them to be changed regularly and so I would encourage people to post more topics in those.
Note that being pinned does not bring any benefits as such except for a couple of extra likes and comments. It does help your chances of being pinned if the topic is well written, laid out clearly with appropriate headings and paragraphs but they do not need to be “perfect English” as long as the point can be understood quite easily.
Stories about your experience, inspirational posts, interesting questions, topical issues and fun stuff and games are really what we are looking to pin on a short terms basis as these tend to be some of the most engaged with topics. Of course, if you have new tips and advice, these may also be pinned but they need to be fresh and original.