Content is being pushed into that group via stream integration from an external source and users are actively liking and commenting that content.
Can you provide additional details on this approach? We're trying to find a way to push information into Jive from an external data source (Oracle DB) and can't seem to find a way to add externally generated information int a targeted stream. A high-level example is a database that holds recent publications and a flag for a group that we know would be interested in it (Oncology). We have a profile field for "Oncology" in Jive and want an alert pushed to users with that profile to alert them to a new publication that's been added to the external database that we believe they'd be interested in as a member of the Stream audience.
Any chance you're dynamically pushing external content into a specific group, then pointing the stream to content activity in that group?
Markus - are you using "News" as your home page for your community? If you don't have any custom, default news streams for everyone on that page, you're right that the Top and Trending tends to dominate that page. I find that if you create a default news stream for everyone that pulls in content from a variety of places, that gets mixed in very well with your other popular content so it doesn't seem so heavily skewed towards that one active place on the home page. Obviously that doesn't address the issue of what gets show in Top & Trending -- but it does mitigate the appearance.
I think we need to create an idea about configuration of Top & Trending - the algorithm needs to be able to be tweaked a bit. I will vote it up