I have a client who considers their content to be evergreen, and is unwilling to make the publication date of each content item visible.
This is fine on detail pages, but on listing pages, or topic pages, how can we sort content in a list?
We can't use relevance because there's no search term. We can't use alphabetical because the list will always stay almost completely constant (i.e. the first page of the listing will only change if something early enough in the alphabet to appear on page 1 of the listings is published).
The only solution I can think of is using date even though we can't display the date, and simply titling the column "sort by date, ascending" or "descending." I really hate doing that without actually displaying the date though - it seems like it could be confusing.
But I'm having a hard time coming up with anything else we could use instead. Any ideas?