The footer isn't designed to list every site... We should consider randomizing the list, perhaps, to give all sites a chance... but first, the question is "does anyone even use the footer?" - Anna Lear, 1 June 2014
So what do people like about the footer? Do you use the links to the sites, or do you use the SE drop down? Would you like the sites to be randomised - maybe a new measure called Hot Network Sites.
Is the footer too big or too small? Would you miss it if it went down to just the essentials, with no sites, a little like this:
Is there anything that the footer could do - totally different to what it does maybe - that it doesn't do currently? Perhaps just one site, the current Featured Network Site (okay, bad graphics):
What else could it do?