Is it a random process which myTakes get featured or is it something else?
Most Helpful Guy
Good question and I think everyone should be aware.
Firstly, users shouldn't forget about the FAQs-
Secondly, we have myTakes about how to write great Takes, and how to get them Promoted and Featured. For instance-
Thirdly, don't forget about the tips that show up in purple when you go to write a Take. These are there to help you produce a piece that's worthy of Promotion and ultimately, Featuring.
In direct answer to your question, no, it's certainly not random. The Take must first be Promoted before it can be considered for Feature, and we select a certain number of Promoted Takes to be Featured on the main page. It's usually maybe 4 per day, though it can go up if we have lots of great Takes (like on weekends).
Above all else, to be Featured, a Take has to be very good quality. If not in the writing itself, in the presentation (i. e., a list with a lot of media). Takes that we think will be of interest to newcomers and people outside GaG are great for Featured, and hot topics (like big Trending & News) are always popular, as are controversial subjects, relationship/dating/sex, political/societal with strong views, etc.
Lastly, I will emphasize that strong opinions (not caustic or offensive) are most appealing. No matter what your view, be firm and state it, loudly and proudly. :)0
Most Helpful Girl
I think it's being looked over by the admins and they then decide which ones should be featured.
No idea based on which criteria exactly they go about that decision process but I think sex based and controversial topics are more likely to get featured in general.0