This answer is refreshing in its honesty. If only more users realized that their intricate ideas are considered worthless if they aren't generating mass response
I can respect the fact that first and foremost this place is a business, and that's what determines who is considered significant
well to be honest im struggling with it as a moderator because im a regular user who just wants to see the site as a good safe place for friends from all over the world to discuss shit but that is so often at odds with the commercial aspects
Yeah, that's something that should bother us all. The issue being how posts are advanced based upon nothing but the amount of mindless traffic it generates
Do you care to further describe the experience of being both a mod and a common user? I would love to hear more
This makes perfect sense, but doesn't coincide with GAG actions
Why do you think that it doesn't?
I've looked at featured questions and witnessed the users who are designated as "influencer" or "editor"
What makes you think that it does?
Yes Influencers and Editors posts get promoted more easily for their consistent amount of good posts.I think as long as you don't get to offensive with your language you can get away with writing a bunch of hot topic stuff to get your myTake promoted.
I'm not solely focused on mytakes, here's an example of a question that gets promoted: "Would you want to visit *insert place*?" Does this exemplify a good post in your mind?
I'm not sure. But @zeusslightningbolt can tell.I personally feel like questions aimed towards men get more responses here than the ones directed at women because this website has more males, at least more active male users.
You're not sure if such nonsense is worthy of being a featured? The question isn't referencing what gets the most responses, I'm specifically targeting the ones that are somehow deemed worthy of being promoted by this site.
I've witnessed many worthy posts and my inquiry doesn't apply to @zeusslightningbolt questions
The fact that @zeusslightningbolt isn't an influencer or editor only supports my argument
If the question is good in a way that more people will be willing to respond to it, it does get promoted. I don't know what else you wanna know.
You want to become an influencer or editor?
How predictable🙄. Not only don't I want it, but I wouldn't accept it if offered.
You've missed the point here
Do you really believe that the best questions recieve the most posts? How can promotion be based on the amount of responses prior to the question being answered? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
It's not always the best questions but the ones that bring the most engagement. And no, if you're an influencer or an editor your posts get promoted automatically before you get responses that's why you see many promoted questions that didn't get a lot of engagement yet
I think we've managed to come to an agreement. Hooray for us👏
What are you talking about?I'm an editor and influencer in Travel & Leisure. When you're an influencer in a particular category, all your questions/MyTakes for that category are automatically promoted.If you wanna get a MyTake featured, you have to one, make it incredibly detailed and have visual aids, and two, either post about something obscure, or something controversial/provocative that will trigger a discussion.
Thanks😅. Please don't sell-out and become an influencer. I hope to retain the value of your opinion beyond what this website demands
... Once they slap you with the influencer badge, you don't have a yes or no choice...
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Does this qualify?
Do something controversial use a lot of photos be animated ask @jjpayne he's probably the best writer on here
Being controversial gets my opinions removed. I can't help but wonder why aren't you promoted?
I'm too controversial ❤️
The tranny dislike and such
Lol😋 So be controversial, but not too much?
Yeah say transformers 😏
From what I've seen, being as basic and agreeable as possible is what sells here
That's why this place is so boring
I try but not everyone can be this stellar
😂😂😂Oh snap they have a new bottled water out called Hemp Water
I haven't been this excited since diamond water
Fuck hemp water, it tastes like dirt.Is that controversial enough?😂
Diamond water is what separates us from the savages who drink from puddles
Am I doing this right?