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Review what Bot selects to feature

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As you can see that the one responsible behind selecting submissions for featuring is a bot. You cannot expect good from a piece of AI. 

So, I've discovered a major flaw in the bot's AI. So, after looking over it many times, I came to conclusion that the bot selects submissions ONLY from games that are extremely popular currently. Best example to take will be the Nintendo games or the Sonic A.I.R. While it does selects submissions from the older games as well, such as Counter-Strike or Half-life, chances of them being featured on the homepage more than once are extremely low. Moreover, the bot doesn't respond to popularity or quality. It can sometimes select a submission that does a minor tweak and feature it for whole 3 days, or select a high quality submission and feature it for maybe just one day. I heard that the popularity also plays a key role, but in fact it doesn't. I've seen submissions being featured that has nothing but about 100 or such views. No downloads, no likes, no comments. 

https://gamebanana.com/wips/51425

Take one look at that. It was just being featured for just one day. 

https://gamebanana.com/skins/180315

Now take a good look at this. It's just simply realignment of the retail view models. It has a 3 day gold star featuring.

Now, the idea is, that Tom should assign a moderator for this job. Now, before everybody flips and tell me "NaW oNe cAn dO dAt!" hear me out. The bot also plays a role here. After the bot has selected the submissions to be featured for the day, before it submits them to the home screen, it should present them to the said Mod. Then, the mod can select which ones are really worth it to be featured. If possible, he can also adjust the duration of it being featured as well. 

Also if possible, that Mod can also select the submissions himself from the games himself, other than to rely on the bot entirely. If it is really frustrating to go into each games' page and select, using the homepage would be ideal.

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    I also submitted an idea like this one but with different words. The bot definetely needs intervention of humans. Many amazing works are ignored while others that don't even reach the heel of the best ones get the featuring.
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    Don't know how the feature bot works internally but could definitely use human-intervention - every decision taken by a human could add to it's own learning allowing it to feature better results - that's AI/ML stuff though (needs dedicated time and efforts to setup).
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    The featured bot is incredibly flawed. As you can see in game sections, they added a manager's pick to try and counteract awful featured picks possibly a year ago now. I think we could work with having maybe less featured (ie less mods or less frequently) and having them as manual picks, or something similar.
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