Regarding "top picks" and the "Featured" box.

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In all seriousness though, something has to be done about the "Today's Pick" system and how it just pushes things to the Featured panel with no quality control whatsoever, leading to me having to make the above video to point out how fucking bad it's gotten.

And yes, i made this video. As stated in the title, my first ever attempt at greenscreen editing in Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12. Looks like shit, but fuck it, I'm proud of it.

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  • 7mo
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    I heavily agree. I'm getting tired aswell of seeing things like that show up in Today's pick. Like seriously? This is one of today's picks?
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    wait are threads able to be "todays picks" and featured?

    lol wouldn't that be funny if this got featured.
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    Couldn't agree more with it.

    No matter how much Tom defends the system idea, I will never support the idea of automated features (for obvious reasons).
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    wait are threads able to be "todays picks" and featured?

    lol wouldn't that be funny if this got featured.

    I think I did see that a thread was today's pick because it got a boat ton of views.
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    Posted by Hellhound Truxton

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    wait are threads able to be "todays picks" and featured?

    lol wouldn't that be funny if this got featured.

    I think I did see that a thread was today's pick because it got a boat ton of views.
    One can only hope....I'll laugh so hard if tomorrow when I wake up this thread is like, top daily pick.

    I also love how the Featured panel's cutoff led to "Maria's" tits being the main focus.
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    Posted by Hellhound Truxton

    I heavily agree. I'm getting tired aswell of seeing things like that show up in Today's pick. Like seriously? This is one of today's picks?
    The system for picking the featured submissions is mostly automated, and the criteria by which it chooses these submissions is influenced by several factors (how often people are posting on it, the ratings, etc.). It's basically influenced by community activity.  Don't really know what to tell you guys beyond that.

    Personally not a big fan of it myself, honestly.
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    Posted by Ganryu

    Posted by Hellhound Truxton

    I heavily agree. I'm getting tired aswell of seeing things like that show up in Today's pick. Like seriously? This is one of today's picks?
    The system for picking the featured submissions is mostly automated, and the criteria by which it chooses these submissions is influenced by several factors (how often people are posting on it, the ratings, etc.). It's basically influenced by community activity.  Don't really know what to tell you guys beyond that.

    Personally not a big fan of it myself, honestly.

    Good enough for me, now I know that there's nothing to do about it.
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    Posted by Ganryu

    Don't really know what to tell you guys beyond that.

    "Don't worry guys, me and the rest of the moderators are going to gang up on tom in the parking lot tonight and beat the shit out of him and make him make the thing not be awful"

    Also:

    "Good enough for me, now I know that there's nothing to do about it."

    Something could be done though; remove the god damn feature. Or better yet, add restrictions as to what can and can't be chosen as top picks and what can.

    Finished submissions (i.e. maps, models, sounds, etc) should be valid, but things like requests and threads and the like should be invalid.

    Also if its NSFW tagged, invalid.
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    Don't really know what to tell you guys beyond that.

    "Don't worry guys, me and the rest of the moderators are going to gang up on tom in the parking lot tonight and beat the shit out of him and make him make the thing not be awful"
    You think we haven't voiced our concerns to him before, especially again after the NSFW feature became a thing? Believe it or not, some of us have voiced our opinions on the matter when it was first discussed, and then again when the NSFW feature was first being brought up as a way to expand the site further. He doesn't want to remove the feature, and is trying to figure out ways to make it work more efficiently without causing any issues, but at this point it's basically starting to cause more problems after the NSFW feature was implemented. In all honesty, it would be better if we could either A) remove requests from the Top Picks feature (agreeable option), B) implement a manual submission reviewal system for the Top Picks feature to swap out the submissions that were auto-chosen if they are conflicting with certain things (probably the best option), or C) just convert the system back to a manual system for everything that gets chosen (most likely not going to happen).

    Posted by Hellhound Truxton

    Good enough for me, now I know that there's nothing to do about it.
    There is something you can do. What you can do is report the submission in question if it's something that seems like it might be NSFW and have an admin, moderator, or game moderator address it when they are available. There's a shit ton of content on this site, so things can slip by without our noticing; if you happen to spot it before we do, then simply inform us by submitting a support ticket with a link to the content that might be considered as NSFW or is generally violating a rule on the site.
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    completely agree
    I think it has already been shown that this automatic system is deficient
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    'Today's Pick' should be renamed to 'Trending' to better represent how the system works.

    The automatic feature system means around 6 submissions get featured a day, compared to less than 1 a day when it was manually managed. Obviously this means that time from time submissions like this slip through and because it was a request, the automatic feature can't check for ratings to see if it's good or bad, only views. Obviously a submission with boobs gets clicks because of our user base.

    The submission in question, is arguably nsfw and if it had be listed as such, the submission wouldn't have been featured.

    I'd personally suggest requests be removed from having a chance of being featured. I can't think of 1 good reason why they should be within a  chance of being feature. While this wouldn't solve the problem you are talking about as a whole, I think it would help.

    The biggest issue with the system at the moment is that sections without ratings, e.g threads, requests, wips provide a trickier thing to deal with as there's no way to check the ratings for a quality check.

    So yes, I agree the system still has issues, but I like see 6+ submissions featured every day compared to 1 submission every 3 days when it was manual.
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    Well that, and manual submissions could've suffered from issues of whoever approves features not approving specific people's submissions when requested to due to personal issues, for example.

    Automatic is nice, it just sometimes picks up the wrong stuff as evidenced by super sexy maria (JUST STOP.)
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