1) normal users getting their first featured pictures, and
2) famous users getting their 2nd+ featured pictures.
I think I know why this is.
How you may think it works:
iFunny goes through every picture and sorts it into two categories: featured and collective.
iFunny goes into collective at specified times to choose twenty featured pictures. They also have a "list" of famous users. They check these users' profiles before most feature sets to see if they want to feature any pictures from those users. If your picture is not chosen and/or seen by the featuring team, it automatically goes into collective a week and a half later.
Evidence to support my theory:
Featured pictures are posted one day before they get featured. Every picture that gets put into collective gets put there after a couple of weeks. If iFunny really did look at every picture, they would all be sorted after one day (like the featured). This shows that iFunny only looks at <1% of all pictures, so most pictures that are posted are never even seen.
- Why famous users get featured so often
- Why collective pictures are not sorted after one day
- Why so many bad pictures are featured
- Why most of the featured pictures are reposts
So it's not that iFunny thinks your pictures aren't funny, they simply never look at them.
I think it's time for a change! Do you think a voting system should be implemented? My idea is that each person gets one F-vote. They can put this vote on any picture that they think should be featured. Multiple accounts will be deleted, and begging for votes will result in a permanent ban.
What are your thoughts?