Talk:Featured Users

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I found all the featured users on the site. With this list we can now have a discussion or figure out what the requirements that are required to become a featured user. Someone also had it on the request article list.--Centralbandit 22:41, September 6, 2007 (CDT)

Just to throw in my two cents here, I have a few sites over a 4 rating with 600+ votes and 10,000+ views, and still am not featured. There's gotta be more to it than that, but what it is I'm not sure.--FrenchBreadPizza talk  contribs  email  23:01, September 6, 2007 (CDT)

Your site came after he ran his script requirements. Users at this point are added manually.--Centralbandit 23:18, September 6, 2007 (CDT)

Wrong. IVIegadude fits your theoretical requirements, he's not featured. Studged, who created Dr. Dre feat. Cosby, isn't featured. It clearly takes more than one site to become featured, and probably has a lot more to do with average site rating. In any case, your guess is unequivocably wrong. --Necronomicon 01:02, September 7, 2007 (CDT)

ok people, how about instead of telling me how wrong I am you come up with your own theories to contibute. I still stick by what conclusions I have put so far, because if you actually go through the user lists, you can clearly see that some of them only have one site over a 4 rating. users lina, teknorat, whetstone fit this conclusion, but then again they could be the exception to the rules, and could have just been added manually.--Centralbandit 01:34, September 7, 2007 (CDT)

Well lina is max's sister, and teknorat is a moderator. As for whetstone, I suspect divine intervention was involved. In any case, since I've pointed out users that clearly disprove your theory, I don't see how you can get upset about it. It is demonstratively incorrect. --Necronomicon 01:55, September 7, 2007 (CDT)

I'm not upset about anything. Not all moderators are featured. The only divine intervention on ytmnd is max. I'm mearly trying to get anyone who reads this to help contribute with their own theories on the subject matter instead of just disproving mine.--Centralbandit 02:14, September 7, 2007 (CDT)

The "requirements" are completely guesswork, based on the initial algorithm max explained and on guesses about how other users were featured. The system is manual now, that's the only thing we really know for certain. BTape 13:32, September 7, 2007 (CDT)

I'm amazed that I haven't been featured, seeing as how I have two sites with 4.4 ratings and 2,500+ votes and 100,000+ views for both of them, in addition to several sites with ratings above 4.0. Normally I wouldn't be whining, but I legitimately feel cheated. RySenkari 10:54, September 7, 2007 (CDT)

Personally, I believe that, like, such as, and also, for the featured users, and such as..... lol jk. Actually, I obvious that the automatic process of becoming pink is no longer in effect; it must be completely manual-adding at this point. Empirical evidence: my site stats are definitely above plenty of the current featured users. However, I'm not even sure I would want to be featured now. All featured users (including the good ones) are getting a bad reputation due to this very fact. The general quality of a lot of the featured users' sites as of late haven't quite been up to par (no offense, just my opinion. I don't mean it as a comprehensive statement; I'm only referring to some of the featured users) Anyway, I digress. As far as the algorithm goes, I think BTape hit the nail on the head. The requirements listed were probably correct for the initial compilation of featured users; and now the system is manual. Plus any users that are featured but do not meet the standard requirements were also added manually.   MikeyComicsInc   talk  contribs  email  13:48, September 8, 2007 (CDT)

any way to unfeature yourself? or maybe give someone else your featured status (maybe someone who is more prolific at the moment) if so, mikey you can have mine :) dctownes

Pssssh, dctownes, you deserve it just for RySenkari 14:35, September 9, 2007 (CDT)

Although at least 3 of my sites meet the ratings requirement listed in the article, I will not hide the fact that I did donate probably around $100+ over time to the site. I'm sure this could play a role in it too. Goneja

I'm going to have to agree with Goneja. While I do not have all that many sites, I focus mostly on "Classic" style YTMNDs, have a high site rating average, and have donated over...let's say $50 in the last year at least. Quite some time ago Max mentioned payment or donation levels as being a requirement for a higher tier of service...this may be the first manifestation of such a system. MuckRaker 01:57, November 7, 2007 (CST)

I think the site is a victim of its own success in this regard. If max were to flip a switch right now and make everyone who meets the 4.00/600/10,000 criteria a featured user (including yours truly), pages on the Featured Users list on the front page would scroll off just as quickly as the drek under Recently Created. Also, there may be other factors that haven't been brought up yet, like Wiki participation, quality/quantity of commentary, sincerity of voting, cholesterol level, etc. Crusty 09:56, December 4, 2007 (CST)

Thought I'd add the fact that featured user status can go away, too. Been gone for a few months and came back to find mine gone. Could be a time-limit thing, perhaps my overall average dropped below a certain point, or maybe I got someone mad. :) So keep in mind that it's not permanent! --Darkhand 23:05, November 26, 2008 (CST)