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Old 04-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default FAQ's

Front Page
We do get a lot of questions about the front page so here are some examples and some answers which will hopefully clear a few things up for some of you.

Q. Who picks the features?

A. A small group of people are responsible for choosing features for the site. Moderaters do not choose features (although they may suggest them) and members can only suggest features by using the relevant section in the forum. The people who do choose the featured videos do not have any direct contact with members.

Q. A video of a puppy playing with a ball? How is that redefining the media? LOL.

A. Redefining the media was a tagline coined for the site based on our hope to cover as wide a range of media as possible. From hardcore reality footage through to viral content. It doesn't mean any one post has to be edgy or extreme.

Q. Why do we see so much "x" and not as much "y" ?

A. Much of this will depend on what people upload and what is currently "hot" in terms of news items. We don't balance the front page in terms of offensive and not offensive content, religious content, or political content.

Q. Why don't you just show *insert your favourite type of video" instead of all the other junk?

A. The front page is a rolling advert for the site. It does exist to show hot items or items we believe will generate discussion but it is also a device for gaining hits and new users. LiveLeak contains a huge variety of material and we try to get that across with features. Remember, sites as big as LiveLeak doesn't come cheap and hits and ad revenue ensure we can continue. If we didn't run this site as a business it would have folded in 06. The front page helps in this regard.

Q. I uploaded an awesome video and it didn't get featured.

A. There could be one of several reasons for this. It could be that nobody on the team saw the video and you didn't suggest it here in the forums, it could be that the video just doesn't sit well with the other choices, or it could be it simply isn't suitable for the front page (this can happen even if some of us think it's a cool video).

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