Post in forum #229770 - Posts Taking Quite a While to be Approved

Duck_Hunt_Dog said:
I didn't SAY it didn't have bearing. I said that it really shouldn't.

It really should.

The only way to make it so that popularity doesn't have a bearing would be to forbid janitors and whatnot from approving images they happen across on their own time, and to force them to work from the "back of the line".

That would make the process less efficient, and in general posts would take even longer to approve than they do now.

By analogy, that would be like forbidding users from correcting the tags on posts that they happen across when searching for something they are interested in, and demand that they must exclusively work on tagging projects if they want to tag images.