The problem as I see it is that VideoSift has a couple of competing goals that rub against each other.
The first over-arching goal of VideoSift is to extract really good videos from a larger pool of not so noteworthy videos, for display to a larger audience. That is the main main "work" of the site and the community. It's what we produce together. The fruits of our Sift labor.
The second goal is individual to each member of the community. It's about getting your personal tastes wider coverage and also personal achievement. It feels good to get on the top 15, or have something rocket out of the queue. I love that.
We have to strike a balance between these two goals. We don't want to discourage people from posting the things that they love. We don't want to open the floodgates so that the front page is a random collection of videos.
I know good stuff fails sometimes - but we have introduced quite a lot of tools to try and reduce that. (personal queues, beggars canyon *quality videos, channels)
What say you all?