Thanks, for another wonderfully, in-depth article on the inner workings here.
I have been wondering about some of this the past few days.
I’ve only been here a little over a month, but from my, admittedly small sample, I can see that for me:
My most popular article (by a very small margin) is both published and curated.
My second place article is neither curated or published.
#3 and 4 are published but not curated, and finally,
#5 and 6 were curated prior to publication.