Yes, that is correct.
The idea behind the pub: it's a cooperative where members can leave constructive feedback. As for the daily story selection, we decided to make it random (through the lottery process), so every submitted story has a chance to get published.
Because we value commenting and recognize it is not easy to leave them. We give a significant edge to the authors who comment on the featured stories shown in the section, "Today's Winners." In fact, you can guarantee a win by commenting more than anyone else on "Today's Winners."
Hopefully, this makes more sense.