Steemit Update [ September 15th, 2023 ] : Community Curators for October - Applications Open
We hope you are all enjoying another month of the Community Curators.
The smaller teams appear to have been working well. We will therefore be continuing with this approach in October.
If you would like to have a chance of being selected for a Community Curation team for next month now is the time to make your application.
The Community Curators for October
For October we are again inviting individuals to apply if they would like to be Community Curators.
From the individual applications we will select seven teams.
For the coming month we will continue with the trend toward smaller teams. This means competition will be tougher to be selected as a Community Curator, but the rewards will be higher.
We have observed that a number of Community Curators find it difficult to look beyond their own communities when casting their votes, and especially when selecting their Posts of the Week.
Finding people who are willing and able to seek out posts across different languages and different communities will become increasingly important in selecting Community Curators.
Again there will be no specific themes allocated for each team - except Team Burn who will be supporting #burnsteem25 posts and Team Newcomer who will be supporting people in their first three months.
All other teams will be free to vote on posts on any subject.
We also want teams to look beyond communities. There are many good posts that are outside of any communities - just directly on people’s personal blogs.
Teams should seek these out.
The Curation Teams in October should allocate a portion of their voting power for voting on the best comments.
High quality relevant comments add extra richness to the Steem blogging ecosystem.
Good comments can be as interesting and as valuable as good posts.
We want good comments to be encouraged and rewarded.
How to Apply as a Community Curator
If you would like to be considered as a Community Curator you should make a post including…
A brief summary of your history on Steem.
Details of any positions of responsibility you have held on Steem.
Details of specialist or professional skills or expertise you have in ‘real life’.
What country you live in and what languages you can read fluently.
Your key stats - own SP, CSI, Reputation, Delegations.
Any subjects you particularly enjoy curating.
To apply to become a Community Curator you must have a reputation of at least 70 and you must have at least 11,500 SP of your own (not delegated to you).
Previously selected Community Curators are welcome to apply again for October.
Please indicate in your application if you would be willing to be on Team Newcomer.
Keep posts brief and easy to follow. Include the tag #curatorapplication in the first four tags.
Applications can be made in any language.
Posts should be submitted by 11.59pm UTC, on Sunday, September 24th, 2023.
How Community Curators will be rewarded
Every day all teams will be allowed to allocate one full vote to a member’s post - ideally in rotation. If a team has less than seven members, members can potentially receive more than one vote per week.
In total no more than 10% of the account’s voting power should be used on team members each week.
Additionally each week one member should post a report for the team in the Steem POD community with a list of their top 7 posts, with a brief note of why each post was chosen.
These posts should set beneficiaries to share the rewards with other members of the team.
The posts will be voted by @steemcurator01.
Thank you to this month’s Community Curators. You are all welcome to apply again for October.
The selections for the Curation Teams will be announced by the end of the month, with a view to starting at the beginning of October.
All Community Curators now have the added challenge of looking out for posts with AI generated content from ChatGPT or other similar sites. If you are applying to be a Curator for October make sure you are familiar with the tools available for detecting this sort of content which we consider to be another form of plagiarism.
Finally we would like to remind everyone that they should not contact the Community Curators asking for votes, or to be selected as a Post of the Week. Anyone found doing this may be barred from receiving any @steemcurator0x or @booming votes.
The Steemit Team