In the spirit of Curie's commitment to building community and fostering engagement on the Steem blockchain, we are pleased to present a weekly contest administered from the @curie blog.
Curie Comment Contest
Earn Steem by commenting on posts upvoted by @curie!**Only posts which receive a "big" @curie vote through Curie curator/reviewer operations are eligible for this comment contest:
- Visit becquerel.io to see a record of the most recent posts upvoted through Curie curator/reviewer operations and leave thoughtful comments on them for your chance to win!
- @curie also leaves an automated comment on all posts upvoted through Curie curator/reviewer operations, so alternatively you can visit the @curie blog comments to find eligible upvoted posts to comment on.
How do I sign up?There is no need to sign up. Simply commenting on posting upvoted through Curie curator/reviewer operations makes you eligible for the Curie Comment Contest.
The contest week will run from Sunday 15:01 UTC through Sunday 15:00 UTC
Curie will use an algorithm that evaluates comments on both quantitative and qualitative metrics. This means that in addition to the number of Curie-upvoted posts that you comment on, the quality of your comments will also factor into the score.
THE EXACT ALGORITHM AND METRICS USED TO GENERATE THIS SCORE WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO HINDER ATTEMPTS TO GAME THE CONTEST
Win up to 10 Steem!
Curie Comment Contest winners will be announced in a weekly post every Monday (starting Monday, August 13th to announce the winners for this coming week). In addition to the prize payout structure outlined below, the weekly champion will receive an honorary role for the week in the Curie Discord server of "Comment Champion". Bragging rights!
1st place (Curie Comment Champion): 10 Steem
1st Runner Ups (2 payout positions): 5 Steem each
2nd Runner Ups (2 payout positions): 3 Steem each
Honorable Mentions (12 payout positions): 2 Steem each
Total weekly prize pool: 50 Steem/ 17 payout positions
Spam Comments will NOT be rewarded
The comment history of all winners will be manually reviewed for spam before any prizes are paid out. Short generic comments that could have been left without reading the post will not qualify for the Curie Comment Contest. Examples of spam comments include (but are not limited to): "Nice post"; "I like your post"; "Nice picture"; "Good song"; "Great story", etc.
EGREGIOUS SPAM COMMENTERS WILL BE REPORTED TO STEEMCLEANERS
A few words of advice on leaving good, thoughtful comments- tell the post author what in specific you liked about the post, why you liked it and/or how it made you feel. If your comment is so generic that it could have been left without reading the post, it will not qualify for the Curie Comment Contest.
Let the wild rumpus begin!
So what are you waiting for? Start reading those Curie-upvoted posts and leaving thoughtful comments already!
Baseline Comments Stats
Here are some statistics on commenting on Curie upvoted posting for the 4 week period starting Sunday, July 1st through Sunday, July 29th. After the Curie Comment Contest has been running for 4 weeks we will revisit these statistics to see what kind of difference in engagement with the curated authors the contest has made!