Curie Comment Contest Week 3 (August 19th - August 26th, 2018)

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  • In the spirit of Curie's commitment to building community and fostering engagement on the Steem blockchain, we are pleased to present a weekly comment contest administered from the @curie blog.
  • For those new to Curie, please follow @curie, and join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/jQtWbfj
  • Follow @curie's votes to support the authors. Please consider following our trail and voting for curated authors. If you are a SteemAuto user, @curie is an available curation trail to follow.

Curie Comment Contest

Earn Steem by leaving good comments on posts upvoted by @curie!*

*Only posts which receive a @curie vote through Curie curator/reviewer operations are eligible for this comment contest. PLEASE NOTE the @curie account casts many upvotes which are not part of Curie curator/reviewer operations. See below for two methods to tell what posts have been upvoted by Curie through curator/reviewer operations:

  • 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. In addition we will look at other metrics designed to measure engagement with the authors that Curie upvotes.

THE EXACT ALGORITHM AND METRICS USED TO GENERATE THIS SCORE WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO HINDER ATTEMPTS TO GAME THE CONTEST

That being said, one of the most important metrics is simply the number of Curie-upvoted posts commented on during the contest week. For reference, here are the top 20 commenters by # of posts commented on for this contest week (you can tell by comparing this list to the actual placements below that there are definitely other factors that go in to the contest scoring, but at current contest participation levels if you leave a good (non-spam) comment on just two Curie-upvoted posts a day you would definitely be in the top 17 places that pay out :)



Win up to 10 Steem!


Curie Comment Contest winners will be announced in a weekly post every Monday. 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.

Week 3 Winners!


For comments left during the contest week of August 19th - August 26th, 2018. All prize payouts will be sent out shortly from the @curie account.

Comment Champion - 10 Steem prize! @audreybits

Great job @audreybits, you commented on the second most Curie-upvoted posts this week (53) and scored well on the metrics designed to measure comment quality and engagement with authors.

1st Runner Ups - 5 Steem each! @janton & @avizor

@janton "only" commented on 30 Curie-upvoted posts but left great comments and generated a ton of back-and-forth interaction with the authors - great engagement! @avizor congrats on commenting on the most Curie-upvoted posts this past week with 57 posts commented on!

2nd Runner Ups - 3 Steem each! @ecoinstant (32 posts commented on) & @coinsandchains (29 posts commented on)

The winners of the first two weeks of the comment contest are still going strong! Great work guys!

Honorable Mentions (in order of placement) - 2 Steem each!

@macoolette, @solcross, @adamada, @karamyog, @drawmeaship, @lynncoyle1, @scrawly, @headchange, @trojan4, @veryspider, @fitinfun, @ilsaione

Let the wild rumpus begin!


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This thing here remains a brilliant idea - Thanks for doing the hard part and pre-selecting some of the best content from around the platform!

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:) Keep on rockin' in the free world @ecoinstant :)

Wow! What a nice surprise! Thanks so much and big congratulations to all of the great commenters.

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I hope you had fun - spread the word! Cheers

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I really did have a lot of fun and am still going back and forth with a couple of those people.
Spreading the word is a great idea! Thanks for the reminder I already see a couple of friends on your list. @cicisaja will love this. Maybe @maxijgcomm and @niallon11 will join in.

Just came around and foound it fasinating...

Thank you @curie, such a clever idea :) And a big congratulations to all of the winners!

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Nice to see your name up there again @lynncoyle1 :)

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Thank you Carl :) I'm taking a few days off because we are moving, again, so I'll be a little MIA this week; just so you know :)

@curie, Very Nice Job to promote the high quality content in this big family of steemit

Whoaaaa, I think I should join this too! I've only commented on very few of them. Maybe I should bring my game on. Haha.

Thanks for sharing the becquerel link! 🙂

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Yes please do! Hope to see you in the comments :)

Thanks @curie and congratulations everyone! I have come across some great content from this contest and although I wish I could comment on everyone from Week 1 that I engaged with, I have started following them and sometimes do get a chance to comment from time to time. I love the idea of getting more people engaged in the community!

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Great to hear @ilsaione and you may be happy to know that there is a small component of the scoring system that accounts for continued engagement with authors upvoted in previous weeks :) So by following and continuing to interact with these authors, it actually ups your chances a bit even if you can't manage to comment on as many new posts in a given week!

I love how curie also measures other data so the end results can be so different from only the amount of comments :) I haven't done too much last week, was trying to get myself in the daily posting rhythm (which worked yeah) so now trying to catch up the commenting along with it..

Great job everyone! Keep on commenting :)

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it is tough to find that balance sometimes between commenting/curating, and keeping up on your own posting. Good luck! Love ya

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Yeah I got sucked up in commenting/curating.. but as I have so many drafts on my laptop.. I needed to kick myself in the butt to get that done too haha.. So trying to add a bit to the new routine every few days/week :) I will find the right balance again, I can do it hehe..

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Looks cool @curie, congrats everyone!

Thank you so much, Curie. And congrats to everyone. It came as a really sweet surprise!!

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Thank you for being a great reader and commenter!

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That has become one of my favorite things to do around here!

My pleasure!!

Congrats everyone, and Thank you @curie for this awesome initiative. I've actually enjoyed engaging with the authors and have found several new people to keep up with.
It's actually nice to run through the posts as they have already been "curated" so it is great content, with amazing authors.

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Solid follow up to your champion performance last week :) Engagement is the key both to growing your account at the beginning, and to user retention IMO. Engagement with other excited/engaged users of Steem blockchain keeps you going at the beginning when you don't necessarily have big payouts or many eyes on your own posting. Great work :) Cheers

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Thanks Carl, it was a rather busy week outside of steemit. I can attest to that, I thought about quitting, and it actually took me a couple months to get up the nerve to make an intro post.....

Thanks guys. Hopefully we can go for a spin again, this week.

Oh, what a surprise! I got first honorable mention. Thank you @curie! 😃

Congratulations to everyone on the list especially the winners and the mentions. You all rock!

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You are a natural born commenter and conversationalist! LOL You scored very well for the number of posts you commented on. You gained a lot of ground by engaging with the authors in genuine back and forth conversation :) Cheers

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Oh, am I? I am not that good at starting conversations so I guess my practice is working then. 😂

Thank you. 😊

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Congratulations! Great to see you over here too. We should do the c squared one since we are every where anyway.

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Thank you and congratulations to you too! 😊

s squared? How is that?

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Sorry should have been a c thanks for catching that.

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Okay, cool. So how does c squared works? I got one article endorsed to them and I indeed got many upvotes. Janton was saying he referred it to lynncoyle who in turn referred it to c2 community. Does that mean there are selected people who can do the endorsement?

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I was more thinking of looking into their comment rewards. But if you are really interested you should join up in the discord. That would be the place to ask about curating. There is a link on the @c-squared page.

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Oh, I did not know about the comment rewards. I mentioned about the curating because that is what I knew first. How does the comment rewards work? Is it something like curie?

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Here you go. : https://discord.gg/B8JFmJ4 All of the info is in the engagement channel. I am over there right now myself. Learning about curation. You should check it out. You seem to enjoy digging up the best hidden content as much as I do.

Thank you @curie for picking me up ✌️. This last week not only helped me to improve my own post, because I saw many good posts. Also i meet new crazy peeps 😀

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That is great to hear @avizor, and you are a very active commenter not just on Curie upvoted posting! Nice to see you do well in the @c-squared comment contest as well and also be so interactive in various contests and initiatives

Its a nice idea for everyone

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I got so excited about the surprise win I almost forgot why I was over here. I was really just going to pass through and express appreciation to Curie for sponsoring Ashers Engagement Leagues. I have earned a couple of those Steem. That really adds a nice little boost to sp. Also meeting tons of new friends along the way.

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Good to hear it - I personally think @abh12345's Engagement League is one of the coolest initiatives on the platform. I used to sponsor it personally before we secured the Curie sponsorship, that is how much I thought of it!

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Thank you for doing that! The league has transformed my entire Steemit experience. It is about so much more than just the prize. I do think the incentive aids in creating the fierce competition at the top of the list.

Thats awesome @curie. I told heaps of really good artists & content creators about steemit today at an arts meeting. I hope you can keep finding those new gems.

@curie
dont know what to comment cause honestly I am visiting your blog for the first time. But still I just wrote what came to my mind.

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Love this incentive for keeping us active, involved and suppprting quality posts @curie Will upvote and resteeem your latest blog to get the word out. I appreciate the great work you do. Thank you. 🌸🌼🌺

Thank you once again! Curie commenting is now a part of my steemit day. I fell off the turnip truck a couple of days this week and did not think I had a chance, so I am really happy to see this. I will continue and I have been telling my friends. I'm following the people I comment on and enjoying this very much :)

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Great to hear! And thanks for writing a post about it as well btw good to get the word out :)