Curie's 1st Year Update (with Additional International Support Announcement)
Curie started out a year ago with the aim to reward new and engaged Steem users for putting out quality original content. The goal was also to kickstart a curation community on the network. The project is simple: curators would need to go through hundreds and thousands of posts everyday on the Steem blockchain in order to recommend hidden gems. Over the course of the year, the project has evolved into something that's more decentralised, with a simple score-keeping mechanism to open up Curie to anyone who wants to contribute as a curator.
|Current operation lifetime||~12 months|
|Operation downtime||~2 days|
|Posts upvoted||~20,000 posts|
|Authors rewarded||~7,500 authors|
|SBDs generated for authors||~700,000 SBDs|
|Curators paid||~1,000 curators|
|Paid out to curators||~110,000 Steem + 7,500 SBDs|
|Paid out to reviewers||~40,000 Steem|
Adding More Support for International Posts
Curie was the first curation project that helped support great posts in some international and non-English areas, including Korean and Spanish, which have become large segments on Steemit. Today, there are many growing communities in international growth areas, some of them posting in languages other than English. To recognize and support good content in these areas, Curie will allocate a portion of its votes again on some regional posts (in English and in other languages). In each of these areas, we will rely on trained curators who have posted appropriate guidelines for their communities, have a trusted system in place, and will be supervised by Tom @donkeypong.
Italian curators: @thenightflier and @bhuz
Brazilian curators: @maxjoy and @dudutaulois
Nigerian curators: @destinysaid @gbenga @ehiboss @ogoowinner @fisteganos
Malaysian curators: @bitrocker2020 and @awesomianist
Myanmar: @kachinhenry and @patricksanlin
Indonesia: @aiqabrago and @levycore
(This curation will be independent of Curie's general curation works, which will continue as usual with no changes)
With public submissions by new curators now closed, we have a new system for onboarding new curators. Top curators will now be able to mentor and recommend new curators. If the new curators performs well, the recommendor will receive a Recommendation Fee. Some guidelines for this program -
Only curators with CS >5 and AR >85 (i.e. the top tier) will be able to recommend new curators.
If the new curator can maintain a CS => 1 for 4 weeks, the recommender will receive a 150 Steem reward for each curator recommended. If the new curator can become a top curator, maintaining CS >5 and AR >85 for 4 consecutive weeks, the recommender will receive a 750 Steem recommendation fee.
Poor recommendations will lead to disqualification for the recommender. If even one new curator fails to maintain CS => 0.25 within the first 4 weeks, the recommender will not be able to recommend new curators.
There's a limit of 3 new curator recommendations per week, all of whom will start off with 2 submissions per week.
The new curator recommended must be a bonafide and engaged member of the Steem community. (I.e. no sockpuppets, nepotism etc.)
Top curators may develop their own process for selection and mentoring, and can use #curie to solicit applications for curators. Once you'd like to recommend someone please post in #curie. Once the new curator is verified by a reviewer, they'll be added to the platform and required to maintain a minimum CS of 0.25.
If a reviewer who is also a top curator recommends a new curator, a different reviewer must review the submissions.
Join us in #curie on Steemit.chat, vote for @curie as witness and follow us @curie!