- 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.
Participation in the Curie comment contest has continued to grow, and we are very happy to see so many fun interactions in the comments. However, for the past several weeks the number of comments required to finish in the top 20 payout positions actually means that smaller plankton accounts literally cannot compete because of the resource credits required to comment that many times.
Introducing an OPTIONAL contest signup for a chance at RANDOM PRIZE PLACEMENTS
- This is NOT required to be eligible for the main contest prizes
- OPTIONAL Curie Contest Signup through SteemConnect:
Click the Curie Contest Signup through SteemConnect link to register your Steem account for the Curie contest (select "continue" and then select your Steem account to register it for the contest):
Random Prize Placements - rules & eligibility
Up to five x 1 Steem prizes will be paid out to users who both sign up for the optional contest signup as described above and comment on at least five Curie upvoted posts in the contest week. Users who qualify for one of the 20 normal prize payout positions are not eligible for the random prize placements. If more than five users satisfy these criteria, the five winning placements will be chosen randomly.
Even a 15 SP brand new plankton account can leave five comments in a week, so this is a chance for everyone to participate and possibly win some Steem for engaging with the authors curated by Curie.
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 to be eligible for the main contest prizes. 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, for reference here are the top 20 commenters by # of posts commented on for this contest week, as well as the total character count of those comments and the replies generated.
Continued interaction with Curie upvoted authors beyond the initial post commented on is another factor. So remember to follow the authors and comment on their new posting as well to score the maximum number of points!
NEW PRIZE STRUCTURE - Win up to 12 Steem!
Curie Comment Contest winners will be announced in a weekly post. In addition to the prize payout structure outlined below, the weekly champion will receive an honorary role in the Curie Discord server of "Comment Champion". Bragging rights!
1st place (Curie Comment Champion): 12 Steem
2nd place: 10 Steem
3rd place: 8 Steem
4th & 5th places: 6 Steem each
6th & 7th places: 5 Steem each
8th & 9th places: 4 Steem each
Honorable Mentions (10th through 20th): 2 Steem each
Random Prize Placements (must have registered Steem account for Curie contest as described above under "Rules Update" and commented on minimum 5 Curie upvoted posts): 1 Steem
Total weekly prize pool: 87 Steem/ 20 payout positions + 5 random prize placements
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.
For comments left during the contest week of November 4th - November 11th, 2018. All prize payouts will be sent out shortly from the @curie account. PLEASE NOTE this is the last week under the old prize structure, see above for the new prize structure going forward.
Comment Champion - 15 Steem prize! AND STILL the defending champion! Congrats @delishtreats
2nd place: 12 Steem - @jocqua with some monster scores in the engagement metrics actually made this a close race at the top this week - great interactions!
3rd place: 10 Steem - arrozymangophoto wow over 100 Curie upvoted posts commented on - great job!
4th & 5th places: 8 Steem each@audreybits & @macoolette
6th & 7th places: 5 Steem each@janton & @stef1
8th & 9th places: 3 Steem each@ronel & @adamada
Honorable Mentions (10th through 20th): 2 Steem each@coinsandchains, @oliviackl, @marblely, @iraidamatheus, @scrawly, @matkodurko, @nelsinho, @veryspider, @naideth, @fitinfun, @wisejg
Let the wild rumpus begin!
So what are you waiting for? Start reading those Curie-upvoted posts and leaving thoughtful comments already!