- 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 three Curie-upvoted posts a day you would definitely be in the top 20 places that pay out :)
Win up to 15 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 for the week in the Curie Discord server of "Comment Champion". Bragging rights! 1st place (Curie Comment Champion): 15 Steem 2nd place: 12 Steem 3rd place: 10 Steem 4th & 5th places: 8 Steem each 6th & 7th places: 5 Steem each 8th & 9th places: 3 Steem each Honorable Mentions (10th through 20th): 2 Steem each
Total weekly prize pool: 91 Steem/ 20 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 5 Winners! EXPANDED PRIZE POOL
For comments left during the contest week of September 2nd - September 9th, 2018. All prize payouts will be sent out shortly from the @curie account.
Comment Champion - 15 Steem prize! @janton@janton commented on 50 posts upvoted by @curie during the contest week and really shined in our engagement metrics. Congrats @janton, Curie Comment Champion for the week!
2nd place: 12 Steem @art-venture
3rd place: 10 Steem @coinsandchains
4th & 5th places: 8 Steem each: @adamada & @audreybits
8th & 9th places: 3 Steem each: @marblely & @macoolette
Honorable Mentions (10th through 20th): 2 Steem each@erikah, @oliviackl, @madlenfox, @niallon11, @yeninsfer, @headchange, @josediccus, @drawmeaship, @scrawly, @fitinfun, @balticbadger
Curie Comment Contest is picking up Steem!
We increased the payouts and expanded the number of prize placements this week because the Curie Comment Contest is working to drive engagement toward the authors upvoted by Curie. Comparing the first four weeks of the contest with the four week period in July immediately preceding the start of the contest, we have seen an 86% increase in the average number of comments / Curie-upvoted post. Curie-upvoted posts with < 5 comments dropped from 18% in July to just 3%over the first 4 weeks of the contest!
Let the wild rumpus begin!
So what are you waiting for? Start reading those Curie-upvoted posts and leaving thoughtful comments already!