Introducing DLine: A Manual Curation System

in dline •  last year  (edited)

DLine seeks to recognise and encourage potential outstanding content creators by sending them a life line.

What is DLine

DLine is a life line manual curation system that seeks out and encourages talented content creators who are discouraged and are about to give up on Steem for one reason or another.

What does DLine do

DLine finds demoralised and forgotten content creators and passes their latest notable post to a line of manual curators who will read it, upvote it, and pass it along to another Steem user. The original dissemination line will consist of a list of half a dozen volunteer manual curators. Every manual curator in the line will pass it on to another person who they feel will enjoy that post. Curators may choose to resteem the post, put a curation bot on it, comment on it, follow the author -- do any of the normal activities a Steem user may do.

DLine is not about providing monetary "rewards" for talented content creators. It doesn't take their overall economic situation into account. It is about getting their work appreciated and read/viewed by individuals and in that, supporting or rekindling their faith in the Steem ecosystem.

You lost me ..

In short, DLine will take a talented yet forgotten or undiscovered Steemian's engagement from this:

.. to this:

Instead of getting zero readership, they will see support from individuals who read their post.

Rate

DLine will feature 1-2 content creators a week.

Prompted component

DLine will be offering automated encouraging comments on posts when called. Every comment will be written by a different member of the Steem ecosystem. The purpose of these comments is to add a bit of encouragement mixed with a humorous novelty feel.

This component is currently in the development and testing stage. Summon permissions will be changed as DLine is used to discover the best curation algorithm. User behaviour will determine the algorithm.

Who are the line of manual curators?

These are individuals, chosen at random from a list of known kind-hearted and knowledgeable Steem ecosystem members. The only thing they have in common is that they've all taken the time to talk to an unsubstantial user down on his luck and read his posts. These curators don't use manual curation as way of self-aggrandization (no one who does is considered). The list of these individuals changes. They get no remuneration other than built-in curator rewards.

Every node in the line is an individual. If you're interested in joining the line, comment below with your Discord handle and where you can be found.

Proof of concept

7 days ago Patrick J Moran @morangallery made an exceptional post about his painting process. He's been on Steem since March 2018 and until 7 days ago had a few comments here and there from fellow minnows and some sparse votes. Most of his posts have a $0.00 next to them. He was randomly discovered by the creator of @DLine. His post was then shared with a handful of excellent Steem users who enjoyed his art, upvoted his post, commented and were replied to, and then passed the post along to others or set a trail on it. The end result is this post generated $8.92 with 311 votes and a thread of 20 comments.

Language support

DLine will endeavour to find and include content creators from all walks of life who publish in all different languages.

Non-divisive and bridging project

DLine is a non-divisive project: it treats all users, irrespective of their time in the ecosystem and the amount of tokens they have in their wallets, equally. Minnows, dolphins, red fish, whales, giant squids, sea cucumbers, manatees and the rest of the ecosystem are treated equally.

DLine will bridge with other projects and potentially blockchains in time.

Closing comments

Should DLine thrive in the Steem ecosystem, future development will be announced.

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We operate a manual curation service @thundercurator and would love to get behind this, let us know how we can help!

Thank you and will do.

As long as the STEEM Guild pitfalls are avoided, and favoritism is kept to a minimal - preferably zero - I could get behind something like this in the present ecosystem of Steemit.

Also willing to help out.

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Those who do not learn [from] history are doomed to repeat it.

That won't happen. There will be no self-aggrandization or salaries for what is basically the act of being a good human being interested in other human beings. Even the bot dev is donating his time.

Super cool and honorable idea!
I saw a lot of people being successful and giving up because of different reasons.

I think many users are frustrated about the system after some time creating and not receiving
any noticable audience (or financial return).

But I hope the intention is about giving audience and social value instead of financial value. This will come by its won with more viewers.

I folow you because I am really curious about what will happen with your project! (of course also resteemed)

That's why I'm sticking to 1-2 users a week. There's no real way to curate more people than that while following up with them and keeping everyone focused. This project is about the "social value", to borrow from your words.

hello i’m so willing to help this project! I already do this on my own and have been since new to the platform nearing 11 months ago. Ive never been curie awarded so understand how this platform can feel when no one sees your work. my discord is eagle spirit #4491

Never got a curie? mmm I don't think they can read that well. Must be it.

nope, never a curie. i like the way you think, but you know that. :)

Thank you.

anytime! :)

Awesome initiative. This is exactly what is needed here. Currently the opposite happens, always the same authors get rewarded.
Could you let us more how such demotivated authors are found other than randomly?

That's the problem, everyone upvotes the current golden kids, usually the same ones who are part of high profile projects. Had good luck finding great but forgotten content creators by monitoring older tags and defunct curators' feeds.

This is a really great idea, you've got my support!

Great to hear, thank you.

Excelente idea, Dios te abra puertas y te permita desarrollar tus ideas. Bendiciones

This really a good idea. It is tough to start from scratch and there were times initially that I considered quitting. Any encouragement and support received is really a life line for unrecognized Steemians.

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Glad you didn't give up and thank you.

This is an EXCELLENT idea. Glad to hear about it, and thank you to everyone who is contributing.

Thank you, glad you like it.

such a great honor to hear about it Dline,absolutely you are right a lot of good authors and righters lost their faith on being with this platform because they are earnless and not rewarded..

I will support this project 100% for the Steem future. and for the people who push their talent here in Steemit will surely rewarded..

God Bless!

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Thank you for your kind words.

My pleasure

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Great idea! Manual curation is what we need to improve the platform!!! Awesome job.

Thank you.

Yes... This sounds like an amazing project. Good luck and keep bringing the good stuff out there ❤️

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Thank you.

Congratulations @dline!
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Hi @dline!
This is a great initiative indeed. If talented content creators get support from curation system like this, it will always encourage them to make quality content and add value to the Steem ecosystem.

You got SNEKKED! ;)
Expect a certain Snek to come 'round and give you a bite soon ;)

You Got Snekked is a curation project!
We aim to find good content, share a happy moment, & some visibility. Your post got our upvote, and we will feature your post and possibly an image from it in our 40th curation compilation if you don't mind! If you don't want to be featured, please let us know!

Also, feel welcome to join our community on Discord! -:

https://discord.gg/VWJxTEz

Thanks, joined the Discord now.

Cool!

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