DLine V2: Retention and Acceleration Initiative

in #ecosystem3 years ago (edited)

DLine was launched last year as a small project centred around encouraging existing Steem users who are discouraged or on the verge of giving up. It has since evolved into a full-fledged initiative to address the question of retention.


Organic User Retention

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

Retention via Encouragement

DLine will connect with demoralised and forgotten content creators and will pass their work down a line of manual curators. This is done in accordance with our original scope and process, as outlined in our first post. We have gone past manual curation to shift towards pure encouragement and retention; giving them the type of reward a simple upvote can't buy.

Accelerating Innovation

DLine will seek out positive segments of innovation and accelerate them through mentorship and connection. We work with the existing businesses and innovative products developed on the Steem blockchain by Steem users and provide them with guidance, assistance and mentorship.

Connected Communities

DLine will strive to openly collaborate with other user empowerment, onboarding, retention and curation communities and initiatives. We are not in competition with anyone and will focus on strengthening the bonds of collaboration for the greater good for the ecosystem.

Streams Explained

We have developed and tested the following retention and acceleration process.


User Retention Stream

Identify user in need

Identify niche in which the user engages in

Identify relevant communities that could fit the user | Identify relevant curators who may be interested in the user

Introduce and connect them

Follow up with the user

Is the user working on a project that they may need assistance with? Proceed with Business/Innovation Stream

Business/Innovation Stream

Identify business or product initiative

Verify ownership and their current/past activities1

Interview/friendly chat with owner(s)

Define business/product needs, existing gaps, and potential utility in conjunction with the Steem blockchain

Mentor chat

Follow up to see how the venture is doing

Introduce to Steemit Inc if necessary

Follow up again

Mentor follow up (if needed)

1 This includes checking if the owner(s) have a history of scamming, deceit, exit scams, or any other fraudulent activities that have or may negatively impact Steem in the future.

General Details

Where do I sign up?

You don't. We will find you.

Intake Rate

To ensure we can follow up, our goal is to help an average of 1-2 users a week and 1-2 businesses/product ventures a month.


We do not fund businesses/product development/projects at this point in time.


We do not ask for or accept any remuneration for helping others. Funds earned by DLine through posting will be used to create contests and other positive, inclusive, initiatives for the community to partake in.

Statement of Intent

DLine is a non-divisive project: it treats all users, irrespective of their time in the Steem ecosystem and the amount of STEEM they have in their wallets, on an equal level as human beings. It cohabits with and supports other segments of the user engagement niche where inclusivity is key. It's goal is to foster encouragement and improve retention in the Steem ecosystem. DLine is not about providing rewards; it is an organic retention initiative.


This project in all its streams aims to empower the existing Steem userbase, including long-term users, new users, businesses, off-chain apps, etc. It is not a straight-forward onboarding project but goes off existing links. The ultimate goal is to retain users and support innovation growth. Delegation and curation are out of scope.

Thank You

We look forward to working with all of you. ~ https://discord.gg/2wK53Bu


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sounds like and interesting initiative that we can all use. It feels pretty lonely around here especially when the price is low. A little encouragement and support sounds like a terrific way to build community.

Thank you, we will strive to deliver. We have updated the post above with a Discord invitation, join us if you'd like.

Very cool digging the initiative having been one of those who almost gave up before a fellow steemian helped me out!

Would you consider assisting other manual curation services? I subscribe to @pifc each of us try to find new/lowrep bloggers pushing out great content to try and give them a little extra exposure and reward!

A little extra support would go a long way for these guys!

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Good initiative to support the creators..

I’m not thinking of leaving.. but if you come across any filmmakers... that would be cool

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Great initiative taken.

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I think this is great for the community as it continues to be challenging for new users to remain engaged without finding the communities to help. Thank you for your efforts and please keep us posted! If there will be a curation trail, we can potentially help for more encouragement!

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Your innovation is outstanding! More of this is welcomed!

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