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Just moments ago, I found a bug. I'm creating a traffic database so that each page of my "free speech zone" will link to a traffic history report page that shows detailed "view" information for the page. This "free speech zone" will be designed to work with STEEM in that posts to each can link to the other. I'm not going to reinvent what the STEEM portals do. Instead, I'm going to provide the part of the solution that STEEM and its portals cannot or will not provide, including (1) 100% human curation, (2) real community with accountability, and (3) a "killer app" that will attract new people.

Once my software is fully debugged, that will free gobs of my time, which I can then devote to developing the web site.

But none of it will matter if people don't receive it all well, take it for their own, and run with it.

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I hope that can work. A lot of variables there. Can you really minimize bots? I love the linking thing.

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We'll see what I can do. This is all new, untested software. I am hoping to have something that you can look at in about a week. The "doublestar" idea is to let STEEM develop in whatever direction its "powers that be" decide, which at the moment appears to be to abandon 100% human curation in favor of turning STEEM into a vanity press platform. To find content, readers can either use steemit's trending pages (which will be driven by authors paying bots for votes), or they can use IDEAFARM.COM's knowledge tree "free speech zone", which will contain content that links to STEEM. Authors can post in both places, with each post linking to the other, to maximize their exposure.

Authors who want exposure can either pay for it (STEEM) or write content that a human editor thinks is great (IDEAFARM.COM), or both. Readers can, similarly, use one or the other, or both, to find content.

IDEAFARM.com won't be the only web site to do this, although it will be the only one offering "knowledge tree" capability. Many such web sites could emerge, analogous to many paper magazines competing for readers. A whole ecosystem could develop in which STEEM does what it does best (cryptocurrency) and the Zine web sites doing what they do best (curation).