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The leagues (tables) are reset each week and so any time is a good time to join!
On your marks, get set, curate!
My general views on curation rewards (to score highly in League 1) are:
Vote before the big hitters, but not too early!
Voting in the first minute will earn you a curation reward of almost 0.000
Voting between 1 and 29 minutes will earn an increasing % of the curation rewards split - This value peaking at 30 minutes and remaining the same from this point onwards
It is commonly suggested that 15-25 minutes is the best time to vote, especially on known 'power author' posts because they are likely to have more auto-votes coming in at these times - and you want to be ahead of these votes
Voting on @ocd posts is likely to gain good curation rewards as founder @acidyo, and @anomadsoul support these posts after giving time for other accounts to vote - you will be in front of a couple of large votes here!
As you can see, a combination of many variables such as Steem Power, voting strength, voting weight, time of vote, and more, all play a part in the amount of rewards received.
My general opinion on maximizing engagement (to score highly in League 2) is:
Spread your vote and write lots of engaging comments!
Use your vote on the comments of others to make yourself (vote) seen and provoke a reply
The data for league 1
The raw data has been collected from SteemSQL - @arcange's MS SQL Server copy of the Steem Blockchain.
The formula used for 'quality of financial curation skill' is:
Curation Rewards DIVIDED BY Steem Power MULTIPLIED BY 1000
This will return the amount of Curation rewards gained per 1000 Steem Power held
The rules (which will cause auto-filtering of your account if not met so just enter anyway and see what happens!) to appear in this league:
No programmed voting! Following a trail is OK, using a script to vote for you is not (but well done if you have done that!)
Must have voted at least once on a piece of content in the past 7 days
Must not have leased or delegated Steem Power in the last 14 days
Must not have Started a Power Down (withdrawal of Steem Power) in the last 15 days
The 2nd and 3rd points above are not 'bad' actions, but are required to reduce distortion of the figures.
And, as curation rewards for the past week are actually taken from votes made up to 14 days ago, we need a two week 'window' as mentioned above.
Don't let this put you off entering though - you will be automatically be excluded/appear each week, depending on the criteria above.
League 1 - Curating to maximize returns (Top 100)
The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.
This Week's winners!
Playing his cards tight to his chest it seems - lets see if he'll comment further this time!
A fine job also by @palikari123, @crypto-econom1st, @voiceoff, @misterakpan, @steemitri, @pataty69, @sciack, @reazuliqbal, and @doomsdaychassis for completing the top 10 'financial' curators this week.
All of the above will be getting some STEEM :)
League 2 - Engagement and Excellence - Write on!
This the newer league which is not based around financial rewards and relates to engagement.
Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - including those powering down or dealing in delegations this past couple of weeks.
I've used some metrics (which is the fancy way of saying that made up some numbers) relating to:
- Posts (P)
- Comments - number of (C)
- Comments - replies to replies - depth > 2 (C R)
- Comments - length in characters (C L)
- Witness votes (W) (for those proxying witness votes, your total is always 30)
- Upvotes to others (V)
- Upvotes to different authors (U V)
- Self-votes - a (getting smaller each week) minus score for this one sorry! (S V)
Firstly, if you are placed in the table above then you are doing great and are among the top 20%! - Well done everyone!
Congratulations to this weeks Engagement League winner, she's back! It's the lovely @lynncoyle1!
With almost 600 comments and around half of these replies made at a depth of 3 of more in a 'conversation' thread, this level of engagement has given Lynn top spot this week!
@glenalbrethsen is an honorable runner up (as he was last week!), typing over 150,000 characters in his 250 replies. A fine job Glen, and congratulations if you were on the receiving end of one of those walls of text!
These two are way ahead in the scoring, but @gillianpearce grabs 3rd spot (ahead of yours truly!) engaging well, and still finding the time to produce 27 posts!
Well done all 3 of you!
Excellent engagement levels and top 10 (? :D ) places for @eaglespirit, @malloryblythe, @maverickinvictus, @leeart, @fullcoverbetting, @melvadg, and @mountainjewel who will all be receiving some STEEM this week.
Do you want to be a part of the leagues? Let me know below!
0 votes to self - Spot Prizes
Lucky number 25 in League 2
Prize courtesy of @fullcoverbetting - Well done to @crypto-econom1st!
Well done everyone, continue oiling that Blockchain :D
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As always, thank you very much for your support!
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