There were ongoing discussions today about the issue which I know a lot of people are getting annoyed by and posting about lately, @sbdpotato and @burnposts filling up trending. Instead of front-ends shadowbanning these accounts and since both of them are striving to fix & maintain the peg thus are important the discussion lead to instead attempt a new experiment, if proven successful it would make the former activities obsolete and bring that stake back into curating authors instead leading to a much cleaner trending page.
That was a long sentence! Let me try to explain it better.
If authors creating posts start adding @sbdpotato as beneficiary (10-20%) and curators would increase the votes cast on these to make up for the beneficiary cut it would replace the need of @sbdpotato completely and could even increase the amount sent to it if done right and with curators co-operating.
Effective immediately, we at @ocd will be incentivizing authors to place @sbdpotato as beneficiary with our curation.
We recently announced our new hive community in this post where we focus our curation and incentivize those authors sharing their posts outside of Steem through the #posh initiative. At the same time we are voting on posts with the @ocdb account late to incentivize more stake going towards curation and those curating it earlier receiving more curation rewards.
On top of that we will now also be looking for posts that send their beneficiary to @sbdpotato. If this experiment goes well and we see an increase in rewards being sent to it, @smooth will also consider adding towards curation instead of continuing the burnposts with authors sending beneficiaries to both @sbdpotato and @burnpost/@null.
We hope other curation projects and big accounts will give this experiment a try and make the above mention accounts obsolete while still being allocated steem from the rewards pool to assist the ecosystem.
For those wanting to give this a try by posting onto our community, here's a quick how to.
Visit beta.steemit.com and login with your credentials.
Go to our community: https://beta.steemit.com/trending/hive-174578
Click on "new post" and before posting click on "advanced settings" and place a beneficiary to @sbdpotato.
The only rule of our community is that the content is original and yours. If you decide to share it onto Twitter, please add a link to the tweet in a comment and we will take it into consideration when curating your post on top of the beneficiary sent to @sbdpotato.
Bear in mind we'll be curating the posts a bit late to give other curators time to front-run us.
Thanks for reading and let's see how this experiment goes!