Application for October | Communities of the Month Support Program | By Steem Infinity Zone
Respected Steemit Team,
This is @cryptokraze, founder of the community Steem Infinity Zone and we are writing October Application for the community support program through this post by our community official account @siz-official.
We are covering each element in our application required for the support program and providing comprehensive information about our community. We are very thankful to @steemitblog team for this wonderful initiative.
Steem Infinity Zone is established with the Vision “To Educate and Empower People on Steemit without Limits”
We have clear purpose to keep the focus on educational content in IT/Tech category. By doing so, we have streamlined the community content purely on IT/Tech based content through Tutorials and SIZ Approved Courses where members are provided valuable content and skills for free. The details of our guidelines about community Content Focus can be read in below post.
Keeping the community content according to our purpose was a hard task because people just start to post random stuff but our team has made sure to inform all the new members about the guidelines of posting in Steem Infinity Zone which has resulted in keeping the content focused on IT/Tech category.
Uniqueness of Community
SIZ is unique because it is based on adding value to people life by educating them with different educational tutorials and SIZ Approved Courses in IT/Tech category. It is a platform for both trainers and students to showcase their individual talents that will empower the community.
SIZ is also unique in the sense that the founder of the community is using all his rewards to grow the community and support community members. In addition, founder has reached 10,000 SP in his personal account and 94% of the steem power is delegated to community account.
SIZ Approved courses is the unique concept where we have provided members of the community to educate everyone in field of IT and Technology. We have set the filter of approval so that everyone gets through proper channel and not start posting random stuff.
Why People Should Join SIZ ?
By joining Steem Infinity Zone, You will learn some valuable and lifelong skills that will literally add value to your life.
SIZ is providing Steem education on Local level that will enable many to change their life.
SIZ is providing valuable tutorials and courses in IT/Tech field that are approved by community management and they will definitely help you learn something valuable because this era is all about IT and Technology.
SIZ is providing a platform to everyone for showcasing their individual talents in different fields and support every valuable content creator.
By joining SIZ, you will get a chance to learn new skills or upgrade your current skills that will ultimately add value to give you “A Better Life”
We have added 01 more moderator in our team in month of September due to increased content in community and to help us checking every post for plagiarism.
Steem Infinity Zone has the following team members that are playing their roles. The community staff team is capable of covering English, Urdu, Hindi, and Indonesian Languages.
1 - @cryptokraze (Admin) from Pakistan
He is the founder of SIZ and all the developments and projects are being led by him. He is also managing the SIZ Promo contest called "Refer A Friend" which is going successful.
2 - @vvarishayy (Mod) from Pakistan
She is also Country representative of Pakistan and doing moderator role in SIZ. She is handling members inquiries about Newcomers achievement tasks and contests in SIZ. Community Top Picks task is currently delegated to her.
3 - @suboohi (Mod) from Pakistan
She is handling most of the contests being organized in SIZ and handling most of the community engagement through comments and replying to members posts.
4 - @ashkhan (Mod) from Pakistan
She is checking all new posts in community on daily basis and making a report on plagiarism. If there are posts violating community plagiarism guidelines, action is being taken.
5 - @arie.steem (Mod) from Indonesia
He is handling the promotional activities and supervising the tasks being done by community members. In addition, he is running great IT tutorial which are adding huge value to the community.
6 - @qasimwaqar (Mod) from Pakistan
He is basically the investor and sponsor of SIZ and providing resources for different project and community support when needed.
7 - @siz-official (Mod) Community Account
This is our community official account that is used for curating members and post community updates.
8- @endingplagiarism (Mod)
We have collaborated with endingplagiarism to cope with the plagiarism offenders and keep the community free from plagiarism offenders.
Rewards for Moderators
Currently, we are continue providing a reward of 50 steem per month to our moderators who are handling and managing the contest for their time and efforts. These rewards are provided by the community admin from his personal resources and community funds are not used for this purpose. In addition, we allow moderators to post their own content and courses so they have chance of getting curation by steemit team.
SIZ has already made its contingency plan in case main admin decides to leave the community or we lost our keys.
- The accounts keys are stored at 3 different places including hardware devices, paper storage and cloud storage. The details are shared with 3 moderators.
- In case, @cryptokraze decides to leave the community, the power will be shifted to @vvarishayy (Country Representative of Pakistan) who can handle the community in an effective manner.
Community Curation Account @siz-official
Our community curation account is @siz-official that is being used to curate members posts.
The curation account has total effective Steem Power 45,230. The community account own SP has been increased from 12,689 to 15556 which is a significant increase of 22.59% from last month. There is 29,673 steem power which is delegated to the community by generous delegators.
All the rewards received in form of SBD are being converted into steem and turned in to steem power. We have not withdrawn a single steem from the community account so far. Delegation rewards and contests prizes are transferred through community official Grand Rewards Pool (@siz-rewards) which is financed by the founder @cryptokraze and our sponsor @qasimwaqar.
Voting CSI score for curation account is 13.2 according the Steemworld data as shown in below picture. We are not self voting and this is indicated by 0% self vote on steemworld data base. We will always use the curation account to vote on members posts.
Although we faced reduction of 6800 SP when one of our delegator removed his delegation due to unknown reasons but we have still managed to bring our Steem Power back to 45,230 which is more than last month.
We have grown our SP significantly this month by powering up and receiving more delegations and doing voting on almost all the posts. If some posts got skipped that might be due to extra load but we check the payout section of community posts so any post reaching payout deadline will get voting. We can say that almost 100% of the posts in community are getting voted by curation account.
Plagiarism and Abuse
We have made Guidelines for Plagiarism and Warning system for the offenders. This will clear things to every member that Plagiarism has no place in SIZ community. The detailed guidelines can be read in this post Community Guidelines for Plagiarism and Warning System
We have already made collaboration with @endingplagiarism to deal with plagiarism so that it can be done more effectively. In addition, @cryptokraze @vvarishayy and @suboohi are checking posts for plagiarism.
To check the account originality, we already have country representative @vvarishayy in our team who is doing this effectively.
We have delegated the task of plagiarism checking to one of our moderator @ashkhan who is doing excellent job in checking 100% of the posts in the community and taking appropriate actions if there are any violations.
Engagement and Commenting
We have introduced SIZ Commenting Contest - Round 03 to increase engagement among community members and it has given us significant results. This contest also provide opportunity for those members to stay active who cannot make daily posts due to their busy schedule.
We try to check all the posts and commenting on most of the posts and we will continue to comment on maximum number of posts through our official account and admin team accounts. We have commented on more than 95% of the posts being made in the community.
As you can see we have 2,373 subscribers and 190+ active members right now, We have been successful in increasing the number of active posters this month by supporting them and doing other promotions, and encouraging the members. Many contests have been arranged to increase the activity. We are working to increase the number of active posters and quality content creators and that can be seen by the result.
Plans and Updates
Now, all of the community plans and development updates are being posted by the community account @siz-official and some of them are posted by Community Leaders.
Steem Infinity Zone has a long term plan moving forward and some of the points in our long term plans are listed below;
- Promoting Steemit outside through colleges and universities
- Growing the Community Official Account to 100k SP
- Adding more SIZ Approved Courses in IT/Tech category
- Mutual Collaboration Projects with Steem SkillShare Community
- Expand the SIZ Projects (Investment Plans, SIZ Exchange and SIZ Rewards)
- Starting SIZ Charity to support the needy
- Making the Community Self Sustainable Eventually
We have started a new contest in month of September called "Refer A Friend" which is to bring people on steemit and specially to our community SIZ and we have kept 500 Steem budget to run this contest.
The contest has been successful in promotion of the community and 150+ members have joined us so far and we have distributed 150 Steem till date
We will be providing small finances to the members so that they can do promotions effectively, specially outside steemit like universities and colleges.
SIZ community has its own promotional assets that will be provided for public use. This will help in making SIZ community brand spread out in a better way. The details of all the assets were shared in this post Steem Infinity Zone Assets
Collaboration with Steem Skillshare Community
Steem Infinity Zone Steem and SkillShare communities have done official collaboration to provide more support to our Community members, to promote Steemit as a learning platform and to increase our Communities growth. This collaboration is an effort to make steem ecosystem even better.
We have started Mutual Collaboration Events such as contests and selecting quality posts of other community members. You can see the details of our collaboration and activities in below posts. This is just the start and we will be doing a lot more mutual events in coming days.
Special Features of SIZ
We would like to mention special features of our community Steem Infinity Zone that are not present in any other community on Steemit.
SIZ Approved Demand Driven Courses
The main objective of these demand driven courses is to streamline the content in the community. In this way, members will post content that will be approved by community management. It will keep the community focused on educational content in IT/Tech category and remove all the random stuff.
Steem Investment Plan
The main objective is to bring investments to Steem ecosystem from outside by providing better returns to investors. We want people to keep Steem within the system instead of withdrawing so we encourage everyone to be part of this plan and get great returns on their Steem investments. You can get 60% Profit annually on your investments with SIZ.
We have received 1200 Steem more this month taking out total investment portfolio to 6500 Steem from 5 investors and it will eventually increase with time.
We have launched SIZ Rewards (@siz-rewards), which is community's official grand rewards pool. SIZ management and other generous donors can support this by sending donations that will be used to support community members.
SIZ Delegation Reward System
We have invited delegators to support SIZ community by delegating their Steem Power to the community official account (@siz-official) and get upto 200% curation rewards which is the best offer among Steemit communities.
We have launched this project (@siz-exchange) to support community members by providing local currency in exchange of their Steem and SBD. This is a non-profit Service and resources received in SIZ Exchange will be utilized to power up or support SIZ Projects for the growth of community. We have provided exchange service for 7,689.143 STEEM and 790.969 SBD till now.
Improvements Shown by SIZ
We understand that Booming support was given to communities so that they can show improvements. We are mentioning about the improvements that are done by SIZ community since we got September Booming Support.
Collaboration with Steem Skillshare Community
We have successfully made collaboration with Steem Skillshare Community which is a significant development and it will result in providing great educational platform on steemit and members will learn and receive more support leading to better steem ecosystem.
Focus on Content
We have achieved focus of community content to IT and Technology category. We have instructed the members to post only Educational Tutorials and SIZ approved Courses. The community is looking significantly improved from last month in terms of content.
Removal of Repetitive and Random Content
One of the observation was random and repetitive content in SIZ. So, we have removed cooking recipes, diary games and all random topic posts from the community. This has significantly improved community outlook and purpose that is based on educating and empowering people through IT/Tech Tutorials and courses.
Improvement in Effective Steem Power
We have increased 22.59% of our community steem power taking it to 15,556 and have taken our community total effective steem power to 45,230 SP now which is a significant improvement.
International Members Participation
We have increased International members subscription and participation in the community by organizing contest (Refer A Friend) to encourage other countries people joining and posting in SIZ. We will continue to do this to attract more people from other countries.
Posting Guidelines to Get Support
We have provided separate guidelines to community members if they want to get voting support. This has significantly improved the quality of the content in community.
Guidelines for Plagiarism and Warning System
We have implemented the Plagiarism Warning System and provided guidelines to the community members so that they can avoid posting plagiarized content.
Voting from Official Account
We have done voting on almost 100% of the posts this month and we will keep voting all of the good posts in this community.
Commenting and Engagement
We have maintained commenting activity by community leaders keeping it above 90% in this month. At the same time, we have also started commenting contest which has increased engagement by members.
Why SIZ should Get the Support?
We have improved many things since last month that is shared above and we believe in continuous improvement to make a better ecosystem.
SIZ community members are making more efforts to provide educational content specially SIZ approved courses. Their efforts should be recognized though the voting support. In this way, we will get more members starting valuable tutorials and courses globally through our collaboration with Steem Skillshare community and it will ultimately help achieve the community main goal that is to empower the people to learn some great skills that will help them in their life.
Since, the community have started, the founder @cryptokraze has used all his steemit rewards to grow the community and support the members through contests and other support programs. We have not withdrawn a single steem since this community is started and @cryptokraze has used his personal resources to run various SIZ Projects.
SIZ has always encourages #steemexclusive content in our community and we will not allow cross posting in our community.
Lastly, we assure steemit team that we will not use any kind support for our personal gains. All the support received will be used to grow the community and support the hardworking members as you might have observed from our September activities.
The main objective of Steem Infinity Zone is to empower people and we need your support to make a positive impact on lives of many because 1 small vote can worth huge for some student who is struggling to manage his study expenses or a housewife who is finding it hard to manage expenses oh her children.
Steem Infinity Zone
A community to Educate and Empower Poeple without Limits