๐Ÿ’ฌ Promoting WOX's Top Commenters - Supporting Steemit's Vision Week #1

in WORLD OF XPILAR โ€ข 3 years ago

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In my recent post discussing the topic of online discussion, I asked the question about whether you wanted to see something change on Steemit to increase the level of engagement with posts. I also included a mini-contest which asked you to estimate the "quality" of the 55 comments received to the 146 posts which I'll cover at the end of this post.

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Response to my Post

The response was overwhelming and the post has received 60 comments (to date) which demonstrates the kind of engagement that Steemit is capable of. There was a mixture of thoughts shared from the understanding that many users are here to simply promote themselves and earn some money, to outpourings of frustration from users who take the time to comment and receive nothing back. Some of the latter group to the point at which they have nearly stopped commenting altogether.

I tend to associate myself with the latter group and already had in the back of my mind that I wanted to do something about it. Let those that want to come here, post their interests and leave to do exactly that but work harder to help those that want more engagement - more "Social" in this "Social Media".

So World of Xpilar is launching a new initiative to support Steemit's vision of...

"... a vibrant communities web app, expanding the boundaries of community coordination and online discussion by incorporating cryptocurrency as incentives."

...and to help those users that want to engage to get more out of their time on Steemit.

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๐Ÿ’ฌ WOX's Top Commenters

The new initiative has been long in the thinking and is officially launching today - with the backing of an initial 1,000 Steem from me, 500 Steem from @xpilar and 500 Steem from @levuef.


Top Commenter Delegations

Each week (on a Thursday), I will be reviewing the comments on 7 days worth of posts and will apply a complex and highly secretive algorithm to them in order to identify World of Xpilar's Top Commenters for the week. The only clues to the algorithm that I'll share is that every language is included, "Nice post, keep it up" won't help you (it might even hinder you ๐Ÿค”) and it's not all about the Whales ๐Ÿณ

These Top Commenters will receive a share of the 2,000 Steem as a delegation for the week, which will be cancelled and reassigned the following week (unless each user remains a top commenter).

E.g. "King Commenter" will receive a 1,000 Steem delegation, "Good Commenter 1" and "Good Commenter 2" will each receive a 500 Steem delegation.

This will give you the added benefit of stronger voting power and increase the curation rewards that you will receive.


Top Commenter Labels

In addition to this, we're also looking to increase voting support to members of our community committed to making it a more sociable place so we're also introducing a simple identifier that will be added to your existing label - "๐Ÿ’ฌ".

This will increase the visibility of your posts within this community and allow others to know that they're supporting a Top Commenting User.

There's no limit to the number of users that can receive this label and please also bear in mind that this label can be removed.

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Hopes and Expectations

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The hope is that through this new initiative we can promote a more sociable experience within World of Xpilar without penalising those that don't wish to take part.

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Week 1 Top Commenters

As somebody who likes to get things moving quickly, I've already reviewed 7 days worth of posts and would like to congratulate @petface, @steem-venera and @serap who will receive the following delegations for the forthcoming week once you confirm your acceptance of this within the comments below.

@petface - 1,000 Steem
@steem-venera - 500 Steem
@serap - 500 Steem

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Mini-Contest Result

The result of the 55 comments is as follows:

Low value (fewer than 10 words) - 32
Medium-low value (10 - 50 words) - 20
Medium-high value (50-100 words) - 3
High value (100+ words) - 0 (zero, none, nada, zilch)

Congratulations to @papi.mati who wins the 5 Steem Prize ๐Ÿ†

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Please Share Your Thoughts

As ever, please share your thoughts on this initiative - Is it something you'll be taking part in? Do you think we'll see an increase in comments? I look forward to hearing from you ๐Ÿ‘

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ย 3 years agoย 

This is an idea that leads to real communication in Steemit. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the birth of this idea by sharing their experiences and thoughts, especially you who started this initiative, and delegators, and of course World of Xpilar.

This thank you is not only on behalf of me, but also on behalf of everyone who takes the time to read and comment on the content in their fields of interest, asks questions, and hopes to receive comments on the content they share with enthusiasm. Sometimes we talk about some issues of our private life in our posts, sometimes we make jokes and sometimes we share our experiences. Upvote is of course motivating, but knowing that our post has been read, that is, knowing that we do not write into the space, is a greater motivation to continue.

I feel very happy to have been selected for top commenters. My first focus on Steemit was to make a circle of friends who are interested in art. I love painting and I had the chance to meet and communicate with many artists here. This delegation has been a gift for me from my communication with them.

I believe that there will be healthier and more intense communication between Steemit content creators, which will increase motivation for everyone.
Finally, I thank you very much and accept this delegation.

Good luck with this process to all ๐Ÿค—

ย 3 years agoย 

Thank you for your reply. Your approach is one which I hope proves to be successful and in reviewing the posts which led to this decision, it was great to discover users like you that I perhaps wouldn't have otherwise come across.

I hope that this initiative leads to a healthy competition between users which results in greater interaction. As you say the most important thing is that the interaction is genuine and...

knowing that our post has been read, that is, knowing that we do not write into the space, is a greater motivation to continue

I couldn't have said it any better myself.

ย 3 years agoย 

I am glad to hear your kind words, thank you so much :) In this process, I hope that it will be more enjoyable to produce content for everyone in the near future.

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿคž Fingers crossed

ย 3 years agoย 

Hello, @Serap!! I'm happy that you result one of the first persons selected for this new initiatives. I will delegate 500 SP to you through the @escenika account. I know you will keep this great enthusiasm in sharing knowledge and experience not only in your blog but appreciating the work of others!!

All the best for life and projects!!

ย 3 years agoย 

I am happy for your motivating and supportive comment, thank you very much :) I instantly became a minnow with +500 SP so I can be a more visible commentator :))

ย 3 years agoย 

Wonderful!! I know you will use it wisely!! You will have a greater audience to appreciate your work!!

Big hug and see you soon in the World of Xpilar!! :)

ย 3 years agoย 

Thanks a lot, see you :)

Hi, friend. I liked your text. Yes, I am Russian, but I was born in Latvia. As a result, I donโ€™t know the Russian language well. English too. But I know the Latvian language well. No one needs it. Although in Latvia a fine is imposed for not knowing the language. Starting from 50 euro.

ย 3 years agoย 

Congratulations!! Is impressive how many people can interact here. My first language is Spanish and I soon learned that English can open many possibilities, primarily to get in touch with all the diverse cultures reunited in Steemit!

All the best for your journey!!

Thank you.

ย 3 years agoย 

This is certainly a fantastic new initiative @the-gorilla It goes without saying that Iโ€™m ๐Ÿ’ฏ in ๐Ÿค Challenge accepted ๐Ÿ™Œ I am really honoured and I do feel that I can now stand out from the crowd and make a difference here. I do believe that this new initiative will encourage more and more of us to read, comment and support one another which is to me what this platform is all about. I love to meet like-minded individuals here daily, get inspired from one another and sometimes even get creative together ๐Ÿ’ป Believe it or not, on my way back from the park today where I do my daily exercise I was really daydreaming that something great is coming my way here in WOX. Iโ€™m not exaggerating at all. So perfect timing and I canโ€™t thank you enough for believing in me ๐Ÿ˜Ž I am really motivated to succeed, I love what I do and I love the sound of being an influencer. I simply canโ€™t wait for the speech bubble emoji to be added to my label and I am sure that the crown l๐Ÿ‘€ks good on me.
Cheers.
Her Royal Highness ๐Ÿ‘ธ

ย 3 years agoย 

We salute you with reverence!! Royalty vibes were in the air in your way home, those were the fanfares from the World of Xpilar, celebrating the new Queen!! :D
Congratulations!!

ย 3 years agoย 

Iโ€™m thrilled honestly! I even saw fireworks ๐ŸŽ‡ on my way back home so it all makes sense now! Thank you ever so much for supporting this new initiative really @leveuf I also do realise that now it is more important than ever for me do my very best as all eyes are on me ๐Ÿ‘€ No pressure.

ย 3 years agoย 

Keep enjoying what you like to do, it's the most important! I know you have so much to share here in your awesome style!!
Hugs and more reverences, @Petface!!

ย 3 years agoย 

I certainly do have so much more to share @leveuf and now with the delegated Steem I have a voice ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ I will make the most of it and enjoy every moment of it for as long as it lasts. Take good care of yourself and we stay in touch.

ย 3 years agoย 

Big, big hug and best vibes, @petface!!
We stay in touch!!

ย 3 years agoย 

Congratulations Rusana! ๐Ÿ† You have deserved it ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

ย 3 years agoย 

Thank you ever so much @datych ๐Ÿ™Œ I might be having a Thursday night party on ๐Ÿฅณ I'll prove that I'm the right person to have the crown on ๐Ÿ‘ธ

ย 3 years agoย 

Ha ha. I'm sure that anybody who tries to wrestle this crown off you will find it tough going!

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ‘ธThatโ€™s very true @the-gorilla Itโ€™ll be hard work so letโ€™s see how the others do really. Plus, the longer this initiative is on for, the harder it will become as weโ€™re spreading the word about it now but very soon itโ€™ll become crazy popular. I hope. I think I see it coming ๐Ÿคž Once you start receiving more comments on your posts, you cherries them and they make you feel special ๐ŸŒŽ So Iโ€™ll be glad if more members become comfortable and confident enough to comment on other usersโ€™ posts, even such members they havenโ€™t even interacted with yet. Itโ€™s a great life skill really which pays of in the end. It just doesnโ€™t take much to be nice and itโ€™s normal to have questions too. Nobody knows everything, we learn here together ๐Ÿ™Œ

ย 3 years agoย 

It'll feel really mean to remove any delegations if any of the Top commenters changes next week.

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿค Thank you ever so much for saying that @the-gorilla Iโ€™m working hard so you donโ€™t have to remove at least some of the delegations ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป I was even on @bambukaโ€™s Diving Programme for an extra week and I reckon I just became a more experienced and efficient Steemian since then. So maybe history will repeat itself ๐Ÿ˜Ž

ย 3 years agoย 

I'm over 7 months in and still learning ๐Ÿ™‚

ย 3 years agoย 

Every day is a school day here indeed and I like it ๐Ÿ˜Š You achieved so much in just 7 months @the-gorilla ๐Ÿ‘ Steemit time goes by even faster if you ask me so your real 7 months can well be just 3 and a half Steemit months. So thatโ€™s even a greater achievement then how far you got in such a short time ๐Ÿค

ย 3 years agoย 

It's certainly been busy - I'm doing a lot less now than I did in the early months - this was a lot of work which I eventually couldn't do as much of any more. I still do the odd bit but I was getting 100 notifications per day which destroyed my spirit! I guess it's gone so well because I've tried to change things for the better across the whole platform ๐Ÿ™‚

ย 3 years agoย 

Thank you for taking up this hard job. It is really time consuming and requires a lot of patients to go through many posts and comments.

I wish people will notice and act accordingly!

You post is nominated for โ€žWold of xpilarโ€œ Community Support Program, @booming account upvote. Only the posts that are not cross posted, original and posted from community page are eligible. If your post gets approval, then you get upvote within few days. Good luck!

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿคž My fingers are crossed and thank you again for the nomination ๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

It is a big task that deserves a lot of effort, but it is worth rescuing and improving the interaction between the members of the community, encouraging the exchange of comments on each publication, avoiding that they just leave their publications and then log out immediately.

I hope to see good reactions.

Great job.

ย 3 years agoย 

Thank you and I share your hope that this will make the community and its members more successful together ๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

It's nice to see that ๐Ÿ’ฌ WOX's Top Commenters now got a surprise with the prizes.

A big thank you to @the-gorilla who is the mastermind behind this project and does the great job of finding ๐Ÿ’ฌ WOX's Top Commenters.

It will be exciting to see how the project develops, it is up to you users now to give more comments to the posts you read ๐Ÿ’ฌ

ย 3 years agoย 

If the response to this post is anything to go by, we're going to have a busy time of things ๐Ÿ™‚

ย 3 years agoย 

Yes, it looks like that ๐Ÿ˜Š

ย 3 years agoย 

I'm doing something similar in my community since a few weeks so I can tell you that it really works but... manual reviewing comments from the last 7 days is a lot (really a lot!) of work. And we have only 120 active users. WoX has over 650...

you may need a help of another person, but the idea is great.

Extra icon in the label is cool and, if you are fine with that, I'd introduce it in my place too, with the annotation to WoX and tagging you as the original author.

Maybe we could introduce it in a whole platform, motivating that way others to be more active in the comments ๐Ÿค” I mean, at least in multiple communities.

Oh, and thank you for the rewards!

ย 3 years agoย 

manual reviewing comments from the last 7 days is a lot (really a lot!) of work.

Yes, I may have bitten of more than I can chew but I'll give it a go. If I do a little every day, then perhaps it won't be so daunting. @adeljose has kindly offered to help - he's already doing such a good job moderating within the community, I don't want to detract from what he already does ๐Ÿ™‚

Extra icon in the label is cool and, if you are fine with that, I'd introduce it in my place too, with the annotation to WoX and tagging you as the original author.

I'm happy with that - when the idea came up, it occurred to me that it would work well in other communities too so it'll be great to see it being used elsewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and thank you for the rewards!

Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย (edited)

The idea is very good. I would delegate, But at the moment a very weak SP. I got it all out when splitting STEM from HIVI in 2019. I had to lower my SP. But now, when the project starts to develop, I think that we need to get up. I wish you a good night or day. I do not know which country you are from. If you are from Norway, then this is nearby. I'm from latvia. Good luck. I think the number of participants will increase. Truthfully, I did not understand what kind of consent was needed.

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ™‚ I am in England so not too far away.

Sorry for the confusion - I didn't want us to delegate Steem to anybody without them knowing it was happening - for example you might be going on holiday for a week so the delegation would be wasted.

So if you are happy, we will delegate 500 Steem to you for 1 week ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you.

ย 3 years agoย (edited)

Hi @steem-venera
Thank you for commenting ๐Ÿ’ฌ on other people's posts and responding to comments you receive in your posts
Delegate of 500 Steem Power for 1 week is on its way to your account

ย 3 years agoย 

Excelente propuesta @el-gorila, esto permite mayor interacciรณn, entre los miembros de esta grandiosa comunidad worldofxpilar, asรญ como tambiรฉn permite la comunicaciรณn en tiempo real, al igual que los participantes se sienten mรกs cรณmodos y seguros que alguien comentรฉ y vote por su post.
Yo estoy iniciando esta semana con un apoyo por parte de la comunidad para cumplir con tan agradable funciรณn a pesar que absorbe tiempo en hacerlo, siento satisfacciรณn con el considerables amigos que a pesar no conocerles, nos comunicamos y compartimos experiencia, logrando con ello en pocos dรญas de ver como mis notificaciones aumentaron considerablemente durante estos dรญas.
Gracias a @worldofxpilar, por la oportunidad y seguiremos aportando para el crecimiento en equipo

ย 3 years agoย 

It can certainly be very rewarding when the discussions start and you get to know people better. There is such a wide variety of perspectives on the world across the community that we can all learn so much ๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

Asรญ es amigo @el-gorila, en lo particular durante estos 4 dรญas que tengo la responsabilidad de comentar los Post de nuestra comunidad, he tenido un mayor acercamiento a los integrantes de Worldofxpilar, y me siento satisfecho por la labor cumplida hasta ahora, conociendo en mayor profundidad y un acercamiento casi que en tiempo real con la comunidad de @xpilar

ย 3 years agoย 

That's great to hear. Hopefully this will continue long into the future ๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

Excelente, estamos a tu orden @el-gorila

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

As ever, please share your thoughts on this initiative - Is it something you'll be taking part in? -

I want this ๐Ÿ’ฌ

So I will take part :)

ย 3 years agoย 

I'm not giving it away easily @datych So game on ๐Ÿ˜œ

ย 3 years agoย 

:) I even didn't think about stealing your crown ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you will have it as long as possible.

ย 3 years agoย 

Of course you didnโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜œ Thank you ever so much @datych I know you mean it.

On a separate note our fellow creative individuals here respect the Queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ Iโ€™m getting replies to my comments within less than a day. Proper replies, not just a smiley face. The initiative works I dare to say and thatโ€™s just the start of it! Happy days!

ย 3 years agoย 

Proper replies, not just a smiley face

๐Ÿ™‚ Be careful not to get too addicted!

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ™ƒ I promise not get carried away @the-gorilla

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ™‚

Nice to hear this news.

within less than a day

This is great. At the same time, when people come back to your comments days later, sometimes it means they remembered about you and your opinion all that time. I sometimes don't want to anwer because I know that I will have better words later - in a day or a week.

The initiative works

Yes, but when they have a direct system of rewards, things can become too fake. Commenting always was a way of attracting attention and maybe even good upvotes. Anybody could use it but not many did it. Now ...there will be many people who will talk bullshit just in hope to earn delegation... Let's see ...

ย 3 years agoย 

I sometimes don't want to anwer because I know that I will have better words later - in a day or a week.

I do that quite a lot - especially with @petface ๐Ÿคฃ

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m feeling special ๐Ÿ™ˆ @the-gorilla

ย 3 years agoย 

:D

ย 3 years agoย 

๐Ÿ˜ฑ That certainly is a very good point and another way to look at it @datych Nobody wants a rushed job but Iโ€™m also used to being evaluated in response rate too so thatโ€™s why I just by default tend to think this way assuming that also makes a difference here on the platform ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป I reckon it does really ๐Ÿค” There are exceptions of course.

Commenting for me is the way to be active here when Iโ€™m not posting. Letโ€™s wait and see really. I totally get you that we might start seeing a higher number of comments for the sake of their quality. But Iโ€™m sure that @the-gorillaโ€™s algorithm will pick it up easily and will not let such commenters take advantage of this initiative.

ย 3 years agoย 

Iโ€™m sure that @the-gorillaโ€™s algorithm will pick it up easily and will not let such commenters take advantage of this initiative.

An algorithm's only as smart as its creator ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Once the scores are totalled up, I'll review the winning profiles for things I don't like (plagiarism. etc,) to be sure that no bad eggs slip through

ย 3 years agoย 

It won't come easy ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย 3 years agoย 

I congratulate this initiative. There are times when you see large numbers of prizes in posts, however, there is no comment that tells you that someone reads or sees what you have written. I am particularly moved, in addition to the likes, by the appreciations of the people who visit me, and with this I know that I speak for many. Let's keep going @the-gorilla!

ย 3 years agoย 

Thank you and I really hope that the incredible response that this initiative has received is reflected in the posts by others. A large proportion of the interaction within this community is by the moderators and it'll be great to see more interaction amongst the rest of the community. I look forward to seeing this happen and for everybody to enjoy being here more as a result ๐Ÿ‘

ย 3 years agoย 

Yes, for a community to feel like a real one, it is through those of us who live in it. It needs the warmth of everyone!
Thanks for the opportunity!

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