Operation Curation Delegation, Original Content Distribution Bot and more things to come for the @ocd project. I'm currently halfway going through the many comments in the last OCDB recommendation post, there are probably 300 recommendations in total with 200 comments being vouches and thanking others for nominating them to the whitelist. We're happy to see the interest from our big Steem Community and we are dedicated to make the most out of the support we've received on our non-profit distribution bot.
While I do expect there to be some minor abuse from the wave of newcomers joining the whitelist once I'm finished going through them all and looking through their content on their accounts, I think it won't be so bad because the bigger the active whitelist becomes the more eyes there are on the content it is being used on. The risk of being removed from the whitelist and the incentive to bid on 10% profit votes on their posts will hopefully minimize the abuse a lot. While the active whitelist continues to grow now we will also be decreasing the daily max bid authors can purchase, depending on more delegations coming in or the price increasing that's really the only things that will increase the max bid again. Considering those two options are kind of difficult in the long run to increase since there's only so much Steem Power and although there is no real limit to the price of Steem we gotta be a bit realistic that over the long term the max bid will constantly keep decreasing to cover all demand. I hope the users who used OCDB during the beta when it was giving out about 50% ROI and when the whitelist was limited they were able to purchase ~130 Steem votes, have enjoyed their early adoption bonus.
OCD will on Monday restart the normal curation they do on original content creators who may be new and/or underrewarded. These users will now also be automatically whitelisted and will be notified of its existence and what it does. Even though OCD curators are currently the only ones adding new users to it we are hoping to grow with the rest of the community on Steem this year and increase the pace of how often we add people to the whitelist while still keeping any form of abuse as low and nonexistent as possible. We do realize that will be a difficult task to do but we are a community project after all so we are hoping that the community will help us keep the whitelist clean since they all are incentivized to do so in a way by using @ocdb.
Once we start seeing a lot more interest in Steem and we start running out of accounts to create we will also be making a referral program into the whitelist public, but for now I believe it is better to not mess with referrals as it may add another layer of incentives to cheat the current system we have and the consequences of doing that may not be as big if people create a lot of accounts they attempt to add themselves with to the whitelist. Anyway, once we start having the problems of too many users wanting in, we will be ready for it and even if our free claimed accounts have run out we're already thinking of ways on how to create free paid accounts for people wanting their Steem account and having to wait in a long queue. Luckily there is no queue right now, so make sure you get your friends a Steem account if you're reading this, it's not fun having to wait when you really want one.
Anyway, as some of my readers know I don't usually self-promote a lot, I should probably get some footers going at some point but I often even keep forgetting the Mew footer throwing acid on all the centralized platforms. I'm saying this cause I constantly keep getting asked still what OCD/B is and many seem to not fathom what non-profit means in our distribution bot. "yeah but you keep the curation rewars, right?" No, we do not, I'm not sure why this is so hard to grasp, maybe the other projects have really been making it tough for you guys, but delegating to @ocdb really means that we as the owners of the website and those who had two awesome devs spend their time on creating this for the greater good of the platform, take no rewards from it. If you delegate to it you will receive 90% of the rewards your SP generates (bids+curation) as if you were to selfvote yourself 9x a day, the last vote goes to the 3000+ authors that are using it daily and will create a healthy distribution for those wanting to power up and get more involved on our blockchain.
So to self-promote, follow @ocd. If you don't want to delegate to @ocdb because you like curating, that's great! We'd rather see people curate than delegate to our distribution bot or any other bots. To encourage more curation, @ocd has been and will continue to incentivize curators to vote on our compilation posts (the rewards go 100% to our curators) and then the authors we have curated which are different daily and will make it hard for bots to front-run you. So curating on our posts and the authors we select daily means you can receive more curation rewards because we will be voting on them with our accounts much later. If you have any questions about this, I can look for a post showcasing this but its straightforward curation rewards basics.
If you don't have much time to curate you can always delegate part of your SP to @ocdb, that would already increase your return from holding SP by a lot more than just the curation rewards. Again, we don't have much of an incentive to get as big as possible since there's no self-interest in @ocdb as its non-profit but there's a reason the account is almost at 4 million SP right now.
If you like what we do, our goals and mindset on the Steem blockchain, then please consider using one of your 30 witness votes onto our account @ocd-witness on steemit.com/~witnesses, we appreciate every user as we are here for the long run and know that we will be doing a lot for distribution. :)
Thanks for reading, feel free to ask questions if there is anything on your mind, but also join our discord server if you want to find out more about us and our community! There's some FAQ's and info in there.