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RE: OCD Content Creator Onboarding Program (Apply here)

in #ocd3 years ago

Okay, I don't have a problem with this and I understand we need more creators on the platform. Here is my issue. There are already a lot of great creators on here that don't get the recognition they deserve. If we solely focus on bringing new creators and celebrating them it is just going to leave the existing creators even more in the dust.

I don't know if that makes sense or if I did a good job of explaining myself. I just know there are a lot of users that barely make $1 per post. I think loyalty and perseverance should count for something and it would really be too bad to see good existing creators put off and disillusioned because all of the attention and upvotes are going to these "scouted" users.

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If we solely focus on bringing new creators and celebrating

Celebrating them sounds a bit passive aggressive, this is curation much like we have been curating content creators here constantly over two years and @ocd will still be operating like they have before, just with 50% of the voting power going towards the existing userbase.

I get that there are many users making low rewards and distribution and curation has been one of my main focuses on the platform for the past 3+ years, I don't see the point in you bringing this up here with me when you could look at others who do no curation and remind them about it instead.

This concern of yours has been mentioned many times in many of my previous posts by users like fitinfun who complain that many are making very low rewards and "dying" while most of the ones saying how bad minnows have it now, etc, are delegating most of their own SP away without doing much to help but expect others to. Anyway, that's the reason to my tone, it's getting a bit old complaining constantly when we are only 0.001% of existing content creators out there here and Steem won't go anywhere if all we do is allocate rewards to everyone here just for being here while most don't do anything to onboard or spread the word about Steem. (see the "sharing is caring" @ocd posts and how few users, even incentivized with rewards, don't give a shit about sharing their posts onto other platforms).

I am the king of passive aggressive. :) I get what you are saying. I probably fall into the boat you are mentioning, but only out of necessity. I think there are two groups of people on here (at least). Those that do look at this as a job and those that view it as a hobby. Living in the US, it is more a hobby for me because you just can't live off of what you make here. When all is said and done though I need to be able to look at my wife and say all this time and effort I put into this was worth something. That's why I delegate. It's about the only way I can get rewards. I do manual curation as well but at 6000 SP my stake just isn't that big.

Like I said, I agree, we need to bring new users in. I just think we need to make sure we are bringing in users that are willing to give as much as they are willing to take. If they just join up, do their thing and rake it in, that would be a shame. It sounds like I am not the first one to be concerned, so I am not going to beat a dead horse. I just felt compelled to speak up about my worries.

If they just join up, do their thing and rake it in, that would be a shame.

All of the curation will be manual and judged case by case and the more that join the less rewards they will be making in total as we only have that much voting power to go around. So yes, the focus will be to never mention rewards when bringing them in but the other great features of Steem such as the community, immutability and upcoming stuff like communities and tokens and help them onboard their fans and following if they like here as well. The more traffic the better it is for Steem and Inc possibly dumping less if they are making more adrevenue.

The reason I think this is the best time for this is because there is more and more stake being opened up to curation after HF21, I don't want users to feel as if they are going to be missing out on rewards while we prioritize these newcomers that may not have done as much for Steem as they have so that is definitely not the goal here - we just want the platform to grow with deserving authors and regular users who use it like they would use any other platform.

Thanks for the reply. I wanted to make sure you know that I have respected you on here for quite some time. I hope you know I am not dismissing your replies. I am absorbing them, unpacking them, and dwelling upon them. I think you have made some good counterpoints to my worries. Thanks!

I appreciate a couple of things.
1: I appreciate that you actually give a damn and are willing to talk about it.
2: I appreciate that OCD is willing to step up to bring on new users. I don't know how many times I've heard 'We're going to onboard the masses' that didn't happen. OCD is not only saying it, they are doing it. Huge difference.

I don't know that new users can help to break the stagnation pattern we are currently in but it certainly can't hurt!

Just think how tickled we'd be with the current price had we come aboard at 20 cents instead of 2 dollars :)

Thanks, you're taking it better than most. :P

But yeah, it won't be about giving them a bigger edge and rewards just because of a follower/subsciber number they may have on the other socials as most of those are fake anyway in this day and age. With manual curation we will judge the content creators not just on the content but also the way they use Steem.

King Passive Aggressive - sounds nasty

Only if you are on my bad side :)

If you would make a music album tomorrow, I'd buy it

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