Qurator 2.0 - UPDATE POST - Guidelines | Registration Details | Tier Changes

in qurator •  4 months ago

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What is Qurator?


Qurator is a service that helps users who pour their blood, sweat and tears into content creation to get noticed and rewarded for their efforts. Steemit has seen some incredible growth in the last few months and even though this is amazing for the platform, it might make it harder for the new Steemians to get noticed. With posts hovering well over 200 000 you can imagine how hard it is to get the attention you deserve for all your hard work!

That's where @qurator comes in. We want to help those who work really hard but still see little to no rewards on their posts. We are a support system that likes giving back to the community. Do not mistake us for a pay4vote bot.


What exactly does @qurator do? - UPDATED


  • We focus on users who post quality/original content. Each day 5 members will be selected and their posts will be featured in the Daily Qurator.

  • Once a day we will resteem a post from one of our members.

  • Members will get an upvote from @qurator once a day. We are limiting upvotes to once a day because we want to keep it fair for all the members. Since some post more than others. The bot can only upvote you once every 24 hours.

  • Extra trail upvotes from our Streemian @qurator trail.

  • Weekly Photography and Food competitions.

Tasty Tuesday
Photo Friday

  • Qurator exclusive pay4vote support bot, @qustodian. Great for members and investors.

Upvotes valued at 2.65 times the amount of SBD you send it. (limited to 1 upvote a day, any extra SBD sent will be refunded).
Investors who delegate to @qustodian get paid 90% of the SBD sent to @qustodian every 24 hours.


How do you become a member? - UPDATED


We want to give back to the community, but this also means we need some support from the community. We charge a one-off fee of 2 Steem/SBD to register as a @qurator member.

The Registration process:


In the past we said to come and contact us on Discord / Steemit.chat. The demand has become a bit overwhelming and keeping up with all the messages and members has become very time consuming. We are changing the way you apply to join Qurator, please read the rules below very carefully.

To apply for approval send 2SBD/STEEM to @qurator.
Memo must be your name or the name of a friend that you would like to get approved.
All new accounts must be at least 2 weeks old or have a minimum of 10 posts.
Sending in links or random messages might be considered as a donation so please follow the rules!

Example: Screenshot_82.png

What happens after you send the registration fee?


After we receive the registration fee you will be in a queue to be approved.

This can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. (Sometimes longer depending on your content.)

We have a team of moderators who will review your content, only after a unanimous decision will we then approve or deny the account. Please be patient as not all moderators are online at the same time, so it does take a while to get accounts approved. We want to make sure we are approving a member who posts original content.

If you get approved you will receive a wallet message.

If you get denied you will be refunded. If you have not been approved we are open to discuss why, come visit us on Discord and DM one of the moderators. We are always happy to offer advice and help improve your Steemit blogging experience.

You can apply again, but not right away. We have a cool-down period of 2 weeks and at least 10 posts before we will review your account again.


Qurator Guidelines Of Membership


After months, and extreme growth within and, to the @qurator membership list, we have decided to have some guidelines of what is expected from existing and incoming members (awaiting approval).

We understand that sometimes you may want to make a shorter post, share a meme or have photographs and images (that are tagged appropriately for photo challenge and contests; and sometimes these challenge request no text), but what Qurator is meant to do for all its members is clearly stated in the introductory post.


Reasons you might not get approved:


  • Low Quality Content:
    • Copy-Pasted content: Taking most of the information from another article and providing very little additional information of your own.
    • Low-effort content: Posting just images, a few images and no words, an embedded video and little commentary, or anything else that might be seen as low effort. Try to make your text body at least a minimum of 150 words; this not only helps you get more interaction with other Steemians, but it makes your post appear more put together; and that you took the time and effort into making a presentation to your audience.
    • Content with limited text, only a link to a YouTube or Dtube video.
    • One image, or even more images, with no text- unless as stated a part of a photo challenge where text is not requested or needed.

  • Plagiarism:
    • Stealing the entire content of another creator, on Steemit or otherwise. Even if you only list a source, you are likely to end up in the above 'Low Quality Content' category. We will not approve your account and might take further steps by reporting you to @steemcleaners.

  • Incorrect Image Sourcing:
  • Posts related to bad-mouthing other Steemit users:
    • We will not support posts where users talk about flag wars and actively take part of them. We support bloggers and want to stay out of the drama side of Steemit.
    • Flag wars are not encouraged and we do not want to get dragged into it. We will warn and eventually kick out users who constantly post negative remarks about other Steemit users.


Please remember the reason for Qurator is to help members who write quality content to get more visibility to their post(s). Our reputation is your reputation and vice versa.
Even before members are approved into the Qurator group, they read this in the main post, and sometimes we all need a gentle reminder.


Q-Police!

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Once approved and registered you will start receiving upvotes and be known as a fellow Qurite. This does not mean you are in the clear and can lower the quality of your content or spam random posts just to get your daily upvote. Q-Police is there to keep our members in check and works the same way as the first time being approved. Our moderators can and will review your account again if we see any suspicious activity. Warnings will be issued against bad/low quality content. We take this very seriously and we will take action. Maximum of two warnings before being removed and blacklisted from Qurator with no registration refund. Stick to the rules, every respectable Steemian should know and respect the rules.

We also ask that if anyone sees any suspicious content on any post upvoted by Qurator, come visit us on Discord and let us know. We try our best to monitor all our members and make sure we see constant quality.


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Qurator's Discord Channel that all Steemians can join - https://discord.gg/pJtWp57


Post Promotion Rules for DISCORD


Please have a look at the new rules:

  1. Before you post your own link comment and upvote one of the last posts in the room.
  2. Paste your link mentioning the person (using @username) you just upvoted.
  3. After someone mentions you, check if your post did receive an upvote and a comment and give a thumbs up on the tag. If someone tagged you but did not comment/upvote your post, alert a moderator and we will deal with it.
  4. Only ONE LINK PER DAY is allowed.

If you notice that someone left the link without respecting the rules, please report it to one the Moderators.

Not respecting the rules will have its consequences.
Failure to comment/upvote will result in a warning.
Three warnings and you will be banned from using #postpromotion. FOREVER

This room is strictly to post links.
Please keep conversations in #general-chat

We will give permission to the #postpromotion room manually to all Qurator members who read the rules, understand and obey them.

Please contact one of the moderators on Discord to receive permission.


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We worked out our voting weights to ensure we always stay very close to 80% Voting Power. According to the number of members there will always be a basic voting weight. We have seen a large number of members in the last few days and thus our voting power is a bit lower than we like it to be. We will keep improving our system to get it closer to 80%

There are 2 ways to get Tier access:


  • Upvote @qurator's posts for Tier 1 and Tier 2 access

We know some members don't have a lot of SP and even their 100% upvote is not worth $0.01. We will still count your vote if we see a 100% vote even if it's below $0.01.

Below your can see examples of upvotes that will and/or will not count towards the Tiers:

1% = $0.00 will not be counted
100% = $0.00 will be counted
Any % = at least $0.01 will be counted

Qurator is a community project to benefit not only one, but many users. Most of our profits go towards leasing SP to give better support to all our members.

  • Delegate to @qurator for Tier 3 to Tier 5

Steem Power to @qurator. (We can help with that, simply visit sp delegation support in our Discord channel.)


Registration fee of 2 steem/sbd is mandatory/a must.

TIERRequirements
TIER 0.pngBasic 2 STEEM/SBD registration fee. Basic upvote for life from @qurator.
Tier 1.pngDelegate 100SP to @qurator or Upvote @qurator's posts 4+ times a week
Tier 2.pngDelegate 200SP to Qurator or Upvote @qurator's posts 7+ times a week
Tier 3.pngDelegate 300SP to @qurator
Tier 4.pngDelegate 400SP to @qurator
Tier 5.pngDelegate 500SP+ to @qurator

What if I upvote and delegate?


Yes, delegations and upvote tiers stack.

Example: Delegating 300SP and upvoting the Daily Qurator 7+ times a week will place you in a T5 membership slot.

After reviewing the Tiers you can decide how you would like to jump up in tiers or invest. @scrooger is available on Discord for any assistance or questions or you can comment on this post if you have any questions/concerns.

Delegation links:

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After you click the link you will have to check the value, click next and then enter your steemit NAME and Private Active Key to delegate. Please remember to leave at least 50SP in your account!

When and how do we count the upvotes?

We will normally have 10 posts each week. We normally count the upvotes from the last Tier update post to the next Tier update post. The upvote counts are for all @qurator posts, not just the Daily Qurator posts. We also suggest setting up steemvoter to help out and always keep you in Tier 2. =)

Please note: For the upvote related Tiers, we check the upvotes on posts once a week and adjust the Tiers accordingly before the next tier update.

All the members can see their Tier Status once a week it will be posted in a separate post every Tuesday. Upvote Tiers are adjusted once a week and delegation Tiers are adjusted within 24 hours.


Qurator Banners


Feel free to use our banner created by awesome Steemians.

Simply copy and paste the link into the bottom of your post, this will be awesome support towards the project and we are sure many of you are proud to be a Qurite. =)

<center>[<img src="https://steemitimages.com/DQmSQnxEBigCNXYe3hUB5ujRMmAvq1r851wGFc5LwZTkfRv/rebelheart.png">](https://steemit.com/qurator/@qurator/qurator-2-0-update-post-guidelines-or-registration-details-or-tier-changes)</center>


<center>[<img src="https://steemitimages.com/DQmSSjgs1swFwv64uXRVpB9DAtzSnDv2Eeqr3CnPAup4WVV/Banner.png">](https://steemit.com/qurator/@qurator/qurator-2-0-update-post-guidelines-or-registration-details-or-tier-changes)</center>


<center>[<img src="https://steemitimages.com/DQmarWRv4wXiqPZbmtDCDRTwE5jewDQrG1ATrXcFrTThxht/Gifbanner.gif">](https://steemit.com/qurator/@qurator/qurator-2-0-update-post-guidelines-or-registration-details-or-tier-changes)</center>

Thank you @mrlightning | @rebelheart | @royalfinest for your designs.


Help us, help you.


The majority of our profits will go to leasing SP so we can support our members with quality upvotes. We will however start using some of the SBD profits to pay our Qurator Staff members. They work long and hard to bring you the Qurator service and also need to see some rewards for their efforts. =)


Qurator Stats and Tier upvote values:


Members731
Steem Power1 749
Delegated86 717
Voting Power61%
Upvote Weight T00.3%$0.11
Upvote Weight T13.2%$0.69
Upvote Weight T24.4%$1.03
Upvote Weight T35.8%$1.37
Upvote Weight T47%$1.54
Upvote Weight T58.2%$1.72

Upvoting or Resteeming this post will help us grow and in turn enable us to give better upvotes to our members and quality content creators.


Your Quality Content Curator

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The Qurator project is brought to you by:

@scrooger | @boontjie | @goldendawne | @ewkaw | @ackhoo | @em3 | @brumest

Special thanks to @kryzsec for the SBD contributions.

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Hi @qurator, I sent you 4 STEEM 12 days ago but I haven't heard anything yet. Could you have a look?

It's a very helpful project for writers. I hope you won't presume that single images are LOW EFFORT though. - I get it. Steemit is not Instagram but photographers know it's not simple to take high-value images. Someone must gauge/review images as well to appreciate their value. Also, a high WORD COUNT doesn't guarantee that the article is valuable (even with 100% original rant). On the other hand, a single GIF with a strong message, as long as it's original, can be valuable. It's hard to see these points of view on Steemit probably because it's not just an image sharing site. - But still, there are photo contests here where you're not supposed to explain your photo. It's just a different genre but please, never assume that ALL posts with short text and a single picture are low effort/value posts.

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Perfectly understood. That's why we have several mods who manually approve the accounts. =)

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hopefully, a new guide will be released with the updated registration fee as well as a change in your perception of "low quality content."

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Thanks.😊

I read the blog and if people just followed what you said about writing good content and not just post pictures they could actually achieve something.

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Wise words!

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They're indeed yours. I will resteem this post so it can reach out to people who are writing good content and go unnoticed. I'm sure it will help them in some way or the other.

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I’m gonna join as soon as I can

If I register then how much will I get on my post daily? If I invest 2SBD on registering with @qurator

Edit: Thank you very much for your endeavors everyone behind the @qurator project!
Edited edit: Apparently shouldn't have edited my comment. Silly @ewkaw is silly. :p
Editeded edited edit: Still discussing with @ewkaw about what USED to be in this comment. Clearly, I truly made a mistake by erasing.
Edtededed editeded edited edit: Editing for the sake of @ewkaw, forcing her to read more edits.

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Thanks man! Always appreciate the comments, feedback and support! =)

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A blossoming cherry tree is indeed a beautiful sight to see.

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And then I must read all the silly edits of edited edits..
And who is silly now? :p

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Who is silly? That's... Debatable.

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Darn too slow... HEHE

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Looking back at the comment chain, I believe we were just in time, Captain!
All the evidence are gone, and there is nothing else remaining than indisputable proof that @ewkaw is indeed silly.
*Fistbumps @qurator

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What evidence? That Scrooger made you edit he already edited edit? I saw it!

Love the new banners, putting one on my latest posts now.

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Awesome, glad you like them! We edited the links about a minute ago, for some reason they did not work correctly, try them now. =)

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Hehe, that works much better!

Just coming across this and this is very well detailed post stating all rules and guidelines. I'll really love to be a part of this.
Thanks a lot.

Thank you very much for what you are doing guys and ladies! I'm very excited finally to be part of the community :)

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Excited to have you! Welcome to the Qurator family!

Now to get that 2SBD first lol

Thank you @qurator! The effort you're ourring on this project is really commendable. Great job, people!

And i love the banners too. I'll have to put it on my posts too. I'pick whick one when I'm not on the mobile 😅

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Awesome! We can't do it without all our awesome members! Thanks and appreciate the support with the banners! Can't wait to read posts and see Qurator banners at the bottom! =)

I like your idea, and I think I will join, but I do have one question, sometimes I post just a picture or a few pictures I think are cool, I don't do much description, also I write some articles that are quite short but I am expressing my opinion about something, would doing this make a ban possible?

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We normally prefer some text (at least a few words with some details of what the pictures are about, come context) But we will not send out warnings/bans if there is a meme/single picture post (with at leaste a bit of text) from time to time. =)

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@qurator, I have a similar question. Sometimes I post memes on dmania and they show up on my steemit blog. If I join will I be kicked for that (since I can't actually add text via dmania's interface)?

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We normally skip dmania posts.

You guys are usually spot on with your guidelines but this one a little off

"RE: YouTube and Dtube- if the video links you are posting are NOT your own, you need to give credit to the person(s) responsible for creating and making the original video posting."

By embedding a youtube video into a post you've already been granted permission to use the content. This is how YouTube works and embedding actually helps the creators tremendously.

So please don't put hoops in front of this common practice.

Embedding is not the same as reuploading as when you watch the video you are rewarding the original creator with a monetary reward. There is no copyright breach here.

Of course, copy and paste should not be allowed without some commentary to go along with it.

Also, you may not realize that embedding a Youtube video in each and every post will help to improve the google search results for that post and overall will help the platform.

There is no need to "give credit to the person(s) responsible for creating and making the original video posting" period.

Just don't re-upload.

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You know what, you are absolutely right! Saw this comment and thought about it for quite a while before I decided to reply. Think we might have taken that rule and made it a bit too strict. We are just seeing so many posts with only a youtube video and little text. If we can at least get some info about the video and real opinions we will appreciate it.

We will remove the rule and appreciate the feedback and views on this. Thank you!

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Yeah, totally agree Youtube links by themselves are about as useless as a photo with no supporting commentary. And I appreciate you taking another look.

@qurator,

Thank you for all the support you've bestowed upon me.

Adding your banner to my future posts.

Namaste,

JaiChai

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Awesome! Much appreciated, thank you so much. =)

Awesome banner.

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Very awesome indeed! There are some really talented people here on Steemit! Love them all!

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Awwww😍

They're all great, but I'm going the the second banner, maybe because life is blue right now.

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Blue is good too, only the angle you are looking at it. =)

Are tier 2 and 3 transitions automatic, or do we have to notify someone once we've made 4+/7+ votes a week?
Thank's for the informative post bdw.
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We count the upvotes each week, normally on Monday/Tuesday depending on your timezone. So that is when we update all the upvote tiers.

We normally recommend setting up steemvoter or steemdunk. That way you will never miss a vote and always stay in T2. =)

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Amazing, thank you!

More power @qurator! 😀 Thank you for the banners. I will use them on my posts. 😀 Thank you 😀

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Awesome! Can't wait to see them! =)

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I already use the animated banner. 😀😀😀

Always exited and happy with you support. Thanks @qurator.

Very fantastic banner
I want to use in my next post

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Need to be a member before you can use them. =P

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Very cool indeed!

Awesome banners, congratulations to the selected footer @quarator members.

I loved the qurator police lol

Today is a lucky day because I have read almost all the basics about Qurator. I am going to send the registration fee and then think about how I wish to reach Tier 5 and when.

Good to know that content curation services exist and care.

Glad I could help out with one of the banners. :)

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We love your banner! Thank you so much for your designs! =)

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My pleasure. :)

Is it really stable to use this tool?

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Pretty stable yes, even working on a new bot to make it even more stable! New updates coming soon =)

I've got some questions. If I become a member and I am for example in Tier 2, will the upvotes for my posts be automatic? how many posts have I got to make per week? have I got to make posts daily?

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Yes the upvotes will be automatic. You don't have to post a certain amount of posts each week. The bot can only upvote you once every 24 hours so making at least one post a day will the best way to benefit from Qurator. =)

Registration fee sent. Thank You in advance!!😁

Hey! Thanks for the opportunity to be involved in this.

Once a member should we use "quarter" as a Tag of is that not necessary?

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Hi,

No need to post using qurator as a tag. =)

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Thanks Again!

@qurator please check my balance AS i actually renewed my tire waaay before the first one expired ;) will renew now BUT please check that;) & thanks for **all your support :D

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Will check and and get back to you on this comment section. =)

We do however no longer do tier upgrades via steem. For long term growth it is now only via upvotes and delegation.

Will make sure we didn't miss anything regarding your past upgrades. =)

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Hi sweets :D <3 ok fare enuff, il bite that ;) ha ha
il will keep staying with you, either way , just making a point in a missing , i think 40% or so :)
il wait noo rush <3

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Booyah! Found it! Sent me on a bit of a goose chase but got the error in one of our older database update. You are still good up until day 159 =)

Apologies and thanks for letting us know! =)

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Hi hi i know ;) , see , lets blame it on DA Dragon , full of secrets? ;) LOL Tnx <3 il do a donation BUT il need my cookies fully collected befor il start AS i never deligaited befor... lol
nooo need for apologies :D <3

Good photography nice I like

Please I sent the sbd but with wrong memo
Please what do I do

I'm not sure where to find the #postpromotion area on this discord

I just read this post, very useful information
thank you @ackhoo and @qurator !!

information that I have been looking for ,, thank @qurator !

Its great to be a part of this community

Thanks for pointing out the INCORRECT SOURCE issue. I thought I was alone in my fight against this. I have seen my own personal work incorrectly attributed to some website where it is being used because someone paid a license fee to use it! That site is not the source of my work! It is only USING it after PAYING to use it. Google is a search engine and not a source of images. Thanks again!

Good advice i ll try all my best
Thanks

I'm in doubt if I should join.

OK.... LOTS of info here, much of it I didn't get the first time reading it through, but I will not let that stop me! I heard about this from @notconvinced and am excited to apply to be a member!
I am sure I will have a better understanding of the tiers as I go along.
Is this post the best place to find the basic 'how to' about qurator for non-computer pros like me?

Man, love those banners, I will use one for my posts. Problem is...which one to choose?

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Put them all :P

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Use all of them! Haha, cycle through them once a week, see which one feels right =P

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I went for the flashy one, just added it to my post....Looks very sophisticated :)

Absolutelly trilled to become a prt of this comunity! as soon as I get some author rwards i'll send the inscription :)
By the way, I want to state that I was in a flag war (about a week ago) wich has been the first and most surely the last one I'll ever be.
As for disclaimer I can say that a guy downvoted to $0.00 all my posts from the last 7 days and nothing more.

Thank you for offering this!
I am glad to find you 💙
I will try to become a member soon as my blog has some important messages to share with the world and I could use some help to get noticed.
Thanks & Peace

this is really cool! I want to join and really experience where this can lead me :) hopefully I can get 2 SPD sometime soon so I can join.. in the meantime wish me luck I guess XD

thanks @qurator has provided a useful post, always success @qurator

Hi @qurator! We haven't met before now and I like what I am reading. I have sent you 2 SBD. I have to study this and get a rudimentary understanding of who you are and your function. Thank you for what you are doing. Following ...

I'm glad that each day, I get to meet at least one steemit link such as @qurator which "Value added Steemit deals". Though am still new here, i'll endeavour to be apart of your community which have respect for quality and originality. Thank you for this. You made my day..
Thank you @scrooger @boontjie @goldendawne @ewkaw @ackhoo @em3 and @brumest. I'll sure make that list too soon.

I really hope this works, I create SO much content that is good quality... I just need exposure.... ****fingers crossed***