Qurator 3.0 - UPDATE POST - Guidelines | Registration Details | Tier Changes

in #qurator6 years ago (edited)

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Table of contents:


  1. What is Qurator
  2. What does Qurator do?
  3. How to become a member?
  4. Content guidelines
  5. Q-Police
  6. Discord Channel
  7. Qustodian (Qurator exclusive Support bot)
  8. Upvote Tiers
  9. Qurator Banners
  10. Qurator Witness


1. 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 daily 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.

We are here to help minnows and brand new steemians. We offer editing advice, correct sourcing methods, upvote support, general Steemit support and a post-promotion.


2. What does Qurator do?


  • 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 2 posts from 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 SteemAuto trail @qurator. How to use SteemAuto

  • Weekly Photography and Food competitions.

Tasty Tuesday
Photo Friday

  • Biweekly anything goes post-promotion competition.

Toss up Thursday

  • 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 all the SBD sent to @qustodian every 24 hours.


3. How to become a member?


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 4 Steem to register as a @qurator member.

The Registration process:


To apply for approval send 4 STEEM to @qurator.

Memo must be your steemit name or the steemit 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:

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.


4. Content guidelines


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 challenges 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 in 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.
  • Blocked Tags: dMania, Zappl
    • Sadly there are some tags we will not upvote. Nothing against the tags themselves, just not something we want to support since it is mostly too short or too much copy/paste content.

@qurator does not explicitly or implicitly endorse third parties opinions or statements in the Daily Qurator. Any statements made in these posts are the author's and curator's own opinion.


Please remember the reason for Qurator is to help members who write quality content to get more visibility to their posts. 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.


5. Q-Police!

Once approved and registered you will start receiving upvotes automatically 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.




6. Qurator's Discord Channel


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Post Promotion Rules for DISCORD


Please have a look at the new rules:

  1. Before you post your own link, upvote and comment in one of the latest posts in the room.
  2. Paste your link and mention the person (using @steemitname) 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 and 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 and 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.


7. Qustodian - Qurator exclusive support bot




For those who would like some extra upvotes from the Qurator project can send SBD and their link to @qustodian. The bot will upvote your post to the value of 2.65 times the amount of SBD you send it.










Send around 0.5SBD and your link to receive upvotes.

Any extra SBD will be refunded!

Upvotes limited to one every 24 hours.


Invest in @qustodian


For those who would like to invest some Steem Power. @qustodian pays out 90% of all the SBD sent to the account. Minimum of 50SP to invest, daily payouts in SBD.

Delegations links can be found below. Please remember to leave at least 50SP in your account!

Delegation links for @qustodian (NOT @QURATOR):

10020030040050010005000

For any other amount feel free to contact us in Discord.


8. Upvote Tiers - NEW TIERS!

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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 weeks and thus our voting power and values are always fluctuating. We do try our best to always keep it profitable for members and investors.

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

Don't know how to delegate Steem Power to @qurator? We can help with that, simply visit support in our Discord channel.


Registration fee of 4 steem is mandatory/a must

TIERRequirementsPerks
Basic 4 STEEM registration fee. Upvote for life from Qurator ProjectBasic upvote for life from Qurator.
Delegate 100SP or Upvote @qurator's posts 4+ times a weekTier 1 upvotes
Delegate 200SP or Upvote @qurator's posts 7+ times a weekTier 2 upvotes
Delegate 300SPTier 3 upvotes
Delegate 400SPTier 4 upvotes
Delegate 500SPTier 5 upvotes

Elite Tiers

TIERRequirementsPerks
Delegate 1000SP+ to @quratorCopper weight - T5 x 2
Delegate 1500SP+ to @quratorSilver weight - T5 x 3
Delegate 2000SP+ to @quratorGold weight - T5 x 4
Delegate 2500SP+ to @quratorPlatinum weight - T5 x 5
Delegate 5000SP+ to @quratorDiamond weight - T5 x 12 + *Rotational Resteems

*Diamond resteems are divided evenly among the Diamond members. If we have A,B and C diamond members then A will get a resteem one day 1, B on day 2 and C on day 3. Then start all over again.

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. The team is available on Discord for any assistance or questions or you can comment on this post if you have any questions/concerns.

Delegation links:

10020030040050010001500200025005000

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 10-11 posts each week. We normally count the upvotes from the last Tier Update post to the next Tier Update post (around 12noon UTC Time MONDAY). The upvote counts are for all @qurator posts, not just the Daily Qurator posts. We also suggest setting up Steemvoter/Steemauto to always upvote @qurator 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.


9. Qurator Banners


Feel free to use our banners 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-3-0-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-3-0-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-3-0-update-post-guidelines-or-registration-details-or-tier-changes)</center>

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


10. Qurator Witness

Qurator is now a witness and will be trying our best to make Steemit a better and friendlier place for all users.

Witness Post

Vote for us as a witness.




Help us, help you.


All of the SBD is used to get leases from the market and renew old leases. We always encourage members to support other members. Upvoting @qurator means you are supporting all the members and not just the project. With more support (delegations/upvotes) from our members we can in turn give bigger upvotes to all Qurites.


Qurator Stats and Tier upvote values:


Members1190
Steem Power3314
Delegated103 463
Voting Power82%
Upvote Weight T0(qurator-tier-03.5%$0.04
Upvote Weight T10.5%$0.08
Upvote Weight T21.25%$0.25
Upvote Weight T32.5%$0.42
Upvote Weight T43.5%$0.50
Upvote Weight T55%$0.75
Copper (T5 x 2)10%$1.42
Silver (T5 x 3)15%$2.09
Gold (T5 x 4)20%$2.76
Platinum (T5 x 5)25%$3.43
Diamond (T5 x 12)60%$8.27

Steem Price when Upvote values were calculated: $2.38


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.


The Qurator project is brought to you by:

@scrooger | @boontjie | @goldendawne | @ewkaw | @ackhoo | @brumest | @stresskiller | @aaronleang

Special thanks to @kryzsec for the SBD contributions.

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Thanks I'm going to give this a go! :)

Great post. After reading this post Anyone can easily understand what he should do now. Thanks for neat & clean explanation.

You are most welcome! =)

I sent the application of 4 Steem to join, and I was sent back the fee, saying I was rejected. The message on the transfer back said I could join the discord and ask why I was rejected. The invite to the discord doesn't work. I'd really like to have your input as to why I was rejected, I don't think I meet any of the points your post mentions on why you would reject someone. Can you give me a good invite to discord so I can ask?

Hello, we are always here to help in cases like that. Pretty sure it was something minor and easy to fix :)
This link should work. Come join us.
https://discord.gg/uGqWVnj

Wowwww!!!

First of all, amazing post as always @qurator, resteemed for all my followers to join and grow this great community.

Second: it's incredible to see how you improved the tiers and how you're doing the best for Steemit. Personally, I don't have enough SP to delegate (so bad) but once I reach enough SP, I will delegate you without doubting.

Third: from all the projects I've seen in my short time being here, @qurator and @thealliance are the best for me (my apologies if I mention both projects but I can't help recognizing the huge commitment and help you both have provided me).

Keep rocking and giving the best for all of us, you have here a Steemian who totally supports you.

Thanks for the kind words, really appreciate it! The resteem goes a long way and we are always grateful. =)

Yes, the tiers are a new attempt to get more SP so we can support more members. Leases and steem prices won't carry us forever.

@thealliance is a great project and we are honored and happy to share a comment with them. They are a great project indeed! =)

Is the steem power payment a one-off fee? so can I gradually contribute per tier as a one-off until diamond for example? (I am a long way off too but I have been here for a month and I love it and I try so hard too! and I have been introduced by the wonderful @aussieninja :) so I bought some steem dollars with some ethereum I had, and I have transferred 4 to you today) I only have 30 steem power. I stupidly bought cryptokitties last november, I am hoping I can sell them later this year and then I will invest all that ethereum on to this platform :)

To @quarator,

I joined your discord channel but not able to make a post for partnership questions.

Let me know how I can communicate with Qurator team.

I like what you're doing for the community. Keep it up.
Cheers,
@yehey

Hi @yehey

Thanks man appreciate it. Sure we can have a chat, I am always open to community support. You can find me on Discord @scrooger#6295 =)

This looks like a marvelous program for visibility; as soon as I am "big enough," I will totally participate.

What seems nice about @qurator is that it appears reciprocal, and a lot more than just people paying for upvotes. And it's nice that you don't include some of the spammy places. I like to read real things about life and people (and cats!) not auto-generated garbage that only exists so someone can milk the system of every possible penny!

Two paws up!

=^..^=

We try our best to get only real content creators on board. Everyone is manually reviewed and approved to help keep the quality standard up. Will be waiting for you to join later on. =)

Thank you! Maybe after a month or so I can do that.

It was grateful thinking's......

thanks I'm going to give this a go!

Do you know Bangladesh Liberation War ? https://steemit.com/bangladeshliberationwar/@heronkhan/the-bangladesh-liberation-war

Just to be clear:

If I upvote every qurator post and also delegate 100SP, I wind up at tier 3?

Also, do I have to wait to get approved for Tier 1 before I can "apply" for a higher tier through the actions specified?

Thanks.

Yes. Upvoting all posts will get you to Tier 2 + 100 SP = Tier 3.
Make sure the upvotes are minimum 1 cents to count.

No, you will be on higher tier as soon as you meet the requirements :) Remember that votes are counted once a week. Delegations are checked every day.

But it is necessary to pay the 4 STEEM to start regardless of also doing higher tier actions like upvoting all posts or delegating SP? This one I'm asking for someone else, since I already sent the 4 STEEM myself.

Yes, you need to be a member and pay the membership fee before you can do any of the other things.

Thanks for that. =)

hello sir. i sent 4steem in roadbet account. please check me.What can make upvote now?

You really do a wonderful job, I am totally grateful to be part of you and everything that is done here for the mutual support of all.

Indeed it is, we try always give back more than we get. We are here to build a bigger better steemit. We want great original poster, if we have to collect and monitor them one by one, so be it! Stoked to have you one board!

I thought @qurator was a great idea the first time I heard about it. And it sounds like it's just getting better! Can any of us use the banner on our post?

Trying our best yeah, the new tiers will hopefully work out as we planned. Looking forward to awesome times ahead!

The banners are for Qurator members, by all means use them all!

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