Let's Create a Steem Community Roadmap (Discussion)

in roadmap •  4 months ago

There is a lot of talk and excitement surrounding the release of the Steemit 2018 roadmap. One thing @jesta reminded me of a few weeks ago when we were on @aggroed's "Steem Panel Discussion" though is that Steem is much more than Steemit.com. There are tons of other platforms/tools/projects that community members are working on, which are adding lots of value to the Steem ecosystem!

Just to give a few examples:

As we begin the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to organize our thoughts as a community on things we would like to do in 2018 to make the platform better.

In the comments below, please share your thoughts for ideas/projects/goals that we as members of the community should focus on for the new year.

 
I am especially interested to about hear projects that you personally will be involved in, and working to make happen. If you see ideas from other Steemians that you are interested in helping with - network together in the comments and discuss how to turn the ideas into a reality :)

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After a successful implementation of SMTs, i would like to see a fiat exchange for steem. Steem is extremely well positionned as a "gateway drug" for crypto, because users who might know nothing about cryptocurrencies suddenly earn steem by posting.

They might easily consider investing, or buying more steem to gain influence, but then they would have to go through the hole process of signing up to coinbase, buying bitcoin, transfering to an exchange, converting to steem, transfering to steemit wallet, and finally power up. They will even have to understand what are cryptos, bitcoin etc... This can be very discouraging.

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Oh for fucks sake. They were on such a good run with the jailing the bankers thing years ago.

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I've been through this with friends and family and trying to get their heads over how to buy Steem if they wanted to they have to jump the massive hurdle of bitcoin, verification, exchanges, powering up like you said! When one feels overwhelmed they tend to retreat and stick to what they know. Are there any fiat/steem projects in the works at all? I've still managed to get around 4 people to sign up to Steem, which I take the credit for(not the recent rise in price at all :D ) .

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I don't think there are any projects working on this at the moment, so we might not see a fiat to Steem exchange anytime soon :(

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Aww no! Will hunt to see if I can find any :)

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Oh, nice! Let me know if you find any!

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Agree 100%

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This is needed SO much. Agree!

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Yes totally agree. If I could buy steem directly I would have bought a lot more a few days ago.

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YES PLEASE!!

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This is a good point! It is far to difficult to people who are not familiar with crypto to buy Steem at the moment! I hope we get a service where people could potentially buy Steem directly with their credit card.

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Yes, @timcliff. As you know from our recent exchange, this is a MAJOR pain point right now, and one that could SIGNIFICANTLY help people who are in need - whether temporarily or on an ongoing basis. Perhaps it might be IDEAL to start developing this service as an "emergency" type fund, for the MANY Steemians who are in a bind, and then building it out from there. In fact, this "emergency" setup could initially be run in a more peer-to-peer manner, where someone simply sets up a message board type of platform which allows those in need of cashing out of SBD to post the amount, the (general) reason, etc. so that the people who choose to convert can choose who to help. I am just thinking that this would be a more productive "stepping stone" which will likely avoid some of the legal issues which everyone is worried about. That is, it would be more of a CHARITY than any sort of potentially misinterpreted money transmission service.

  1. Communities section (encouraging a subreddit-like division of interests)
  2. Have a search feature that works to find communities, users, etc.
  3. Have a fiat gateway directly to purchase STEEM/SBD or cash out
  4. Encourage adoption of STEEM by crypto credit card companies and/or create our own card (although this would require quite a bit of skilled effort by folks that understand the financial services world)

I would be willing to help with #4 in return for STEEM/SBD. Not sure if the witnesses would want to try to pool funds together to encourage this.

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Message me on Steemit chat about #4.

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Please keep us posted if a debit /credit card gets made for steemit!

The main thing I am going to recommend the community focus on for 2018 is to try and add more things that people can buy directly with STEEM/SBD. Do you own a coffee shop? Why not accept STEEM/SBD? Do you sell jewelry? Why not sell it for STEEM/SBD? Do you offer some type of service, like creating avatars? Why not offer it for STEEM/SBD?

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Would a business be better off to offer SMTs instead of trading directly in Steem/SBD? At least to get started. They would be able to give out the tokens to repeat customers and then get them back, like punch cards for frequent customers. It seems like the business would have better control of their risks and expenses that way. They would set up a specific amount of SMTs to issue over time, as they wanted to expose themselves more to Steem/SBD.

For myself, I'm trying to figure out a reasonable approach for a foraging community on Steemit. It's not a topic of interest to everyone on Steemit, but it's a good test case for how to build, sustain, and reward niche communities. For many months, I curated the @foraging-trail under the SteemTrail project. Foraging wild plants and mushrooms for food is one area where expertise and being correct really matters - much more than in gardening or homesteading. If your tomato harvest is lower than usual, that's not the same as getting sick or worse from eating the wrong wild mushrooms!

Steemit has some stellar foragers and plenty of people interested in becoming foragers or better foragers. But there are also folks writing without a base of actual experience -- just copying information and photos from other places, misidentifying plants or mushrooms, and providing medical advice and then backtracking by saying don't take my advice - all wasting people's attention and potentially worse.

So a niche community centered around foraging, seems to need the Oracles and Quality Assurance roles that Ned has written about. I like @juliank's model in the photography area for encouraging contributions and engagement with other people. But moving up to different levels in foraging reputation needs vetting that's topic-specific. Folks that go outdoors to look and learn, or that connect with other folks should be able to move up easily in some action-related reputation. But moving up to something like a Master Forager level would take showing demonstrated skill in identifying and using specific plants or mushrooms.

Anyway, some of my Steemit goals for 2018 are to grow the foraging community (outside of the @foraging-trail) and offer a series of foraging courses on the blockchain. That would include using SMTs to reward people as they advance their foraging skills, and build a group of folks that can handle the Oracle and Quality Assurance roles for a growing foraging community active on the Steem blockchain. Of course, I'd like my work to be well rewarded. But I believe that foraging can help us have lives that are richer, more secure, more grounded, and more interesting by getting to know the plants and the land around us – in our yards, our parks, and our wild places.

Anyway, that's my not-fully-developed personal Steemit project for 2018. I'd be happy to talk more about it with folks that understand how Steemit communities and SMTs might work. And with folks interested in foraging!

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Wow, this is the best response I’ve seen so far. Your project sounds very exciting!

Specifically for selling goods and services, I think accepting STEEM, SBD, and SMTs (all 3) is really the way to go. If you can integrate your SMT into some type of customer rewards/loyalty program, that would be a sweet use case.

Regarding communities and SMTs, I think this will be a game changer for the platform. Instead of everyone focusing on the one main rewards pool and community, each community will have an opportunity to decide the rewards of their own communities using SMTs, and the communities that create value and attract outside attention/investors are going to be rewarded with higher valued SMTs. I’m really excited to see how it will all play out :)

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That is so cool @haphazard-hstead , I am just realizing the foraging community on Steemit, and it is very cool & interesting! Awesome ideas!

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Hi @timcliff, promoting SteemCommerce is something I strongly believe will help promote steem.

How cool will it be if we start seeing 'steem accepted here' signs alongside (or instead of) 'bitcoin accepted' here.

To this end I posted a couple of days the second edition of the list of Businesses accepting payment in steem :

And, partly for a bit of fun, I also posted 'Around the World in 80 Steem-Fed Days' - could you get around the world just on food purchased with steem :

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Starting this spring (late March/early April) I'll be accepting Steem, SBD and Bitcoin at my farm produce stand.

While its not much, it's a good start.

Has anyone heard of or considered programming a point-of-sales smartphone app for Steem?

Shouldn't be that difficult, but I haven't done much programming in the past 10 years or so...

Just an idea off the top of my head.

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While its not much, it's a good start.

As a member of this community, I've quickly observed how every little bit grows organically; and, support your efforts whole-heartedly.

I'd love to be at the Farmer's Market and see a "WE ACCEPT STEEM" sign. That would be like BTC for the honor to be associated with such a promising crypto.

Btw, the POS app sounds like a smart plan. Surely, some developer has an idea in the works.

Best regards!

Peace.

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I'm looking forward to adding your stall to my list of businesses that accept payment in steem.

A point-of-sale smartphone app for steem would be so useful.

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@progressivechef has taken this idea to heart, opened his own restaurant in Mauritius

https://steemit.com/steemit/@progressivechef/introducing-the-first-restaurant-to-accept-steem-and-sbd-as-payment-pmc-grill-and-resto-a-place-where-i-want-to-promote-steem

And it looks amazing! He even accidentally found a steem logo embossed in the steel on his toaster :)

Check these photos out, and get to know ProgressiveChef (of steemit Iron Chef competition founder fame) and his family here. Great guy! Great ideas about taking steem in retail establishments!

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Yes, a research trip to Mauritius to check out @ProgressiveChef's new establishment would definitely be worthwhile.

It is a vital feeding post on my Around the World in 80 Steem-Fed Days itinerary.

Has @YouAreHope got any projects coming up down Mauritius way that need a visit...?

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As a matter of fact, one just occurred to me, our own welfare demands we eat @progressivechef's healthy cooking :)

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I wholeheartedly agree. There needs to be a much wider acceptance of STEEM/SBD for everyday goods and services. I'd encourage those of us who have some kind of business to consider receiving STEEM/SBD, and those of us who know business owners to do the same. Which includes bringing those folks into the fold if needs be.

That said, if I had a business now, my main concern as a business owner, before committing too much to STEEM/SBD would be the current volatility. As long as it grows so quickly, there's always the chance of a hard correction. While a business could adjust their prices accordingly, so that they derive the same value with each transaction, most of us, even here, are used to getting our morning cup of coffee for the same price every day.

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I think this is critical for any cryptocurrency to gain wider use. We need to be able to purchase real world things with it.

To that end, I started working on a project called Steemtaskr, which is the steem version of Airtasker.com - a site where you post task you want done (either in the physical world or online) and what you are willing to pay for them. People then tender what they are willing to accept to do the job.

To be honest, though, there's so little support on here for anything that isn't done by a whale or witness, so I'm not even sure I'll bother finishing it off. I'm disillusioned with steemdev.

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there's so little support on here for anything that isn't done by a whale or witness,

Dang, I was really vibing with your optimism til I got to this line! We, minnows and planktons, HAVE to stop looking any further than our own vision(s) to see them thru. How do you know your design won't make you the next new WHALE!

Stop with the 'disillusionment'. Promote your idea. If it's good, people will buy. That's what I believe. I'm most times clueless of who's who on the platform, beyond the work they put forth.

If you have to sell your idea post by post, do so. But, don't let a GIFT be squandered with the pity-party effect...so uncool. Be encouraged!!!

Peace.

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I'm probably only a couple of weeks away from having a working 'product', so I guess I will eventually get around to finishing it.

My pessimism stems from my notification apps, that got very little support, despite people screaming out for an Android version of a whale's IOS app. I pointed out a number of times to some of these people directly that you can have an Android notification app right now, and all I got in response were crickets. It's seems some people are more interested in fawning over whales and witnesses than actually exploring the platform here.

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Ah @revo! I can truly empathize with your frustrations! I can’t say it loudly enough: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I’m sure you’ve "heard" the many lively rants.

so I guess I will eventually get around to finishing it.

I encourage you to finish it, to make peace with the fact that it is finished; no lingering cobwebs of incomplete projects collecting dust.

very little support…I pointed out a number of times to some of these people directly…Crickets

Literal LOL!!! I know you’re being serious; but it’s just a stress release. I’m one of those who chooses to believe it’s all AI at the top; and, @ned, et al are Sophia's 'twin'….lol… (I know I’ve raised the ire of @timcliff on this one.)…lol!

fawning over whales and witnesses

I will be honest. @lexiconical is my proxy. I couldn’t tell you who’s a whale and who’s not; barring the rank in number. I think that’s how most plankton and minnows float.

Most of us are too busy enjoying the platform with all of its various energies. Occasionally, we get into the fray; but, remember that’s not our purpose; blogging is.

Best regards @revo!

I say again, be encouraged; and, always KNOW whatever you're encountering on the platform, there’s someone else going through the same thing.

Steemit is a toddler. It’s got some growing to do. We have to exercise patience.

By the way, are you developing your project on utopian.io?

Again, best regards.

Peace.

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I think that we can take an example for imitation weChat "http://blog.wechat.com/". In China it is very popular. With him you can do almost everything.

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Yaah true but also we need to fight hard and make steem dollars more prominent so that we receive our cash direct not converting to bitcoins

As a professional teacher (quitting next year) I see one of the largest areas for development for the steem blockchain as education provision..with a global market estimated at $7 trillion.

Some kind of Moodle type system (like WizIQ) that allows instructors to upload resources and structured plans of learning would be great.

Another area to focus on could be a blockchain version of Udemy.

Easier to develop would be creating an interface more like wordpress - I'm not going to spam my blog there - but I get 400K + views a month - mainly because of the navigable pages which provide a structure -but is it possible to have such a thing on a blockchain like this (pages that can be updated 5,10 years from now) or does everything have to be 'locked into' the chain as proof of work?

As an educator I can't function with having to produce everything from scratch all the time - I need some sort of platform (like WP/ udemy/ WizIQ) that allows me to refine/ modify/ evolve the internal structure of my (or it could be 'our') courses over time.

I really need to give that SMT paper a read!

If that could be SMT based it'd be great, and a $7 trillion market - huge potential - but for me this platform's not ready for me to disasssemble my WP architecture (three years work) and bring it here, so I'm using it for more personal interest projects.

Talking about education (in terms of learning more about steemit), I'm looking forward to watching yr interview.

Cheers! Nice discussion thread. Apologies for typos, written on my phone.

Karl.

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is it possible to have such a thing on a blockchain like this (pages that can be updated 5,10 years from now) or does everything have to be 'locked into' the chain as proof of work?

Currently you cannot edit posts past 7 days, but that will be changed in the near future. (hopefully within a few months)

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Thanks, good news... I was going to add in (before the last reply got overly long) that given that there are steemit profile pages (I must knock one up, got some HOT* new selfies that are begging to be used!) then I assume it must be possible to have a home page which you can then link to your posts.

It's so crucial - to allow people easy access to your best resources in a structured way.

Another idea (which just occurred to me) is the links bar up top... with trending, new, hot, and so forth - maybe something like that as an add on, which users can populate with their own links (could just be tags) to their posts - I know a lot of users write on multiple themes - it'd all help with the navigation/ communication.

I'm sort of wishing I was a software developer, so much potential, but an area I know nothing about!

*at least if you're into beards.

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Hehe

As far as the navigation, when they release communities, they layout of the homepage and they ways people browse and consume content is going to drastically change :)

As a minnow it can be really hard to know what is and isn't considered good form on steemit. Can I upvote my own posts? Can I use bots to do the same? Will this lose me followers or respect or will it simply allow people to read what I think is good content. Answers to questions about steemit etiquit are what I'm looking for!
Thanks!
-tfc

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There is an etiquette guide in the welcome page. That has a good set of guidelines. Self upvoting and bid bots are allowed. There are various opinions on whether they are ‘good’. I don’t use them personally, but my view is that as long as you are not awarding yourself more than what your contributions are worth (using similar contributions that others have done as a reference point) then I don’t see an issue.

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Thanks for the help, I guess with so much content out there it can be hard to know where to look. I appreciate the help :)

This is as much positive it could be in this post.
I will get involved in cryptocurrency meet up in my area and tell them about steem.
The more steemian. the better the steem.
Keep on steemit.

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Ho good job...@pouchon

I have some JavaScript / nodeJS background and I would love to help with some of the listed project.

If you are involved with one of them, please contact me.

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You can go to steem.chat and contact the dev's for yourself. Most of the dudes if not all are very polite and welcomed to anyone willing to help.

As a new member, I would like to see more information on how to get started. I still don't know the difference between Steem, Steemit, Steemd, Steemchat, and I don't know all the others.

Is there a new member development committee or something?

I don't know if it's being addressed, but I'm concerned about the fights on Steem. I've been around a week and have noticed that people will Destroy! other people if they decide they're "bad". Downvoting, group voting, botting, spamming votes to kill a persons rep and visibility. I don't have a web series or anything that people could rip apart, I'm just hanging out, but it will hamper growth if people are more concerned about tearing down others than building their own brand/following. Who is going to want to join Steem if there are a few people with lots of SP who are downvoting everything they don't like?

tl;dr It's a scary world out there, Steemers!

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It is confusing around here - I'm using the platform to write a few personal things as well as doing my own sociological investigation into it - just trying to answer a few of the most basic questions about how the platform works is actually taking me longer than I thought - part of the problem is that it's constantly evolving! Try connect with a few people and inter-comment on the posts you're interested in. It makes it much more sustainable, and blinker yourself to those monster payouts, they're not representative.

Steemd/@youruser name is really one of the best tools on here - that's what I use to check whose voted for me, whose commented.

Karl.

As a community I believe there should be a 'marketplace' something like an area or platform where Steemians can showcase their art, creations and inventions and sell products. There are so many of us who are naturally skilled at designing things, writing books, drawing etc., (I see it as I travel through the categories listed on Steemit) that the System does not recognise unless you're a celebrity or have money. As a Steemit Community we should be galvanizing our power to make a difference in people's lives which means empowering fellow Steemians to become financially free, much like what cryptocurrency is doing for a lot of us.

It would be great to get that support from the Steemit Platform as well as helping to promote ideas and projects fellow Steemians are working on. Peace.

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...I forgot to add, we could also use our cryptocurrencies to buy the products which will increase steem power on the platform! It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this idea. Peace.

I think that new users should have some guide directions when they create their accounts. Maybe that would be more interesting for new users and they don't give up right away in the start. Like many users did. We have many registered users which are not active. I think that Steemit has much potential to grow in the future. I wish you happy New Year. :D

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I help to maintain the "welcome page" - the first page that Steemians see after signing up. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this, let me know :)

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Yes, that is good for beginners. I think Steemit has a lot interesting themes for everyone. Just someone needs present to the beginners in the right way.
I really like and support your work :)

Great community needs people that want to help everyone understand more about how steem works besides just upvoting and posting or comments.
Videos of tutorials are great, I’m still learning.
There are so many people out there that spend a lot of time helping out the commmunuty, I just would like to thank them all.

Hi Tim.
I'm new to the platform, and have a fun idea to contribute, I hope.
I'm called The Rapping Professor, and I'd love to create a daily (or at least a few times a week) Rap Video highlighting the day's Top Three Steemit Posts. Do you think by upvotes or by money earned is a better parameter?
I've actually already created a Steemit Rap Video introducing myself and my idea. Just haven't posted it yet. Trying to get my head around Markdown, tags, and all the recommended steps for getting started, before posting...
What do you think Tim, do I need to build a lot of good relationships in Steemit first, or should I go ahead and post my video and build from there? My hope is give people a fun and entertaining "rap-up" of the best-received Steemit posts. You may have other ideas for how this skill can be used to promote Steemit for 2018?
Thanks very much for being such a valuable resource and mentor for the community!!
Respect, RappingProf

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Sounds awesome! It can take a while to grow an audience, but I definitely feel that there is a market for that material if it is good. Send me a link to your post when you do your first one. (Just reply here whenever you have it done.)

I’d use the total rewards, rather than the number of votes.

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Yo Tim! After my old soldier MacbookPro wi-fi hardware decided on early retirement ;-), I've now replaced her with a shiny new Air and am Posting my long-awaited Rapping Prof Intro Rap! :-D
Try as we may, we can't get our photos to show in the body of the Post--they appear only when clicked on. This may be because I use IMGSage.org to store the images. But am following instructions to the letter.
Do you think it's mandatory for me to get that photo formatting correct? I'd like to -- the pics are funny!! :-D
Your comments and suggestions for how to best share my rapping skills with the community via my proposed "Daily Top Three Rap-Up" and other means are so welcome! Thank you, Tim!!
https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@rappingprof/yo-steemtown-rappingprof-intro-and-daily-top-three-proposal

Well, there are a few things. One is the huge Hip Hop community we have here on Steemit, one is called "the cut" - we're just starting out but will do things like Steemit artists reviews, contests - maybe some shows? & some kind of Steemit Hip Hop magazine. The other personal one is securing a permanent space to run youth workshops from for Generation Hip Hop, it's a not for profit founded by the Universal Hip Hop museum & Ndaba Mandela (Nelson Mandela's Grandson) I'm in New Zealand but we are in 51 countries and would all like to incorporate steemit in our work somehow. I plan to run Steemit workshops but it will also be a good way for us to showcase what else we're up to. We haven't figured out exactly what we're going to do, because the possibilities are endless. lol, yay!

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Yo Kaykunoichi! I'm called The Rapping Professor, and I'd love to create a daily (or at least a few times a week) Rap Video highlighting the day's Top Three Steemit Posts. Can't wait to collaborate with you in developing the Steemit Hip-Hop community creativity and outreach!! Looking forward to our communication!!

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Hey Rapping Professor thanks for the comment. Are you on discord? We have a channel finally dedicated to Steemit Hip Hop lovers & creators - here's the invite https://discord.gg/phTQ3f You're welcome & that's an awesome idea about the Steemit Hip Hip Highlights! Much love

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Thanks Kay and I will check out the Discord link. I'm not yet familiar with Discord. I have much to learn... :-D
Warmly, Rappingprof

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hi Kay! Here's my link to my Introduce Yourself post--a rap video of course ;-).
I wish I could figure out how to get the pics to appear in the body of the Post without having to click on them...
Hope you like it!
Warmly, Matthew

Hi @timcliff Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2018! Thanks for everything you have been doing for the Steemit Community since the very beginning!

Today, I answered a comment to @bbrewer about on of the important change suggestions you made on the 2018 Steemit Road map, which is the Invite a Friend button (The idea I proposed via @utopian-io ) . Here is the link to your post : https://steemit.com/roadmap2018/@timcliff/steemit-roadmap-2018-timcliff-s-top-picks-and-recommendations

The idea of making a discussion for the 2018 Steemit Roadmap is great. It for sure will help accomodate priorities even more, as well as many other benefits!

**Now, Talking about the 11 Chapter full Steemit guide, I wanted to ask your thoughts on it! **

In Chapter 5 I posted today, I mentioned you in a big part (part 3), were I write about looking at steem as an investment, and this is were I give all the credit and word to you! You state something very true: When we start looking at steem as an investment, all our perspective changes completely, and sooner or later we start doing things to make steem and steemit more valuable...

Here is what Chapter 5 is about, and a link to it:

Chapter 5 of 11: Learning some of the many "Other ways to Earn Rewards on the Steemit Platform & Steem Blockchain" - This is part 5 of the 11 Chapters (Full Guide) to help new people make their way on Steemit
https://steemit.com/steem/@gold84/chapter-5-of-11-learning-some-of-the-many-other-ways-to-earn-rewards-on-the-steemit-platform-and-steem-blockchain-this-is-part-5

Here is part 3 of Chapter 5, were I mentioned several things about you @timcliff and @terrybrock

Thanks to your huge support @timcliff and the one of @lukestokes @blocktrades @steempower , @cryptographic , @starkerz @stephenkendal is that the full steemit guide is reaching many more people and hands, and that is great. Now 280+ comments questions from new visitors, new users on steemit and counting. Really glad this is helping many more people than I expected.


3- Earn Rewards By investing Steem, and Powering Up on the platform (earning interests and curating increases)

Another thing you can do when you gain more trust on Steemit, and start earning rewards, is buying steem from exchanges, any amount, $20 USD, 50 USD, 100 USD or whatever amount you are confortable with, and this will make you start looking Steemit and Steem as an investment, and not only a way to make money by posting. Actually as the very known @timcliff explains, and we remarked (and other steemians I credited for their quality contribution posts too) in chapter #3 and the first chapters, is that when we start seeing the platform and technology as an investment, all our perspective changes completely, and sooner or later we start doing things to make steem and steemit more valuable, and thus this transforms into a benefit for all, and the all the power of all people on the platform mixed together is what its producing the butterfly growth effect.

Thank you @timcliff for all your contributions for the steemit community, and for the steemit road map of 2018, and for trasmitting all the valuable ideas as a big community voice to the developers and steemit inc. Your work is very much appreciated. I definitely recommend you to follow @timcliff . You will definitely learn a lot from him. Actually the follow 2 posts are of great value and a must read from him. One of them is a post from @terrybrock a very known steemian and early investor on the platform that interviewed @timcliff and here he reveals many things he has done when he started initially like one of us, being unknown. So, he changed himself from unknown to one of the most respected users in the steemit community. And @terrybrock made up this great interview for all of us to learn from Tim Cliff's experience and process.

Thank you Terry Brock for this great contribution!

2 Posts from @timcliff that are a must read (One of them by @terrybrock)

1 - Steemit Roadmap 2018 - @timcliff's Top Picks and Recommendations (From Tim Cliff's blog): https://steemit.com/roadmap2018/@timcliff/steemit-roadmap-2018-timcliff-s-top-picks-and-recommendations
2 - Steemit Success Series. Who to target with your content(From Terry Brock's blog). https://steemit.com/blog/@terrybrock/steemit-success-series--timcliff-on-who-to-target-with-your-content-1512178826-124805


Looking forward to hear from you on this one in any comments section, of any Chapter! Your knowledge and experience together with @lukestokes @blocktrades @starkerz @stephenkendal @steempower has been inspiring me to continue with the series, and even add more value and additions to it.

Regards, @gold84

Once Smart Media Tokens get implemented, projects like Criptokitties could be run here correct? Something like this would really make a huge difference.

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There is a smart contract part that I don’t know if it could be implemented on-chain, but I think the idea of coming up with more gaming type use cases in the blockchain is a great idea!

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Having several different games based on SMTs would be absolutely amazing! I'm so excited to see what type of creations we will be getting once they are released.

Something that seems urgent AF right now, is a way to deal with RPR (Reward Pool Rapists). The vast majority of the community hates them, but we seem to be paralyzed when it comes to dealing with them.

What we need is a communal account, that uses 100% of it's voting power to flag various agreed upon behaviors, if it's done manually, perhaps the volunteer who will operate it, could take a vote a day to themselves.

And since practically everyone supports this, hopefully most users will delegate at least 1% of their SP which will create a megawhale that will keep our reward pool safe and not depleted.

What do you think about this @timcliff?

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I wrote a post about it about a week ago :)

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https://steemit.com/downvoting/@timcliff/let-s-make-downvoting-great-again

Great post @timcliff! If you open a flagging community, please tag me immediatly, so that I could help out.

And I actually wrote a something similar to optional 3 a while back

https://utopian.io/utopian-io/@imacryptorick/a-seperate-bar-for-flagging

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Talk to anthonyadavisii on steemit.chat. He is trying to start a project that rewards people for flagging.

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PMed him, will wait for him to respond

I would like to see more work done on the basics before getting too fancy.

  1. Easy, fast signup. This is the 21st century, people want instant gratification, a 12 hours + wait is just not going to cut it no matter how good the reasons may be.

  2. Decent search and/or subreddit type groupings, no matter how much some people like to think otherwise the cream does not rise to the top here. Separating the content from the bull is difficult.

  3. Decent filtering for the "feed" page. At the moment it's pretty binary, you follow someone and see everything they post and all the resteems or you don't and see nothing.

  4. Something....anything to put a stop to the childish flag wars. Whales shouldn't be able to flag people to oblivion and users shouldn't be able to get a massive percentage of the total reward pool. I have suggested a diminishing returns model elsewhere but hell....anything has to be better than the current algorithm. Fix this or steem will be replaced by something better.

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Are these things you think the community can tackle?

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Well if the community don't tackle them who will? I assume 1 - 3 are controlled by @ned and co. as they relate to the steemit UI but arn't changes to the block chain itself decided by the witnesses?

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Witnesses vote on whether to accept a hardfork.

The ideas you suggested aren’t bad, but the real intention of the post was to gather ideas on what we as the community can do to make the platform better.

I hope stores and other businesses will soon except crytpo hopefully steem/steemdollars. I hope the steem price continues to go up. Also maybe just a fun thing for the community we should do steem tournaments, and like steemit could have like clubs, or groups and you would participate in the group on the platform of steemit or something like that. And that's when you could do tournaments, or games, other discussion etc.

Would anyone be interested in steem fronted that would use PageRank algorithm to rank accounts? That way the person's value could be much more objectively determined. Another idea is to have a new post cost $0.01 so that you can't write tons of shitty posts and spam the blockchain.

My suggetion is to built a comunity for upvoting quality ql and usefull content..for reaching to so many peoples..

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there is already a platform for that SteemFollower. It is under maintenance right now, but you can check it back later.

@timcliff I love this roadmap but feel #youarehope should be part also. YouAreHOPE brings Help, Opportunity, Purpose & Empowerment to disadvantaged people worldwide via our Agents of HOPE, who are actual in-country Steemitizens, who work in teams as boots on the ground to deliver food, water, clothing & more with the help of our generous community & the borderless power of the STEEM cryptocurrency on and across the transparent STEEM blockchain. The YouAreHOPE Foundation was founded by Steem Witness &SirCork in October, 2017.

Also I represent number steemit telegram group of over 2000 user airhawkproject this community provide help to minnow just like minnowsupportproject you can find out about them here

Thanks for the post

Good community as here

I would love to see huge workforce working daily and enhancing projects like eSteem.

The app is working quite well, but if made bullet proof along with providing regular updates fulfilling community requests and a 24/7 support, it would make the app go BOOM... and because mobile gadgets are the mainstream of social media, it would indeed make Steemit more attractive and valuable.

This is me looking at the enterprise business level of how STEEM could be really noticed. Of course price is a major factor too, but my point is "if my Mom can do it..." then STEEM will value a LOT!

The wonderful area requirements individuals that aspire to benefit one and all find out more on how exactly steem performs other than only upvoting as well as submitting and also remarks.

What about steemit forum exchange? People could buy/sell different crypto without need of fees nor bitcoin. That would support steem on togaly new level. As an exchange currency.

Obviously, which is being worked on is the communities...that will make steemit a much more social site.

I would like to see another 10 interefaces in addition to what we have...from all over the world. With just a couple of ways to access the site, basically steemit, busy, and chainbb, it is took easy for government to step in or attacks on the sites. With another 8 or 10 interfaces from around the world, we would be protected.

Along this line, maybe a basic stripped down interface that is posted somewhere that can be accessed as a backup. Put it on the usenet or someplace like that.

I would also like to see a tab for activities and keep zaps and snapshots off the blog section. Zappl itself could make the blog very messy if one is zapping a lot.

A fiat to steem and back would be nice...see if we can expand the internal exchange to handle that.

Finally, more commerce on here....people are acquiring steem, how about steemians setting up businesses for us to purchase items that we need.

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A fiat to steem and back would be nice...see if we can expand the internal exchange to handle that.

This.

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Easily done technically, it's the excessive regulation around fiat that is the issue methinks.

Thanks for the great topic Tim. I had wrote almost a year ago about wanting to start a STEEM style Air BNB. You can check it out here if you wish... https://steemit.com/travel/@intothewild/steemit-vacation-home-exchange
I would absolutely love to be the first person to do a STEEM air bnb, even if it is someone going to my place.

But I honestly think that is just the tip of the iceberg. I really love this meme showing how all these big companies got so big without actually owning anything that they were selling. Why not incorporate STEEM into all of these?

We are already (albeit small) on our way to being the next best SM site since FB. I think Air BNB would be the next easiest to tackle. Alibaba could be a STEEM style craigslist of sorts. And who wouldn't want to get picked up by a fellow Steemian than some random stranger?

Love the ideas here so far and the momentum STEEM has rolling already for 2018. I am not a developer by any means but I am more than happy to contribute to these ideas in any way I can if someone wants to run with them.

This is new to me. Thanks for the invitation.

IDEA: Minimum guaranteed reward for creative work within the community. This idea came from @juliank's @photocontests project where @photocontests automatically vote daily photography entries (two entries per day with proper tag) and reward points for level-up . Vote value depends on the current level of creator. Based on daily submission, he share rewards i.e. send STEEM (reward from his own contest post) to top XX number of photography entries. For his funding for @photocontests, he rented SP with his previous earning.

Therefore, any creative works like arts, paintings, musics, crafts, blogs, fictions can be gamified and rewarded. If the level of a creator closely matches his/her merit or effort, then it may encourage the creator to be more productive. More experiments are required to tune the level upgradation. Few moderators can volunteer for judge (or, rewarded by his/her post due to his/her popularity). The funding can be collected from the community posts, delegation from the wealthy or willing community members or a proposal to @budgets or @utopian-io or even STINC.

This kind of reward system can gamify and inspire creators to be more productive and spur creative activities.

Sound so great to me,there are a lot of people who have an ideas but they don't know how to go about it.this platform should be able to act a guidian Angel to them@timcliff

Great suggestions for improvements. Particularly Simplified Key Management System is important. When I got my wife to agree to join Steemit the idea of the key management was not appealing. If Steemit can ever complete with other major social media platforms it needs to be as easy as them.

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Is this something you think the community can tackle?

For the development community, I really liked the idea of having a central https://developers.steem.io/ website where we could all go to get the answers we need. Unfortunately, the site currently does not have many answers. Can we start submitting pull requests to https://github.com/steemit/devportal to get more stuff added? Anytime I see a question in the steemit.chat #dev channel, I would love to be able to just send people here!

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@jesta's chainbb f/steemdev forum is a good place to gather to discuss dev and ask questions.

In the project should include talented steemians I think. Also should campaign for charity. I like your activities. Thanks

Hi been using steemit for a while now. I thought maybe make steemit like actually meme free? because in my opinion some people go through blood sweat and tears to write an exellent quality post but is a shame for em to see them having only 1 cent in upvote :/ also meme overlords seem to make a alot of quick buck without any effort. Never than less i have bonded with steemit thanks to my friend and now im putting everything i always have into steem power to help fund some good real content creators that havent been noticed by huge walleted investors. Anyways steemit is the best thing that happened to me and looking forward to its future and devlopment :)

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Value is subjective. If stakeholders value memes, we will see memes rewarded :)

on steemit there should be a system of grouping with different topic just like facebook groups

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That is coming soon - communities :)

Great list, amazing projects. STEEM has exploded. Thanks for all your good work and all of us need to keep putting our best foot forward as STEEM is racing into the spotlight at top speed. Wow! ReSTEEMed (-:

Great idea @timcliff bro.
There should be some new in steemit where alots of work is possible.steemit should improve more in this year.we are new at steemit we have already many things are new here ;) you are old members of steemit.great posting i liked your every post 💕.Due to your such unique ideas i voted you as a witness.Thanks for great post. Regard @usahil

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Thanks :)

I noticed on steem wallet in the savings portion there is an annual percentage return (apr) set at 0. I would like to know more about how steem can also work as an investment saving plan for future holders. If anyone knows pls comment or ahare how I can find out more about the next steps to a savings plan on steem.

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Savings as it is currently implemented is just a three day lock that prevents funds from being withdrawn. It is mainly intended as a security feature.

The APR rate is controlled by the witnesses. It is currently set to 0%, because there is already surplus demand for SBD. If the demand goes down, this is one way witnesses can incentivize people to buy/hold.

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Thanks for explaining I wish it was an account that would work as staking into the coin.

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Steem Power pays a small amount of interest. The last I checked it seemed around 2-3% annual APR.

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I didn' find info on a return that high for SP, I saw a .01% interest on a past post. I'll have to look into it more.... I did find a Steem dollar bank. Must be a 3rd party provider bank. Thank u for responding

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The SP interest is not much. Like I said, around 2-3% annually. It is not related to posts though, so I’m not sure what you were checking.

We must all be proud because we are the pioneers of other sites as steemite

@timcliff

excellent ideas for the development of the platform, I believe STEEM and SBD and their greater integration into the real world. As mentioned before, this is an opportunity to buy real things for STEEM or SBD, so that people could make transactions selling / buying real things thanks to the platform, this is really a great idea.
Just as we all know that the search is completely unsatisfactory and new users sometimes find it difficult to find the information they need, the search needs to be improved ..
thank you, you created an excellent initiative

@timcliff,
My suggestion is to build a platform to collect crowd ideas! Then voting system for crowd ideas! Best voted crowd ideas then shortlisted! I think that kind of application and it can be integrated with SMT! So, then new ICOs and ITOs can be found as well!

Cheers~

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@timcliff,
I could not explain it here, but I will try to draw my idea and send you at steem.chat
I also gave Sinhala Whitepaper translation to one of my cousin too!

Cheers~

Education. There are a lot of things that I think newbies should probably know when they first sign up.

This great community neees a roadmap to get rid of steemians who try to bully or belittle fellow steemians especially the new steemians in order to promote positivity and a better community for the betterment of everyone.

I think that Steemit has superb community. Just prioritizing original posts/photos is perfect formula for keeping members

Thanks for the opportunity, @timcliff :)

  • Sweep BTC/LTC paper wallets/private keys to trade for steem via blocktrades page. (public key delivers a quote, broken down by different forks, cash, gold, diamond etc).
    If user likes the total, he enters the private key, and its done.
  • Follow who I do.
    Option to follow everyone followed by a specific user.
    (I spent ages building and refining my feed.
    Why can't my mate steal it with one click?)
  • Revisit this post/comment in 'n' days.
    Some posts I'd like to set a reminder so I can check in, and post an outcome or a followup question. I believe reddit has a bot which does this.

Thanks :)

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For the first item, how is this different than the user just transferring the tokens to BlockTrades?

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Two years ago I gave my uncle a paper wallet with .05 btc.
He doesn't have any crypto accounts anywhere and isn't particularly savvy.
If I could suggest he open an account here and just paste that private key straight in on the wallet page, he doesn't need to

  • Find and open a trusted wallet with capacity to sweep private keys for bitcoin.
  • Find and open a trusted wallet with capacity to sweep private keys for bitcoin cash
  • Find and open a trusted wallet with capacity to sweep private keys for bitcoin gold.
  • Pay transfer fees on all 3 blockchains.
  • Send the balance to blocktrades from each.
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It’s an interesting use case, but I don’t know how many Steem users will benefit from it. If you can make the case for the developer effort required to make it happen, it would probably be a good thing to present in a post.

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Yes. Its one of those things you need to build first, to see how popular it is.
I can't be the only one who's been giving out paper wallets for secret Santa gifts over the last few years.
Might talk to blocktrades.

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I like the follow who I follow option.

Hi Tim,

Nice topic to discuss on. Here are my thoughts on improving Steemit and addition of other things to the Steem network

First, on Steemit,

I think it would be helpful if there is a follow option for a particular post on the feed/steemit. That way, I would not want to resteem it, but rather keep following it discreetly.

A change to the really harsh colors of green and black. Can we have the old theme for the Steemit.com site please?

A better way of password management.

A better search filter for Steemit. Right now, the google search makes it a tad annoying.

Ability to upload a profile picture? Currently i've to provide a link or do some work on stackedit to get the photo there.

A better way of being able to control my feed. I can choose what topics I want to follow on my feed. Maybe have a second feed option for topics, over the existing feed of followed users?


One thing that could be done is a Steem store. Users can put up objects for sale, others can buy. All via crypto currency. Call it SteemBay, if you wish!


These are some thoughts. Cheers! :)

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A lot of these seem like suggestions for Steemit. Do you think members of the community will be able to help with these?

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I think we as members push forward for these things.

One thing that we can have is an app for steemit.chat, call it steem.chat if you will. I like it better if I can use it on my phone. Maybe this is a place where members of the community can help?

Even steem market place can be community initiative.

What do you think of this idea? A steemit map app, where steemians can pin their locations from around the world, so it makes it easy to find steemians near you? Also, steem meetups can be added on this map.

Idea for that is to have more and more options within the steem network so it adds value to the network.

I'm not sure how these suggestions would be implemented. Would they need a business case to prove themselves/ justification of need? Can you elaborate a little more on this?

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One thing that we can have is an app for steemit.chat, call it steem.chat if you will. I like it better if I can use it on my phone. Maybe this is a place where members of the community can help?

I haven’t tried it, but I think the rocket chat app works on mobile.

Even steem market place can be community initiative.

Agreed!

What do you think of this idea? A steemit map app, where steemians can pin their locations from around the world, so it makes it easy to find steemians near you? Also, steem meetups can be added on this map.

It exists! They did a demo of it at SteemFest. I will award 3 STEEM to whoever the first person is that can find the website and share it as a reply to this comment. #bounty

I'm not sure how these suggestions would be implemented. Would they need a business case to prove themselves/ justification of need? Can you elaborate a little more on this?

Members of the community would need to make it happen.

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Steemitworldmap.com

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You rock! I’ll send you the STEEM when I get home tonight.

Hi @timcliff
just using this post to ask you a question about hardfork 20:
in this post https://steemit.com/steemit/@steemitblog/proposing-hardfork-0-20-0-velocity
there is the sentence "the unused portion of the curation rewards will be returned to the rewards pool instead of being awarded to the author, thereby increasing the overall percentage of rewards that will be paid to curators"
what is "the unused portion"? is it significance? how exacly does it "go to the author nowadays"?

thanks tim, my witness :)

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As an author, if someone votes on your post in the first 30 minutes, you receive a portion of the curation rewards in addition to your author rewards. (More details are in the FAQ if you are interested.)

With HF 20, instead of those going to the author, they will just be left in the rewards pool. This keeps more rewards in the rewards pool to be awarded to other authors and curators.

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Thanks @timcliff !
Just one more clarification - the duration rewards "lost" from voting early on a specific post will NOT go to that specific post's voters but to all of the curators of all posts in steem? It makes it worth much less to the curators of the specific post if it's true...

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It is just left in the rewards pool, to be distributed to other authors and curators on other posts.

Goals: Make DTube/DMania/Dsound Great ! and those websites will be very good to attract a lot of people ! :)

There should be some suggested post along a post just like youtube system.and also create some thing for sharing video because dtube is very slow and ceating error during uploads.

My personal goal is to bring as many people to steemit as possible. By word of mouth, advertisement (that the community seems to be in approval of), flyers, etc... ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to reach as many eyes as possible in the most positive ways I can.

I want people to know that something like this exists, as I know so many people don't.. yet have internet access....

There's no reason anyone should miss out.

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I appreciate you as a witness and I actually stopped to just let you know I gave you one of my votes, but I enjoyed the post as well, so I figured I'd give some input. :)

Thank you, again @timcliff for what you provide to the community!

Also, if you don't mind..


If you have a second, please check this post out.

I'd like help in getting the word about steemit out! Thank you!


-- Evan

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Thanks :)

Perfect! @timcliff you are always on point with your line of thought... Really my project this year is to establish a Theater Academy With the less privileges as the target students- those who do not have enough to afford the University fees. But just before the Academy establishment, I plan to carry out seminars on Steemit for my potential students letting them understand what great opportunity the platform would afford them because part of my plan is for my students who are on Steemit to pay their fee via Steem. That way it's a win win... I would achieve giving them education and means of making ends meet while developing their talents. @timcliff this is the reason I wanted a chat with you, I want to know how I can sell my SBD in my local currency (Naira), who I can sell to, because I'm really in need of some money to sort out some things..pls it's urgent.

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Do you have a way to sell Bitcoin (BTC) or Litecoin (LTC) for Naira?

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I think they do but I haven't done that before, don't know the way to go about.. To tell the truth am new to crytocurrency, Steem is my first.. I would be glad if you guide me on how to gain one.

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Well I am not from Nigeria, so I don’t know how to do that second part. You might have to ask around to users in your community, or spend some time researching on google.

Once you have that part figured out, you can convert STEEM and SBD to BTC or LTC using BlockTrades.us.

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OK.. Thanks alot

Nice one @timcliff. With good heads like yours and others with those lovely contributions and great ideas, i believe we are in for a big deal. Well done! Big ups team.

Seems to be lots of potential for many different things using this concept and platform.
For me I think I would like to see some different possible layout/viewing of the posts and comments, maybe so you can see more of what is happening and relevant to you.
I think there is lots of possibilities and that there is such as good basis to this system.

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Communities should help with that :)

sir Such a wonderful and thankful work my dear friend... Actually....I'm always respect to your works and

It's a great idea. I will not say anything here because I know less about it.

Saya sangat suka

nice post

@timcliff Can anyone help me to understand how author reward are calculated on powerup posts as I got only 0.517 SP as author reward for My post link
which shows

Past Payouts $3.70

  • Author $3.56
  • Curators $0.14

Please help.

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It is explained in the FAQ, but the amount of SP is based on the price of STEEM. STEEM has been trading around $5-8, so half of $3.56 is about .5 STEEM.

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Thank you.

Pemikiran yang bagus saya suka

I'm new to the steemit community, but is there a more detailed web about

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Check out the welcome page in the main menu. There is also the bluepaper and FAQ.

sir, I need help. I can not understand why bandwidth is decreasing, why it is going to be 2 days Please let me know......
And this problem is going on overnight. I can not comment, and can not be served. After working off the network, after being in the steemit , the work is going on.......
please help me sir.......... @timcliff


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There is info in the pinned messages of the steemit.chat help channel.

Can i seek some advice here?
I'm so worry now to get downvote as if i may missed out some rules....
I have post it out to seek help on my problem of missing "selecting them".
Is that bug?

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I'm so worry now to get downvote as if i may missed out some rules....

Here is a good post to read to help with the 'rules':
https://steemit.com/steemit/@thecryptofiend/the-complete-steemit-etiquette-guide-revision-2-0

I have post it out to seek help on my problem of missing "selecting them".
Is that bug?

Sorry, I do not understand the question

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I have post it to seek help. Hope this is not consider spam.....
https://steemit.com/steemit/@pizzapai/help-is-this-bug

great idea .... i agree with you....
i like your work..your idea is really very importanat and helpfull

Buddy thanks for the info
Check my blogs too
And tell me your idea if imon the right way
Best regards

that's pretty cool to know. love to read it

yes...yes

Sunguh menarik

nice post

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