Steemit Roadmap 2018 - @timcliff's Top Picks and Recommendations

in roadmap2018 •  22 days ago

Earlier this week, @steemitblog requested input from the community for their 2018 roadmap. I can see why @ned said in his SteemFest presentation that one of the biggest reasons that Steem was going to succeed was because of "you" (speaking about us - the community). The input from everyone here on how to make the platform better has been incredible!

I decided to go through all of the posts and comments from the community and compile a list of what I thought were the best suggestions. I also added many of my own as well, which include a ton of ideas that I have collected over the past year and a half. Many of these go back to the Steemit Wish List in 2016, as well as tons of GitHub issues I have read, and conversations I've had with various Steemains.

Attributions

Many of these ideas have been floating around and being discussed for a year or more, so it was hard to attribute them to a specific individual. For any of the recent recommendations that I pulled directly from the #roadmap2018 discussions or a recent conversation, I cited whoever made the suggestion there. (Keep in mind, whoever suggested it for the roadmap isn't necessarily going to be the person who originally thought of the idea.)

If anyone feels like they see their original idea here and want to be credited for it, please just leave a comment with a link to where you originally posted it, and I will do my best to ensure it gets attributed.

Paraphrasing

Most of the ideas here are my own paraphrasing of the idea that was shared. If you don't agree with my characterization of your suggestion, let me know in the comments and I will do my best to address your concerns.

So, without further ado..

@timcliff's 2018 Roadmap Top Picks and Recommendations


[Image source - Pixabay]

Top Priorities

  • Streamline Account Signups
  • Communities
  • Balance bandwidth between positive new user onboarding, and system limitations. Possibly introduce fixed limits on operations based on SP. (Accounts with 0 SP may only get 1 per day or per week.) SMT creators will need clear info on how much SP must be vested in order to provide the necessary bandwidth to their communities.
  • SMTs - Let's tokenize the internet!
  • Standardization around content and it's meta data; include ways for front-ends to filter content from different platforms ( @jesta @noly )
  • Fully functional Steemit app for iOS/ Android (not just a wallet app) ( @d-pend )
  • Better third-party developer support and documentation ( @zombee )
  • Traditional currency gateways so non-crypto users don't have to use crypto exchange to buy Steem Power and cash out their rewards. I understand there are regulatory issues. Partner with service providers if necessary. ( @smooth @stellabelle )

Important Changes

  • Allow editing of posts after 7 days with posting key only
  • Remove the 20 second limit on comments (maybe one per block)
  • Change the 30 minute early voting penalty to 1 to 5 minutes ( @blocktrades )
  • Scalability / Optimize the steemd resource requirements ( @drakos @smooth )
  • Allow users to filter out resteemed content when browsing a user's blog
  • Signup a friend button ( @gold84 )
  • A moderate deduction of voting amount per post/comment and per vote. This essentially implements a slightly non-linear rewards curve as a factor of the number of comments as well as the number of voters, while keeping the curve itself still linear. (Helps discourage comment and upvote spam.) ( @smooth )
  • Allow platforms (or users) to set the percentage of curation vs. author split for their posts/comments instead of being hard-coded to 75/25 ( @jesta )
  • Integrate promoted posts into main content areas such as trending page or feeds; designate as "advertised" posts ( @noisy )
  • Machine learning solutions that pick up on the user's behaviour to make recommendations. ( @liberosist also see post from @imwatsi )
  • Add website perks that can be paid for with STEEM/SBD
  • "Lock In" investor rewards type / an investor class - investors can get a fixed rate of return on SP without needing to participate in curation ( @clayop)
  • Referral / affiliate program ( @dana-edwards @tuck-fheman )
  • Onboarding of influencers ( @liberosist )
  • Allow users to save and delete post drafts
  • Improved notifications ( @bitcoinparadise )
  • Offer hosting for avatar and cover images in Settings page
  • Marketing (more articles about Steem in mainstream media outlets)

Good Changes

  • Show related posts while users are reading a post ( @smooth @anarchyhasnogods )
  • Show 'dollar' amounts in currency based on the user's location ( @ellievallie )
  • Other social reactions besides upvote/downvote (JSON/UI level) ( @riseofth )
  • Some mechanism to support a 'lost password recovery'
  • Allow users to set a minimum amount to allow receipt of STEEM/SBD transfers that include a memo
  • Full wallet history that is easy to navigate, filter, and understand ( @connecteconomy )
  • Provide classification and filtering of posts based on content's language
  • More info in the user profile, along with "interests" area so we can find like minded people ( @masscollective )
  • Better tools for searching for content ( @muphy )
  • Add a conversation history between users
  • Add a way to lock in SP delegations (so they can't be removed) with an expiration date ( @slavix )
  • Add better tools to prevent copy/paste spam
  • Easier posting interface ( @connecteconomy )
  • Allow users to crop and resize uploaded images
  • In site private messaging (possible integration with steemit.chat)
  • Introduce gamification to incentivize desired user behaviour
  • Give suggestions for other accounts that users might be interested in following
  • Add Verifications Page - Confirm identity via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Integrate a tip button into the UI
  • More ways to connect than just "follow" i.e. Friends, etc. ( @georgemales )
  • Allow users to change the color of their profile text to work with different backgrounds ( @glennolua )
  • Embed video implementation like twich, kickstarter, facebook etc. ( @hoodaim )
  • Confidential transactions ( @bitcoinparadise )
  • Support font sizes and colors
  • Improve the UI layout - Condenser must look good, sexy and attractive. ( @drakos )
  • Generate sitemap.xml for steemit ( @jesta )
  • Allow users to specify multiple beneficiaries on posts
  • Allow users to create a library of bookmarked posts
  • Warn before transfer to negative rep account
  • Beneficiaries Payouts should be made in whatever method the author of the post/comment chooses (50/50 SBD/SP or 100% SP) ( @jesta )
  • Reintroduce the challenge operation - Challenge a user's authority in case of potential loss of posting key. The challenger pays a fee to the challenged which is depositted as Steem Power. Until the challenged proves their active key, all posting rights are revoked. ( @gtg )
  • Separate voting pools for downvotes vs. upvotes
  • Some type of smart contract that allows a delegator to split the awarded curation rewards with the person they delegated to, to allow people to 'hire' curators
  • Categorize posts within our blogs ( @wadepaterson )
  • Be able to recharge voting power by burning STEEM or SBD ( @bitcoinparadise )
  • Private transactions, possibly at a cost ( @riseofth )
  • Allow users to include a "resteem reason" which would show to their followers when they resteem a post ( @enginewitty )
  • Improve navigation / menu structure ( @geekpowered @boucaron )

Ideas to Consider

  • How to get STEEM/SBD listed in more exchanges
  • Deep revamp of reputation and curation into a better voting/reputation/curation/web-of-trust type system ( @smooth @lextenebris )
  • Revenue models that can be partially shared with investors, users, and application owners ( @ats-david )
  • How to 'fix' downvotes/flags
  • How to measure user retention and identity retention issues ( @surfermarly )
  • Ways to introduce gamification
  • Market the Steem platform to the crypto business world as a platform to use for their social media efforts ( @bronevik )
  • Long term content rewards (not necessarily from the "rewards pool"). Possibly related to advertisement revenue sharing, signup conversion referrals from users landing on the page, etc.
  • How can we better onboard new users so that they do not get discouraged and leave?
  • What problems could be fixed with a more advanced and consensus based reputation system?
  • Rethinking content storage ( @jesta )
  • Worker proposals / steem budget proposals ( @furion @jerrybanfield )
  • How to do a better job allowing content discovery, so good/quality content gets upvoted and bubbles to the top?
  • On chain 2FA ( @mughat )

Wish List / Nice to have

  • Daily leaderboards display
  • Improve onboarding process with interactive tutorials
  • Sticky Posts for mods/admins
  • Make external links distinguishable from internal links
  • ‘simple view’ to show title only with no picture or preview text
  • Ability to use scroll wheel to adjust vote slider
  • Allow user-provided anchor links & targets
  • Allow users to choose the image that shows as the post's thumbnail
  • Add support for polls
  • Allow users to select which image is the cover photo
  • Built in emojis dropdown
  • Have a CCO image library to chose images from
  • Display a "Resteem" count on the post preview, possibly including the list of people who resteemed ( @connecteconomy )
  • Allow users to schedule a time for a post to be created
  • Pinned favorite posts in blog
  • Show last edit time of post
  • Create a custom 5xx page
  • A dynamic key system to create a key pair and grant it permission to specific operations ( @jesta )
  • Website skins ( @geekpowered )
  • Bigger buttons ( @geekpowered )
  • Ability to un-resteem ( @geekpowered )

Thanks Steemit!

I understand this is a really big list, and obviously only a portion of it will actually get implemented within the next year. None-the-less, I really appreciate Steemit giving us all an opportunity to provide them with input on what we think is important! I hope that this list and all of the ideas that we came up with, will help give you some good inspiration for what to include =)

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What is the exact meaning of "Balance bandwidth between positive new user onboarding, and system limitations. Possibly introduce fixed limits on operations based on SP. (Accounts with 0 SP may only get 1 per day or per week.) SMT creators will need clear info on how much SP must be vested in order to provide the necessary bandwidth to their communities."
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Basically the blockchain needs to distribute bandwidth intelligently. If the it doesn't give new users enough bandwidth to participate, users are going to get frustrated with the platform because they keep running into errors. At the same time, if you give a new user too much bandwidth, someone could create a whole bunch of new accounts for relatively cheaply and do a DOS attack on the blockchain by overloading it with spam.

@timcliff I was surprised to see my idea reflected by you in the important comments section. If it was not for @starkerz that told me about you and your contributions to the steemit community, and the steem panel discussion from @aggroed on Dec 9 that you spoke of different things that made me go to your blog again and search for the 2018 Community Roadmap you wrote, I would not have found your mention about me.

I am glad my idea is something many people as well as you think it is important, by speaking about signups in general, that is something really important for the blockchain to grow. Before posting this idea I thought there were separate sites to do this, and afterwards I discovered it was steeminvite, but I thought it is important to have it in the steemit front-end because it I see it as a great way to capture the attention or the explanation process for new people to get started on steemit.

Thinking in a loud voice I would say, ok, people, you and me can speak to family, friends, colleges about it, but having an email prepared, and all the structure with all posts that are linked from the email, all videos needed linked, are a huge marketing power, to get this new people receiving the invitation from a friend, to get to think about it, and that would like to read to learn about it. With this, people will get a message with double power.
The first power is that the message/invitation comes from a friend already using it, and the second power is that the message comes with information and links to more posts and videos to know everything about steem, steemit, cryptocurrency, steemit rewards, walle, and all important things that they need to know.

This is a huge list you have researched and detected, and this is a great work and job, to help steemit and developers get to know what the community wants, so this helps them see if their efforts are well focused, and take even better decisions for the benefit of all.

Thanks for all the collaboration you are doing and you have than for steemit, and for helping making it be as it is today. Thanks to people like you is that steemit has came this so far, and I am sure the end of the year has a lot more to show us, and 2018 will be a great year for the steem blockchain and steemit.

Looking forward to continue reading and learning from your future posts.

Regards, @gold84

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I agree! Thanks for the great comment :)

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@timcliff I believe all this ideas you are posting will really help all the community. Something really important to give focus on is on helping as much as possible, new visitors and steemians that recentrely signup, so they can learn the important things to get working on the platform as fast as possible.

Your ideas and contributions and being the voice of the community in several situations, are definitely adding huge in the progress of the platform!

@gold84

I understand this is a really big list, and obviously only a portion of it will actually get implemented within the next year. None-the-less, I really appreciate Steemit giving us all an opportunity to provide them with input on what we think is important!

Some of the features could be implemented by third-party coders or businesses. Steemit (or a broader community) could pledge bounties for it.
Examples: recomendation systems and various analysis.

Hopefully we will have a working budget system for this purpose.

GREAT job @ticmcliff, it would be really great to have this on a live open access list that the community can come to (like a project funnel) this will focus the community's efforts into one place, you could add % complete, resources required, and other key metrics to each initiative that helps steemians see where we need to be focussing next. can even allow others to add new line items and have the community upvote in order to decide what the priority list is.
additionally, I do not know what you know about the #promo-steem initiative. Please see our proposal and discussion with andrarchy below. It would be great to be included into this list so that our ever increasing team can get some well deserved attention. Steemon!

PROPOSAL
DISCUSSION WITH ANDREW

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@starkerz I want to really thank you for puting @timcliff 's name in front of me. I wached the entire video of @terrybrock and listened to all what @timcliff believes to be success in the platform, or to put it in other words, to make your way on it. His way to do it was very creative and smart, and he is today the voice of the community within other great projects he is doing.

I told @timcliff I was amazed when I saw he credited me for one of the ideas , in the "Important Changes Needed". Glad to see many other people, and that Tim Cliff himself agrees with me on the need to get as many possible signups at this stage, to help the platform grow.

And there are definitely a huge number of ways to improve in the platform front-end interface to help gain more signups, as well as lots of things to be done with promoting steem, and what you are doing together with @stephenkendal with #promo-steem is something great, the website, the guild, everything there to make the whole thing work together to help the community grow.

Regards, @gold84

This is a useful list. I’ve seen a lot of articles with complaints about steemit and this post very well puts together all the ideas for an improved steemit experience. I found myself saying “That’s exactly what I wish they (we) would do.” Some of it is beyond my level of steemit knowledge. I’m more interested in making steemit more user friendly to users like me who love the platform but don’t have much interest in investing time in figuring out all the ins and outs. I just like posting and talking to people and I’d like it to be easier so that more people join and actively engage. I’d very much like to be able to categorize posts on my page. I stick to travel posts because that’s what people come to my page for, but if I had categories, I’d write about other topics as well. Thanks for this article, and btw I found you because you voted on one of my posts recently. I hope you enjoyed it.

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I did :)

As I went through that list I got dizzy. The sheer magnitude of those demands is impressive. Steemit developers will have a lot on their plate to keep them busy for a century! Joke aside, since many of the requests are recurring ideas, this is the perfect time to show the community that Steemit cares about them. Furthermore, I think it's time Steemit hired more people to implement those suggestions. For instance, I've been taking interest in Condenser's development, I realize how big of a project it is. Everyday there are new issues, pull requests, more issues, more pulls. Nothing wrong with that, that's what development is. Plus, let's not forget the other projects like steemd itself, upcoming hardforks and SMTs. More staff is definitely needed to meet those daunting tasks. In my view, SMTs should wait. Focus instead on the immediate problems and demands. Once those are dealt with, then we can move on to more icing on the cake, i.e. SMTs 🍰

I'm glad Steemit Inc. has finally opened their ears to users. Now that the listening doors are open, let's hope the action will follow 🙂

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We are definitely interested in bringing on more developers and if anyone knows of any good developers interested in getting involved in the project they should feel free to put them in touch with me either on steemit.chat or at andrarchy@steemit.com.

Community Liaison, Steemit

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I'll spread the word :)

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Hehe, yes. This list would for sure keep them busy :)

My understanding is that they have been doing a lot of hiring recently and they are still looking for more talented developers.

I agree, I am really happy that they are bringing the gap with the community. About a year ago, that was actually one of the biggest issues that a lot of people had. It seems to have gotten a ton better, and I can see them continuing to improve.

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I’m curious as to how Steemit inc is financed and pays for their staff. Do they pay people in steem?

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They haven’t publicized much info along those lines.

There are some seriously great ideas in the list for moving Steemit forward and as a newbie I'm really interested in what you think are going to be the main drivers to help to improve the quality of the content? Better search functions I think will help me to discover quality content more easily and I also think community's are a great step forward however, I do worry about censorship and subjectiveness. I'm genuinely here to write and share and learn and connect with like-minded people, but I'm finding it seriously time consuming and difficult finding the gems so maybe communities will address that for me. I know the great content is there and they're the posts that make Steemit great but they're so often hidden amongst the sheer volume of low quality content. Personally I love original content how can we best differentiate the quality from the quantity without it coming down to moderators personal preference? Do you think it will help better reward people really bringing something to the community? The communities idea sounds just like Facebook groups where Admins and I guess with one billion active users, they must be doing something right! Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Yes, I do think that communities will go a long way towards helping with this. Better search tools would be a big improvement too.

Awesome change will be in our family :)

is there a site / overview to track certain activities? I would like to follow the progress of standardization around content and it's meta data @jesta @noly

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All of the development is tracked in GitHub.

The main two repositories are:
https://github.com/steemit/condenser (steemit.com)
https://github.com/steemit/steem (blockchain)

You can see the full list here:
https://github.com/steemit/

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thanks! but I can't find a specific task / issue that targets the standardization around steem content and its meta data that makes it easy for different applications to separate their content from others. what I would like most is a kind of "namespace" for each application

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My post is a list of suggestions. They haven’t committed to anything on the list.

Communities sounds really interesting ill be very curious how it works with voting and earning etc.

This is one endless list I am waiting to see get some well deserved attention. I cannot stat now to mention those I like but I will be glad the ones that will help the platform become truly productive and profitable to the users and Steemit inc should really be considered and acted on.
Weldone Tim, you picked them well.

Super impressive list. Great job!

Sooo many great ideas! I am really impressed and I like most of them. For the suggested verification via LinkedIn maybe we could use the blockchain counterpart called Indorse?
Adding to that we really need a better Text Editor, markdown and html is far from user friendly!
The ability to add friends and send them private and encrypted messages is a must have feature going forward!

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I'm not familiar with Indorse, but it seems like an interesting idea. You could make the suggestion (along with a link to relevant info) in the GitHub issue where they are tracking the development for that item: https://github.com/steemit/condenser/issues/355

This was something that I think would make things a lot better here, from a front end/user point of view too!

https://steemit.com/steemit/@jackmiller/can-we-get-a-footer-section-in-our-settings-please

In site private messaging (possible integration with steemit.chat)

A messenger makes the social media more social.

If we have a messenger where you log in to steemit and able to see your online friends, you can make conversation with them in an instant without having to go to discord or steemit chat or worst facebook.

If people in steemit can do chat and group chat in steemit.com they don't have to go anywhere else.

so many good things but this is one i like:
Remove the 20 second limit on comments (maybe one per block)
people said i type too fast and i sometimes reply using voice type. 😎

All sounds great but....I would like to add one thing and 'veto' another.

One thing I think should be added is the ability to add a short statement to our resteems. A 'subtitle' perhaps that would give our own followers a reason why we liked a said post and resteemed it.

What I think needs to be removed from that list is the affiliate or rewards program for referring new members. Poses two problems. One: people opening multiple shit accounts just to get the rewards and/or signing up a bunch of people that will never add any value. Two: I have a Network Marketing background and though some companies succeed, it is frowned upon and would separate the true incentive here. To create great content. I joined Steemit to get out of being in affiliate/mlm companies. Only people that really win there are the ones on top. Please don't soil the ground here.

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Good idea regarding the resteem reason. I added it to the list.

The affiliate program has been highly debated. There are valid arguments on both sides of the debate. One idea that is being considered is that the person would need to pay the signup cost to register the new member in order to get rewards from them, and their rewards would just be a small percentage (around 1%) of the recruited member's earnings. This would make it so that users are only recruiting people that they think are going to succeed here, and they would only get paid if the person became a valuable contributor to the community.

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One idea that is being considered is that the person would need to pay the signup cost to register the new member in order to get rewards from them

I think this is an interesting idea but to incentivize big influencers to advertise to their audience its not going to cut it. It's still better than no affiliate program at all though

edit: Actually from an investment point of view it could make sense if it turns out profitable. Say you refer 100 random people for $1000, you might get your $1000 back from referal fee pretty quickly. Also it encourages advertiser to target the right audience so they have better chance of getting a return.
This would also ease up registration process, so overall i think its a very good idea

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I agree this would be the way to do it. Make it super transparent, make it super easy to opt out of, but give people the opportunity to reward their referrer if they so choose and base that reward on the new user's ability to prove their value to the community.

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That would be a valid reason. Scary territory in the affiliate realm and as long as it's something nominal where people wouldn't abuse it, I could agree.

Thanks for adding the resteem reason to the list!

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I like the idea of adding a statement to resteems. I believe that's the kind of feature that would be enabled by our Hivemind software that will also be powering Communities.

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Sweet, I'll be looking forward to more of the personalization here :)

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Totally agree! I would love to give my thoughts when I resteem

Fabulous job of gathering all of this into one place. Wow, some amaing ideas. "Be able to recharge voting power by burning STEEM or SBD ( @bitcoinparadise )" That's one great one of many. Thanks Tim!!

thank you @timcliff for collecting rebuilding and sharing the suggestions for 2018 roadmap with us and i have a question about this point Change the 30 minute early voting penalty to 1 to 5 minutes ( @blocktrades )
what does this means exactly ?and who will benefit from such change ?

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The split between authors and curators is set to 75% authors / 25% curators, but if the curator votes within the first 30 minutes, a portion of the curator rewards go to the authors.
https://steemit.com/faq.html#How_is_the_reward_pool_split_between_authors_and_curators

The change would benefit curators who are actively curating, as they would be able to vote on posts and comments earlier and keep a larger percentage of their curation rewards.

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I really like that idea because I vote on so much and see tons of great content out there, should definitely be able to set our own within reason.

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yes i know about the first part but about the second part i think if it is applied we will see more voting bots and automated votes and we will lose the human factor in here "Proof of Brain"

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As the community grows and more content is produced by more users, there is less of an impact to the early voting penalty on bots. It can actually end up harming the humans too, because a bot can easily wait to vote on content until the 25-30 minuet mark, but humans vote on content right after consuming it. I frequently find myself voting on stuff right after I read it, which is right after it is created.

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Obviously the team have to focus on certain areas and some of these need a hardfork to implement. Is there a target date for the next one?

I think scalability for the witnesses and allowing for far more sign-ups are vital if Steem/Steemit is to grow. Some of the other listed items are implemented by external tools.

For the non-technical user, ease of use is vital. They want to share media as easily as they can on Facebook and probably don't really want to get into Markdown. That should still be available for those who want it.

The next few months are going to be interesting. Steem is on the brink of going viral, but has to be able to handle it.

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The next hardfork (velocity) should be somewhat soon. The hf after that (SMTs) is scheduled for Q1 of next year.

Thank you for the great summary of the topics discussed in roadmap 2018 @timcliff! To @noisy's suggestion of a revamped promotional system, I have actually believe it can be positivey impact Steemit in a massive way. It will bring in more revnue to Steemit, solve the issue of Upvote Services, aid the propagation of content.

I have posted 2 in-depth posts inline with @noisy's proposal. 1 diagnosing the issue on Steemit right now, and how it is negatively affecting Steemit and the other as a proposed solution on utopian.io.

If you have the time, you can find them here :

Growing Unhappiness with Upvote Bots on Steemit
Proposal for New 'Promoted' Function

I sincerely believe my proposed solution, if implemented can bring massive positive impact upon Steem and am doing my very best to garner attention around the proposal so as to hopefully see it implemented.

@timcliff
Please support this proposal!
Securitization of Steem Power!
https://steemit.com/steemdev/@slavix/securitization-of-steem-power

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I added:

  • Add a way to lock in SP delegations (so they can't be removed) with an expiration date ( @slavix )

@timcliff I find it incredibly humbling to see such great ideas and recommendations come to light from the ever creative family of ours. Thanks Tim for putting this together. As a Witness (just upgraded my server) and contributor to Steemit.com myself, to see the enthusiasm for this platform reaffirms my belief in STEEM and those involved.

As a newbie I must admit I have yet a lot to know about steemit. Know I wish we can. Deleted and reedit old post we did badly as a newbie anyhow I will be doing a lot of self study as I love steemit. Following you hereon

This is excellent <3

I would add --> The ability to make group pages, and have the group pages you belong to appear in the active post page with a check box...or as a drop down.

We have well over 100 preppers/homesteaders, so when one of us writes a related post, we could check the group before posting. It woud then post to your page and would Also add the post to the group page where everyone could find it.

Group pages would not have a wallet, post payouts would continue individually just as they do now...

I know using the search, or tags Should have the same effect, but they just don't.

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Good idea @elew. In fact there are now just coming up to 250 in the Homesteader and Prepper community. Just about to post version 10 of the list.

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Oh nice @pennsif, I will keep my eye out for it! Yeah, there is no time to check every homestead/prepper blog, it sure would be nice to have relevant posts on one page :)

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Sounds somewhat similar to what they plan to do with communities.

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Oh, they do? I missed that, but so long as it is an idea floating that is awesome. Thanks.
I wish I knew code stuff so I could help, but I can watch for other ways to help :)

@d-pend and @jesta really stated my mind. Its high time steemit owns a well recognise app that can run on both android and and iphone, its not like tryin to abandon the original steemit.com, @ned said it himself.

We are the ones that can grow the community

We are growing, and infact, it was high time we exprience a highly modified app system that will have amazing features such as high utility speed.

@Jesta said it as well, i was begining to imagine, its high time the payout portal is changed so as to suit the individual need at a particular time of people, this way. It makes people set out their priorities.

With much said, we are getting there, sustainable development is needed the world is getting smarter. and so shall steemit

I hope 2018 will be a great year for all and hopefully there will be more good curators

Sooo many great ideas! I am really impressed and I like most of them

Pretty much everything included in there. A lot of stuff that Steemit could do to have better chances of success.

So many good suggestions and many I have desired. Great minds hard at work. Thanks for the list.

Awesome updates so STEEM going to land in Moon in 2018. i hope that.

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I hope so too :)

nice post @timcliff

Really many of the suggestions are great to implement and really add value to steemit plateform and one point :
Pinned favorite posts in blog
Must be there
Real great effort by you to prepare this post . thank you sir.

Remove the 20 second limit on comments
I think it should not remove at all, just make it 10 seconds limit on comment. That is my input. :)
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The idea is that the limiting should be based on bandwidth (which also needs to be redone). If a user has a bandwidth limit of 100 comments for example, and they want to post 100 comments right in a row, it shouldn't really matter that they do them all quickly in succession, as opposed to waiting 10 seconds between.

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I think some limit on rampant automated flooding (which could even be accidental in case of a malfunctioning bot, for example) is okay but it shouldn't be one that anyone reaches regularly, so maybe one per block. It is much, much too easy to run into one per 30 seconds just by typing fast or writing short comments (latter also an issue for UIs that are focused on shorter-form content).

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Good call. Updated the post.

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It sounds reasonable, now I agree with your opinion. :)

muting people should hurt their reputation , that way you don't have to downvote the spammers just mute them

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That already exists today :)

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awesome didn't know they already added that to it

Great work sorting through and compiling all these suggestions. You are one dedicated witness.
Enable members to create a depository of bookmarked posts before they disappear into the Abyss and improving the search mechanism.
Also wish there was a way to remove followers rather then just unfollow and mute.

I agree with everything having to do with encourage community engagement. Showing related post, or maybe people you might like to follow, would help small fish gain more presence.
One of the frustrating things about Steemit (and I am feeling this) is instantly getting pushed into obscurity because of so many post.
Unless a random whale swims by and upvotes you, it's really hard to get more exposure in the community. Ultimately, a thriving community is whats going to help Steemit succeed.

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Communities should help with that.

These new proposals need to discuss. They make a big difference. It is necessary to obtain support among community Steemit.

Tons of great stuff. I should mention,

Be able to recharge voting power by burning STEEM or SBD

If we were to do it this way, the reward pool most likely will get drained. So would be better to have the STEEM or SBD spent to recharge voting power to go back into the reward pool. The user would need to pay the amount equivalent to the value of the amount that was distributed from the reward pool.

e.g.: If the user drained their voting power and distributed $100 from the reward pool, then to recharge, they would need to pay $100.

Unless there would be a way to work this out with burning the STEEM or SBD

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Burning is good because it increases the value of steem. (Deflation) it is a simple, elegant solution that benefits everyone without overcomplicating everything.

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Recharging voting power would just mean more influence over the fixed rewards pool. It would not really be taking a way from it in the sense that it would need to be replenished.

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That's true, actually, I think it would work out with burning the STEEM or SBD. We have the downvote feature to keep things balanced.

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Certainly that would be great

Looks good

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Wow not even a mention of the second biggest problem on Steem.. Voting bots.

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What’s your proposed solution?

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There could be a "good bot, bad bot" user movement like in Reddit. We could also do a community vote to keep/ask to leave on the most popular voting bots.

This doesn't address the root problem though: the need to use bots in the first place. If beginning users have more natural income from articles there is more satisfaction and less demand for bots. The Steem wealth distribution is currently more hierarchical than any capitalist country. This could be fixed.

Payounts for articles now adds up linearly. Make this logarithmic.

So views, upvotes and resteems matter more to articles that have little, and they add relatively less to articles that already have a lot of payout.

You earn more with more views, up and resteems and upvotes, but the additional payout is logarithmic.

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There could be a "good bot, bad bot" user movement like in Reddit. We could also do a community vote to keep/ask to leave on the most popular voting bots.

Good suggestion, but this is not something that would go in the roadmap. It is a community initiative.

Payounts for articles now adds up linearly. Make this logarithmic.

This is an interesting proposal, but I don't know how thought through it is. You should write a post on it and start getting some feedback.

wow its really good post and great photography road

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Tnx for share it

thanks for your information .. i like this post.

Holy guacamole.
I love the future changes steemit would have even the wishlist of the author are great too.
I also hope thee steemit would be more beneficial to newcomers so that they would be encouraged to use the platform.