Many of you are already familiar with Robin Hood Whale (@robinhoodwhale), the community initiative aimed at rewarding high quality posts that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The project was an attempt at growing a "whale" account for the purposes of voting on worthy content.
Over the past couple months, the state of the project has declined... The curation team has lost members and even those who have remained are less enthusiastic.
The RHW account has been underutilized, and it has fallen well short of its promise for both authors on the platform, and the many investors who sacrificed their hard earned Steem and SBD.
We need to expand the curation team.
An influx of new energy will help snap RHW out of its current stagnation. We are looking for community members who are willing to dedicate time and effort to finding posts which are truly worthy of the support of RHW and lives up to the standards expected by the users trailing RHW.
The incentive structure for curators needs improvement
In order to attract quality curators and keep them interested and motivated, we have to enhance the incentive structure for curators.
In the earliest days of RHW, we had a general understanding that we weren't in it solely for financial gain. As a result, we decided to adopt a method of paying curators for their contribution that treated them similar to investors... Their rewards would be deferred to a future date, when the whale was to power down and distribute the funds that had been accumulated.
We now recognize that it was not a sustainable situation, where the time and effort of those who actually did the day to day work was not being compensated fairly. We are working on designing an incentive structure that will pave the way for RHW to do its work well into the future.
Robin Hood Whale needs to communicate more.
It's absolutely critical that the RHW team produces regular updates in order to engage with the community on a regular basis. Those posts can put a spotlight on the efforts of curators, provide additional attention to deserving authors, and help build a stronger Steem community. As an added bonus, the rewards from such posts can be used to furnish incentives for the curation team to continue its work.
Want to help?
We are currently looking for several curators to join the team. We are especially interested in curators who are willing to help compose posts and interact with the rest of the Steem community. As we are formulating new standards and practices, we need thoughtful people to bring fresh ideas and vision to the project.
If you are interested, stop by #robinhood on steemit.chat or send me a PM.