New Feature: Request a Curation Review By Burning STEEM & SBD

in #smartsteem5 years ago (edited)

Greetings Steemians,

did you know that there is a built-in promotion function on Steemit.com?


Try to imagine that those are Steem Dollars.


Promotion on Steemit

Besides the Trending, Newand Hotcategory, there is also Promoted. In order for your posts to be shown there, you need to click on a big button below your post, called Promote.

Behind the scenes, a transfer is being made to @null with a specified amount of SBD and a memo with the following format: @author/postlink. This transfer is essentially burning SBD (reducing the total amount of SBD) and thus very good for the ecosystem as a whole.

Problem: Nobody uses it!

Sadly, not many people use this feature, as it's much more valuable to be trending or hot, than being showcased on promoted.

SCOT tribes realised this and changed up the burning-promotion system, where the promoted section was merged with trending & hot. Meaning, the promoted posts are being displayed among normal posts. On top of that, they use their native asset as burn material, in Steemit's case that would be STEEM.

We hope that Steemit.com implements the same procedure, however, we think we've got a great proposition on how to give an additional incentive to burning STEEM & SBD via transfer to @null.

New Feature: Request a Curation Review By Burning STEEM & SBD

We've implemented a feature which will alert our curation team when someone sends a transfer of at least 1 STEEM/1 SBD (!) to @null with a post link as memo. Once we're received the notification, our team will then review the post and check if it's worthy for curation.

Important: This is not a guarantee that your post will receive an upvote! It's simply a way of you telling us: Hey, please check out my awesome post!

While the default Steemit.com promotion system only accepts SBD and a very specific format, we're both scanning transfers of STEEM & SBD to @null.

Here are some examples:

  • Bob sends 1 SBD to @null with @bob/my-awesome-post
    • This will trigger a curation review request AND the Steemit.com promotion

  • Bob sends 1 SBD to @null with https://steemit.com/@bob/my-awesome-post
    • This will ONLY trigger a curation review request

  • Bob sends 0.5 SBD to @null with @bob/my-awesome-post
    • This will ONLY trigger the Steemit.com promotion

  • Alice sends 1 STEEM to @null with @alice/my-awesome-post
    • This will ONLY trigger a curation review request

  • Alice sends 1 STEEM to @null with https://steemit.com/@alice/my-awesome-post
    • This will ONLY trigger a curation review request

  • Alice sends 0.5 STEEM to @null with https://steemit.com/@alice/my-awesome-post
    • This will do nothing!

Important: We hope that in the future even complete post links (which includes http://steemit, https://steempeak, etc) are going to be supported as well as transfers of STEEM. But for now, it is as explained above.

What's next?

We're working on new features, which will bring the first use-cases to our SmartPoints system.

If you've got any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments.

Sincerely,
Team Smartsteem


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I applaud this initiative

This is an immense improvement over the previous smartsteem that like all other vote selling services, merely acted as an intermediary of helping stakeholders launder the value of their votes and in the process out compete honest curation and undermine our entire proof of brain value proposition. That's not really a criticism of smartsteem directly, as you were merely a product of a broken economy.

Now that the new economy is in I'm glad to see you adapt in a way that isn't just some 'raising standards of vote buying' which we both have acknowledged doesn't do anything in practice.

This is fantastic, let me clarify a few issues:

  • So this is entirely a curation initiative? No exchange of money for votes in any way correct? Just a burn to null, or is this in addition to smartsteem still serving as a vote selling service?
  • How will your services be funded?
  • Finally, are you willing to consider moving your smartmarket buisness into the same or similar curation service, as last I estimated you have at least 8m SP assets under management there still contributing to undermining honest curation unfortunately

Either way I'm very happy to hear this wolf. Hopefully before too long curation will be the dominant form of staking returns and honest voting will be the norm. I think this will benefit everyone the most in the long term.

So this is entirely a curation initiative? No exchange of money for votes in any way correct? Just a burn to null, or is this in addition to smartsteem still serving as a vote selling service?

Correct. It's without any sort of agreement or exchange in the form of votes/money. This is purely for the good of the platform.

How will your services be funded?

Currently via curation rewards in exchange for SmartPoins, which can be utilized sometime in the near future.

Finally, are you willing to consider moving your smartmarket buisness into the same or similar curation service, as last I estimated you have at least 8m SP assets under management there still contributing to undermining honest curation unfortunately

Yes, but only as soon as we've got an alternative for our users. So far, we've stopped accepting transfers to @smartsteem and am currently redirecting them to @smartmarket. But this is only a temporary measure. The ultimate goal is to move completely to curation and services which are 100% in-line with attracting and retaining users.

The ultimate goal is to move completely to curation and services which are 100% in-line with attracting and retaining users.

I cant argue with this, and hope the other bot services do the same.

I want to know the answer to these questions too. Though I'm pretty sure this is another service for #smartsteem on top of what they have, rather than changing of their services.

The suspense is killing me! 😜

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The Promoted should be merged with trending and hot section like what scot tribes does @smartsteem and I hope that it will be implemented soon in steemit.

Plus we need the steem and sbd burn system like that or whatever so that at least it will help with the price of steem.

My question is that can we send sbd and steem now to @null for a hope of curation benefits? Thanks.

Plus we need the steem and sbd burn system like that or whatever so that at least it will help with the price of steem.

Exactly!

My question is that can we send sbd and steem now to @null for a hope of curation benefits? Thanks.

Yes. See the examples section in the post. If you send at least 1 STEEM, your post will be reviewed. If you send at least 1 SBD, you'll be reviewed and also be seen in the promoted section. But remember to use the correct format (@author/permlink) if you want to be seen on promoted.

hey smart steem thanks for the upvote. i'm trying to update my completed article but my resource credits are too low. Please help.

Dear @Smartsteem, does the "permalink" include the "tag" which immediately precedes the post title. Please explain more. Usually Steemit link looks like this:
https://steemit.com/newsteem/@uyobong/my-new-steem-post.

Explain better please.

We'll find out...
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Edit: It works!

Thank you

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No problem, my friend got some nice $12 in votes from it too. Definitely worthwhile! (Especially since their post is 100% powered up)

Awesome

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Congrats to Smartsteem for adapting and making changes that improve the overall health of the platform. It is really inspiring and is an indication of commitment to improvements that are beneficial to e community at large.
Well done.

I didn't know that burning SBD was a way of promoting your post on Steemit. Thanks for the tip! I had to convert some Steem on the market to get some SBD though :)

good feature maybe it will do something.

But who would send 1 SBD if you can get the same curation if you send 1 STEEM?

Because you will also be displayed in the promoted section if you send SBD. This will most likely change somewhere in the future, once that happens, we'll rethink how high the threshold should be to get a review.

But I pay a way higher premium at current prices

Great.

The Promoted Interface is only on Steemit.com - which means that, while this is where most of the traffic is, it hasn't been effective, or something that I have looked at in a very, very long time due to using superior interfaces like Steempeak.

The fact that Steem must be burnt to trigger this is fantastic.

Will you be producing reports on users that seek curation reviews the most, and those who are successful? I would be interested in this information to see what sort of content people are putting up for your curation reviews.

You should also monitor the account for Steemmonster card transfers to null. :P

Encouraging other UIs to also make use of the promoted list would encourage more usage of it i.e. more burning. If you are a user of other UIs, please encourage them!

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I like this, more reason to 🔥 Steem.... @smartsteem trying now 👍🏽

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Never actually used the PROMO button myself. Just thought devs put it in for advertisers or special events for common users.

All Right! Now You are proving that not only Steem is smart but You are smart too. Congratulations, You are first bot owner who noticed what is #newsteem code about. For transparency reason (but also to gain additional profit) I would publish two posts daily:

  • curated posts list
  • disapproved for curation posts list

You can find all of our curated posts under the trail function on SteemPeak: https://steempeak.com/@smartsteem/trail

But we might implement an automated list sometime in the near future.

I'd say combine them in one post. Especially if there isn't much of each of them.

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