What is this Steem-ua thing anyway???

in steem-ua •  15 days ago

So if you are like me, the last few days, you've been seeing a lot of posts about @steem-ua. But what the heck is it?!?!

The first post I saw about the program was from @utopian-io, and maybe that led me to some initial misconceptions. I thought it was just developers doing developer things. I don't have anything worthy of contributing to Uptopia, that means any project associated with utopian probably doesn't have much to do with me.

But the more articles that showed up in my feed, the more curious I became to read about it. I finally started reading more today and realized that the program that @scipio and @holger80 are putting together is a way to revolutionize curation on the Steem Blockchain.

There is a TON of information in @scipio's post that I resteemed Let's Unite and it is well worth the time to read.

If you don't have the time to read it. Here is the TL;DR as far as I can understand it.

So the idea is that no one can effectively curate all of the posts that get posted manually. As a lapsed member of the @curie team, I can attest to that. There is so much out there, and a ton of it is rubbish. So the @steem-ua team created a program to cull through all of the posts that clog the blockchain and more importantly an algo that gives every author a UA score. Based on the algo's computation of the value of your post and your UA score, the @steem-ua account will curate your post.

To become a part of the search, you need to delegate at least 25 SP to the @steem-ua account, which they will turn around and use to upvote quality content.

But what about new users who can't delegate? Well this is where I get really interested in the program. They are beginning the process of bringing on "Steem-ua Scouts" who go through the new tab and find those people who are producing quality content who either don't have enough SP, or maybe just haven't discovered Steem-ua yet. There will be a mechanism for the scouts to put the post in the algo to be considered for an upvote.

That sounds like something I can definitely be down for!!!

So this is a curation effort, it is a community effort, it is a make STEEM a better place effort. I highly recommend checking out @scipio's post I linked above and then head over to the @steem-ua and read the posts about the program and decide for yourself if it is something you want to get involved with. This is simply my understanding which could be entirely wrong. You will have to judge for yourself.

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delegate at least 10 SP
I think that should read delegate at least 25 SP
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Verified and corrected. Thanks for pointing that out!

Yeah, it looks like a pretty alright service. I ended up delegating 100SP for now, yesterday. I'll probably increase that to 250SP if only to help encourage myself to post daily. :P

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Yeah, I sent 100 in because that was all I had free at the time. I am moving some delegations around so I can get over the 250 threshhold, but that is mostly so I can feel like I am doing better at supporting the community, not so much the upvote part. The upvotes are an added bonus.

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Oh... and I just sent over the 5 STEEM you won from my contest a couple weeks back. I had given a payout option and then forgot about it. Sorry for the delay!

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I didn't even remember that...

I studied it too and decided not to do anything with it yet. All whitnesses had high scores etc etc etc and then I noticed their upvoting had to be adjusted downwards already due to many votes (sounds familiar!). I prefer actnearn but there can be more goodies of course.

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Well they have been around for 10 days. They will find a balance at some point. You have to buy in to the mission of finding and curating worthwhile content. If you just look at it as an upvote service, then yeah, there are more lucrative options out there at the moment. But if you are playing the long game, being part of UA could be a very long term payout.

Hi @mikepm74!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.480 which ranks you at #1875 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has dropped 2 places in the last three days (old rank 1873).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 450 contributions, your post is ranked at #154.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • The readers like your work!
  • You have already shown user engagement, try to improve it further.

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

Sent 100sp the other day and they approved my first post (not that I was worried about it) and the vote is better then I could do for myself with 100sp. Now only get a max of 4 votes a week for the 100sp. For now it's worth trying out.

Now need to work on getting my UA score up and get some people to follow me. Hate playing the "game" but to make UA more profitable it might be needed.

Good Mikey!

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