RE: How to Save Steem
People are basically much more intelligent than they think of themselves. If one doesn't think others are so smart, one may want to give them incentives and move them like figures on a game board, one believes this "mis-take". The echo chamber sends its greetings.
Steemit has no rules, so everyone has to regulate himself and do self-censorship and reflection, listen to his inner intelligence and follow the ethical code he knows well. Civilization has long internalized unwritten laws and there is no wild West that is not immediately recognized as such. Who then still succumbs to the seduction to conceal his inexperience in real life in the form of responsibility for other people and lets himself be blinded by the many hurrah's, is nevertheless brought to the ground of facts, because all are too clever to believe their own narcissism in the long run. It is a sign of collective intelligence to leave a space that shows a strong pull towards abuse and a lack of sense of justice. Why want to save what does not want to save itself? I'd rather recommend let go of the efforts and start to have another form of cooperation. Ignoring rewards. LOL.
Everyone pursues the interests and specialties to which he feels attached and which inspire him anyway. Incentives are - from my point of view - only a short-term means to distract from them, but will not last long and must be fanned again and again. Incentives and competitions are short-term compensators for something you're not really interested in but think you have to do because the reward is the cocaine you've become accustomed to.
It seems to be proven that collaboration and consensus are much more effective and leave a longer effect and clear memory traces in people's lives, while short-term rewards are like shoes: you find them beautiful for a few days, but want to have new ones soon.
I read that your appeal is half funny and half serious. A little test balloon? Happy to see that you take it easy.