RE: User Retention: This is Our Community
I think a big part of the problem is visibility. And before i move to that, new users need to understand that good content is key. Writing another post about crypto market update is not great of its only links to articles that i have to read. Its not ok to share photo of your garden and write some BS about it. Even if someone is sharing third party content, sharing an opinion on it will be better.
New users definitely have to be made aware of the right ideas and not be tempted by 100 dollar posts. Then may be there needs to be a section on how to grow on steemit. Key accounts to follow or key articles to read to get an understanding of steemit. If the user is more aware, may be their expectations are right to start with.
Second something needs to be done about bots. May be delegated SP should be limited to a certain % or total SP. May be only have manual curation, delegated SP cannot be used for curating posts. Something along these lines. Right now i think promoted content is making more money than genuine quality posts.