Steemit Update [ August 20th, 2022 ] : Community Curators for September - Applications Open
We hope you are all enjoying another month of the Community Curators.
They have been doing a great job expanding the curation reach of the @steemcurator accounts.
Now it is time to prepare for the new month of September.
Following the successful introduction of Team Lucky Dip for August we have decided to make further big changes for the coming month.
We are dropping team applications, and we are dropping theme allocations.
For September we are going freestyle…
The Community Curators for September
Instead of team applications, for September we are inviting individuals to apply if they would like to be Community Curators.
From the individual applications we will select six teams as we did with Team Lucky Dip.
The teams may be of varying size - anywhere from one to seven - depending on the number and quality of applications.
Also, as the second big change, we are dropping the specific themes allocated for each team.
Instead all teams will be free to vote on posts on any subject.
We also want teams to look beyond communities. There are many good posts that are outside of any communities - just directly on people’s personal blogs.
Teams should seek these out.
We hope by dropping themes and tags it will reduce the rather obvious tag content farming. There has been a considerable quantity of poor quality, often spun or plagiarized posts appearing over the last few months produced solely to chase votes from the Community Curators.
The third significant change that is being introduced for September is voting on comments.
High quality relevant comments add a whole new richness to the Steem blogging ecosystem.
Good comments can be as interesting and as valuable as good posts.
We want good comments to be encouraged and rewarded.
Therefore for September we are looking for the curation teams to allocate a significant proportion of their voting capacity to comments.
We will not set a specific percentage for this, but we will keep it under review during the month, and will welcome feedback from the Community Curators as to whether they find sufficient quality comments to vote on.
How to Apply as a Community Curator
If you would like to be considered as a Community Curator you should make a post including…
A brief summary of your history on Steem.
Details of any positions of responsibility you have held on Steem.
Details of specialist or professional skills or expertise you have in ‘real life’.
What country you live in and what languages you can read fluently.
Your key stats - own SP, CSI, Reputation, Delegations.
Any subjects you particularly enjoy curating.
The minimum team size you would be willing to serve in (1 - 7).
To apply to become a Community Curator you must have a reputation of at least 65 and you must have at least 2500 SP of your own (not delegated to you).
Keep posts brief and easy to follow. Include the tag #curatorapplication in the first four tags.
Applications can be made in any language.
Posts should be submitted by 11.59pm UTC, on Saturday, August 27th, 2022.
How Community Curators will be rewarded
Every day the teams will be allowed to allocate one full vote to a member’s post - ideally in rotation. If a team has less than seven members, members can potentially receive more than one vote per week.
In total no more than 10% of the account’s voting power should be used on team members each week.
Additionally each week one member should post a report for the team in the Steem POD community with a list of their top 7 posts, with a brief note of why each post was chosen.
These posts should set beneficiaries to share the rewards with other members of the team.
The posts will be voted by @steemcurator01.
Thank you to this month’s Community Curation teams. You are all welcome to apply again as individuals for September.
We hope the new arrangements for September will encourage many more people to apply to become Community Curators.
The selections for the Curation Teams will be announced by the end of the month, with a view to starting at the beginning of September.
The Steemit Team