Today we are announcing a new hunter-level based @steemhunt upvoting system. All hunters on Steemhunt.com will be classified under 6 levels from lv.0 to lv.5 calculated by their contributions within our community, and @steemhunt will upvote their content based on their level.
Also, we launched a new feature today - category search. When you click one of the tags on a post, Steemhunt will show all the hunt posts related to the tag, and suggest related tags so that you can surf more hunting categories.
1. Steemhunt ABV 2.0 - Hunter Level
Steemhunt is running Account-Based Voting (ABV) system and upvotes hunting posts/comments by ranking-based upvoting algorithm. The goal of this upvoting system is to create a ranking board where the most valued hunting posts can have higher rankings and hunter rewards.
However, this system is prone to be played by circle voters by utilising the weakness of ABV system (1 account has 1 vote regardless of its SP). To reduce the impact of the abusers, we had to add many layers on top of the system such as diversity score, circle voting penalty, blacklist, influencers, etc. Regardless of our efforts, there are still a number of abusers, and the problem is that their ranking is based on their vote for vote power, rather than the quality.
We conclude that the only way to minimise the abusing attempts and increase the quality of the ranking chart is to stop @steemhunt’s upvoting of the hunting posts BASED ON THEIR RANKING, which is the motivation of the abusers to play this system.
1-2. Introducing a new Reputation System - Hunter Level
The hunter’s level is decided based on their overall hunter contribution within Steemhunt. In other words, the hunter level will be determined based on how much the individual hunter has “genuinely” participated in hunting/curating activities in order to increase the value of the Steemhunt platform. A higher hunter level means that he/she has become a more sincere active hunter on Steemhunt than others.
1-2-2. User Score to Define Hunter Level
To decide each hunter’s level, we created a
user score. Each hunter will have a user score calculated from four sub-scores described as below:
- Account Credibility - It represents how much the account is considered to be a “real” person. With our new system we will use the Steem reputation score and the age of the account in Steemhunt. Later, we plan to include follower graphs and social login (Facebook, Twiter, etc.) within this criteria.
- Activity Score - It shows how much the hunter actively uses Steemhunt. Based on the daily login record, this score will be added/deducted every day. Page view, visit duration and other user behaviour records on Steemhunt can be considered later.
- Curation Score - This reflects how well the hunter upvotes hunting posts in an adding-value way. This score includes the voting diversity and the user’s total curation weight.
- Hunt Score - This score represents how much the hunter has posted valuable hunts. It is calculated by the number of approved hunting posts and the daily ranking of the posts.
user score of the hunter will be calculated by all combined four sub-scores, and this score is constantly updated on a daily basis. The details of the sub-scores will also be updated based on the hunter-level distributions.
1-2-3. User Score = The Hunter’s Voting Weight
As you know, each hunter has a different voting weight (you can check it out in your profile section). With the new system, the user score calculated as above will be the individual voting weight. For example, if someone’s sub-scores are as below:
- Account Credibility: 1.0
- Activity Score: 1.5
- Curation Score: 1.5
- Hunt Score: 1.2;
user scorewill be
1.0 * 1.5 * 1.5 * 1.2 = 2.7,so his/her
voting weightwill be 2.7, this will also be his/her
1-2-4. Hunter Level Distributions
The 6 hunter levels are classified based on the
user score calculated above. Each hunter level proportion is determined by greater than or equal to his/her user score as described below:
- Level 5 >= 8.0
- Level 4 >= 5.0
- Level 3 >= 3.0
- Level 2 >= 2.0
- Level 1 >= 1.0
- Level 0 < 1.0
The hunter’s level mentioned above will be Lv.2 based on his/her
user score = 2.7. The hunter level will also be updated everyday when the user scores are updated.
1-2-5. Hunter Level Bar
Hunter level will not be public knowledge, which means that you will only be able to check out your own hunter level. When you click your profile tab, you will see the hunter level bar. It shows how many user scores you need to increase to achieve a higher hunter level.
This new user score and hunter level system is effective from today (July 26th, 2018 KST).
1-3. Hunter Level-based Steemhunt Upvotes
With the new reputation system, Steemhunt voting system will also change. @steemhunt’s voting bot will not upvote hunting posts based on its ranking of the day. Rather, it will upvote the content BASED ON THE HUNTER’S LEVEL. Please read below to learn how @steemhunt upvotes your content.
1-3-1. Max Number of @steemhunt Votes for Each Hunter
Even if a hunter posts numerous hunting posts and comments, @steemhunt will upvote only one
1 (approved) hunting post and up to
5 comments per day for each hunter.
1-3-2. Content Weight
A hunting post has
10 weight and a comment has
1-3-3. User Weight
User weight is assigned based on the hunter’s level as below:
|Level||>= User Score||User Weight|
|Lv.0||Lower than 1.0||x0|
1-3-4. Voting Weight Unit
The voting weight unit of each content is calculated by
content weight * user weight. The actual voting weight by @steemhunt is based on the share of total voting weight from the entire contents of the day.
For example, if your hunter level is Lv.2 and you have one approved hunting post, the voting weight unit of your hunting post will be
10 (content weight) * 2 (user weight) = 20. If there are a total of 1,000 voting weight units generated that day, the post will be upvoted by 2% of the total available voting pool.
Steemhunt team members (not the community role members such as moderators, influencers, and guardians) will be excluded from @steemhunt’s upvotes. Also, abusive users (i.e. Blacklisted users) will be demoted to Lv.0.
1-3-6. Community Roles
Steemhunt is running several community roles such as moderators, influencers and guardians, and we upvote their moderator/influencer comments to reward them for their dedication. Along with the new upvoting system, the community roles will be rewarded as below:
- [Hunter Level Rewards] + [Community Role Rewards]
For example, we are currently upvoting up to 10 influencer comments with 0.5% voting weight (vw) and all of the moderator comments with 0.6% everyday. With the new system, their rewards will be as below:
- Influencer comment rewards: First 5 comments = [vw from his/her own hunter level] + [0.5% as an influencer reward], Other 5 comments = [0.5% as a influencer reward]
- Moderator comment rewards: First 5 comments = [vw from his/her own hunter level] + [0.6% as a moderator reward], Rest of comments = [0.6% as a moderator reward]
This new @steemhunt upvoting system will be applied from July 27th, 2018 KST.
2. Steemhunt Category Search
Today we launched our new feature - category search by post tags. In the past, we utilised Steemit’s tag search, so when you clicked a tag on a Steemhunt post, you were directed to Steemit’s trending tag page. Many users asked us to create our own category search feature that shows only hunt posts.
From now on, when you click a tag on the hunt post, you will see 1) all the hunt posts that contain the tag you clicked, and 2) related tags to explore more. For example, when you click on the #apps tag on a hunt post, you can see all hunt posts that are tagged #apps and all the related tags.
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