We are pleased to announce the launch of a new project backed by Ned Scott, who has donated voting power to create Steem Guild.
Steem Guild was formed primarily to support established creators of quality content who still need assistance to generate their own following. In addition, Steem Guild will help grow Steemit in particular focus areas (such as Science/Tech and foreign languages) in which the project has a trusted team of curators and a reliable process in place for the high quality review of posts.
Bridging the Gap
Project Curie is able to find great content creators and support them. But after those first votes, Curie must move on to support other new authors. What happens to those who continue posting great quality content on Steemit, but are not able to make more than $5-10 per post? Many authors become frustrated because there is a gap between Curie and becoming fully established.
Steem Guild hopes to bridge this gap. Authors whose previous posts have complied with Project Curie guidelines and who continue creating good content can receive ongoing support through Steem Guild. We believe this will help with retention and morale on Steemit as well!
Separation of Personnel and Powers; Cooperation to Avoid Overlap
Project Curie and Steem Guild are two separate projects. It is important that the curation power be decentralized and that new community members are brought in to participate in this work.
There is a separation of personnel between Project Curie and Steem Guild. Several veterans of Project Curie have helped establish, train and support Steem Guild’s new team of curators. Those currently working on Steem Guild are no longer submitting posts or making votes on behalf of Project Curie, while Project Curie staff members have no jurisdiction beyond Curie’s mission. Both projects have separate communications channels.
Yet the two projects will cooperate, which is a key to their work. To ensure that there is no overlap in terms of authors being rewarded, staff from the two projects work together to create a list of authors who can move on from Curie and be rewarded via Steem Guild. In addition, the #curie chat channel will remain the place for all new post submissions.
Steem Guild, main project guidelines:
- Authors must be producing consistently good content which improves Steemit
- Original content with no material that is plagiarized or generated by word spinners
- Authors must have low lifetime rewards
- No Steemit related posts
- No controversial posts
- No polarizing themes or subjects (such as politics)
- No posts that are just one photograph
- Must cite sources for any non-original content (text, photo, video, etc.)
- Maximum rewards: 1 post per day per author
- Preferably people who have been in Steemit for at least 1-2 months
Please do not submit posts to Steem Guild or its staff members. Steem Guild’s main responsibility is to review posts from the established authors on its list, apply a set of criteria to screen them, and bestow rewards as appropriate. This author list largely comes from Project Curie. So please use the #curie channel on Steemit.chat to submit any new posts that comply with the Project Curie guidelines.
Let’s continue working hard to make Steemit better!
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