Recently, I posted an update on Steem Guild (SG) and the list of authors it supports. We are posting again today to update that author list, so members of the community can feel free to support them and help us reach as many worthy content creators as possible with available voting power.
The recent update also included a list of staff members who work hard to make sure that no good post from the authors is missed and that SG authors are recognized for improving the Steemit page with their high quality content. We believed that providing this staff list would help promote transparency. However, since then, many SG staff members have been the targets of abuse and heavy troll activity.
To clarify, let me state that any Steem Guild votes on team members’ posts have compensated them directly for the time they have spent tracking authors, pulling posts, reviewing, and voting to allocate rewards appropriately. This in in accordance with the wishes of the whale accountholders, since allocating SP curation rewards has been quite impracticable so far, but that situation will begin improving with the next hardfork. These stakeholders need a service performed in terms of distributing their voting power to high-quality content creation on the site, since they do not have time enough themselves to curate all day long. Steem Guild members spend much time performing this service; it is customary in any economy to be compensated for work performed. Several staff members spend 10+ hours a day to help the 350-400 authors we are supporting on a regular basis. No one has been voted in excess of the time that they have spent working on this project.
Curie and Steem Guild both have been working to automate some of this work and help streamline the model. Earlier this week, you saw how Curie fully implemented the Streemian interface to make its workflow more efficient, less costly, and very much community-centric. Going forward, Steem Guild will continue to work towards compensation alternatives for team members and a more streamlined model overall.
In the meantime, I ask the community to be patient and let the staff do their job of helping to reward 350-400 of Steemit’s most persistent and worthy authors. When these team members are the subject of constant threats and personal attacks, which they are forced to spend time addressing, it is difficult to get the work done.
And we ask the community, how important is this work? If it is important, please allow us to continue it without abuse, personal attacks, and flag wars, on Steemit and in chat channels. We are adults and we are glad to engage in any “high road” discussions about the usefulness of this work.
Below is Steem Guild’s updated list of supported authors. In addition, Steem Guild is supporting the growth in Science, Photo, Spanish, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Turkish posts with expert curation/review teams in each of those areas.
This list includes about 40 new authors since the last list in our previous update post. These are new authors who Curie found originally; upon reaching a certain reputation score, they have been passed on to Steem Guild to look out for their posts and reward those with high quality content that makes Steemit better. Please support their work and that of the many other great content creators on the site.
Updated Author List:
You can see Steem Guild’s original announcement here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@donkeypong/announcing-steem-guild-a-second-stage-project-to-continue-supporting-good-authors-after-project-curie
Steem Guild's most recent update post is here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@donkeypong/steem-guild-an-update