Now that the links for the Welcome page are being sorted out, I'm going ahead with testing how it translates into various languages. This is the third and final part of the in-progress Welcome page series.
Looking for anyone who speaks a language other than English to try using Google Translate to translate the Welcome page text into their language. Let me know what parts translate and which parts are poorly formulated.
The goal is to make sure the English version is written in such a way to make Google Translate work with it.
(Don't mind the links here, they don't all work.)
- Use Google Translate to translate the following text into another language from English and then read it in that language.
- Did it translate properly?
- Did any parts not make sense?
- Did any English words fail to translate?
- Reply in the comments below.
Portion to Translate
Welcome to Steemit!
This page is full of information to help you learn about the platform and become a successful Steemian. You can return to this page at any time by clicking on the "Welcome" link in the main menu. There is a table of contents below to help you navigate the page.
Included on the page is a "To Do List" with recommended steps to get started with your account, and a "Quick Start Guide" with information on how the platform works.
To Do List
- Backup your password
- Review the Quick Start Guide
- Read the Helpful Posts from Steemit Users
- Setup your Profile, Avatar, and Cover Image
- Choose your "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) Display Preferences, Language, and Rewards
- Sign Up for Steem Chat
- Create your "introduceyourself" post
- Learn more
Quick Start Guide
- No Cost to Participate
- Creating Posts
- Followers and Feeds
- Digital Currencies
- Cashing out or Spending SBD
- Password Security
- Earning on Steemit
To Do List
Unlike centralized web services, the Steem Blockchain has no forgotten password recovery.
You are entirely responsible for generating your password, saving it and keeping it secure.
It is strongly recommended that you store an offline copy of your password somewhere safe in case of a hard drive failure or other calamity. Consider digital offline storage, secure cloud-based storage, as well as printed paper. Use multiple methods of storage for best redundancy.
If your account is valuable, treat it like a valuable!
The Helpful Posts from Steemit Users section of this Welcome page contains many well-written articles from members of the community with tips on how to use Steemit and succeed on the Steem blockchain.
You can update your profile through the Settings page. This includes your display name, location, about information, and website.
To set your avatar image, enter a link to the URL where the image is located into the "Profile Picture URL" field or use the "Upload an image" feature.
To set your cover image, enter a link to the URL where the image is located into the "Cover Image URL" or use the "Upload an image" feature.
Once you have made all your changes, click the "Update" button to save your profile.
By default, content that users have tagged as "NSFW" will be hidden, but a link will be shown to reveal the content. You can update your display preference so that NSFW content is always shown by default or is completely hidden with no option to reveal.
You can select the language you wish to display the website in. Currently, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Polish and Chinese are available to choose from.
You can also choose how you will receive your Blog post rewards and Comment post rewards. It is recommended that you read the Digital Currencies section first.
A lot of users mingle and chat when they are not posting or browsing Steemit. It is a great place to meet people!
There is a link to sign up in the main menu in the upper right corner.
Your steem.chat account is a separate account from your Steem account.
Each channel will have its rules posted in the "Room Info" section.
While not required, the tradition for new users is to create an "introduceyourself" post in order to let the community get to know you.
You can see some examples of what other people have done here. Many users like to take a picture of themselves holding up a piece of paper that says "Steemit" with the current date.
If you have other social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) you can help the community verify that you are who you say you are by sharing the link to your Steem profile on them. If you are claiming to be someone famous, this is pretty much expected.
The Other Resources section of this Welcome page contains helpful links to learn more about the platform. The FAQ page contains answers to the most commonly asked questions and the Bluepaper explains how the platform works.
It is free to post, comment, or vote on all content on Steemit.com. You might even get paid for it!
Upvotes are Steemit's way of saying you like someone's post or comment.
To upvote, click on the Upvote icon at the bottom of the post/comment.
Downvotes (flags) are Steemit's way of saying you disapprove of someone's post or comment.
To downvote (flag), click on the Flag icon at the top right of the post/comment.
When you are first starting out, commenting on other people's posts can be a great way to get involved and connect with people!
To comment on a post, or reply to an existing comment, click on the "Reply" link at the bottom of the post/comment.
To create a post, click on the "Post" link in the upper right corner.
Posts have three main parts: Title, Content, and Tags.
You will want to make your title attention-grabbing and relevant to your content. The first image that you use will become the thumbnail image.
You can insert images by dragging & dropping, pasting from the clipboard, or by selecting them.
Tags will help people find your posts. Each post can have up to five tags, separated by spaces. The tags should all be relevant to the content in the post. You can browse content by tags, as well as see a list of popular tags that other users have used in their posts here. The first tag becomes the post's category and cannot be changed later.
To follow an author, click on their username and click the "Follow" button.
Once you follow someone, all of their posts will show up in your "Feed" on the homepage when you login.
As other Steemians come across your posts and comments, you will start to gain followers.
You can see all of your followers and the people you are following on your profile page.
If you want to share someone else's post with all of your followers, click on the resteem icon. Resteems cannot be undone.
STEEM, Steem Power and Steem Dollars are the three forms of digital currency tokens used by the Steem Blockchain.
More information on the three types of tokens can be found in the Steemit FAQ.
Up to 25% of the reward for posts goes to the people who voted on it. These people are called Curators.
The more Steem Power you have in your account, the more your upvotes will be worth, and the more potential curation rewards you can earn!
Payouts are made 7 days after the post/comment is created. You can claim your rewards in your wallet after 7 days.
The projected payments may fluctuate (up and down) until the final payment amount is reached.
Payments for posts are split between the author (at least 75%) and the curators (up to 25%).
The author reward is paid 50% in Steem Power and 50% in liquid STEEM/SBD by default.
Authors also have the option to decline payout, or be paid in 100% Steem Power!
A reputation score is one way that Steemit measures the amount of value you have brought to the community.
The higher the number, the more weighted votes an account has earned.
All new users start at 25.
Your reputation will go up as you earn upvotes for your posts and comments, but it can come down if they are flagged.
You can exchange SBD for STEEM in the Currency Market. Once you have STEEM, you can "Power Up" in your wallet to gain additional Steem Power.
You can spend your SBD at the Peerhub Store.
The community is looking for you to create engaging content.
Plagiarising, which is posting someone else's material as if it were your own, is very frowned upon by the Steem community.
If you are using anyone else's material as part of your posts (including images), even if it is free to use, please cite your sources. You should make sure that you are not violating any copyright laws if you are using someone else's material/images.
Remember, your posts should have original content in them. Aiming for at least 50% your own words/images per post is a good starting point for quality content creation.
There is no lost password recovery for Steem accounts. You are 100% responsible for having it backed up. This means secure digital backups, as well as secured paper backups, stored in different places if possible.
Never put your password into unverified third party websites as they may steal your account.
Your Steem account is worth real money. Treat your Steem password like you would your bank password and keep it secure!
Everyone's earnings are different. Have fun. Get engaged. Make friends.
The amount of money a user earns depends on their content, following, level of investment and many, many other factors.
Don't get discouraged if you don't earn much at first. Keep up the good work!
- Advice on How To Build a Following
- Steemit Etiquette Guide
- 8 Mistakes to Avoid
- The Importance of Citation
- How to Find Success as a Steemit Blogger
- The Art of Commenting
- Blogging Tools
- The Ultimate Guide of Tips for New Steem Users
- Ways to Find Free and Legal Images
- The Game of Tags
- Steemit for Artists
- Video interview on how to be successful
- Curation Rewards Explained
- More Information on Curation Rewards
- Everything you need to know about potential payouts and flagging
- Guide To Steemit Payouts
- Understanding Your Wallet
- Steem Keys and Passwords Guide
- A Guide To Cashing Out Your STEEM/SBD Using PayPal
- FAQ - Answers to commonly asked questions
- Bluepaper - Explanation of how the platform works
- The Steem Whitepaper - Technical details of the Steem blockchain
- Apps Built on Steem - Directory of apps, sites and tools built by Steem community
- Steem Block Explorer - Shows the raw Steem blockchain data
- Steem Blockchain Explorer - Analysis pages for the Steem blockchain data
- Steem Markdown Course - A free online course in using markdown
New Member Support Community is a group of people dedicated to helping new users find their way around Steemit. You can find them in the New Member Support Community channel of Discord Chat.
Peerhub, BlockTrades, Bittrex, Steem Chat, New Member Support Community, and Discord Chat, as well as the tools listed under "Other Resources" are third party applications/services, and are not owned or maintained by Steemit, Inc. Their listing here does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation on behalf of Steemit, Inc.
Please use the third party tools and content at your own risk.