Steemit Community Discussions #3, Today @ 2pm EST / 11am PSTsteemCreated with Sketch.

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Join us for another round of discussions later today.

We will take some topics in chat and in voice. You can also suggest some in the comments below. See you there!

Steemit Community Discussions, on Discord


SCD is a place to share questions, concerns, issues, ideas and visions for where we each want to go on Steemit, and were we want Steemit to go. This will promote more clarity and cooperation through common understanding, helping us to see where we are all headed on Steemit, both individually and as a community. We can envision more ideas for the community and the platform going into the future.

There are two general categories of how to look at Steemit: Platform and Community.

Steemit Platform - The coding functionality that we are automatically functioning by.

Ideas for questions and discussion regarding functionality that's part of the code:

what works well, what doesn't work well, what would be good to change, why something should change, why something can't change, etc.

Steemit Community - The behavior of individuals and the overall community on Steemit.

Ideas for questions and discussion regarding how we make use of the functionality:

what we post, what we curate, what are we creating, what are we developing, where are we taking the community and platform, what direction are we headed

The previous questions could also apply here: what works well, what doesn't work well, what would be good to change, why something should change, why something can't change, etc.


Anyone can come by to listen and/or join in the discussion. Valid objections and arguments are welcome, so long as they move things forward in understanding, not sideways or backwards. As such, trolls and abusive behavior will not be tolerated.

Questions and statements can be given to provide topics of discussion. Each topics can be discussed for a certain amount of time if there are more people who want to ask questions or talk about a subject. If a question or statement takes up too much time and prevents other people from engaging, moderators/hosts will move the conversation along to others. If no one else has anything to say, then the previous conversation can continue until someone does.

Don't mistake this for a "newbie hangout", if you are new to Steemit. We won't be guiding people through all the facets of Steemit.


Steemit Community Discussions, on Discord

Date and Time

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

2pm EST
11am PST
7pm UCT
7pm GMT


About an 1 hour, no set time exactly. Possibility of changing in the future.

Topic Suggestions

  • The QC - Quality Content Aggregation (Revival?)
  • Ostracism
  • Bots vs. Consciousness
  • and your topic ideas!

Thanks for reading and providing us with your attention. Maybe we will "see" you there ;)


2017-01-08, 8am


Topic suggestion: How to best deal with the interaction between non-native english speakers/writers coming to steemit and those seeking to maintain high standards for grammar in posting. Is a high standard of grammar a realistic goal?

Do we have two different standards?
Do we apply one standard to all?

I put this one up because of the growing number of people coming from Indonesia, China, Brazil and many other places where English is not a first language. How do we deal with that challenge as a community and as a platform.

One part of the solution is to let them write with their native language. Steemit needs support for different languages. The language of a post must be recorded on the blockchain and the UI has to show only the languages that user understands.

@samupaha I have to agree there, It's best to write in good English , but keep things simple , readable ant to the point. Rather than elaborate works more suited for literature. Thats just my thought.
I've seen a lot of nationalities participating and sometimes they do in English, other times in their native languages , which is great to see , the only downside would be the segregation that will naturally occur , but that is what the language barrier is and why learning languages or at least having some basic understanding helps, so you can at least figure out what the hell the translation means.

@krnel Great to see another initiative to bolster communication and community discussions. I hope there are a lot of positive resolutions as well as many interesting topics to cover in the future!
I can also see that you have outlined the Bots vs Consciousness theme I remember from a comment section somewhere a while back. I'm going over at the discord to check out ,also thanks for the app , it's a first time I've seen it. I hope its a good chat client.
Cheers, to all!

Thanks for the suggestion :)

You're welcome!

I'll be just finishing work at 3pm and then preparing for sleep and working again at 11pm. I'll be a passive participant this time around. Looking forward to the streaming or downloading at a latter stage.

I can't wait, I just hope my attention span can hold onto this info for the next three hours.

Topic suggestion: Groups for Steem. I think it is essential feature if we want to have a platform which can be used by masses. I'd love to see more discussion about it.

I wrote about it yesterday: Feature I'd like to see in the roadmap: Steemroom (group functionality in the blockchain)

But unfortunately I don't have time join the discussion today.

Groups seem to be forming by themselves , based on peoples interests and categories they frequent most often. Although a hardcoded implementation would be good , some communities are already forming and people are trying out different ideas, it's a interesting topic for a discussion I have to give you that.

I'll be there. I just posted a lengthy reply to @fyrstikken's article he posted last night, related to Bots vs. Consciousness.

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let me w i yo want a room in mumble krnel :)