Helpful Guidelines For Crafting SteemSTEM Content

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Ok, so many of you are interested in science. You read an article on a science blog or magazine, watch a documentary on youtube or the discovery channel, you even come across a video on facebook and you get the inspiration to write your next steemit post under the #science tag, but does your post deserve it?

Science is a field driven by the application of the scientific method; one where no information gets accepted without confirmation through observation and data collection. Science is respected and considered an authority, specifically because of its adherence to the ideals of answering hypotheses (questions) with data, one where theories are built by repeated confirmation of these hypotheses, and one where only more data can overturn a theory and replace it with another. Science is a field where new experiments are built on top of the results of those that came before, and one where crediting those giants upon whose shoulders we all stand is an absolute must.

Blogging about science however, is not the same as performing science, but not all science-posts are really that...scientific. This is a truth we all understand, because science can mean different things to different people. Nevertheless, the underlying unifying ideas all come back to the very same Science which we described above.

Blogging about science does not need be held to the same level of scrutiny as an actual scientific publication. However, we should still strive to do 'Science' justice, and by using the #steemstem tag and following a few simple guidelines, we each can achieve this with out too much difficulty!

In short, a #steemstem post should:

  • Follow a logical course, supported by arguments.
  • Have proper syntax, grammar and spelling (poor language use often destroys the clarity a post describing a scientific concept should have).
  • Be well-written in a clear way, no obscurities, misunderstandings or misinterpretations.
  • Be well-formatted.
  • Be well-researched.
  • Not spread false information.
  • Cite your sources and credit* your images.

*Images should be properly credited to their owners. It is advisable that you use images with no copyrights, such as PD (Public Domain - no copyrights) or CC0 (Creative Commons licensed - the creator has set zero terms on their use). In case you want to use a copyright-protected image, you should ask for the creator's consent. Fair use of copyrighted images is allowed in cases of educational content, research, personal use or any other use that is beneficial to the public.

The steemSTEM (@steemstem) community is here to support STEM-related posts, where STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. If you wish your post to be noticed and curated by steemSTEM (@steemstem), then seriously consider the above. This will help us help you and shed light to posts left undervalued and unnoticed.

If you're interested in STEM and like to create STEM-related content, feel free to use the #steemstem tag and join us in our channel in steemit.chat. We'd be happy to steem around with you!

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WHAT?
No flat earth, the moon landing hoax, anti-vac, chem-trail or Geo-Engineering?
Isn't that discrimination?
What about an Open Mind?
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Actually the above mentioned are SO open minded that their brains have fallen out.
I'd just as soon not read it. I am annoyed that they use the Science tag.
They're not.

So basically: Get your shit together. Get it in a backpack, all your shit, so it's together.

Absolutely, writing should be held to the same credibility standards as any other industry. The signal-to-noise ratio has made most content and sites on the Web has made most of them unbearable. Thanks for posting this.

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I 100% agree. The end goal of our project is not to make STEM content on steemit as good as anywhere else, but rather far superior to anywhere else. Common sense standards (and reasonable ones) will really help us achieve that goal. :) Its clear that so many other sites just don't care. We CAN be better than all that.

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Absolutely we will. Thanks for great response.

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@justtryme90 - I thought about proposing a #factcheck service to try and bring the level of accuracy and credibility to the posts, comments and discussions to a level that other civilizations might agree with as being less subjective than hearsay (because I think we can be better than all that too):
https://steemit.com/bisteemit/@plushzilla/fact-check-tag-post-for-steemit-proposal-to-promote-transparency-and-accuracy-of-content

We love it...

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Me too.

Great to see you guys keeping science alive and well within the community. Steem STEM rocks!

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We are trying our best!

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Surely giving it a try...i made a science post about the Relevance of death and ita benefits to the ecosystem few days back, does that qualifies for the #steemstem ?

very interesting this contribution for you, really thank you for sharing it with the community

Hi! Upvoted Please!! Followme

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Hahaha, nice one.

great post

Newbies give this a second and a third read :)

@shairanada, please read this and be guided.

a wonderful thing when we can contribute to the science of pengatahuan ... I am very happy if you can participate in this great community ...

Thanks for the useful guidelines!

This initiative would go a long way in supporting science based articles. Kudos to @steemstem

Steemstem it is.

Thank you very much @steemstem for the great information that is very useful for me and for every one. This Guidelines will make me grow up every time to be a good writer in future. I have to upgrade my knowledge with true information. For this all, thank you very for every one behind of the great Steemstem. I am very much appreciates for all of you. Personally, I need more Guidelines and advises upgraded my knowledge. Best regards.

I'm glad i came across this, I'm a scientist, a microbiologist precisely..... I haven't written an article once on science in the past.... But @steemstem with the initiative of #steemstem will make this a more interesting one

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Please write something on microbiology (or on anything else stemistic)! We are looking forward to read you ^^

Thank you for the post, as an Engineer myself I will start writing technical stuff to share what I know and also learn from fellow STEM professionals.

I'm really excited to know about #steemsteem
I will start posting about science related stuffs and use the tag

Thanks for the info! That is just what I was looking for.

This is educating... I have two science-related posts already and I hope o write more