Thirty years and one day ago, the world-wide-web was invented. Consequently (good luck finding the correlation), today is the perfect day to share with you some updates about the SteemSTEM project. We have been pretty quiet these days but things are always moving on behind the scenes.
This posts consists of a short update (a longer update will come later this season). Let’s go straight to the points we will discuss:
- Use our app to interact with the SteemSTEM community (and get rewarded)
- The distilled is back, and stats will reappear hopefully in a week (and we won’t discuss this further)
- SteemSTEM is happy to open up several curator positions
We are happy to announce that besides very busy agendas, the steemstem.io development team has managed to build additional new features to our app steemstem.io.
In particular, the currently deployed version 0.7 (and almost finalized) allows for a much better user experience: articles/comments can be posted and edited easily and straightforwardly, markdown is fully supported and post/comment editing works out of the box. With this in hand, we hope steemstem.io will become the best vector for enhancing interactions among all STEM users of the Steem blockchain.
To motivate the usage of our app (and also to somehow call for additional beta-testers), SteemSTEM is already supporting any author using the app to post an article more strongly (with an automatic 5% stronger upvote).
Starting today, the best comments posted from the app will also be rewarded. While spam comments will be automatically ignored, any other comment contributing to debates and interactions among SteemSTEM members will be upvoted with a strength varying between 2% and 5%. Whilst an algorithm pre-selecting the comments is already in place, the final voting will of course be manual.
A special note to our honour members: as you are among the most engaged SteemSTEM members, you will get a slightly stronger upvote every time one of your steemstem.io posted comments is selected, as a bonus and a thank you for all that you bring to our community.
Join the best curation team in the world
SteemSTEM curation is a hard job. Not only does the SteemSTEM tag have to be scoured, but also all STEM-related tags like physics, chemistry, virus, biology and engineering. Curators read those posts, assess whether and how they should be voted, confirm the voting proposals of other curators and finally cast confirmed votes. In addition, our curation team is in charge of our distilled series and to support our various sub-communities.
If you are interested in such a job, feel free to apply by commenting this post and letting us know, in 4-5 lines, why this job should be given to you.
It should be made clear that this is a mostly voluntary position. Although we can provide a small 'less-than-a-coffee' tip each week and permit more voting flexibility for one's own posts (though, no self-voting), the main drive is not financial but inspirational; we at SteemSTEM are all part of a unique project supporting science and the Steem blockchain!
SteemSTEM aims to make Steem a better place for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to build a science communication platform on Steem.
Make sure to follow SteemSTEM on steemstem.io, Steemit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to always be up-to-date on our latest news and ideas. Please also consider to support the project by supporting our witness (@stem.witness) or by delegating to @steemstem for a ROI of 65% of our curation rewards (quick delegation links: 50SP | 100SP | 500SP | 1000SP | 5000SP | 10000SP).