Update on the SteemSTEM curation effort

in steemstem •  2 months ago

Although it is already Friday in Europe, it is still WedThursday in the US which means there is still time to write the weekly mid-week steemSTEM post!


[Credits: @hightouch]

As you probably all know by now, our stat-guru-mammouth has triumphantly returned! That meas it is time to get some fresh information on how SteemSTEM curation is going.

Even though the summer time may be depressing in terms of the post flow, there are still very good authors around, who deserve strong support from our initiative. Please check our latest distilled for more detailed information on them.

In this post, we will instead provide numbers on how we are doing. But before moving further, here is a quick reminder about the SteemSTEM curation guidelines.


Curation with SteemSTEM


Our curation team searches for original and quality content posted on Steem and related to all fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) in six languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Serbian). Although the usage of the #steemstem tag is recommended, it is of course not mandatory. It depends whether authors want to make our lives easier, and themselves more visible to us!

After having found a post, a curator decides on the voting strength it should receive (small, medium, standard or high). Currently, small posts are voted with 5% strength, medium posts with 20% strength, standard posts with 65% strength and high posts with the full might and fury of our vote and trail votes, the 100% level. Our definitions of the different levels are simple:

  • Small: encouragement, motivation, etc.
  • Medium: informative post on some topic.
  • Standard: good post that goes beyond providing information about a given topic. This could mean an interesting and unusual format, more information than what could be found elsewhere, etc.
  • High: excellent posts, discussing the state-of-the-art of a given field, bringing something to the platform that cannot be found elsewhere.

Anything larger than small requires double curation, and we insist on the fact that getting higher support means bringing something to Steem that cannot be found anywhere else. This could for instance be an article about cutting-edge science not discussed anywhere else, or a novel and/or non-standard way of presenting a topic.

In other words, science communication is pushed forward!


In parallel, we try to be as generous as possible with the small and medium votes and use them as a mean to both promote informative content and make it more visible, as well as to nurture and incentivise the growth of our up and coming blogging talent.

Furthermore, a single person cannot get more than 3% of all steemSTEM votes cast during the previous 2 weeks. Note that curators receive guaranteed 70% upvotes for their STEM posts (as they are not entitled for curie votes), however they too must abide by the same 3% rule that all other posters do.

Finally, the juicy section you have all been waiting for...


Statistics


Since the beginning of our partnership with curie on September 13th, 2017, we have upvoted almost 11.000 posts written by about 1550 unique authors. The detailed weekly statistics are given below, in terms of number of supported posts, authors and the fraction of used weekly available voting power.


As can be observed, even in this dark times (in terms of post flow), we still do pretty good.

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Good to see the stats are back! Welcome back the stat genius Lemouth.

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Thanks! Yeah, they will be again there week after week ^^

We peaked at Week 6 and 7. In the bear market, we aren't doing so poorly either. Congratulations team :)

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Weeks 6-7 are special: this is the crypto boom of 8 months ago :)

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The moon and Lambo days :)

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Thanks for this informative post. I now know how curation percentage is awarded. The stats of posts that have received your blessing since partnering curie is very impressive and shows the curators are committed to What they do here and we are very happy with the performances of the various curators. Thanks and God bless.

@sciencetech
STEM contributor

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Thanks for your nice message and contributions to the steemstem community! :)

Dear @steemstem, of the three variables presented on your chart: N(upvoted posts), N(unique authors) and % weekly VP; which is dependent on which?

I can also observe that between week 52 (2017) and week 10 (2018) when there was an up-shoot in #steem prices, all three variables were on the increase; is a way @steemstem can make contributions on STEM non-dependent on #steem prices.

Thank you for your anticipated response. I hope to resume contribution in #steemstem in a few days. You are doing a great job.

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All those variables are independent. The number of unique authors is of course somehow correlated to the number of voted posts, but as each author can write several posts... The % VP used is connected to the used voting strengths that is not embedded in the other variables.

I hope this helps.

As you noticed, here is a correlation with the steem price ;)

You have given us some statistics here @lemouth. Welcome back. I think week 7 was a great one. What happen there at week 11? All the same @steemstem rocks.

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Never mind my question 😂😁😀

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We rebooted the project. Do you remember? :D

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Well explained article on how curation works in this community. With this, I guess no one is left in the dark regarding how curation works. The stats of number of posts so far supported since the beginning of alliance with curie, is quite impressive. We keep growing on daily basis. Thanks @steemstem for being a pillar of support to the deserving members of Steemit community. God bless you.

@eurogee

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Thanks for passing by @eurogee. I am not so sure we are currently growing, but this is probably a local effect due to low steem prices plus vacation time.

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Vacation is the main reason.

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This is something I am not too sure to be honest.

Its great to see these statistics. It looks like the chart of cryptocurrencies, but fortunately its an overview of the effort of the team.

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It is strongly connected to the steem price. Good price means more users means more posts and author. ANd vice versa. However, we also have the summer effect that cannot be neglected.

Steemstem is indeed what it is and what it stands for. I am happy to be a member.

The team has always been strong, I say a job well done.

Even in these dark times, it's still doing well.

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Thanks for your nice message! We do our best, constantly and regardless the period ^^

Aaah! Thank you @lemouth. Now I can finally go to bed. Hehe! 😜

Wow, looking at this chart is like a flashback...

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We accomplished a lot in a year ^^

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Yes! It was a very productive year! 🤩

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It was the year I joined, after all. ;)

Hello @steemstem I got a STEM post i would really love to share, its practical with a simulation video and it hardware product after the work, all photos are orivinal too about 10 of them. Would be uploading soon

Our resident stat mammoth came back with some comprehensive stat.
As observed from the chat, there is a relationship between the price of steem and the number of unique authors (particularly when we experienced a massive hike in steem price, there was an increase in the number of authored posts), but it's normal though :D

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I am not 100% sure. There is clearly also a vacation effect, and distinguishing both of them is not trivial. :)

The Mammoth is indeed back :)

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Super simple to distinguish. Just define a few signal regions, use some greek letters to represent vacation and steem price, make some cuts/overlap criteria, publish it as a table on arXive, and wait for the analyses to roll in. ;)

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Mmmmh, I will think about it, after a couple of bottles of wine :D

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Our stat wizard is back! Welcome @lemouth !

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Thanks! Yes I am definitely back! :)

Thanks for sharing the stats. It’s always good to get a snapshot as to how steemstem is doing. Also, seeing a slump like this encourages me to get off my butt and write a decent Science post.

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Please do so! I hope I won't miss it ;)