100 DAYS OF STEEM : Day 21 - Community Curators for May 2020
We are delighted to announce that the first group of Curators for the new Community Curators Project have been selected.
In the end, there were over 50 applications, which was much more we anticipated and hoped for.
We mentioned a couple of days ago that in recognition of the massive interest in the project, we would increase the number of Curators.
To provide for the extra Curators we changed the delegation amounts, but the overall total Steem Power to be allocated to the project will now be twice what was originally planned.
There will be two Curator accounts each with 500,000 Steem Power, and five accounts with 200,000 SP - seven accounts in total.
The Community Curators for May
Thank you to all 51 applicants. There were so many good applications but we have now selected the first seven Curators for the project to run from 1 May to 31 May…
- 500K SP - @roadofrich - [application]
- 500K SP - @wherein - [application]
- 200K SP - @canna-curate - [application]
- 200K SP - @greece-lover - [application]
- 200K SP - @project.hope - [application]
- 200K SP - @remlaps - [application]
- 200K SP - @stef1 - [application]
After reading the details below, please would each of the selected Curators confirm their acceptance of the role and the guidelines in a comment by midnight UTC on Monday, April 27. They should also include a contact Discord, Telegram or email address.
Any Curators that haven’t confirmed by then will be replaced by another Curator.
If you know any of the Curators in the list do let them know that they have been selected.
These Curators have been chosen especially to cover a wide range of languages, communities and subjects.
We are looking forward to watching how the project works out and we welcome feedback especially from the Curators.
It was difficult to disappoint so many other fine applicants but new Community Curators will be selected each month, and those unsuccessful this first month will be welcome to reapply for the next round.
Applications for the June selection will open on May 2nd.
Usage of the Community Curator Accounts
The aims of the Community Curator Project are…
- To reward and encourage the creation of ‘good content’. The definition of good content will be left to the Community Curators to determine in the context of the type of posts and the community/ies in which they are curating.
To encourage participation and engagement on Steem. Community Curators are free to vote on and reply to worthwhile comments on posts.
To encourage newcomers to Steem with upvotes and helpful comments.
To help build any Communities where they are curating.
Each Community Curator account will be given to an individual user, or if the application has been made on behalf of a Community or an App, to a nominated ‘Account Manager’.
For Communities and Apps that Account Manager will be responsible for the usage of the account. They must inform Steemit Inc if they decide to share the keys with any other curators within their community or app.
To ensure ‘best use’ of the Community Curator accounts we will be requesting that users follow a number of strict guidelines…
The accounts must not be used for downvoting.
The accounts should only be used for upvoting.
The accounts should not be used for making posts, only for making curation comments.
All votes on posts should be accompanied by a curation comment that includes the line “This post has been rewarded by the Steem Community Curation Project. #communitycurationXY” where XY will be the number of your account.
Monitoring and Rewards
The usage of the Curator accounts will be monitored closely and anyone found misusing them will have their access withdrawn.
We are looking for curators to vote for as wide a range of accounts as possible, rewarding quality posts, particularly those that are not cross-posted on other platforms.
Community Curators should post weekly reports on their curation activities. These weekly posts will be rewarded with a Steemit vote.
The exact format of the weekly reports will be left to the Curators to decide, but they should, at a minimum, include a statement of their Curation goals and assessment of how well they have met those goals in the preceding week.
The reports might also include feedback on the project, and any suggestions for improvement.
They might, if desired, also include some curation statistics and some examples of the best posts that have been curated.
As this will be the first month of the Community Curators project there will likely be some refinements and adjustments as the project progresses.
We hope the Community Curators selected will demonstrate best practice in rewarding quality content, building communities and encouraging good creators to flourish on the Steem platform.
We wish these seven Community Curation pioneers good luck in their curation endeavours.
We are very excited to see the positive results that we hope will flow from this project.
The Steemit Team
Notes from the Community...
Steem Power Up Day - SPUD is back
Many of you will remember the monthly Steem Power Up Day contest run by @streetstyle for almost a year.
Now it is back with @kiwiscanfly at the helm.
The new SPUD kicks off on 1 May with a whole range of great prizes for the best SPUD’ers...
We hope you will all join in Power Up!