The Mesopotamians is an initiative built to train and empower future leaders in the Steem community. It uses consistent voting support and gamification to help users who have shown a desire to become strong positive forces within the Steem community become more effective.
Our mission is to create a class of dedicated, community-minded users who hold enough Steem Power to be extremely effective in the areas where they work to make Steem better.
In order to do this, we select users who we believe will be good future leaders and provide consistent voting support as they grow to 5000 SP through a six-level system of automatic voting accounts. Accounts operated under this system are @doctorworm @particleman @m-sargon @m-hammurabi @m-ashurbanipal @m-gilgamesh and @themesopotamians.
At each level the users are required to envision and complete a community support project in order to remain in the system and advance to a larger vote amount. This keeps everyone in the mindset of building new things and learning how to be more effective on Steem.
We also operate a private Discord server for our members in order to foster communication and collaboration between them.
Current community-support and curation projects supported by The Mesopotamians include the Pay-It-Forward Curation Contest, Helpie, Asapers, Photocircle, Archisteem, See.Feel.Write, SteemingNaija, and the Steemit-Webcomics and Cartoon-off comics contests. We also support developers behind such projects as NobleBot, BDExchange, Steem Monsters DB, and SteemDaily.Press.
Each account posts twice a week, once to keep track of user stats and once to highlight some of the best posts from the users it supports in the previous week. The system powers its own growth by voting these posts, and by reinvesting liquid rewards in votes on the curation posts when it's appropriate to do so, or in leasing delegation for the accounts.
Currently the system is primarily supported by delegation, votes, and funds from its architect, @tcpolymath, and the first two levels are online and supporting 42 users (soon to be 50). Our project roadmap aims to bring future levels online as the current users reach them, with the entire system operating by April 2019.
We periodically accept new users into the program through an open application process conducted by @tcpolymath on his own account.
We have a three-year plan to self-sufficiency based entirely on using @tcpolymath's resources, but appreciate any other support that the community at large has to offer. If you would like to discuss this please contact tcpolymath#2171 on Discord or firstname.lastname@example.org.