News & Updates on @steem-ua & UA-API!

in ua •  17 days ago

News & Updates on @steem-ua & UA-API!

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Wowzers! What a week it's been for UA, @steem-ua and UA-API! After publishing our Intro Post last Sunday, both the @steem-ua Discord Server as well as my own (@scipio) DM inbox became "pretty crowded", (which is kind of an understatement even)!

Before introducing, we had our hopes up that the UA Introduction would be well received. But this... we are truly humbled with the overwhelming attention and support we have gotten thus far from many-many-many people from the Steem Community. Thank you all for your support and engagement!!!

In this post, the second one posted via our new @steem-ua account, we'll talk about several exciting updates and some news on @steem-ua and the UA-API. Here we go!

@steem-ua, our Algorithmic Curation Program using UA data

After a few test-voting rounds, since last Sunday (August 26 2018) @steem-ua began using its algorithmic curation & upvoting mechanism with @steem-ua SP Delegators only. Since all types of content are welcome on @steem-ua, and because we cannot upvote every possible post published via the Steem Blockchain, we decided to let the @steem-ua bot curate, score & upvote posts published by @steem-ua SP delegators:

SP DelegationSponsor Benefits & Upvote Frequency
25 SPmax. 1 @steem-ua upvote per week
50 SPmax. 2 @steem-ua upvotes per week
100 SPmax. 4 @steem-ua upvotes per week
250 SPmax. 7 @steem-ua upvotes per week
>= 5,000 SPStake-Based Sponsor Rewards + max. 7 @steem-ua upvotes per week

PS1: delegation requirements could be subject to change, we'll then post about that prior to changes being applied.
PS2: @steem-ua reserves the right to reject upvoting accounts demonstrating abusive behavior.

If you want to participate on delegating STEEM POWER to @steem-ua, either to get your own content curated & upvoted, and/or to enter the additional "high-SP @steem-ua Sponsor Rewards Program", and/or if you simply want to support us and give more powerful upvotes to those accounts that deserve a juicy upvote to their magnificent contributions, here are some

Quick Delegation Links:
25 SP | 50 SP | 100 SP | 250 SP |
500 SP | 1,000 SP | 2,500 SP |
5,000 SP

@steem-ua is very quickly rising on the SP Delegation ladder!

What's happening with the SP Delegations that @steem-ua is empowered with, is - to my knowledge at least - never seen before at this scale and this fast on the Steem Blockchain. Shy under 6 days of being "LIVE", these are the top-15 Delegatee Accounts ranked by their number of delegators, at the time of writing this post:

#accountnumber of delegatorsdelegated SP
1minnowbooster1400675783
2smartsteem7943003688
3minnowsupport43494514
4tipu4291007239
5steem-ua329216386
6dmania27247187
7steemhunt2611718172
8justyy22535435
9jerrybanfield207572945
10actifit200110715

Holy Macaroni! Coming from nowhere, being "LIVE" for only 6 days, having published 1 Intro Post before, you guys have now TurboBoosted @steem-ua to be the #5 most delegated account on the Steem Blockchain!!! YEAH!
That is nothing short of AMAZING! One can only wonder: Exactly how many accounts will eventually delegate to @steem-ua to empower its Algorithmic Curation Program to support @steem-ua, themselves and eachother? Will you also help us to get #1? Please do so!

BTW: you can see who's delegating what to @steem-ua by checking our website Delegators Page here: https://steem-ua.com/delegators

Updates on @steem-ua's Algorithmic Curation

After talking to several people, including @paulag who has been working on her own Steem Contribuion Score, we decided to incorporate the level of user engagement in our own algorithmic curation model. Our new and improved formula, which includes scoring a post's user engagement to ultimately compute our upvote with, is now like this:

UA_Vote = x * UA_Account + y * UA_Post + z * UA_Comment

To explain things simple:

  • the higher your own account's UA score, and
  • the better the votes on your post, computed by all post voters' UA scores, and
  • the more interaction on your post via the comments
    ... the more powerful our upvote to your post!

"Smart Comments" System added to @steem-ua's Bot

Earlier today, in the last voting round, we introduced our new "Smart Comments" System: as we are constantly trying to improve everything we do, why not add some useful info in our comments, right after evaluating content and voting on it?

Starting today, @steem-ua is, via the SmartComments, trying to help you improve:

  • how to get more followers,
  • get more people reading your post,
  • get more and higher upvotes from other accounts,
  • more and better interaction / user engagement on your content,
  • and ultimately a higher upvote from us as well!

UA-API, our Data Providing Service for UA Registered Partners

Many people representing other dApps, Promotional Services, Communities, External Crypto Assets integrating with STEEM for Airdrops, and others, have contacted us over the past few days to request for access on UA-API. Due to the overwhelming level of attention, interest and support, and the many questions that come with it, we tried our best to help each and everyone asgood as we could!

Documentation of UA-API Methods on our website

We've added a few API Request Methods already, and documented its usage on our website. In case you're interested to learn more, have a look at https://steem-ua.com/api-documentation. Of course, the methods documented there, are only the beginning: we plan to implement more functionality and upscale the speed and responsiveness of our UA-API as we progress.

Partnership with Smartsteem.com (@smartsteem)

@therealwolf, Founding father of Smartsteem contacted us almost immediately after having published our Intro Post regarding integration with UA-API. Smartsteem is an investment and promotion-service for the Steem blockchain, doing so in a sustainable and ethical manner. Implementing UA_Account scores right into Smartsteem's system, both enhances the experience of valid Smartsteem users as well as providing a quality metric to Smartsteem's investors. We're happy to integrate UA with Smartsteem, and improve together!

Partnership with @utopian-io

Having "invented" UA originally for @utopian-io as being the "Utopian Advisor" at the time, integrating UA-API at @utopian-io's own voting algorithm is of course only natural. Therefore we're proud to present the following partnership with @utopian-io:

  • Utopian will integrate with UA-API asap, and is looking to do so at its forthcoming Hackathon later this month (September 2018). We've been told there will be bounties even, so be sure - when you're interested - to prove your skills and integrate it!
  • @utopian-io and @steem-ua have the same "roots", which from now on translates into @utopian-io delegating a hefty amount of SP to @steem-ua and @steem-ua will also algorithmically curate & upvote approved Utopian contributions even when the contributors are not delegating to @steem-ua themselves! (Of course every Utopian Contributor is still very very welcome to delegate to @steem-ua !)

UA, Steem User Authority: Use Your Influence!

Visit our steem-ua.com website - View your UA score

Quick Delegation Links:
25 SP | 50 SP | 100 SP | 250 SP |
500 SP | 1,000 SP | 2,500 SP |
5,000 SP

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I'm very excited about the cooperation between UA and Smartsteem!

So much even, that the implementation is nearly done. Last tests are running right now.

And besides that - the Dashboard at Smartsteem.com now also displays the UA Score and Rank for your Account.

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Good News!

Das ist kleines, aber cooles Feautre. Danke dafür!

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That’s amazing speed to catch up, thanks sir therealwolf.

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Hey, @therealwolf well done I just checked my UA score this is an easy way to check your score :D

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Sounds great, does this replace the whitelist?

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sweet! making steemit great again! :P

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busy folks here...

Stake-Based Sponsor Rewards + max. 7 @steem-ua upvotes per week
If I Delegators you 5000SP,How much will I get in return?

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Hi! Can you please join our Discord Server? I'll be happy to explain the details!

And thx for delegating 5,000 SP to @steem-ua! You rock!

Just delegated 25SP to @steem-ua to support the project.
Cheers :)

Delegated 250 SP to your project. Here's the link to the transaction.

https://steemd.com/tx/5adc5aeff6eb2ce54f7fd4d581d5c2e8b09f2f04

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Hi! Great and thanks! :-)
PS1: there's no need to confirm your delegation transaction, as we scan & stream all blockchain blocks live. So at 3 seconds after delegating to @steem-ua, we know ;-)
PS2: feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord Server! Lots of info shared there as well, and we're having fun there too!

That is indeed an amazing story! Congratulations :)

Just a naive question: when do you vote on a post? As the number of votes and comments evolve with time, this may change the vote value.

[upvoted for visibility]

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As far as I know, the voted post must be at least 6 hours old. Also there are something like "voting rounds", and if your post doesn't make it into this round, I guess it gets the chance to increase it's UA for the next round until the post is either too old to get voted, or it gets voted early enough ;)
That's at least how I think it is

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interesting question, it would be ideal to vote after 5-6 days of posting. upvoted just to get an answer :D


Congratulations @steem-ua!
You raised your level and are now a Minnow!

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Yeah!

I'm just wondering if the new ua system could be gamed by useless bots who are following everybody just to destroy their ua score. Please consider a cap on the negative impact of such behaviour. I got about 1000 useless following and I can't get rid of them...so is it my fault that so many nonsense accounts are following me? No its not their are many accounts who just follow everybody just to push the I follow you now you follow me prinicipal. And I also could see a lot of whales gathering together just to increase their score without creating good content. What are you guys planning to prevent such bad behaviour?

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Hi, thx for the suggestions!

  • we are taking into account the following and voting behavior of bots already. Also (since we're only "live" for 7 days now) are still "tweaking the knobs" for optimal settings: WiP!
  • no worries if you get followed by bots / people you don't know of: doesn't hurt your UA rankings in case you "act like a human being" over time;
  • the "whales" (in terms of SP) do naturally get followers, even for doing nothing but owning the steem / sp & sbd: because "people follow the money". We initiate the UA algo with a sub-algo called "WitnessRank", but those need to be "active" and "up-to-date". We're also testing out an improved & dynamical "dampening factor" d which decreases the "UA Trust" of witnesses as they are "inactive" over time (where "inactive" is defined by a number of metrics, which we are evaluating weights to for optimization).

Steem on!

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Yeah you guys are defenitely on the right track keep up the good work!!!

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Awesome project, this might change the way we act on this platform, since curent situation is apsolutely fucked. Will take my chances and delegate some sp, keep up the good work.

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Thx for the support and kind words!

amazed by the partnership and also what SmartComments can do to help steemians! well done! delegated 100 SP!

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Great! And thx for the kind words & support! :-)

Our new and improved formula, which includes scoring a post's user engagement to ultimately compute our upvote with, is now like this

Keep improving it..keep making it complex enough for any single player to game it!!

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another signal to consider , not only comment engagement on a post but upvotes on comments anywhere on blockchain ( determined by UA of upvoter)

@scipio

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Delegated 25 , let's get this rolling

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Actually upvotes on comments would be a great idea

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To be clear , I am not suggesting for UA bot to vote for comments rather I am suggesting UA algo takes into account engagement on comments ( as wells as posts).

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I think it was pretty clear since many people reply and engage with others but not so many upvote their followers’ comments...

Now I don’t suggest that all comments should be upvoted since there are also a lot of spam/ trash comments. But there are also useful and meaningful ones which don’t get the love they deserve
Just saying too...

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I agree with the sentiment...

Congratulations on all the delegation you guys are getting and for coming up with such a good idea. I'll be delegating to this soon as well.

I'm curious to know how long after a post is published does your bot upvote that post or make the calculations of how many comments the post received.

I curate a community called Open Mic and while there are a lot of comments on my weekly posts, they come in throughout the week the contest runs. If your bot makes calculations before all those comments come in it could be missing the true amount of engagement happening there. I'm just curious of the timing you guys use or how you take that into account.

Keep up the good work and you have a new follower.

I just checked and your site says I have a UA score is 6.199 and a US rank of 221. I guess that's pretty good, but hey, the largest room in the world is room for improvement.

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i was thinking about that too, but now as i read your comment it makes sense that it is some kind of average comments on your posts (not sure is average on all your posts to much calculation) or something like that.

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I don't know. Will leave that to your numbers people. The app is incented to vote early on a post to get rewarded, but, like in my case, the comments come in all the way up to the last minute before payout. So I'm not sure how you would balance that.

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from the discord talk
"- currently a post needs to be at least 6 hours old before we're curating / upvoting it

  • UA_Comment is a very complex algorithmic computation that looks at a number of things regarding comments / user engagement, and who is engaging how"
    so not really sure what that means but it is not just number of comments

Why is the API done via encrypted memos and not a straight REST API?

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Was thinking the same...

@steem-ua you are doing a great job. i have completed the delegation.Keep up the good work

Here we go... just hit you up with 100 sp to slide in . Bravo!!
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Great news & updates!

Oh yeah!

Thank you @steem-ua!

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Looks like a great initiative and glad to be part of it!

its really happening, its an avalanche!

@steem-ua Great idea I send a small delegation but I will increase soon.

Your post was selected and voted by the curator @pataty69 project looking for excelent rewards on great content posts that can be followed on my trail at Steemauto.

Know my project: Curation @pataty69

Go @steem-ua. We are yet to scratch the surface. Let's keep the fire burning.

This is growing like crazy!!! I love real - serious projects here!! cheers!!!

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Yes it shows that the community can drive actual change. It’s very good to see positive changes

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a few things (like this) have driven me back to steemit, I hope to stay :P ... I may download partiko soon too xD

tapxfly8yo.png Happy to delegate ^_^

More Power to you @steem-ua

I think your initiative opens a new way to Steemit's development

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This is the most excited I've been for a while, great idea with huge potential. Thanks so much to everyone involved!

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You and me and everyone else!

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I don’t know why I get so exciting on this improvement on Steemit. I can see you purpose to push Steemit to another height and improve the whole system on publish and evaluating quality Steemian. Keep on and wait how @steem-ua goes to another height too

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Awesome update. Thanks for the information.

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Very impressive start! I've added my two cents to the delegation as well and have already seen a few replies from your bots. Can't wait to see how the service gets better!

@steem-ua is great boon for correct user access... @scipio have been phenomenal contributor for utopian and now he is the main conttibitor for the greates revolution.
Not only this already got my first upvote from @steem-ua after my initial delegation. Would delegate more in coming days as and when i accumulate my SP.

I wish i could delegate all my SP. But nees to keep somsthing as well....thanks @steem-ua

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You guys got 100 of my SP. I'm hoping that UA might cause better content to trending, and hopefully I'll be one of those authors soon and get more readers.

@steem-ua i already gather information about your project and join you channel , when i manage some sp i will jump into it till then i have to wait.

anyway thanks for offering a great service to our steem community, best of luck for the project

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@dotfee I added you to our @steem-ua Gift Program already, yesterday! ;-)

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Thanks for supporting newcomer..Best of luck

A little Support From me For this amazing project. @steem-ua.

well done 👍🏻

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This is all very exciting on many levels.
@therealwolf @smartsteem and @steem-ua coming together is great news!

Thanks for this update. :) Have a wonderful day.

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Will be sending my 2nd delegation.
Thanks.

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Once I get to 25 SP I will delegate to UA and see what happens. Seems like a great opporrunity to me.

Great to hear about the updates! I didn't hesitate to delegate the 250 SP initially, looking froward to more awesome stuff...

Congrats, this post is featured on my news show (in Chinese :D) for today.


Really glad for you guys for all the support you gathered :) let's make the reputation score great again ! :D

Loving the delegators page! Very cool!

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This sounds like an exciting project. The Banana Collective just delegated 100SP.
Thanks to @scrooger for pointing us in this direction.
🍌

Glad to be a part of it and seeing it going to the top ladder is sure making me happy :)

Keep the good work going guys. Steemit sure needs it !

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Congratulations on your success so far. The community appears to be embracing what you are doing so far. It will be very interesting to see where you are in 2 or 3 months time.

Delegated 25 SP

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I feel more motivated blogging after reading this and I think this steem-ua is a game changer for steem.

I will certainly delegate 250 steem power to this project because am curious to know how it works.

There are a lot of projects released these days on Steem and most fail to gain any traction. This is certainly not one of those. :)

resteemed :)

@steem-ua has changed and updated

After reading this, having discussed steem-ua in the @helpie meetup tonight and seeing the potential of having a far better reputation algorithm than the one provided by steemit.com, I've just delegated my first 50SP :-)

Thank you people for implementing this when steemit inc. didn't do anything with this great idea <3

@melinda010100, have you seen this?

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I was waiting to get things sorted with my delegated steem, but may have to jump in sooner!

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Don't jump in yet!!!! Let me send you an email tomorrow!!

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I don't have the SP available yet, but I will soon.

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I'm going to send you an email later on today and share a few details which has to be considered before making a desition.

Hey, @steem-ua, @cryptoctopusbrought me to you and I've just delegated 100 sp to you :)). Cheers and fingers crossed for this promising project!

Greetings ... how much would be the ascending vote with a score of 1.362 and a range of 39580?

Hard work pays off and you guys totally deserve it. @steem-ua will improve Steemit experience 1000% Being already on the fifth place in under a week indicates that this is a massive community effort from people who really care!

Thanks for all the updates and clarifications as well as for your constant help on Discord.

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Hello everyone and especially to this project @ steem-ua, yesterday I made my delegation for 25 SP, I know it is very little, but my SP, it is not much, I have a community that I support and could not give more, I hope that be enough. Do not take capture, I trusted this project, I thought it was very good.

I see your account, @steem-ua, is currently at 98.89% voting power (as of 8:44 PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 GMT).

That's rather high, which has me wondering how, exactly, you have it set up to vote. I was under the impression that delegating 250 SP would automatically cause this account to upvote the first seven posts of any given week. That obviously isn't the case, since I delegated that amount and never received an upvote for a post that I made at a later date.

Would you mind explaining how it actually does work?

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They vote, it seems, on posts that are 36-48 hours old. They give you the best return for sp delegated out there... Currently. Jump into the discord and talk to them. Btw keeping the vp at 98-99% is ideal.

It is really amazing, well done :)

incredible growth, you guys are hot topic. Thanks very much for the shout out and mention :-)