utopian-io: Weekly overview of the Analysis category - Week 4 - 2019

in utopian-io •  3 months ago

This is a weekly overview post of the Analysis category at @utopian-io. The report aims to provide insight into the topics covered, the scores provided, staff picks (if any), and a look at how the current week has fared against recent weeks gone by.

Any other work taking place and my personal thoughts in relation to the category will also be included.

If you have any suggestions for additional information that could be included in this report, please comment below.


Previous reports


43, 44,45-46, 47, 48-49, 50-51, 52-53.


1, 2, 3.

Analysis contributions summary

Week 4: January 24th-30th (inclusive)

  • No 'Staff Picks' this week
  • 2 contributions, 2 scored, 1 author
  • An average score for the week of 54
  • An average of 12 comments per contribution (147 spam comments excluded)


lostmine27 STEEM prices: Tanos' thumb5914
lostmine27'Promoted' Section Analysis4910

A slim week for contributions with just two submitted and scored. The downturn in the price of STEEM again a likely factor following a recent resurgence in contribution numbers that also coincided with a lift in the price of the token. Sadly, one of the contributions was hit with a raft of spam comments which don't look great, but are seemingly unrelated to the submission itself.

Both contributions this week were by 'lostmine27', who continues to supply analyses on various topics. His first is a detailed look at the movement of STEEM via a couple of notable Steem accounts to the exchanges. The analyst notes that 8.8 million STEEM was transferred in one go on January 21st, and concludes that the recent upswing in price was likely due to this trading activity.

It seems that the analyst is worth following if trading STEEM is something the reader is interested in - they bought and sold for profit during the recent price movements.

The second analysis also looks at fund transfers, but this time it is internal to the Steem ecosystem and is related to the 'Promotion' feature within the Steemit.com interface. From one of the charts included in the report, it is easy to see the waning interest in this feature over the past year.

At the beginning of 2018, the daily average SBD sends looked to be well over 200, but during the course of year, fell to 100 SBD, and at the end of last year/start of 2019 slumped to 10/20 SBD on any given day. The reviewer commented:

It would be interesting to see on the graphs when the delegation fork arrived, and when each of the major bid-bots showed up, to see if there was any correlation between their introduction and the decline in use.

Overall, the analyses perhaps lacked in scope (1) and the potential of further insight (2).

Analysis and visual reporting

The aim of this section is to represent the current weeks activity along with a recent set of data. The current data span covers the previous 18 weeks.

Weekly Average Score and number of Contributions

An average score of 54 this week is 16% lower than the 18 week average of 70.21. Two contributions brings the average 18 week average total to 3.67 per week.

Contributor Totals and Average Score

No new contributors since the last update.

'paulag' tops contributor table with 16 contributions at an average score of 74 over the past 18 weeks. 'lostmine27' is in a clear second place with 12 contributions and an average score of 65. 9 contributors have an average contribution score of 70 or above over the past 18 weeks.

Review Totals by Reviewer (Scored/ Not scored)

Two reviewers assessed all 63 contributions that received a score in the past 18 weeks. Six contributions have not been scored during this period.

Contributions that did not receive a score are not included in the chart above.

Other items

The Price of Data

In recent days, the cost of accessing a copy of the Steem blockchain data via SteemSQL has increased.


This is the access point for a number of analysts (including myself) working with Steem data. The new pricing structure is as follows:

Obviously, no-one likes it when prices go up, but I find SteemSQL a valuable service and will hopefully be able to continue my monthly subscription. It is possible though that some may drop their renewals, and this could have an impact on the number of Steem related contributions to the category. 'When it rains, it pours!'

The upside of this is that the service is being upgraded, as mentioned in @arcange's recent witness update. Hardware-wise, the storage is being doubled in size to accommodate the ever-growing data demands of the blockchain. It is also hoped that the tables/views will be expanded to include Hivemind. The structure of which is already held in a relational database, and maybe be replicated in SteemSQL to look very similar to the below:

The Analysis team is available for contact in the utopian-io discord, and also via our blogs. We would like to be able to give every contribution the opportunity to be scored and welcome conversation from potential, or existing contributors that have an idea of a piece of work they are thinking about submitting.

utopian-io Discord: https://discord.gg/6T97um
Analysis team: 'crokkon', 'abh12345'

That's all for this week, thank you for your time.


Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Thanks for providing this comprehensive overview of the Analysis category. It is another calm week with fewer contributions compared to the previous week. However, I am glad that the category continues to be among the active categories.

About the increment in the subscription for SteemSQL, I think the price worth it. Considering the current value of SBD and the factors he explained in the post. I just hope this will not have a negative effect on our contributors.

Please note that while the CM hasn't changed the footer, I am not scoring #iamutopian posts based on the questionnaire. They have their own metric, and that will be the case until we go live with the new guidelines and new questionnaire, which will be comprehensive enough to reflect these types of posts.

Your contribution has been evaluated according to Utopian policies and guidelines, as well as a predefined set of questions pertaining to the category.

To view those questions and the relevant answers related to your post, click here.

Need help? Write a ticket on https://support.utopian.io/.
Chat with us on Discord.


Thanks for the review @tykee

A bit too quiet at present for my liking, and so I've tried to add other details to the Post to give some 'news' on Analysis. I'm hoping that in the next few months, the 'winter' will end and we will see some growth.

Thanks again!


Thank you for your review, @tykee! Keep up the good work!

Your contribution is very useful, and here everything looks.

Posted using Partiko Android


Delighted, you will.



Pikachu likes a bit of analysis, I'm desperate to know how everything looks though!


I quite liked that cliffhanger myself. The tension mounts!! :0D


Enjoyed it, you did :)

What's on the menu for Friday boom, any deaths or beverages today?


Today, is wine Friday with the missus but I don't worry about that :0) tomorrow is magic beer tastic!! I haven't quite decided which ones though!


And also today, a fragrant tale :)

I'm thinking of rounding up the sofa change and grabbing a couple to entertain me.


I think you should man, it's a Friday and when in Rome... :0D

Hi @abh12345!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 6.849 which ranks you at #104 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 281 contributions, your post is ranked at #104.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • You've built up a nice network.
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Try to work on user engagement: the more people that interact with you via the comments, the higher your UA score!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

Congratulations! Your post has been selected as a daily Steemit truffle! It is listed on rank 8 of all contributions awarded today. You can find the TOP DAILY TRUFFLE PICKS HERE.

I upvoted your contribution because to my mind your post is at least 16 SBD worth and should receive 226 votes. It's now up to the lovely Steemit community to make this come true.

I am TrufflePig, an Artificial Intelligence Bot that helps minnows and content curators using Machine Learning. If you are curious how I select content, you can find an explanation here!

Have a nice day and sincerely yours,


Hmm, thanks!

Wouldn't it be nice to have 4-5 good contributions a day? I wonder what it would take to garner that kind of action?


Hi @iamstan

That is a lot! Even during the early boom and peak times for utopian, i'm pretty sure the Analysis category didn't hit 28/30 for the week.

For a good while though between November 2017-March 2018 we would be comfortably in double figures. I'd be happy with that, and I guess from the above it seems that the reward for producing content that can often take a day (for me anyway) does need to go up to spark renewed interest.


Hey, @abh12345!

Thanks for contributing on Utopian.
We’re already looking forward to your next contribution!

Get higher incentives and support Utopian.io!
Simply set @utopian.pay as a 5% (or higher) payout beneficiary on your contribution post (via SteemPlus or Steeditor).

Want to chat? Join us on Discord https://discord.gg/h52nFrV.

Vote for Utopian Witness!

Hi. @abh12345.
It has been a while since my analysis was written.
I know you are busy. But I wait for my article to be scored. :)

Below is a side comment.


Downvote terror was irrelevant to the content of my article. Since an account with a very small SP downvote my post, I also downvote that account, then bernie's bots came and went to terror. It is my carelessness not to warn me not to do unrighteous downvotes, but I think Bernie's offensive terrorism is very wrong. You will know about Bernie's attitude.

I have never been downvoted while blogging for over a year.

The unjustified and one-sided downvote terrorism is one of the oldest and biggest disadvantages of STEEM. Apart from the problem of scaling down the rewards, this act of Bernie was a minor scar on me.

haejin and bernie are steemians I hate, but bernie is particularly messy.


In some of my analytical articles, there are many comments in separate Korean versions. Usually 2 ~ 3 times more comments than English version.

I started the activity in the global unit late, so please take this into consideration.

I know that you contribute to the community in various ways. So I already voted steemcommunity as a witness.

Have a good time.