Weekly overview of the Analysis category - Week 44, 2018

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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

Weekly overview: 43

Analysis contributions summary

  • Week 44: October 25th - 1st November, inclusive
  • One 'staff pick' this week
  • 5 contributions, 4 scored, 5 unique contributors
  • An average score for the week of 77
  • An average of 24 comments per contribution (7 more on average than previous week)

This weeks contributions

paulagExploratory Analysis of Benefactor Rewards8423
crokkonSteem Bidbot business income analysis9630
jingis07Steem dapps analysis September 2018372
abh12345Inactive account votes for witnesses9240

paulag's exploratory analysis on benefactor rewards earned the rare accolade of a resteem by 'ned'. The analysis showed a vast reduction in benefactor reward payments, which were much higher earlier in the year. The contribution also displayed some excellent visuals. These showed (below) a time-lapse of benefactor payments in which it was clear that 'esteemapp' started the year strongly and faded, and also that 'dtube' collected a consistently high amount of benefactor rewards, although slowing over recent months.


crokkon, who further analysed vote values and 'dust' votes, earned a 'staff pick' this week for his excellent analysis of the subject. The work shows that although there has been a small reduction in the percentage of votes that carry no value, there is still a large number of 'dust' votes being cast. 38% of the 100% up-votes were cast by accounts that would not be able to avoid casting 'dust' votes, but the analysis also suggested that there were a good number of accounts that had the SP available not to cast a meaningless vote if their vote percentage was adjusted accordingly. Overall, a complex piece of work, well written and displayed.

jingis07 investigated the progress of 'steemhunt' over its lifespan and whilst being reasonably presented and written, the analysis lacked as a whole. The reviewer made a number of points which would have benefited the work, and the overall scored given was low.

abh12345 took another look at witness voting in relation to account activity. The findings showed that much of the accounts voting for witnesses are active in some way. The conclusion was that their was little movement in ranks when applying different criteria over multiple time spans. As 'miniature-tiger' pointed out in the comments, this is not necessarily a bad thing:

Fortunately a lack of movement in witness placings on the first analysis is just as interesting as big movements would be. It shows (I think) that the current witness-voting process is probably fairly robust in response to vote-decay propositions.

In summary, three of the four scored contributions earned a high rating, between 84 and 96 when assessed against the current review questionnaire. One contribution scored under 50. Two contributions were classed as a 'unique analysis', which allowed for a high score, and two were 'based on a similar analysis'.

Analysis and visual reporting

The aim of this section is to represent the current weeks activity along with a recent set of data. Initially, this data has been collated from the previous 5 weeks (including this past week), but this data-set will grow as we move forward.

Weekly Average Score and number of Contributions

An average score of 77.25 this week is over 2 percent higher than the five week average of 75.20. Four contributions is 0.8 higher than the five week average.

Contributor Totals and Average Score

'paulag' heads the contributor table with 6 contributions over the past five weeks. 5 contributors have an average contribution score higher than 80, over the past five weeks.

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

Review Totals by Reviewer (Scored/ Not scored)

Two reviewers assessed all sixteen contributions that received a score in the past four weeks. Both reviewers were unable to give a score to one contribution each.

Other items

This week the utopian-io, draft guidelines for the Analysis category were submitted. These will now be reviewed and amended where required, and then will be used to re-work the review questionnaire.

Next week is Steemfest 3, where I look forward to meeting everyone, including attendees involved in utopian-io.

The next report will be produced when I return.



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Another excellent report. Well presented, detailed, and well written. I... should probably start doing these for the Blog category, huh?

Please note that while I haven'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.

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

I missed reading most of the analysis posts this week, so it's great that you summarised them here. Especially the GIF from @paulag's contribution is very cool. I'm guessing the drop in beneficiaries for @utopian.pay coincides with the front end going down.

Have fun at SteemFest, hope you'll have a great time and say hello to our fellow Utopian members for me!


Thanks Amos!

Yeah no doubt Utopian have lost out on a lot of beneficiaries since then. I've been using https://steeditor.app recently to help, but I think they will be glad when the main site is live again.

Will do, should be a cracking week, cheers :D

@abh12345, In my opinion paulag's Benefactor Rewards Analysis is very cool and effective and good to see that Dtube is Topping. And in my opinion these kind of analysis is providing the effective Data but inturn the overall impact of these kind of artful Analysis is spreading more Explorative essence. Keep up. 👍

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂


Thanks @chireerocks

Yes Paula's gifs I think earned the resteem from ned, very good!

Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting :)


That's true. Welcome and thank you so much. 🙂

Cool. Just a few more required to catch Paula!

What's in the new guidelines?


Good luck, I believe in you!


Better get your skates on! :D

I think the work-space is visible to all? https://utopian-io.atlassian.net/browse/UC-114

They are more fleshed out for reviewers, and should feed into the questionnaire which will take a more granular approach to scoring.

The contributor questionnaire is brief, as to encourage and not bewilder.

The animation was very interesting. Seems that all the apps with benefactors have taken a dip? Any suggestions as to why this may have happened?


dtube reduced their take a few months ago, and i think it was late march that utopian-io's main site went down.

I think for rest, the fall in posts has a lot to do with it as I don't think many others cut what they were asking for as a benefactor.

Likely more on @paula's post, perhaps in the comments. Cheers :D


Thanks, I'll check it out.

The Utopian talker(s) is on Thursday which means I'm gonna miss it.. sucks to be honest. I hope there's somebody around on Friday I can talk to about this. Need a few things clearing up in my head.


The talk is Friday, I think 6pm UK time. 5pm here in Spain.

Hope you can make it :)


I can.. will be there from Fri AM.

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You are in high demand at whaleshares ;-) and by that I mean we just mentioned you in the chat as steemians we'd like to see over there, let me know if you join. :-D


I've never been in high demand before!

Thanks, it's nice of you to ask and pass on the message, I'm just not sure if I've got the time for anywhere else at present. Living off a post a day here, working towards a life of curation :D


Maybe if I convince all your friends to come over you will change your mind. ;-P

You can double post here and there, no one minds, as long as its not a post that only applies to steemit stuff

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I love seeing your charts and data! You do put together valuable information for all of us.

Thank you @abh12345 for your detailed review of the analysis category.

I also posted an analysis article on utopian-io for the first time.
Analysis of balance changes of Steem Inc.'s major accounts, 2018 YTD

In the meantime, I have written many analysis articles in the Korean community.

Have a happy weekend