Suggestions category - Weekly report: #16

in utopian-io •  10 days ago

This is a weekly report of the Suggestions category. It contains basic stats, tips and interesting open source projects to start contributing. Also, I will show you the most common mistakes of this week and how to fix them.

In this post:

  • Category summary
  • Top scored contributions
    • Contest for the Suggestions category
  • Common mistakes and how to fix them
  • Interesting open source projects
  • Useful posts

Category summary


  • Week: 5 (from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7)
  • There were 9 contributions and 8 have a chance of being rewarded, or have already been rewarded.
  • The average score was 47.4
  • There were a total of 8 unique contributors in the category.

Number of reviewed and rewarded contributions

Average score

Number of reviews by Moderator

This week we had 9 contributions and 8 have a chance of being rewarded, or have already been rewarded by Utopian.
The average score has increased a little bit, but it is still not great.
This week we had almost the same number of contributions than the previous one. We know that 9 contributions per week are not a lot, but compared to previous weeks/months it is almost double. I am sure that we are going up.
Most of the reviews of this week were made by @syedumair, and we had the pleasure to have a contribution reviewed by the great @amosbastian.
We did not have a Staff Pick this week but I am sure that we will have one over the month.
The Round 4 of the contest started right now! And we have good news for you!

Remember that upvotes are never guaranteed.

Top scored contributions


Since we did not have a Staff pick, these are great post to read!


Prize: 10 STEEM every month (+ the Community Bounty, which is 20.66 STEEM, and may increase over the next weeks).
Total Prize: 30.66 STEEM
How? Submit a contribution to the Suggestions category. A contributor can submit more than one contribution per week. If your contribution got a score higher than 60 you get points.


  • Contributions with a score of:
    • 100 or Staff pick: 5 points
    • 90 - 99: 4 points
    • 80 - 89: 3 points
    • 70 - 79: 2 points
    • 60 - 69: 1 point

When? At the end of every month I will send 80% of the Total Prize to the winner and 20% to the second place.

4º round: February
100 or Staff pick: none [5 points]
90 - 99: none [4 points]
80 - 89: none [3 points]
70 - 79: blockchainstudio [2 points]
60 - 69: none [1 point]



Community Bounty (CB)

Currently, the CB for the next 3 months is 20.66 STEEM (and it may increase if we get new donations).
A big thank you to @emrebeyler, @tdre, @blockchainstudio, @amosbastian and @leotrap.
The CB is real thanks to them.

If you want to be part of this, check this post.

Disclaimer: The prize is taken from my personal account. This is an unofficial contest. It is only for the Suggestions category. You must not complain to Utopian about this contest. If something is wrong with the points, or if the rules are not clear, you should write to me, not to Utopian.

Common mistakes and how to fix them


The aim of this section is to show you the most common mistakes found this week. Followed by a short description and tips when applicable. Usually, I split the section in two: Contributions with a score of 25 or less and Contributions with a score of 50 or less.

1 - Contributions with a score of 50 or less

1.1 - The impact on the functionality and usability of the project is low

If the overall of your post is excellent, but your idea has little impact on the functionality and/or usability of the project, you will get a few point less. Try to suggest unique, original and useful features.

1.2 - The possible solution was not described in sufficient detail

When you propose a new feature, it is great if you add a possible solution although this is not mandatory. Explain how to implement it.
You can add a pseudo code script with your possible solution and detail in which file it should be added.
If you do not know how to code, you can explain in details how this new feature should works. Where should be implemented? In which component of the app? In what position? Why is that a good position for that feature? What happens if you click on it?
Mockups are useful. Edit your images, try to follow the pattern design of the app. For example, if the app use Material Design, try to follow the rules of Material Design and add Icons which are listed in their site. Do not paste a random image/icon that you found on Google.

Interesting open source projects


In case that you want to contribute on the Suggestions category but do not know any project, check this list.

1 - Synfig Studio

Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X. [Source]
License: GNU GPL v2 Source

2 - Hydrogen drum machine

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Mac and Windows. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming. [Source]

3 - ('s service is pretty straightforward. If you have a document of which you want to know with 100% certainty that it's contents has not been changed, tampered with or altered in any form, use [Source]

Useful posts

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edit: Contest section updated

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In this post, as is usually the case with your weekly reports, you succeed in adding value beyond the numbers. Your reports have been very useful to me in finding ways to improve my own reports, and I appreciate that a lot. Common mistakes may well become a feature in the Blog category once I finish giving all the tips I can think of.

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.

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.

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Thank you Didi!


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

Hopefully the bounty increases the quality (and number) of contributions!


That's the idea :)

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