The weakness of the utopian implementation on steem

in #utopian-io3 years ago (edited)

I believe in the utopian.io project as a way to promote the adoption and funding of open source software (also called free or libre software). I would like to work with all the developers to further to adoption of it. I currently do not believe that utopian.io as currently implemented in steem is a stable solution for good reasons that I will detail.

First of all, we have be able to willing to contribute to open source software with or without funding or approval because we believe it is the right thing to do.

The problems with utopian are the details of how it is implemented in steem and I will go into that, I don't see the system as a whole as a problem but the details of how it is currently implemented.

seven days

One problem with the moderation and payout system is clear to me, first it is based on steem, which has a seven day time limit for posts to be payed out. This is fundamentally against the idea of a long term open source contribution model that I follow where I get feedback on my bug reports one year later.
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My one suggestion was to remove steem as the only backend and make utopian to be a robust system that will support multiple back ends. I see no need for only one back end.

Blocktrades

Another suggestion is to remove the blocktrades.us as the promoted trade partner from steem and utopian and promote an open peer to peer based system. This is another detail of utopian and steem that I do not like. They talk about promoting open source but they are promoting a non -open source trading system when open alternatives exist like https://bisq.network/ the bisq network.

Native custom Interfaces to other projects

Then you want to be able to interface to the projects better via creation of dedicated interface to each project.

Long term funding

After you can host your post on different back ends besides steem and support payments via more flexible system you can get to the point of creating a way of funding contributions to open source projects using different crypto currencies.

Now, today I am suggesting that we fund the creation of interfaces or gateways into these other projects with a longer term funding model. We need smart contracts based on feedback from project owners not utopian mods to help determine if a payment is needed. The funding that would be provided by steem should be delegated to project itself where someone qualified to look into that project approves any funding.

Open access

We need to be able to view the posts without being logged in for promoting utopian to new user instead of forcing them to login. That is why I am posting both links here, the steem and the utopian one.

Each post is provided in the utopian link and steem link for users who are not logged in.



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Your contribution cannot be approved yet. See the Utopian Rules.

You must provide an original format/s. You can't post about news found in the web or general thoughts, unless you have a unique and consistent format. [Example of a good format]

Also your post is, for the most part, a summary of your previous contributions. One of them doesn't even relate to Utopian. (Do not promote blocktrade.us...)

Side note: I read comments from you, that you don't even want your posts to be approved and rewarded. I hope I don't get you wrong but in this case you maybe shouldn't use Utopian in the first place, as this only increases our workload. Please try to make sure you follow all the rules (no matter how immature they might seem at the moment) and in case something isn't clear to you, simply ask and discuss with us before submitting a contribution.

I think no-one doubts that you are able to submit really high quality contributions, that are very easy to approve. Would be great to see more of that.

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Take another look at the blocktrades issue : you see utopian promoting them
https://github.com/utopian-io/utopian-io-landingpage/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=blocktrades.us&type=

So I dont agree, I would have never looked at blocktrades in my life if it was not because of utopian.io.

I am trying to meet your requirements, and I have gone back and made needed edits except where the moderators do not even want to address my concerns. It is just random luck if someone will unapprove my post for no reason and not even want to talk about it, I have to live with that chance. That does not discourage me from trying.

Your contribution cannot be approved because it does not qualify as a blog post, according to the Utopian Rules.

I'm glad you are not discouraged and I'm sure the moderating process will get better and more transparent in the future. You can join the public voice conference on discord today, 23 dec 4 PM CET and take part in the process.

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