Utopian Now - Contributions Are Welcome
Despite recent events and obstacles, Utopian will continue to incentivize and support valuable contributions to open source. As we focus on developing a robust and scalable Utopian.io, our curation team will continue to seek out, review and score contributions to be rewarded.
Currently, Utopian is adopting a curation framework that was tested by many curation initiatives on the steem blockchain, and offers higher rewards and more freedom to the Utopian contributor community.
While we continue our journey in rewarding quality contributions, the Utopian.io frontend will initially be restored for moderation purposes only.
Utopian.io was born seven months ago as a one-man mission to create an open source economy to empower open source projects and contributors worldwide by utilizing the power of the steem blockchain.
Many blocks on the blockchain were signed since then, and in those short seven months, Utopian.io turned into a brand, and a successful initiative attracting contributors, open source project owners and investors. Moreover, it became an organization and a community - decentralized, driven and united behind a common goal - doing good for open source.
Utopian.io is not a platform or a frontend - it’s an ideal.
With the recent unfortunate security breach to our servers that caused our users’ authentication tokens to be compromised, it was obvious Utopian has grown beyond the framework it was initially built on, both technologically and in terms of organizational processes.
The current Utopian.io frontend will require multiple audits in terms of security and scalability as we focus on the development of a solution to better suit the community and its needs. While we build a better Utopian.io interface for you, the resources and power entrusted to us by our delegators will be used to keep doing what we have always aimed to do - reward quality contributions.
How Can I Submit Posts for Curation by Utopian?
While there is currently no dedicated frontend for contribution submission, our activity in incentivizing and rewarding high-quality contributions to the open source ecosystem will continue through manual curation by our team of moderators and community managers. You can create and submit posts using your favorite steem interface (steemit.com, busy.org, esteem, etc.) and they will be reviewed and rewarded.
All posts tagged with the main tag #utopian-io and the target category tag, will be reviewed by our team, and the selected contributions will be upvoted (as previously) by the @utopian-io account. It is important to note that only contribution submissions that adhere to Utopian Posting Guidelines and are correctly tagged will be reviewed.
To ensure our team finds and reviews your posts promptly, please use a secondary category tag for your posts as detailed below
Task Request tag
|Tasks for Bug Hunters||task-bug-hunting|
|Tasks for Analysts||task-analysis|
|Tasks for Influencers||task-social|
|Tasks for Designers||task-graphics|
|Tasks for Developers||task-development|
|Tasks for Tech Writers||task-documentation|
|Tasks for Copywriters||task-copywriting|
Contribution submissions and tasks are reviewed if they are correctly tagged, structured, detailed according to the category template, and adherent to Utopian Posting Rules and Guidelines.
To ensure your contribution or task request is reviewed and discovered, please use relevant template from the list below:
|Video Tutorials||View template|
|Task Requests||View template|
Once your post is submitted onto the blockchain one of our Moderators or Community Managers assigned to the category will review it. Every contribution may wait up 72 hours before being reviewed and eligible for an Utopian upvote. The submissions are scored according to predefined questionnaires, and only contributions that receive the highest score will be added the voting round.
Posts submitted to the Utopian tags will not be "accepted" or "rejected", but instead may receive moderator comments with valuable feedbacks. The top posts will be upvoted from the daily queue, rewarding the contributions with the highest value to the community as quantified by the moderation scoring criteria. If your post was not upvoted during the first 72 hours, it is safe to assume it did not qualify for a reward.
Thanks to our users being able to freely choose the platform they want to post from, Utopian will not enforce any beneficiaries on these submissions, essentially allowing them to earn 15% more for their contributions. We are hoping this can further encourage our users to spend their time and invest their skills in contributing to open source projects.
To ensure weekly sponsor payouts are remain unaffected, we will be using our curation rewards instead of beneficiary rewards to distribute the sponsor payouts.
Utopian Looking Forward:
While it is easy to see this shift to manual curation as a step back in user experience, we strongly believe that this small step will enable big leaps forward. With our focus shifted from supporting and maintaining a flawed application, we can allocate our resources towards the development of a new and improved Utopian at a pace faster than would otherwise be possible.
While development is ongoing, we will keep engaging the community on Discord and incentivising the Utopian team to do so as well. Among others, we are planning to launch a series of teaching sessions and webinars, as well as a content magazine, topical curation digest and other exciting surprises.
We want to turn this unfortunate event into an opportunity to move forward and reboot Utopian as the paradise it is meant to be for Project Owners and passionate open source contributors.
On behalf of everyone at Utopian, we thank you for your continued support in these challenging times, and invite you to share your insights and ideas with us on our Discord server.