Even though Utopian.io frontend services remain inactive, we at Utopian would like to keep you updated and aware of our progress in improving and developing Utopian for you. As of today, we’ll be releasing weekly updates on processes, development, curation and community activities.
In This Post:
- Utopian Witness Update
- Distribution of Rewards Resumed
- Moderator Workflow and Template Updates
- What’s Next - Some Near Future Plans
To ensure the recent breach to Utopian servers does not affect the functionality and stability of our witness server, our main witness server and backup were moved to a different and secure server.
As of Monday May 7th, with the help of @helo (himself an experienced witness), we decommissioned our old primary and backup witness servers in favor of some brand new 64GB RAM machines. Both primary and backup are now using the steem-in-a-box easy docker setup and are up-to-date with the latest v0.19.3 release of the steemd.
We are glad to announce that @helo will continue maintaining the updates and security of our witness servers in cooperation with the Utopian team.
You can support us by voting for our witness
Distribution of Rewards
Distribution of rewards to Moderators and Sponsors was resumed successfully.
While working on the new interface and bots, we couldn’t forget about our team of dedicated Moderators who ensured that this transition was smooth and no contributions were left unattended.
Our team of developers was quick to respond and hard at work developing a new bot to make sure everyone was rewarded.
While working on resuming the Moderation Rewards, we’ve also renewed the distribution of weekly payouts to our amazing and supportive Sponsors. As previously announced, this reward is now calculated based on curation rewards rather than beneficiary payments on contributions.
Moderator Workflow Changes & Updates to Category Templates
Posting to Utopian
With the freedom to choose through which frontend to post, more than 700 contributions have already been submitted through our new review and scoring system. We hope to see many more quality contributions rewarded!
To keep rewarding your open source contributions, we’ve provided our team of Moderators and Community Managers with all the tools necessary to continue their wonderful curation work.
Thanks to @amosbastian our Moderators and Community Managers have been provided with an automated database to find, review and score new submissions.
Updates to Category Templates
Templates for contributions have also been revamped. Before submitting your next contribution, be sure to review the template for the relevant category here: https://github.com/utopian-io/editor-templates
As we develop the next generation of the Utopian service and platform, we look forward to growing our community and working with you to make it even greater.
Utopian Task Requests
To help contributors discover new and interesting tasks, and to help project owners gain more visibility for their tasks, we’ve created a new account called @utopian.tasks . Be sure to follow it to be the first to see the latest demand for contributions on behalf of project owners.
As Utopian grows from a blockchain initiative into a company, roles are assigned to the people best skilled to fill them. We expect our core team to continue growing as Utopian does.
Currently, the team at Utopian is:
Community Engagement & Promotional Activities
@ms10398 - documentation
@amosbastian - development
@andrejcibik - graphics
@buckydurddle - video tutorials
@deathwing - tutorials
@eastmael - analyses
@espoem - blog
@favcau - suggestions
@imwatsi - copywriting
@jestemkioskiem - bug hunting
@techslut - visibility
@knowledges - suggestions
@mcfarhat - tutorials
@sachincool - bug hunting