RE: Project hope and curation trail on steemauto.com - brainstorming
Hi, I was brought to this post from @juanmolina and wanted to say a couple of things about it as an outsider.
While I understand that curation rewards are better since HF21 and there's more incentive to get a bigger account to reward high effort content, my first reaction to this post was that this does feel a little bit like "gaming the system" to me. This is the first time I've come across your project so I want to help where I can and apologise if I have the wrong impression.
What is the content you're going to be curating? How are you going to curate it? Is it just limited to your members? Some more detail on this would be great!
To be honest, I'm pretty against anything automatically upvoting unless it's a curation trail that has clear checks on plagiarism, spam etc and the content has gone through two checks from manual curation before giving a vote. Seeing auto-votes from accounts coming in at the 3-5 minute mark to "front-run" is not what the STEEM platform is about in my opinion but I digress (not directed at your project, more a general rant).
So some feedback from my point of view, take it or leave it of course, it's your project:
- If you can show how you would deem content to be worthy of this double upvote then I think it would be a great initiative for transparency purposes.
- Maybe you can have this first upvote/curation trail only for certain people who have been valuable members of your community but I'm not sure it should be worded as a "guarantee" (I think the emphasis should still be on the manual curation and keeping people on their toes so they don't "get used to the upvotes/curation rewards) - you could almost gamify it in a way.
Anyway, I wish you luck with the project, I'll follow it so I can see what's going on, it sounds like your heart is in the right place :)