A Challenge: Make STEEM Great Again...

in #steemit2 years ago (edited)

Nearly three years after its inception, here Steem is...

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for those who’ve been here from the start. Things started off great. There have been ups and downs. And enough turbulence to make us wanna puke at times.

From bots to kindergarten-esque dramas to significant flaws in the economic & rewards systems, things haven’t exactly turned out as excellent as we all wished for.

Sure, the number of dapps has grown. Though to be frank, many of them are shit and have no significant value beyond basic novelty - leaving little question as to why the majority of the professional cryptosphere hasn’t taken Steem all too seriously.

We’ve probably all read the long list of complaints, and perhaps even spewed out our own grievances onto the blockchain along with countless others. And from the extended, pessimistic critiques to the abundance of “shitposts,” the substance-rich, inspiring content that used to make this place great back in the day has become harder and harder to find.

But this post isn’t meant to add to those list of complaints.

Rather, it’s an invitation:

To make Steem great again.



Beats the fuck out me.

Hence, the challenge.

Undoubtedly, it would entail each of us taking on some increased sense of responsibility for upping the quality of our contributions.

Without question, making Steem great again would require far less shitposts and far more originality, intellect, heart, and soul.

And perhaps, it’d require not only an identification of all the things that have gone wrong with the platform - as has been done over and over - but the introduction and implementation of solutions.

Got ideas?

Share them in a post with a #makesteemgreatagain tag.

Got solutions?

Share them in a post with a #makesteemgreatagain tag.

Dig this idea?

Help promote and share it with a resteem and/or rehash in your own words using a #makesteemgreatagain tag.

Invitation initiated. Challenge begin...


im trying to do it daily man!

I have worked a good time as curator and moderator in some important communities, and I believe that steemit as a general community needs a basic regulation regarding content. I have seen that on the one hand post translations are accepted, and on the other hand it is frowned upon.

So when you get a translated post voted on by a witness you say "this goes well, it's allowed, I'm not doing wrong with translating my content from ENG to SPA or SPA to ENG". Then you find yourself one day with a huge flag, insults and a lot of hatred. Just as if you are an artist you draw something already created by someone else, the process and your effort is not worth it, because some powerful people demand that it be 101% original. For them original in the art of painting = something not seen yet.

So when there is discord among users about whether or not they are doing the right things, if everyone creates their own rule, I think that in order for there to be peace and greater contribution to the growth of steemit, there must at least be a debate and even a vote proposed by the witnesses who operate curation communities. I believe that the community is not being listened to, that is why they do things badly, to attract attention or simply leave.

It would be a good idea for sincere contributors to put the #makesteemgreatagain tag onto their original posts. Of course, this is temporary, for the 'shit-posters' will soon get wind of it, but initially, it would be a great way for genuine people to interact and form a community. Later on, the tag could perhaps be tweaked or some other ideas be found.

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First, this is my suggestion for this challenge. If possible, you need to include support "with upvote" (maybe) for their interesting ideas. This will answer the question of "what will I get if I participate in this challenge?"

Finally, Allow me to share this in Indonesian.

Good Luck...!!!

Nest newbies and make good perks to let newbies be engaged in the platform in a good way. Make a good community that will take the time to explain and answer the questions any newbie would have. The learning curve is so steep when you get here, someone or a group of people should shadow you and be your guide along the first few days or months of your journey here. We are going to try this here, we are slowly making a community with the Plankton Token and we encourage interactive participation of each member in Discord. I think, slowly, we can correct a lot of things here.


making Steem great again would require far less shitposts and far more originality, intellect, heart, and soul.

This will always be me...

Challenge accepted...

Perhaps this is the best comment on the Steemit platform. Vital, relevant and human. Thank you very much. Good luck and good mood.


I've been here for one year only but I see already some 'trends' such as people abandoning the platform as soon as the price is low and planning to get back once the conditions are more favorable, shit posts like you mentioned, curation rewards hunters, etc. These things are not good for the platform at all. But there are still people who do a great job here and even promote Steemit/Steem on other social media as well. What we need is to bring more people with large followings on other social media so that they bring their followers with them. There are projects who work hard to promote Steemit and get people on board and we all should support them.

You gave a great challenge and I hope that people will come up with some ideas that will make this platform great again :)

In fact there are a lot of things that can be done to improve steem. I think we just should promote it using different marketing strategies. People who are making videos on dtube may promote the platform and find more video creators, people who are making music and podcasts promote is thgrough dsound, actifit people find audiance between sportsmen, writers promote busy, developers promote utopian etc... Maybe the community should reward those people for doing so, or just propose them to do so.

Let's say a prmotion somewhere costs $10 somewhere, so we upvote someone to get that amount of money and he will use it to promote an app. We may need also a crypto exchange where the main currency is steem, not like blocktrades, but a trading platform.

We can also create a store online that accept steem, something like ebay.

Developers can for example link our steem accounts to all social media to earn steem there and to make every account in social media show how much they earned from each content shared there.

I think there are a lot things we can still do to make steem even greater.

I am trying to post good original content on steem every day. Not using any bid bots or upvote stuff either, just letting it earn whatever it earns. Between that and leaving lots of comments to support up-and-coming steemians on the "new" tag, I feel like I'm making a pretty good contribution right now.

I like this idea! I would like to see STEEM as the next BTC. That would be great. So today I commit myself, although sometimes I get home tired after a long day of work, to publish more often, to invite other friends to join, to make enriching comments and promote quality publications. I take up the challenge! A Chinese proverb says that people who move mountains start by carrying small stones. Greetings, @rok-sivante

I would like to propose building a wall... between us and the haters!

I like it. 😎

$rewarding 100%

nice one @diogosantos

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hey @rok-sivante, been hardly here, mostly off, came back to see this, new beginnings or we just wear red caps? :D

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Yeah sure, let's just get rid of shitposts and it would make Steemit a better place . . . yeah sure.

But why are people hating meme posters then ? (When I was posting memes I got alot of shit for it on this platform)

Because memes are really quick and entertaining posts what are easy to make enjoyable for all the audiences.
I mean if you look at any social media platform, it's filled with memes, and I would actually like if steemit got more creators that do fun stuff aswell, instead of writing essays on this platform.

But Still you have a good point, that the posts have to be made with heart and soul, and obviously they have to be original not plagiarized.

After all it's just my oppinion, so I don't want to see any hate replies.

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Mmm... might be related to the fact that not all memes are created equal.

There are certainly some amazing ones with a great deal of depth in what they are conveying at the level of cultural programming. And then there are certainly a lot of absolutely shitty ones.

Chances are, it’s the shitty ones that people have been hating on - not separating the wheat from the chaff...

Why can't we rejoice in actual original Conent and creators.. And stop policing others for "quality"?

Make more groups that include instead of exclude...


Hey I make money off drama... No sweat..

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I agree. STEEM, the blockchain is meant to hold what gets thrown on it, photos, video, dapp achievement updates. Steemit was made for “quality content” because it was proof of concept built around blogging. When there were no other dapps, it made sense. We have moved on.

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I'd have to agree. What about my Drugwars spam? I invested in that...

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Would be best to use a special hashtag for good quality content in the blog section. I just joind steemit. For me its still very time taking to find good content. Most of the time it simply slips down somewhere before its on top of the line for searches. This idea of decentraliced uncensor able content is the best thing for all people and i hope its the future of selfe expression on the internet.

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I don't disagree with most of what you are saying. I think the bar has definitely been lowered from even when I first started on here. The person that got me into it explained it was a place for high quality content. I really felt like I had no business being here but I wanted to give it a go. All that being said, content is subjective and what might be crap to one person is valuable to another. Granted there are a large number of posts that are just crap no matter how you look at it. My personal posts(camping, cooking, grilling, concerts, etc) aren't everyone's cup of tea. I still consider them decent quality though.

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Create original content. Make substantive comments. Upvote good content. Downvote spam, plagiarism, bid bot abuse, and other disreputable post behavior. And, of course, support me, your self-appointed Steem Pope.



Challenge officially accepted.

Why the fuck should I lift the weight of a dead business?

That's like saying to be a legit Tinder profile when half the accounts are scam bots. Except here we came to get paid. But look, the robots took over the power and even the most popular posts without votebots can hardly sustain a living.

And now you're telling me to lift the weight of a dead website? Why? Quality or not I get 1-5 likes and 0 to $0.10 per post. Sola.ai was the same way: Great bloggers, horrific payout. And then it got shut down.

And if I'm not able to see the value in being compensated for my work, and they still haven't bothered to fix their fucking garbage search system like I've been waiting over a year for and they've only had enough time to downsize their labor force and fuck up my passwords, in the face of going from $5 to $0.30 cents with a three-month power down wait... then I'm fuckin' out.

Let the votebots siphon out the rest of the value out of here and let's see if MEOS is any better or if that's the Black Mirror episode we've been waiting for.

And now you're telling me to lift the weight of a dead website?

Nope. That’d be your interpretation/projection.

I guess that’s a challenge not accepted.Lol.


they've only had enough time to downsize their labor force and fuck up my passwords

It’s pretty clear from the beginning in all of crypto that it’s one’s own personal responsibility to backup their keys and passwords.

You can’t blame anyone but yourself for that one.

Ok dude, have fun feeding the robots since you want to edit your post and present an argument based on "my projection" instead of my point.

I'm doing my part I curate, joined my first community, produce one vlog a day, doing the push-ups challenge.

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@rok-sivante, Good initiative and definitely it's collaborative effort and in my opinion if everyone will share their true passion then in my opinion this platform will become more great over the period of time.

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Resteemed. Maybe I will write post about it tomorrow

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Count me in @rok-sivante we will together promote steem again ...

That’s what I came here to do! Cheers friend

ya but, it was never great, it should blew upward on a bubble ... time to make it great, for the first time ?