Hello Nature-Lovers ^^
Today I want to discuss the FUTURE OF THE AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY with you! .. I would like to apply several major changes to how the whole community is managed and represented. There are actually two reasons that make me believe that these changes are a necessary step. First, the community grew into a really really big one with approximately 1500 members now and is already one of the biggest in Hive (You are all making me soooo damn proud ^^). Then, there is the fact that the AN community was included into the Community Incubation Program from OCD (Thank you sooo much OCD-Team), which grands us access to huge up-votes and extraordinary support that we should use very wisely. We now have the opportunity to acknowledges these post from our members which really deserve it and are capable to transform this community into an even better place for everyone. Thus I propose the following:
- The main account should not run be run by myself @adalger anymore but from @hive-127788 itself.
- The current set of Moderators and Curators should be reviewed.
- Moderators are assigned tasks based on weekly posts within @hive-127788 account (contest / activity & news posts / active curation & compilations posts).
- Moderators will be compensated for their efforts by a share of the post payout, that will receive some decent upvotes.
This is all just a suggestion and still OPEN TO DISCUSSION. So please everyone, leave all the CRITICS, SUGGESTIONS AND PROPOSALS and whatever comes to your mind in the comments and participate in transforming this initial Nature project that I once started into a flourishing interactive community project for the whole community! .. If nothing comes back as a response from you, I will just leave it basically as it is ^^ .. But this is your chance to increase the quality of the community and actively participate in it, so why not taking it?
Change to Hive-127788 Account
I want to change the account from which the community is managed from my personal @adalger account to the @hive-127788 account, the main account of the Amazing Nature Community. So far I was running the community by myself most of the time and could also go on with it, but I would like it to be kind of self-managing and self-representing with the help of willing and engaged Moderators, also this would mean that quite some time and effort is expected from their side. So all Moderators will gain access to the community account and will be able to use it for curating and posting under its name. Thus, all that will be done in the future will be directly related to the community and posted from this account.
Review of the Moderator and Curator Team
As I am proposing a lot of changes here I suggest that we just start from the scratch with the whole Moderator crew. Of course those Moderators and Curators that are willing to go on are highly welcome to stay and will be handled with priority ^^ Also, all other community members that are willing to take on a task are welcome to do so! If this means that in the end there will be only one Moderator for the start, I will have to accept it, also I hope for more ;) .. I would at least like to have a minimum of 4 Moderators in the Community to cover the contest (which I will go on with) and the Curation and Tipping, including the compilation of these.
Tasks for Moderators and Curators
I have several tasks in mind that are useful and helpful for the whole community and can enrich the experience for everyone that is a member here. Including myself, we would need at least 4 Moderators, especially curators are important at the beginning.
CONTESTS: As you all know I am currently running the weekly AN Contest. This of course will go on and hopefully will never end, hehe ^^ .. But I will post it from the @hive-127788 account. Nevertheless, there are also other contests thinkable that can be included. There is for example a great contest in the FEATHERED FRIENDS COMMUNITY. It is about a weekly picture of birds to which the contestants have to find some great and creative dialogues and post it into the comments. Or there may be a contest that has another topic each week like a "berry and snow" week, or maybe "trees and sun week", something highly creative .. I think you get the point. The purpose it to enrich the interaction between the community members, give them some funny contests or challenges and the possibility to earn some Hive tokens, while simultaneously forming some bonds to other nature interested Hiveans out there ^^ (These rewards will be taken from the hive-127788 account. I will explain it later)
CURATION: Some Moderators can use the @hive-127788 account for active curation. Therefore they just log into it and up-vote posts. In addition they can tip excellent posts with Hive-tokens, too (These rewards will be taken from the hive-127788 account. I will explain it later). This would be an excellent way to acknowledge members which took some time, research and efforts into writing their posts. Then each curator could publish a weekly compilation post where they are presenting all these curated posts to raise some more awareness and accelerate the inter-member bonding. As every Curator has another taste of what to curate, at least two different curators would be very nice to have.
NEWS & INFORMATION: There is also the possibility to post a weekly bulletin or news post regarding some interesting nature related developments that may be of interest to members of the community. I lately saw that there is a weekly sea news bulletin in the community which is doing it in this way. This would be an excellent service to all the interested members of the community who like to read news bulletins ^^
UNKNOWN YET: there are of course more interesting tasks and projects that can be implemented, but I rather would like to stop after these here already. But every interesting suggestion is welcome here. Still, finding engaged curators is the most important task in the beginning ^^
Moderator Rewarding, Curation and Tip Funds
Regarding the way how Moderators will be rewarded and where the funds for the Contests, and Curation and Tips will come from there is a system that we can implement for the @hive-127788 account.
Hive-127788: First of all for those who do not know about the OCD Community Incubation Program, here is a link to their latest post about it: OCD-Community Incubation Program. Basically it works like this: OCD delegates HP to the communities that they can use for active curation. Our delegation (~1500HP) would then be directed to the @hive-127788 account for curation purposes. In addition OCD is willing to up-vote the posts from the @hive-127788 account!! Thus, if the Moderators post the weekly posts there, either contest, curation report, or else, the overall @hive-127788 account will steadily grow bigger and bigger and bigger. As a result the up-votes that the curators are giving also grow steadily and after a while the whole Amazing Nature community is able to to give out some decent up-votes by itself over its curators. This Community Incubation Program from OCD is so amazing and it is helping all the communities on Hive to grow :)
Contest Rewards and Tips: There was a post recently about liquid funds and beneficiaries on post payouts by @acidyo (OCD Curator) that sound really promising. Basically it works like this. Each Moderator will put, lets say, a 25% beneficiary on the post payout to "reward.app". Thus after the payout 7 days later 20% of the payout goes to the "reward.app" account, but @hive-127788 will receive these 25% back as liquid reward, so as Hive-tokens. These then can be used as contest rewards, as well as for tipping community members directly. The rest of the rewards will directly go into HP to the @hive-1277 account to help it grow. This way, also the growing of the account may be slow at the beginning, we are already able to give out some good tips in the beginning instead of just up-votes ^^ (Of course a simple downvote would also do the trick ^^)
Moderator and Curator Rewards: To reward the Moderator too, they will all be directly set as beneficiaries too, lets say also 25%. Thus each Moderator get a share from the post payout of the weekly Community posts of the @hive-127788 account .. And as these announcement will be up-voted by OCD there should be a fair share in the end for the whole Moderator team to appreciate their work for the community. In the end it will be like 50% Community grow, 25% Moderator reward, 25% liquid funds (Those are not fixed numbers yet. I just choose them as an example ^^)
Community Member Rewards: Last but not least there will be also some advantages for the community members itself. @hive-127788 will be set as a curation trail too. This way they all can follow it and simultaneously vote on all the posts that our curators are voting for. After OCD left their rather impressive votes too on the weekly Moderator posts, they could even accumulate some decent HP too. In addition, if they vote on a post that has the "reward.app" as a beneficiary, they will also be rewarded with a small percentage of liquid reward! .. So in the end everyone in the community is profiting from this system ;)
What do you thing of this ???
I invite every single one of you to leave critics, suggestions and proposals on all what I proposed here. This is for the sake of the whole community and can determine the future of Amazing Nature! .. Leave your opinion and be a part of it ^^
Other wanted Opinions: @acidyo (OCD-Curator, Supporter of all Communities at Hive) @brittandjosie (Super-Hivean with lot of Experience, Terminal Member, DNA Member) @melinda010100 @barbara-orenya (FeatheredFriend Community, DNA Member) @wholecommunity (The whole Amazing Nature Community)
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OCD COMMUNITY INCUBATION PROGRAM: The AN Community was also accepted into the OCD community incubation program. Therefore we were assigned a channel into their Discord Server and I an now allowed to FORWARD POSTS from the community to them. I will do this whenever I find some highly informative and well researched nature content here or otherwise excellent posts. These posts then will receive a really nice and REWARDING UP-VOTE from the @blocktrades and @ocdb accounts to reward their effort in creating great and meaningful content. Thank you very very much for this awesome opportunity OCD-Team! I will always re-blog the Amazing Nature Contest, as well as all the post that I forwarded to OCD into my blog so that you always are able to see them directly whenever you wish to.