The Curation and Engagement Leagues 🏆

in hive-174578 •  6 months ago  (edited)

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While some may think that the problem is not enough blockchain-level features, that we need more marketing, or easier sign ups, it all boils down to engagement - @steemitblog [source]

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League Information

Would you like to enter the leagues? Make a comment below - this is for a lifetime membership and so you will need to ask to be removed.

The league tables are reset each week and so any time is a good time to join!

The Engagement League

This league is not based around financial rewards and relates to engagement.

Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - including those powering down or dealing in delegations over the past couple of weeks.

I've used some metrics relating to:

  • Posts (P)
  • Comments - number of (C)
  • Number of people spoken to (PS)
  • Comments - replies to replies - depth > 2 (C R)
  • Comments - length in characters (C L)
  • Witness votes (W) (for those proxying witness votes, your total is always 30)
  • Up-votes to others (V)
  • Up-votes to different authors (U V)
  • Self-votes - No minus score but no bonus STEEM (S V)

Note: Copy/Paste comments will be excluded!

Engagement League Table

  • 337 accounts earned a score this week (339 last time)
  • The top 100 produced 960 top level posts (937 last time)
  • The top 100 produced 10036 comments (9956 last time)
  • The top 100 produced over 1.78 million characters of text in comments (1.70 last time)
  • The top 100 cast 30385 votes (30502 last time), of these, 245 were self-votes (323 last time)

Congratulations to this weeks Engagement League winner:

@galenkp! 🏆

Last weeks champ doubles up and tops the list for the 2nd week running - well done Galen!

And as last week, @wakeupkitty is the bridemade and again finishes in 2nd place. In 3rd, the ever consistent @brittandjosie.

Excellent engagement levels also from @steevc, @tarazkp, @chireerocks, @jaynie, @chekohler, @sunlit7, and @alokkumar121 who will all be receiving a prize this week.

Those without a self-vote and placed in the top ranks will also receive a prize. These people are: @papilloncharity, @abitcoinskeptic, @justclickindiva, @wwwiebe, @bengy, @mad-runner, and @slobberchops.

Well done everyone!

The Curation League / Rewards based

NOTE: If you have started a power-down or been involved in delegations in/out of your account, you will not appear on this list for 15 days following the activities above. Thanks!

The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.

🎁 Prizes 🎁

The Engagement League

@galenkp, @wakeupkitty, @brittandjosie, @steevc, @tarazkp, @chireerocks, @jaynie, @chekohler, @sunlit7, and @alokkumar121 - check your eSteem wallet via eSteem surfer or eSteem mobile app.

0 votes to self - Spot Prizes

@papilloncharity, @abitcoinskeptic, @justclickindiva, @wwwiebe, @bengy, @mad-runner, and @slobberchops - check your eSteem wallet via eSteem surfer or eSteem mobile app.

Lucky numbers

The list is ordered by the date that sponsor first offered a prize for their lucky number.


A big thank you to all the sponsors and well done to the winners!

If anyone wishes to sponsor a number give me a shout and I'll try to remember to add it next week.

And if you no longer want to sponsor a number, no worries just let me know :)


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@tarazkp PS... Still laughing! Congrats to everyone on the list! Thanks for making Steem the best Social Media site there is.
And thanks to @esteemapp for the sponsorship. ESTM tokens are the best, oh and ENGAGE, too! My two favorites.
Sending 2 SBI to @raj808! Congrats on being in the top half of the list!

Thanks so much for the SBI Melinda.

Various IRL situations stop me from engaging as much as I would like at the moment but the spirit of engagement is still strong in this steem jedi ;-)

The way I see it is if time is at a premium, just make sure to make the comments meaningful when you get the time to make them :)

I'm encouraged to see that I am back in the top half of the table.

You are doing great at no. 40! 😘

Excellent engagement, everyone! And as for lucky number 42, I've dropped the tip off on @forykw's most recent post.

29. tip to person forykw.jpg

Have a wicked awesomesauce week everybody, and speaking of tips... !tip steem

Thank you very much Traci :D

I'm sorry my replies are so late here - time for the next post already!


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Congratulations to @minismallholding for winning the much sought after #33 spot... I'm pretty surprised that I've actually moved off it to free it up for someone other than myself! Anyway, one SBI share coming your way... and a pair of cranky downvotes coming my way!

Lol! You kept it warm and cosy. 😉 Thank you for such a lovely gesture.

Haha... yes, a nice and toasty warm SBI!

Cheers Bengy, thanks for freeing up the space :D


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Congrats to all, Good Sunday!!

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My congratulations to all for another week of engagement, and especially to @revisesociology for the lucky number 12 😊


Thank you very much for the kind sponsorship @johannpiber, have a lovely week!

Most welcome @abh12345, have a great week too 🙂


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Interesting. I like this though...

I may not deliver in terms of expressing a comment in the longest form possible most of the time but I vote on others. I am also proud to say I don't recall the last I self voted as the likes of Acidyo, Taraz, M31, and the gang that made up the 2017 (from June) Steemit Chat made sure I was schooled about the power of voting for others.

So vote when I can. I want to call it often but I don't know how often. And I usually vote for posts that are not doing too well as I know the pain of not getting enough recognition on your work.

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Thanks, well you seem like a good candidate and I'll add you to the list - perhaps i'll see you in the top 100 next Sunday :)

That would be something to look forward to. Thank you for the add :)

Interesting... I have a couple questions...

  1. What means the colors on the table above?
  2. How can I sponsor someone?
  3. Is my number 42? why? how? (I might have missed some Intro post probably)

In any case I like the formula ingredients you used to calculate stuff... maybe it could help or play a role at @steem-ua ?

The colours mean you have landed on a prize position, see the bottom of the post for more details.

You can sponsor a number just by letting me know - the prize is whatever you chose.

42 is your score based on the metrics I use to calculate. I'm not sure it's steem-ua worthy, but it works for the little post :)

Congratulations one and all, looks like it was a real nice up week for the weekly numbers. I knew I would not stay to far up the ladder, this was a relax and recover week after the milk challenge. I still managed to stay in the 20's and at number 21 on my 2nd year, (this was week 104 for me), I would have liked to see my comments above 100, but I am pretty happy with this weeks efforts. I saw a lot of nice pictures, my favorite airbrush artist is back to occasionally posting, and the price of steem seems to be on a slow rise, so spring and summer could be real interesting.

Yep they are up a touch which is nice to see - I think there is more to come.

, my favorite airbrush artist is back to occasionally posting

Who's this, and are they using the #photo tag?

@neonartist, this is one example of his works from 6-19-2018. He has some really great stuff. Just scroll his blog for great eye candy.

Just checked and it seems he's not used the #photo tag yet - could earn more exposure if he did?

Seems like I am the most banal bush-beater of them all for another week. I'm not sure whether to be pleased or ashamed.

Congratulations to all for their efforts over the week and thanks to Asher for putting it together yet again.

'Pleased' all the way!

Cheers Galen, well done again - keep beating that bush :)

Sometimes the bush looks like this though...In Aus anyway. Taken today whilst off-roading into the fire-ravaged areas about 25 minutes from my house. Not a lot of bush beating needed here.


I'm actually pleased with my result and engagement. Thanks for running the league.

Not much at all, what an eerie looking place :(

It's my pleasure, the EL has been good to me - thanks for taking part!

At the risk of banality...


All the threes, 33! Looks like I found a nice little number to settle at. 😁

I see @galenkp's been talking too much again! 🤣 Nice one Mr KP! Have you been at the top before? Also, do you actually get anything else done? 😉

33 is a decent place to land, isn't it @bengy :)

I think that's a hattrick for Galen, or his 4th.

It's really the only prize worth having in this list to be perfectly honest....

Is that why you struggled to free it up?! 😉😆

Ha yes... it is MINE!

He's certainly keeping himself really busy on here. Becoming quite the influencer. ;D

How on earth do people manage to make that many comments and type that many characters each day?? Before you do that, you have to find posts that are worth reading, then read them before you can respond. Hats off to you guys!!!!!

Indeed, hats off.

The 'C R' column will tell that those with high numbers like to have the odd back and forth, and so the topic may change from the post.

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I was interacting with @galenkp, and his statistics are pretty impressive. It would be difficult to beat him :)

I came across and I think, it can be used to do some contests, see if that can be helpful anyways in this engagement

The secret is super long comments. Quote them, with "" instead of >,
express your opinion in the most longwinded ways possible. Beat all the way around the bush multiple times. Shun TL;DR as if it is the enemy. If you have no clue what you are writing about just keep on writing. Never let someone else get the last word in, keep replying even if it is as banal as something like 'no sir, you are welcome'. Also, comment on every post you see, don't know the person, don't have an opinion, well ask a question.

I know this is off-topic, but do you prefer mayonnaise or ketchup on your salad?
I'm not saying everyone or anyone in the top10 for that matter comments like this, however, it is just my suggestion if your goal is on the top.
Just make sure your comments are interesting to read.

Is mayonnaise or ketchup the only choice? What kind of Salad would that be? Is it a Greek salad, a Caesar salad, just a plain ole ordinary green leaf dinner salad? Does it have eggs in the salad? Is it an egg salad? maybe a potato salad? I just hope it it is not that green bean thing they call a salad, if it is that then I think there is not enough ketchup or mayonnaise in the world to make that green bean salad taste better. I myself would have to pass on the salad topping since I no longer really enjoy the taste of ketchup, and mayonnaise is just never really been something I enjoy the taste of either.

Sometimes off-topic questions need answers, or clarification of the question. And since I am trying to increase my comment out put, thank you for your !ENGAGE 25 'ing comment, and the opportunity to be a bit long winded on a reply so as to increase my chance of getting back into the teens or the single digits in the CEL,

But to be honest, I kind of like the drifting up and down on the ladder 3rd place to 96th place a couple times at both of those numbers, still need to break that 1st and 2nd place, and then try to figure out how to get 97,98, and 99 spots covered. But those will be other days and other weeks, plenty of time to make all the numbers, maybe.

I hope this meets the expectation of a long and windy reply, now don't forget to get that last word in edge wise, I'd promise not to respond, but what fun would that be. Got to keep appearances up, yes sir, no sir, three buckets full.



Playing hardball I see. Ketchup is a great choice.

The perfect condiment for all occasions.

Condiment? My wife bought an 8 pack of 473mL bottles from Costco last week. I think she just drinks it straight from the bottle when I'm not around.

Haha, I add it to a lot of things. Can't go past the good old fave...Squeeze it on toast then grill cheese on top! Yum.

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There is a trend in the country I am that includes making a salad out of nothing more than shredded raw cabbage with a combination of mayonnaise and ketchup. I call it a mayonnaise and ketchup cabbage salad. I believe it is not applicable to those on vegan or paleodiets, but what do I know? In any case, adding eggs to the salad seems great, however, you could always go with mayonnaise if you really want eggs in your salad because mayonnaise is made with eggs. I do like mayonnaise in my potato salad and I have never been a large fan of eating lettuce. I just do not find the taste to my liking.
I am very delighted to hear that I have helped you in your quest to increase the lengths of your comments. I hope your engagement improves and you increase your rank until you get to number one. This is because you cannot increase your rank above number one.
I do think it is much more challenging to choose a specific rank below number one and obtain it. For example, if you really want to get to number one, you can study the list for the last few weeks and just do more of everything in every category. However, to get to any other number would require a lot more finesse and luck.
I did enjoy your long response. I hope you give many more people long-winded responses. One thing I have noticed is that if you write really long posts or really long comments on your own posts, many people will skip through it. However, if you write really long comments on the posts of others (especially people who want your thoughts and supports), they will read it. It is like having a captive audience. I could recommend some individuals to engage with who like writing long-winded comments. However, I would not want to spoil your fun of researching who does this on your own.

Ah, one last word-in....Fruit Salad, I forgot to mention Fruit Salad. Totally off-topic from the post, but still it was engaging.

Fruit salad, indeed...Well said!
I will allow you the last word before Asher decides to exclude comments in his post on the league from the league scoring table.

heh :)

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Ohhhhhh @abitcoinsceptic dear friend go in the naughty corner , this lady has been in the top 10 for soooo long and I never comment with mayo or ketchup 😂😂😂😂😂 but I know what you mean

Sometimes I find comments better than posts. There are a few weekly threads and people I follow just for the comments.
Actually here is a good one too.

If you want to engage more, one of the best ways is to comment on posts from people near the top of this list. Most of them aren't afraid to chat =)

I have known these chatterboxes for a while and I totally agree but I like all the aspects here Discord, making blogs there is to much to do , HahahahH
And indeed we had some interesting comment strings here. @abh12345 bring back the comment king janton hahhah

Shun TL;DR as if it is the enemy.


oh wait

"Shun TL;DR as if it is the enemy."

laughing my ass off!


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Get after it mate...I'm an old bugger so beating me won't be too hard.


It will be difficult yes, but not impossible should you wish to take the challenge :)

Count me in in this league, I may not comment a lot, but definitely I upvote others a lot, without any self vote , if that matters :) And I do comment more in steemhunt, because of my interest to know about new products. Somehow I am now addicted to steemhunt, I feel, some day, some product can bring some business opportunities to me :)

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Wow, the commenters keep getting better!! Congrats to @wwwiebe I'm powering up 5 steemies to your account!

Very generous Mr BOOM!

Have a lovely Sunday, I may have collected a couple of cans to Steem with this eve :)

Hehe, splendid! I have a few myself at its getting near my birthday and I like to make a meal of celebrating!

39 again, result!

Plans for this year? Fine ale and loose women? :D

Haha, 39 it is!!!

The best plans never change and that one sounds tops!! :0D

Awesome! Thanks @meesterboom!

Ah just snuck into the green this week, lol it’s been tough this week I felt like their was almost no posting I really need new accounts to follow

I'm pretty sure the posts went up this past week and think people/price have turned the corner - hopefully!

@abh12345 ...I would like to enter the leagues! force me to interact with the community!


Sure thing, you are now on the list :)

  ·  6 months ago (edited)

Congratulations to all the champions of the week, it's amazing to see that awesome engagement on the top authors. Admiration also for your great effort, @abh12345!!
This time I'm glad with my numbers being some kind of mystic!! ;)
Great Sunday!!

Mystical! 11 next time? :)

It's maybe a good sign! :)
But we'll see how's the next step!!
More good vibes for every day!!

@abh12345, Thank you so much for your kind mention brother. Have a abundant time ahead. Stay blessed. 😁

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Thanks, have a lovely Sunday @chireerocks :)

Welcome and thank you so much brother.

No way I am in the alps in austrIa having a red wine and Apple pie and I see this 9 hours old WOW I love it , next to kitty ! Congrats to @galenkp and @wakeupkitty plus all the others back to my wine 🍷

Ok I read all the comments and the penis size and beer were the most out of place but made me laugh , all by myself on the full terrasse in the snow thanks see you next week

haha :) Penis size is always 'out of place' to women? :P

Ok this is the blockchain .... so not answering 😬

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Always happy to see this weekly post @abh12345!

Congratulations to @galenkp who seems to be doing quite well at taking over the "throne" once occupied by @janton!

Because I'm a bit of a "numbers nerd,"* too... and also big into pattern recognition, I wanted to share this interesting tidbit...

This is from a year ago:


And this is from today:


Aside from the obvious observation that "activity is down," I find it VERY interesting that the alleged intention of the last hardfork(s) was to make engagement and curation more appealing, and there might be a "loss" to content creators...

... and yet, here we see that the top 100 are actually creating MORE top level posts, but engaging LESS. So... the exact opposite of the intended effect?

And look at the change in the percentage of self-voting as part of total votes!

I grant you this is just a quick and dirty snapshot, but I wonder what else lies hidden there?

Thoughts, anyone? Asher?

Very interesting.

I knew the numbers around comments and text was down, but am surprised to see just by how much. It makes sense though, only top level content earns these days, whereas in the past a good commentator could up rewards for engaging on the blogs of many.

I always fall back to price having a major say - account creation, posts, comments all follow the price chart.

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Good work @abh12345, thank you very much for your report. Happy Weekend.

Thank you very much :)

One thing I've noticed that is impressing me is all of the unique votes. When comparing unique votes (UV)/votes(V), I'm finding most people on the list are above 25% and quite a few are above 50%. Maybe it's telling me something.

It's also interesting when looking at curation efficiency, even among the top 10 accounts, there doesn't seem to be an obvious trend. Some vote big and not that often others vote a lot and for smaller amounts.

Well you get a few points for the vote spread, but most of the score comes from text and comment related metrics.

As you allude to in another comment on this post, being verbose helps - there is not really any way to pull out meaningful commentary over excessive blah.

It would be difficult to differentiate quality and content. I guess if someone is clearly gaming it, action could be called for. However, this strategy is now out. Let's see where it takes things, lol.

I do check for samey comments and have silently removed 10+ accounts over the years.

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Not too shabby :D But I dropped the ball about half way through the week as wedding plans got in the way LOL... but... it's a whole new week! :)

Did you pick the ball up this week I wonder? :)

haha... unlikely :P I may be good at multitasking, but engaging on Steem is challenging when strapped left with a drip and right with a blood pressure machine lol... Going for a pee with a wheely friend was hard enough LOL

But you've been laying in bed with naff all to do! :P

Fair enough, I will excuse you this week x


hahaha!! pffff!!! :P

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Great work.

What does PS in the third column stand for?

Penis Size