There's been so much going on lately that I've been having trouble trying to figure out how to post about it all. I ultimately decided that all these things need multiple posts, but I will give a brief overview here.
- Communities are LIVE on Steemit and SteemPeak!
- OCD and OnChainArt Collaboration
- Crossposting Feature on SteemPeak
- My Official Involvement with OpenSeed
So in this post I'll talk about the first three because they're related, but the OpenSeed stuff needs its own post.
Since Communities went into Beta I've been all over them. I was one of the first to make a Community and I've been SUPER excited about it this entire time. Awesomely enough, the @steempeak peeps reached out to me a while back and I've been collaborating and testing their version of Communities as well for about a month and I'm so excited about where things are at with that and what it looks like. So in this post, I want to reintroduce OnChainArt.
So specifically with OCA, if you aren't experiencing this community on SteemPeak, you're not really getting the full experience. Since the Beta opened I've been suggesting features and SteemPeak has integrated many of the things I wanted.
- An only image view
- A header image and Community avatar
- I described it differently, but basically the cross-posting feature
- Community Discord integration
Plus a ton of other bells and whistles that are awesome. So check out OnChainArt on SteemPeak and get a real taste of where communities can go.
OCD and OCA
As stated in @acidyo's recent post, OCA will be the third Community collaborating with OCD. So as soon as I learn how to(lol) I'll be nominating awesome posts for OCD upvotes. OCD will also be keeping an eye out for OCA posts shared from SteemPeak to twitter to continue their #posh (Proof of Sharing) initiative.
In short, post into OCA on SteePeak, use the #posh tag, share that post to twitter using the SteemPeak link, comment under your post with a link to twitter. I'll do it on this post if you're still confused.
The big deal about this is that I didn't want artists to feel like they had to post in the OCD community to be eligible for those votes. After addressing these concerns to @acidyo, he was kind enough to bring OCA into the fold so that Communities can fulfill their purpose and help you connect with the content you want to see.
Cross-Posting on SteemPeak
So one of the biggest features that SteemPeak has rolled out is Cross-Posting. Under the hood what's happening is when you cross-post into a community you create a new post with the account doing the crosspost. 90% of the rewards go to the original author, 5% go to the Community you're posting into and 5% goes to you.
This incentivises honest sharing of relevant content, but you're pretty safe from people abusing this because now with Communities, abusers can be muted and so can their posts. So if anyone is trying to abuse this system they can be taken out pretty quickly. Unfortunately this currently ONLY works on Steempeak so on other frontends is just looks like an empty post with a link to the original post inside.
Hopefully other frontends will adopt this so as it is incredibly powerful and fun! If you were following OCA in the beta you may have seen my #steemartarchives posts where I would dig up old posts from Steem yesteryear and repost them via the @onchainart account, while giving the original authors the rewards. Well now I think I'll mostly just do this with the cross-posting feature. I might still do it the old way until other frontents get on board, but at this point, I'm pretty exclusively SteemPeak, and I suggest you view this Community there.
So I haven't had time to do much with the OCA Discord, but it exists. Jump in there and get to know some peeps. I'll eventually add FAQ's and places where people can share posts, get advice, ask questions etc. You can join it here:
In the past something like 24-48 hours, the amount of Subs for OCA has doubled and it's still going up. Who will be the first Community to 10k Subs? I'll be shooting to make it OCA. Help me out and give it a follow/subscribe.
I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton, I'm a little scattered at the moment, but I'm looking forward to 2020. This is our year Steem!
See you all in the next post.