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Unowned niches need to be active

Malkazoid ·
This seems to be the most pressing topic right now, so a good first 'Conversation' for the new version of the community forums. In an effort to see just how many people will come up against the jarring realisation that the tag they want can only be unlocked if someone spends $75, I tested the assertion made by the @Narrative Network Team that most topics are covered by owned niches. So I took some common areas of interest and searched for niches for them. Politics There are a few...
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Robert Nicholson ·
I agree completely. I tried a dozen topics that I would like to write about, and was able to find suitable niches for only three. So that's an immediate barrier for new users. Then, when they see the auction system that requires people to buy niches in order to activate them, I think a lot of people are going to conclude that the site is a scam. Why not just activate ALL approved niches? If someone chooses to make an investment by buying a niche, then they will get the niche owner's share...
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Christina Gleason ·
This is what I've been saying. Unowned niches could be "owned" by Narrative until someone sees them as good investments and wants the commission for themselves. Niches with active owners will almost definitely outperform unowned niches because owners have a big incentive to drive people to the platform to contribute to or consume the content in their niches. The unowned niches that prove my theory wrong won't be unowned for long, because they'll have proven performance.
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Christina Gleason ·
The only thing stopping me from buying the Bernie Sanders niche is that it's going to be a NIGHTMARE to moderate, and I don't want to be the one giving guidelines to the mods. I know how much (free) work the (volunteer) mods in the Bernie 2016 subreddit had to put in to deal with the bots and the paid trolls, and I just don't have the emotional capacity for that sort of responsibility. Otherwise, that sucker's going to be a GOLD MINE. But everyone involved is going to have to work hard to...
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Malkazoid ·
That's some valuable first-hand information!
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MichelleG ·
I'm so glad people aren't letting this go. Content creators don't sit around and wait for platforms to catch up to their requirements for labeling and classifying their content. Nor do they just post what they do think fits. They leave. Logic doesn't enter into it. This is predictable human behavior that is, in my opinion, foolish to ignore. Foolish is a strong word, but the warning bells on this need to be loud. One solution that comes to mind is to plaster the abandoned/inactive niches...
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Robert Nicholson ·
Plus, if an un-owned niche starts to take off, it could foster a bidding war, ultimately making more money for Narrative.
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Slaz ·
As I briefly said in the old forum topic, I stand behind the idea of unowned niches being active and I do still believe that it'll benefit Narrative financially in the long term. There are plenty of active niches already. But a few hundred is nothing for the vast variety of content that new users would like to tag. I believe this'll be an important and determining factor in Narratives first year.
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Gosia Rokicka ·
I have nothing clever to add to what's been said here and in the old thread but just wanted to add my vote - yes, unowned niches need to be active for all the reasons mentioned above. If they are not, it's a major failing for the platform which will definitely drive traffic away. It actually drives me away a bit, since I can't post here many things I'd like to. Most people who use blogging platforms / forums / social media are writers / content creators, not entrepreneurs. Including myself.
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