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In the home stretch!

Ted ·
Hey everyone- Just wanted to give a quick little (informal) update for the community. Things are really starting to come together on the platform. We've got personal content streams (based on niches you follow) working very well, as well as the Discover page (where you can see good content from across the network). Still wrangling a bit with niche content streams (and more specifically how we organize all of the components of a niche). Here's a little sneak peak of a working "Discover" page...
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Discover Page Improvements Coming

Ted ·
Hi everyone- Thanks for the great feedback since the launch of the beta two days ago! One change we plan to make fairly soon is improvements to the Discover page, so that it is easier to find content in general across the network. We know that some of the content has been rather immovable on that page, which has made it hard for newer content to stand out. Thus, we're tweaking our "featured" formula to (hopefully) loosen things up a bit, but also adding more options for discovering content,...
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Sudden disappearing of top posts from the discover panel

Vico Biscotti ·
This morning, one of my posts was at the top of the discover panel. Just a few minutes later it was completely out, replaced by pieces with only a fraction of that engagement. I get that this panel is intended for discovering, and that the age of the post can have a weight, but a sudden disappearing, from top to out, seems just wrong, since the article which was on the top was recent and still trending. Before: A few minutes after:
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Posts in Discover that have no niche allocated

Serroc ·
Am I only just now noticing this, or is this something new? I am referring to posts that have no niche allocated to them, in the Discover feed (under the Recent filter). Hospital Beds and further down Invisalign Edmonds have no niches associated with them. Thanks.
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Unacceptable

Garden Gnome Publications ·
8 posts, all very similar, by the same individual, no avatar, nickname "unknown", no photos, all within a 1 minute time frame, on the Discover page. How can you be proud of this? This is absolutely unacceptable, and you leave it up to your users to spend their valuable time to clean it up. It is freaking shameful.
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Emily Barnett ·
This is very exciting! Thank you for the sneak peak...An a side note, I see there is a lot of token purchases today....this is also very exciting. I assume this may have something to do with the exposure at SXSW
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Malkazoid ·
Looking dapper!!!
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Gord ·
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MALAY BANERJEE ·
Everythings going on very great in narrative beyond my imagination . Something very exciting about to happened just after a very long waiting beta launch.
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Ted ·
And here is what the "home" page is looking like. This is the page you will land on when you first sign into Narrative. It is content stream that reflects everything you follow. As you can see, there are four default views for the content stream: 1. Featured: posts that are either trending or high quality 2. Trending: posts that are trending 3. Quality: posts that are high quality, based on community rating 4. Recent: chronological listing of posts by date Note that you will also have a...
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Jayme Soulati ·
OK, WOAH. That is VERY attractive, exciting, and you guys have been busting ass to make this happen! Impressive and also #RockHot!!
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Ted ·
Thanks, Jayme! We can't wait to open things up for everyone.
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Rosemary ·
Just a quick report from SXSW that I spent the other day (all day) talking to attendees who came through the Startup Spotlight area, and I can tell you the reception was great! Lots of excited people on the floor, and pretty sure it wasn't all about my weird blue wig. @Jayme Soulati I know you would have been right there with me! I was talking to content creators, artists, filmmakers, journalists, bloggers, and many more who were nodding and smiling as I showed them Narrative. Fasten your...
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Emily Barnett ·
hi Ted, question about home page. you mention that only posts from the niches you follow will come up on you home page. What opportunity is there to discover new content that you do not follow. In other words, is the quality or trending sections only going to show me what is voted quality in the niches i follow. or through out the platform
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Emily Barnett ·
I've been watching the exchanges the past few days. lots of trading. A very good sign indeed!!
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Malkazoid ·
I think the Discover page is where discovery will happen, though it would be nice for something of that nature to exist right on the home page too. Youtube's list of related videos down the right hand side of the screen is a great way to allow other materials to penetrate people's bubbles. Maybe that can be part of the layout of the content page: you have the article front and center, and a side bar of related articles ordered by decreasing relevance... so other less related topics start to...
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Ted ·
You will see top content from across the network on the home page as well.
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Ted ·
There will be a widget on the "home page" that showcases "featured" content from across the network, as well.
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Emily Barnett ·
@Ted thanks for the speedy response. this is great news.
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Christina Gleason ·
What about content that doesn't include an image? How will that be displayed on the home page?
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Ted ·
One of the requirements of being "featured" is that the post have at least one image. Thus, for the "featured" list, all posts will necessarily have an image. For the other modes (trending/quality/recent) we display in more of a list mode that is not impacted by whether the post has an image or not.
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Christina Gleason ·
Duly noted. Maybe I'll spend this evening searching for images to add to my text-only drafts!
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Slaz ·
Seems like you guys & gals nailed it with the homepage layout. It looks clean yet doesn't waste screen space, centralizes content, and balances out the users followed niches with featured content. One of the annoyances of traditional social media feeds, like Twitter's, is that they go way too far outside of the users self-blown bubble. On that platform, I just wish to see a mix of new tweets from people I follow, not hundreds of irrelevant likes and tweets from what your followers...
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
That looks pretty snazzy. Simple, yet attractive. I can't wait to see it on roll out day.
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Emily Barnett ·
Right!?! I can't wait to see our content in those fields.
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Ted ·
We're counting on you all to create some great content.
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Ted ·
The niche pages are nearly done now, too (in our development environment). Here's a preview of content on a niche:
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Ted ·
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Malkazoid ·
GASP! Is that a 'Featured' tab I see?!? Please say that wasn't a mistake...
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Ted ·
It's not "featured" in the way that you might think. It is the automated "featured" I have mentioned before as a standard way to filter content streams-- basically, all of the content in the niche that is trending or high quality (based on community ratings). The curated version of "featured" is not supported (yet).
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Malkazoid ·
Ok! I didn't think that functionality would be in the beta so I was surprised!
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Ted ·
Sorry for giving you false hope.
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
And if you scroll down, there are nearly a dozen more interspersed throughout posts with photos.
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Serroc ·
There are similar posts from differing ids... anyone out there? Please do something they stand out like a sore thumb...
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Antimetica ·
The hedgehog tagged 18+ put me over the edge. I did go downvote all those in your screenshot, too.
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Serroc ·
I downvoted that one too...after a few, I just stopped.
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
I didn't see the hedgehog, but now there are a whole slew of other similar posts. Multiple spam accounts posting verbatim schlock content multiple times in a row. Annoying.
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Serroc ·
There have also been a spasm of non-english based posts, which I started down-voting, but have stopped because there are just so many spam posts today, it is overwhelming. It would be nice if someone on the team would tell us whether they are looking in to this or advise us in some way. @Ted @MOLLY O - Thanks in advance.
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Serroc ·
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
Yeah, it's time consuming. A few minutes turns into half an hour. Next thing you know, you're at it for over an hour.
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Robert Nicholson ·
And then there's the guy who's copying articles directly from Wikipedia (and other sites), and not even bothering to clean up the html: https://www.narrative.org/post...the-rise-in-rajshahi I've downvoted for the last time. Reported for the last time. The tide of garbage is just too big to fight. The community forum is filled with lengthly discussions among members who clearly care about the platform, and it makes no differences, because nothing changes. We all had high hopes for Narrative,...
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
Yes, and now I'm wondering if it wouldn't be best if we all cashed out completely. I was considering purchasing a publication. Now I'm having second thoughts. Every month, the value of my NRVE goes lower. And I'm pretty sure it's due to two related phenomena: 1) Spam, plagiarism, and low-quality content has taken over the platform. It's no longer an annoyance. It has become the norm. It's the main the event. 2) What little NRVE these bad actors can pull in for themselves each month is...
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Serroc ·
More this morning. :-( C'mon team...where are you?
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Robert Nicholson ·
I've been posting on several other sites. Trybe in particular doesn't seem to have the trash content problem Narrative has. And guess what? They actually have RULES! "Do not SPAM, create more than one account, or try to cheat the system or your account will be suspended. We keep a constant eye on new account creation and on voting rings - so please don't engage in any suspicious behaviour." They also have a minimum post length, and they check for plagiarism. So you can actual use that...
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Vico Biscotti ·
Spot on, @Robert Nicholson . They have rules and rules enforcing.
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Antimetica ·
Trybe is an awful name, though. It doesn't sound like a Medium killer to me. Just like Publish0x or however that's spelled, and it supposedly has rules and standards, too. And it's an EOS dog, which talk about long memories if you guys wanna be mad about your 18 months of dealing with Narrative BS just think of the years of Steemit devs that failed that platform and went to do EOS chasing the golden carrot. Obviously I'm biased and hold a grudge about how EOS was born. I would be mad at the...
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Robert Nicholson ·
@Antimetica - The reasons I've given up on Narrative are three-fold: (1) Many of the problems could easily have been anticipated. The team love to write grand manifestos, but seems completely blind to the real-world issues of running a site (2) Members have been complaining about these and other issues almost from day one, and have discussed and proposed many solutions, and the team has ignored us (3) The team seems to be unwaveringly committed to a "grand idea" - the company owns the...
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Antimetica ·
NEO is very important to the platform. It has privacy features, the others do not. Of course we don't know how its used, and I agree it's frustrating not to be informed. To me it is a big part of the value proposition of Narrative, and the Team could do better talking about it. The NeoNewsToday podcast was a nice boost in that regard, and thank you @Rosemary for doing that. I've been skeptical about Narrative since I first joined. I'm jaded for different reasons, after personally leading a...
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Christina Gleason ·
@Antimetica There's someone from Ancestry.com on the board, and they haven't posted in my Genealogy niche? 🤨 But I get your privacy concerns. If it's any consolation to you, Mormon records aren't exactly the most accurate. Their Millennium File is one of the least reliable "sources" for family history research on Ancestry.
 
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