I undestand that the Alpha will start on the 29th March, I think the first 48hrs or 2weeks will be founders chance then open to all who participated in ICO. How long will the process continue for a month or as there is a lot to cover would be good if it was open all the time up to the launch of the platform. Giving plenty of time for keywords to be created. Would like to know more about the moderation part also how will that be done in the alpha ? Thank you Harj
Hi Harj! We haven't announced how long the alpha will go on, and that will depend on whether we need to make any adjustments based on real-world testing. We definitely want to allow plenty of time to get lots of Niches to be created. The alpha won't require moderation, since there won't be any content yet...remember Chaucer is just about suggesting, voting on, and purchasing Niches for now.
Thank you Ted and Rose for your replies, Im happy to make many suggestions of Niches and dont mind others getting them but you mentioned we woud get reputation enhancement could you eleborate on that ? and my other concern is if all my best niches get taken by higher bidders as I have only 3330 NRVE and out bid every time. : ( then can I still bid on a 6th even if im out bid again by others ? I would be very disapointed if I make a unique contribution into niches which no one else has...
The alpha will likely continue (and be enhanced over time) until we roll out the official service. That said, there may be periods where we take the service down temporarily for updates, etc. as is normal in pre-beta and beta services. The general idea though is to allow creation of niches continuously all of the way through the launch of the full platform.
Will it be like an Ebay auction? Will the minimum bid for all Niches be $75? How long after suggesting a Niche will that Niche be ready to bid on? Will there be one large pool of Niches to start or will Niches constantly be rolled out? What will be the time limits for the auctions, 1 day, 2 days, etc?
I do like your suggestion Malka, and I think for me that would work alot better. as I have ideas for Niches but not much in a financial sense. but I guess I can see why it is the way it is and we have to roll with it and try our best to get the best deal we can and yes getting nothing is part of that or some other outcome but it is just start for all and very fair from a starting point. Put in your suggestion and then everyone bid. founders first then all after that.
I hear you MrGoodsett - I still don't like that at all. Reading up on the rest of the initial auctioning system - I now realise a lot of it is well designed though: whereas before, my sense of this injustice was blinding me to the system as a whole. Thinking back to my suggestion of letting folks submit their niches privately, and only the niches that have several members proposing them go to auction - I now can see I failed to incorporate some important details to make it feasible. The way...
There is another advantage to my proposal. When folks put forth privately their 5 top niches - it allows them to focus more genuinely on what is suitable for them. They've been through a thought process and selected 5 niches after contemplating what is the most compatible with them, as well as what might bring in revenue. With the current system of everyone bidding on everyone else's proposed niches, you will have a degree of distraction from that initial inner direction. You'll get people...
I'm very curious what makes you see why it is the way it is? If I'm missing something, I'd genuinely enjoy some help finding out what it is! I'd love nothing more than to be able to proceed with the knowledge that we're getting off on the right foot. After all, it's a long road to what Narrative will eventually become... if we don't take care to start out right, where will we end up after all the opportunities for wrong turns along the way? BTW - I'm not proposing founders should not get...
Erm... it is not a just and equal opportunity at all. What I am proposing would be. What is just and equal about serving up all the best ideas, and then allowing the richest members to grab them? Precisely nothing. Do you think we would have creative industries if intellectual property worked that way? If you wrote a screenplay or a novel, you then had to put it in a pool for the wealthy folks of the world to bid against you for ownership of it? I'm hoping you understand just how profoundly...
@Malkazoid You make a lot of great points. I was afraid that I was among few who were hesitant about putting forward the best or most creative niche ideas. As an investor but not having the finances to become a founder, I believed the best alternative to contributing to the Narrative success was to become an owner of a really great niche and thus help to build the platform (as small as my contribution may be). Right now I am conflicted, do I just sit back and wait for an ROI or do I plunge...
I see your point Mal but the quesiton is... is it just and a equal opportuntity at the start ? and I feel it is! I have a chance to be a founder and still do but I choose not too due to funds. but everybody started at the same point and if the rules are set the same for all thats fair. make a suggestion and then all bid. What is not to like about that Mal ?
Well I know what I want - I want you and everyone else to be able to move forwards feeling they have a real shot at staking a claim that they will be able to work at with passion. I don't want anyone to feel conflicted or discouraged because of an early procedure that feels like it undermines the reasons we were passionate about this journey in the first place. I really hope you move forwards as an active participant. The richest among us are not necessarily those who have the most to offer...
Great idea Mr Good I hope you get that one bro. Mal I enjoy reading your post good points. Let's see how it all develops good to see how it works and who gets what. I hope you get what you want, I think you will as a founder.
I'm hoping for some interaction from the Team about this. Founders get access to the dev team so I'm going to link them to this thread, but the discussion may end up happening in a Founders only area. If so, I'll let you know how it goes.
Hey - @Brian Lenz from the dev team was kind enough to put up with my passionate defence of a fairer way for initial niche proposing. The exchange was in a Founder thread, but I've written some musings about it here: https://community.narrative.ne...-your-niche-strategy Onwards!
Hello Narrative Team Ebay long ago implemented the ability for people to enter a maximum bid. This has the immense value of allowing people to not lose an auction due to someone bidding $1 higher in the last seconds of the auction. In such an event, if the currently winning bidder had entered a maximum bid higher than the bidding price, the only way to snipe the auction away from her would be to enter a last minute bid higher than her secret maximum. Is there a way for you to implement this...
Ah, it could be that we could make that more clear. Yep, you enter your max bid. As long as you are the top bidder, you are free to adjust your max bid, as well, so long as it stays greater than or equal to the current real bid. So you can increase your max bid if you’re willing to go higher if necessary, or you can lower your max bid if it’s higher than you’d be willing to commit to. Hope that helps!
Fantastic - and thanks for the rapid response! I missed it because the system asks you to enter a bid, not a maximum bid. So if I enter another higher bid, my current bid will remain the same, but my maximum will increase? Thanks!
As we are bidding on niches, what is the value for each NRVE token? Is it the price we paid for them (which may vary depending on when each person purchased)? I apologize if that has already been addressed. I have been trying to read every post in all of the topics but it is possible that I may have missed this answer. Thank you in advance. @Rosemary @Ted
Starting bid is the equivalent of $75 but in NRVE. Since we're not on exchanges yet, we're keeping it pegged at the 1 NEO = 300 NRVE rate. When you're bidding, it will show you that rate on the page, so you don't have to do advanced math yourself on the fly.
For anyone curious to read more, the NRVE calculations are explained in the Terms of Service: https://assets.narrative.netwo...rative-alpha-tos.php Specifically: The NEO/USD rate is currently updated once per day at midnight UTC. Hope that helps!
Just to be clear on the bidding. If a niche is currently at 500 and I input a bid for 600, I will go in as max bidder at 501 and automatically come back at 551 if there is then a counterbid of 550 etc., up to a max of 600? So the only way my bid would go to the full 600 would be if somone has a max of 599 for example? Hope that makes sense..
@Hickster747 , yes exactly! Keep in mind that you will only become the max bidder at 501 if the current max bidder has a max bid of 500. You don't have a way to know their max bid until after you've tried to outbid them. This privacy is what prevents the sniping issue original raised (which is not an issue).
If you're signed in to the system, times displayed will be display in your local time zone. Guests should seem times in UTC, but it looks like there is a small issue causing them to be displayed in PDT currently, so we're working on getting that flipped over to UTC.
Sniping is exactly what's happening. Very frustrating to watch an auction and participate to have no time to react at the last second. My strategy was wrong! Time to stay on the sidelines. I guess it's my own fault, I should have bid very high, even though there wasn't any activity for hours before the end.
Hi @Rosemary , I have a question. I read somewhere that if you withdraw a bid, you cannot bid on the same niche again. Does that apply only to a current round of bidding or also to the future bidding on that niche? I would be really sad if I withdraw a bid now and would not be able to bid again some time far (or maybe not so far) in the future. Who knows, I may be much more enthusiastic about that niche in the future than I am now. Thanks for your time!
Hello Jezhar Having a maximum bid system won’t guarantee you win - it just allows you to secretly put your best offer in. If someone beats that best offer, have no regrets since you didn’t want to spend more than you set as your maximum bid anyway? Good luck!
Hello @Narrative Network Team, I placed a bid on a niche that was subsequently won by someone else. However no bid slot has been released, so this is constraining my ability to bid elsewhere. I can understand perhaps the rationale is that the winner may default on payment, so the losing bids may become important in the future? But there should still be a button to remove one's bid from a niche, once it has been won by someone else. I don't see that button. This is particularly important...
Hi @Malkazoid , can you confirm that you're looking for the withdraw button on the actual auction page? For example, on the Food niche, you should be able to withdraw here: https://alpha.narrative.networ...ion/3847756784890364 You should see a red button to Withdraw Your Bid(s) at the top right.
Hi @Rosemary , I accidently withdrew my bid from the auction which I still like to participate in. Is there some way to reverse the process ? If I still have enough bidding slots and I didn't make any bidding action since the withdrawal there perhaps could be a possibility to take the withdrawal back? Thanks for information
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