Tagged With "vote"

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The Niche process.

Harj ·
Firstly all Niches that are approved should make a postive contribution to the platform and Ted has created a fair process to achieve this and its start with your idea! Then you can input it into the approval process, you would in a effect suggest or nominate a new Niche into the system. Then a 48 hr process will start where each community member who has a positive Reputation will get the chance to vote on that niche those with higher rep will have more impact but (for the Alpha I think this...
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Re: The Niche process.

cicbar ·
You are so active over here and I like your posts, that you will be my first choice for Niche moderator (if I win some Niche after bidding). Of course if you are interested
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The suggested Niché Relationship vs. Dating

Emily Barnett ·
Hi Narrative Peeps! Just wanted to put a support post up for @Zach Relationship niche. Currently it is at only 50%. I don't see this as redundant to dating. The two are very different. A marriage or common-law relationship is vastly different, with it's own set of topics and sub-genres, than a dating relationship, and therefore I am asking people to reconsider their negative vote. In the end don't we want people to get the niche's that they feel they can contribute to the best, as long as it...
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Re: The suggested Niché Relationship vs. Dating

Malkazoid ·
I agree - it is definitely a different niche. Folks had no difficulty differentiating between Car, Motorcycle and Auto & moto: three different niches. But dating vs relationships? Not so easy... Society's to blame!
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Re: The suggested Niché Relationship vs. Dating

Alex Shepherd ·
I think you have a solid point Emily. I would consider these two different niches myself. Not to mention Relationship could mean more than one kind of relationship.
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Gerbino ·
I’ll get right back on it! We don’t want it all to fall to pieces 😱
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Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Emily Barnett ·
Hi Founders, Congratulations on your Niches. I am excited to be a reader, contributor, and hopefully a moderator for some of these terrific Niches that are now in existence. I have noticed that many of the founders have seemly left the building when it comes to voting on the Niches suggested by the patrons . I would encourage you to participate in this round of voting, even though you have your niches, for the following reasons: 1. Most of you have been here from the beginning, and are a lot...
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Malkazoid ·
Emily - I have heard your call loud and clear. Thank you very much for this. My excuse is I've been in crunch mode on a deadline, whilst simultaneously schlepping through 4 flights between Portugal and Japan... but Narrative doesn't have any use for our excuses - it needs to succeed, period! On to it now.
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Emily Barnett ·
Hah hah hah Thank you kindly @Gerbino
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Whitmal ·
HI, After reading this I voted on all the available niches under review. Voting now is very important!
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Niche validation voting, and reputation

Malkazoid ·
Hello @Narrative Network Team Voting for the niches is becoming quite time consuming especially if we want to leave informative comments for any downvotes, or a controversial upvote. And yet the community must do this in order for the platform to work. 1) This may already be the case, but in case it isn't, I propose that the voting activity from the outset of the Chaucer Alpha be taken into account in the initial reputation scoring when the platform launches. This way the people putting...
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Hickster747 ·
I'm still keeping an eye on the topics. I find it fascinating to see what's suggested and voting will be even more important to combat duplication etc. as the number of niches grows.
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Whitmal ·
HI Since they want good content maybe keeping it the way it is will drive people to take their time and post well written descriptions.
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Dr. Rick ·
I agree with a lot of what you are saying @Malkazoid , if I down vote a niche, I certainly want to give the creator a reason why which of course takes time. I also worry that when the volume of niche's increases I may simply miss a good niche and not give a vote to it. I think the idea of rewarding those taking the time to vote and thus putting the effort in is a good one. I also think having a scoring system also is good although I'm not sure of penalising those users that vote against the...
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Emily Barnett ·
Thank you for posting this @Malkazoid I intended to post a similar post, but wanted to wait until my niche selection was done. I think the time invested for voting must be counted towards ones community reputation. If you spend time pitching in to build all the houses in a community, you should get recognition for doing so. Following the same analogy...if you show up to build those houses and you don't know what you are doing, or worse yet have malicious intent, which results in making other...
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Emad ·
Emily, you are very active, and I like to read all your topics
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Emily Barnett ·
Well thank you @Emad this middle-aged lady will happily accept your compliments. And thank you to everyone for hearing my call, and jumping right in, and to those that have been sticking with it all along...I love how invested people are in the success of this thing. It just demonstrates how powerful decentralization truly is. We are setting the tone here, in a short amount of time we will double and then triple in size and the demands of building this will be shared by other new comers.
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Emily Barnett ·
It is doing much better now @Soňa . Thank you. This one niche is meaningful. If it got voted down for inaccurate reasons, I think it would be pretty disappointing to many, not just myself. Glad to have you back btw!
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

MichelleG ·
It is really nice to have someone rallying the troops as it were. Inspiring those of us who ever close windows to click them open again, and those of us who never close them to do some clicking and reading. Thanks for taking on the job Emily.
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Soňa ·
I was off for two days. But now I am back and ready to support all those interesting niches that appeared in ballot box. Hope that Equality gets approved!
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Emily Barnett ·
Thanks @Soňa and @MichelleG It's a group effort. Another day someone else will notice and put out a call...what a lovely thing to have nobody yet everybody in charge. Freedom, I call it.
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Re: Hey Founders...where did you all go?

Soňa ·
Yes, it is definitely one of the key topics in today society. And many people will surely follow it, including myself, I am glad you suggested it. On another note, it is really great to go through the ballot box every time and see all the new interesting topics appear there. There are of course some repetitive topics but there are also many inspiring ideas and it's just encouraging to watch the diversity. So agreeing with @MichelleG , thanks Emily for being active!
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Dr. Rick ·
Another idea I had for speeding up the voting process when you wanted to leave a comment perhaps would be have a multiple choice of boiler plate reason why you up\down vote (duplicate, not inappropriate etc.) or more vote button rather than Yes/No, e.g. No Duplicate, No Inappropriate etc.
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Dr. Rick ·
Yes that works for me. Perhaps also ... No - other "fill in blank" too ?
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Emily Barnett ·
Maybe just No --dupicate of "fill in the blank" No--offensive to the community
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Re: Niche validation voting, and reputation

Bryan ·
Or... Abstain -- need more information, vague description, poorly written, etc.
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Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
Hello all, I found myself having to downvote the Texas niche, even though I really wanted to upvote it. It makes specific mention of crypto discussions in its description, and I see this as very detrimental to Narrative because it leaves users with the distinct impression that the platform is crypto focused. A niche about a state or a country should be about that state or country and everything pertaining to it. A specific mention of crypto means Narrative aims to discuss everything in...
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Re: Texas niche, description

RobbyCannard ·
Great post @Malkazoid I completely agree, I have also been put off by some of the descriptions which is a real shame as most of the time I really like the niche. Maybe we need the facility to offer suggestions to improve the description. There may be occasions where people are able to articulate the description, as a community it would be fantastic if we were able to support each other
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Re: Texas niche, description

Bryan ·
Agreed. I just voted YES for FISHING but had the same reservations about the description — and commented on the ballot. If it's just unique and non-TOS-violating ... then we lack the ability to provide any qualitative assessment.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
The sooner we get some clarity on this, the better... I think the process needs to change.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
I hate to admit it, but i never even caught that. Texas is now up for bids. It can be appealed to the tribunal before it goes through bidding. I agree, this was misleading.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
I did appeal it to the tribunal that the crypto frontier should be removed, but that the niche should remain otherwise. I think it would be nice if someone else could do the same so I am not alone in my suggestion of a correction.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Brian Lenz ·
Hi @Malkazoid et al., thanks for your thoughts. I'm not anticipating a change to allow granular approval or rejection of just the niche name or the niche description. I think that would get confusing very quickly and introduces more problems than it actually solves. Niches should be considered in their entirety when voting, and the tribunal will do so, as well. In my opinion, the Texas niche is clearly all about the state of Texas. The fact that it simply mentions crypto isn't grounds for...
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Re: Texas niche, description

John Clare ·
I think the Niches need to try to be specific as possible what it wants to accomplish (which can be pretty hard). I think it will be possible to iron out some of these kinks though once it is purchased. It would be nice though if there could be an easier once to edit descriptions, offer suggestions to editing it, etc.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
Fair enough Brian - but that does leave the concern of folks perceiving Narrative as crypto-centric unaddressed? In my opinion, even a whiff of this will lose us users. Statistically, the way to look at it is to consider the sum total of niches at launch, and what proportion of them are either directly about crypto, or mention crypto in the description, even though the niche name is far more general. That proportion, we know, will be inordinately high compared to the interests of the general...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Soňa ·
Good points @Malkazoid ! Totally agree. I think we already had a discussion about niche names + descriptions somewhere sometime in this forum. And I believe that this problem should be addressed. It is definitely good to have the guidelines that the niches should not be redundant + offensive but same as you, but I don't think that they are enough. I would just summarize it... 1) There still are niches where the title and description do not correspond; either there is something that I am...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
Hi. I am in agreement with @Malkazoid And @Soňa are saying. Mass adoption is important on this platform for it's success. Throwing crypto in to a Niche about life in Texas is inappropriate, and misleading, and at worst a money grab, if it was done intentionally. I did not notice it when I voted it and that is why i rejected it to the tribunal. My suggestion to you both is to do the same. Things can be rejected by multiple people, and a reason stated. I wrote that the Niche is strong, but...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
I put in for the appeal too... 2 of 6 tribunal members have voted, both to approve the niche. My sense is the other members will too since Brian is correct in stating the niche is not violating any of the criteria. I’m happy for the niche to be approved - what I don’t want is for the problem of the description to be swept under the carpet in the process.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
well perhaps just the mere fact that it went to tribunal and that people in the community think that the description needs work, will prompt the niche owner to fix it on his own. I really doubt there will be much posting of crypto content to it. So why potentially weaken your niche? Texas could be a really great earning Niche with such a loyal following.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Michael Farris ·
A perfect alpha issue .... I'm with Brian on not making the voting more complex but I do think there's work to be done in making people choose their reasons. Eventually, your voting will put your reputation at stake so thoughtless clicking will be reduced. That will be a tricky algorithm but definitely in the works I wish [this is not a feature under consideration] there were some tidy way to send a niche back for fixing early in the game. Quite a few are simply malformed. Do they need to be...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Soňa ·
Thank you for your reply! In fact, it got me to think of another issue which I always consider a good thing since it leads to a deeper understanding and more discussion which is always interesting Now in this niche voting if I consider the basic rules we approve/disapprove that the niche is not redundant (or offensive - this is just automatic, so I will omit the rule for now). We do that based on niche name and the description. Now if you say that the description might not be that important...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
@Michael Farris Strong English skills in a description is important! To say that people won't read the descriptions as much is not as important, is Crazy Talk! The Niches are like Magazines...a standard for which to aspire to get your content posted on for greater visibility. What Magazine would publish a cover with poorly written headlines and say that it doesn't matter as much? You may be right that there will be people who want to post on your Niche no matter what the description says,...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
@Michael Farris I use "crazy talk" for flamboyant effect, not to disrespect. Who we are as writers shall emerge from here. I enjoy all your comments.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Soňa ·
Totally agree with you @Emily Barnett ! I am also looking for quality content where good English skills and interesting point of views, opinions, discussions are expected. And I came to Narrative exactly because it seemed to me that it can fulfill those expectations. I hope that the platform is being made also with this goal in mind...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Gerbino ·
Hey @Malkazoid . I don’t know if it would be wise to try and decouple the niche name from the description when voting. I’ll use a couple of my niches as an example.. If I had submitted ‘Beauty’ as a niche suggestion, with a description of ‘The Beauty Industry and beautiful crypto discussion ’, which is then voted in as a niche as the name is unique (and perceived meaning of the niche), but the description rejected due to randomly adding ‘crypto’, I could then change the description to ‘The...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Emily Barnett ·
@Gerbino my understanding is that changes go up before the community again. I could be wrong....lots of different rules. But I thought i read that somewhere. So the community would have final say on the new encroachment...ultimately people should just not encroach...it isn't a good strategy anyways....content providers are going to go with the clearest niche for their topic.
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Re: Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
Here was my train of thought: a) Surely the search function that kicks in when people are tagging their content will search description text as well as niche names? Surely? b) The owner of the niche - who will probably end up being the person who chose to put cryptocurrency in the very brief description of the 'Texas' niche, will be approaching content producers. Not a stretch to believe he'll be soliciting material from crypto bloggers, and the Texas crypto scene... c) My hunch is that both...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
Hi Gerbino, I think you may have misunderstood what the niche validation process is about. A niche name should not be redundant, and should not violate policy. That is all the approval we get to give, when it comes to a niche name. So no matter how the description might change, the niche name is either valid with respect to those criteria or not. Once it has been found to be valid, a change of description is not a problem. The only problem we have here, is that we're getting bad, confusing...
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Re: Texas niche, description

Malkazoid ·
Thanks for those thoughts - this makes sense to me. Words matter. Especially in written media (hehe)... I've said it a few times before, and I think we'll all have said it many times before Narrative has grown into its own: words matter and we are creating our path with them. We have to get our messaging right early on. In a hundred little ways, inefficiencies can be introduced without the proper care to wording. Look at the maximum bid functionality for Chaucer. The developers went to the...
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Re: Texas niche, description

TheRandomOne ·
Thank you everyone for the thoughtfulness of this discussion along with clearly articulating concerns regarding the description. I am (pending the Tribunal review) the current proud owner of the Texas Niche. I see two levels of this discussion: 1) The Macro level as in the Tribunal review process which I imagine should have a standardized and consistent process and I will happily comply with that judgement from editing the description to (in the worst case) bidding temporary farewell to my...
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