If I change or remove a niche tag, how does that affect niche owner rewards?

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This will become more and more relevant as new niches are purchased and become active. 

Let's say that I publish a post on the first day of a rewards period. Exactly half way into the rewards period, I change all three niche tags to new, more appropriate niches that hadn't existed when I first made my post.

How are niche owner rewards affected? I can see a few possibilities:

  • The original three niches receive all the rewards for that period, but the next reward period gets assigned to the new niches.
  • The original three niches and the three new niches get niche owner rewards applied 50/50 because they were the active tags for half of the reward period.
  • The three new niches take all the rewards for that period because they are only calculated on the last day of the reward period.

Similar questions arise when posts are removed from a niche by either the owner or the author.

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David Dreezer posted:

Christina, it's your option #3.  

  • The three new niches take all the rewards for that period because they are only calculated on the last day of the reward period.

Thank you. That is indeed the simplest way to do things and makes sense to me!

@David Dreezer, I wonder, for the sake of argument, why not pay rewards earned to the first three niches up to the date of the change and then all rewards earned after the change to the new niches? This makes sense to me on a practical level because, let's say 80% of the engagement on the post took place before the change. Then 80% of the rewards should go to the first three niches. 

Garden Gnome Publications posted:

@David Dreezer, I wonder, for the sake of argument, why not pay rewards earned to the first three niches up to the date of the change and then all rewards earned after the change to the new niches? This makes sense to me on a practical level because, let's say 80% of the engagement on the post took place before the change. Then 80% of the rewards should go to the first three niches. 

While we wait for David to be able to reply, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's a technical issue. Writing the code to calculate rewards once on a specific day and time is far simpler than having scripts keep track of every change every page of content makes during a given month. 

The way rewards are currently calculated may not be the "fairest" to niche owners, but I have a feeling it would be a major undertaking for them to change it, so at least we know.

@Christina Gleason, I'm not a coder, but I can't imagine it would be that much more difficult to write code that tracks a specific change at a specific time point and divvy up rewards based on a specified occurrence at that point in time. I know that coders keep repositories of code others have written, especially code that is likely to be useful for multiple applications. While blockchain technology is still fairly new, I don't think it's new enough that no one else has come up with this problem yet. And since much of it is open source, I'm sure such code is stuck in a library somewhere--probably at Github.

@Garden Gnome Publications You raised a very valid point. The posts might have got more votes based on previously tagged niches. If we just count last day of the month for such Niche rewards then anyone can do such spamming like, I would tag popular Niches first for my post and on the last day of month, I switch it with my own relevant Niches just to get Niche rewards. Whoola, did I just shared a lucrative secret here?

The other loop hole is, one Niche owner actively up votes such posts and promotehhis Niches including those posts what he likes on his Niche, but the other 2 Niche owners who are doing nothing and just eating the equal rewards based on one Niche Owner's efforts. Here I can think about one solution, if such Niche owner is absent for more then 3 days then he might loose his moderating rewards. As Niche owners are the de facto moderators right now and I've seen such Niche owners who are absent since few months and still getting moderating rewards. What kind of a planning and system we're having here??? I highly doubt, we seriously lack good advisers and lack of stepwise planning here. Everything seems cultured right now without any concrete structure. 

If the team is constantly working to make Narrative a world journal then adding such necessary implementations should not be skipped specially if it's related to rewards!!! 

@Blogger Krunal, I wasn't thinking in that direction at all, but that's certainly a danger with the current set up. The rewards system should strive to be fairly implemented to all parties. I think it's safe to say that any content published is going to get the bulk of its interaction within the first few days of publishing. That tilts rewards toward tagged niches, but paying based on last day of the month for content published on the first day of the month means that niche owners who were tagged first and who likely delivered those initial voters because their niches are followed won't benefit from that built-in promotion. And if the niche owner is active and shares that content through social media, bringing in new users who upvote content in his or her niche, then that's another way they lose. Even if no one is gaming the niche system as you described, this takes away earned rewards from niche owners who are tagged then untagged after they've delivered the interaction.

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