Hello @MOLLY O,
Thank you for you quick reply. My only interest here is to have the reputation back as the rejection kicked me back from 93 to 92, but I expected this outcome, as this is not the first time that you guys say you cannot control your platform (no offense, really!)
I'm not sure how much you follow my rants in the past few days, but I am no longer investing in Narrative, because I believe there is a high chance that in the long-run the platform is doomed to failure. I hope I am wrong, since I had really high expectations for this project.
I have already discussed this with David, but I'll lay here the gist of it, if you would like to hear my opinion.
There is a kind of content creator that is very much like the locust plagues of old tales. They see a new platform, they latch on to it and consume it until there is nothing left and then they fly away and go on for the next one. Obviously this is a minimal effort modus operandi, so they use minimal effort posts. They do not care about the platform. They do not have the ability to foresee that they are the very reason why the their efforts become meaningless in the long-run, because they are the ones who bring the platforms down.
We, the "toxic" group, have been doing our best to curb this type of behavior, but they are always protected by the Team for some reason.
Whenever someone mentions " Voting Circles" the answers is always the same:
"we will always look to minimize the impact of bad actors in the voting process", which means that you either can't do nothing or will do nothing. Yet, this is the very reason why posts that shouldn't be featured in the side bar of the main page constantly show up there. Flowers, cats and bullcrap (pardon, my French!) It's an insult to people who actually put serious work in the platform.
There was a ticket with David a few days ago that presents concrete evidence. I understand you won't do anything in other platforms, but feel free to reach me on my personal e-mail if you are really looking to tackle this.
I will have one final effort to curb what I call involuntary voting circles (a quick comment to show that you have upvoted and round and round we go with flower and cat photos posts) in the near future by trying to appeal for the rejection of the Color Challenge niche. I also have high hopes for @j.bandel's suggestion, so lets see. But for now I am truly disheartened by this experience, so all I'm left with is to wish you all the best and hoping that you are successful, even if I'm not here or if Narrative does no longer fits the expectations I had for it.
Sorry is this sounds rushed, I didn't have much time.