I'm drafting content that has no home because no one owns the niches yet! I'm going to bid on a few over the next month, but with a five-niche limit, I can't buy all the niches I want to post content in! I figure this post could be a good place for potential owners to see where they can have content ready to publish on Day One so they know a given niche is not a lost cause. My next post in this thread will link to the niches I already have content ready for.

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If you buy these, I have content ready to go:

Please tag me if you do end up owning one or more of these niches so I can update my drafts!

Yes. I was about to bring this up myself. Actually please correct me if I misunderstood @Ted didn't we have this discussion about being able to post to unowned niches as long as there is a moderator in place. I thought this was agreed upon. Like @Christina Gleason I have content ready to go, but I cannot bring up the niche because it is only up for auction. Is this a glitch that needs to be put in place still?

Hmmm it looks like there was a lot of discussion but no changes. Disappointing. I don't see a lot of niches getting purchased until crypto currency recovers since the price is a bit daunting right now. Also a lot people like myself are already maxed out. Makes it feel like a hollow exercise spending all this time suggesting really good niches, and all the time it takes to vote on them with sooooooo many parked niches that we cannot create content for.

@Narrative Network Team, it would be helpful for us to be able to tag our content to niches that have not yet been purchased yet.

This would allow you to maintain and display data relative to the activity that unpurchased niches are missing out on.  It would be a motivator for you to resolve the current situation where they are dead weight that could be actively contributing to the network if you allowed them to operate without an owner: you (and everyone else) would be able to see precise data on what we are all losing.  

It would also be a metric that would help potential buyers make their choice... so it is both a data-gathering measure and part of the solution, all in one.

This would essentially automate the great effort being made in this thread by @Christina Gleason to broadcast the niches she has content ready for.  This initiative can't be expected to be undertaken by everyone, nor for it to be particularly efficient since it grants no overview of the total interest in an unpurchased niche.  But what this initiative really needs to be seen as is a strong indicator that a little bit of the Team's time should go towards this feature.  We're barely off the starting block, and the community is already flagging this as important and trying with our limited means to solve it!  That's a strong indicator.

Onwards!

I have set out this morning to add my daily niche suggestion, but it feels rather superfluous, outside of trying to gain activity points for reputation. I have got to reiterate, the arguments we made before, and again in this thread. 

Using myself as an example. I get excited about watching a niche get upvoted that I am interested in being a regular contributor to. I have developed a content strategy for even. But with so many of  the active founders & patrons already capped, we either need to figure out a method of inspiring more new comers to purchase niches, or allow tagging to unowned niches that still have moderators, Or lift the 5 cap maximum. 

Maybe the system will work it's self out once people actually make some NRV token and they can purchase niches with the tokens they have earned. Perhaps this will feel less risky...I don't know. I just know there is content i want to post on an existing niche,  but I am not allowed to. And that I don't like it.

Emily Barnett posted:

Maybe the system will work it's self out once people actually make some NRV token and they can purchase niches with the tokens they have earned. Perhaps this will feel less risky...I don't know. I just know there is content i want to post on an existing niche,  but I am not allowed to. And that I don't like it.

And that's the bottom line.  Even if we forget about the loss to the network of worlds of content locked away in niches not yet owned, we cannot ignore that almost every single new user to the Network is going to be pissed off that we didn't figure out how to let them post on a subject they like.  They won't care what our excuses are - it isn't their role to worry about the Narrative paradigm.  They'll just think the paradigm is stupid if it prevents them from posting to a niche their content really belongs on.

Malkazoid posted:

 we cannot ignore that almost every single new user to the Network is going to be pissed off that we didn't figure out how to let them post on a subject they like.  They won't care what our excuses are - it isn't their role to worry about the Narrative paradigm.  They'll just think the paradigm is stupid if it prevents them from posting to a niche their content really belongs on.

But if the community approves a topic, but Narrative demands to be paid before allowing people to post on that topic, it will not be a draw to the platform at all. It  feels very, very restricting. And that is not a good thing.

Narrative Team, please reconsider let the niche have a moderator, defer the 10% owners rewards back into the rewards pool, and let people get their feet wet in the ecosystem, that allows them full access to approved topics to choose from. Moderators can still be in place. And if a strong community grows, the niche stands to make more money from a bidding war once someone clues in that it is a money maker. 

The only thing that I can see, where Narrative stands to loose is the revenue from people paying for really obscure niches, that may not take off anyways. So i don't see it as much an loss. I think the potential for a bidding war on niches well under way with an active community far outweighs the loss.

Also one other point i will make again, and more clearly now. The idea that nothing is being limited because we still have our personal profiles, Currently there is no profile follow button that i can see in Alpha, maybe that will change with beta, but the argument that we still have our personal profile to post on, really doesn't hold much water at this moment. If nobody is following your profile to vote on your content, how is the a real option. 

Yes - and anything published solely to one's Personal Journal (PJ for short) isn't really participating in the content economy.  Which I think we can all agree is a bad thing for the content economy.

@Narrative Network Team, I outlined a solution with @Banter in an older thread, that involved a General Moderator pool where people could sign up to mod on unowned niches.

This would allow those niches to participate in the economy, AND provide a fantastic proving ground for budding moderators.  

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