So happy we have this. But I see a pretty big problem arising. Almost nothing that is listed in the moderator election from page 5 onwards has nominees. I don't think this has to do with the quality of the niches, but rather people's lack of interest to scroll past 3 pages of anything. (i think search engines prove this).

Given that they are listed first come, most of the Founders have moderators and will therefore collect payouts, and almost nobody from the patrons through to this summer's new community members, can collect. I think this is a very unfair advantage. 

May i suggest coding in a way to reorganize the moderator section so that a member can choose to see it alphabetical, or by time posted. Otherwise what is the point in owning 5 niches? People will be waiting a long time to have their niche come up to a page one, if at all--is there even a mechanism that deletes a niche moderator election once all the moderator slots have been filled?

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I second this. 

I read somewhere that the Team was going to implement something to remedy this, so hopefully we'll see an improvement in the next update.

I think it makes sense for some aspect of this to favor the early adopters, but not so much at the exclusion of others.  Not sure what the most fair balance is.  

Something that would help is to have, alongside the current list, a prompt to enter some interests, that will then surface some suggestions of niches to moderate.  The focus should be on this suggestion engine: most people will prefer to home in on what niches they want to moderate that way, than to consult a long list to find a needle in a haystack.

 

Malkazoid posted:

most people will prefer to home in on what niches they want to moderate that way, than to consult a long list to find a needle in a haystack.

Indeed. Although I fell on that sword yesterday and scrolled through not only every page of moderator elections, but every page of auctions. Yes, it took quite some time!

Christina Gleason posted:
Malkazoid posted:

most people will prefer to home in on what niches they want to moderate that way, than to consult a long list to find a needle in a haystack.

Indeed. Although I fell on that sword yesterday and scrolled through not only every page of moderator elections, but every page of auctions. Yes, it took quite some time!

Haha - me too...

I think Narrative will probably be collecting a little bit of data on people's interests at sign up time, so this can be one of the first applications of that data - show them the niches they are interested in subscribing to, but also potentially becoming moderators of.

Good on you both for scrolling through. I got to page 11 and then needed to get some stuff done. 

Honestly i think for the short haul providing the option to see them all categorized alphabetically is the best bet. ( the members list on the community board has a similar feature to restructure how you view the list) In this way people can get to their interests quickly. And if they want to get to the Founders 1st position picks they can click right back to the way they are listed now. But i think it should be addressed sooner than later. It is bad P.R. for Narrative to have niche owners unable to get discovered by moderators and therefore pointless in having content published on it. It erodes the pillars of which Narrative is built on.

@Brian Lenz any thoughts?

ok, an update to my original post. I just read in a recent blog post from @Ted that one of the new changes to the moderator elections is the following:

"Because the system always tries to fill open moderator positions, we would no longer exclude niche owners who do not have moderators in place from being paid their “niche owner” network reward allocation".

This is a massive improvement, at least for while the platform is growing. So it does make my initial concern, null in void with respects to the disadvantage. But I still think people should have the option to find niches alphabetical, as user-friendly interface is critically important still.

The current disadvantage also is still in play when it comes to getting followers to your niche in order to have a community of voters for your moderator elections. That is assuming these buried niches actually get discovered by potential moderators.

Alphabetical and time structuring options.

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