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 relation to crypto. A new user could come away with the sense that niches all look at their topics through a crypto lens.
Narrative needs to be as universal as any other social network. The digital currency aspect of the platform needs to be almost behind the scenes in the minds of those who are not specifically interested in it. This is the only way the platform will grow beyond the microcosm of crypto enthusiasts.
So my question is this: what do we do when a niche is perfectly valid, but the description is bad? The only option I saw was to downvote it. Happy if there is another way.
Likewise for the Futurist niche. Fantastic niche, but the description is bad ("All aspects of life and anything that is not now"). Not now involves the past too. And whilst futurism in the past looked at how life might be in the years to come - years which are in our past, the description can do a much better job of not sounding like it encompasses all of history. For instance: "How we've envisaged the future of human life, throughout history" or something along those lines.
Last note: if Texas or Futurism get approved as is, can the community reject its description alone, after the niche is approved? If so I will change my vote to yes, but appeal the description as needing to change.
The danger with this is I have to remember to do so!
I think the @Narrative Network Team should consider allowing people to vote on the niche name, and niche description separately, at the time of voting for the niche. So two votes: do you approve of the name, yes or no? Do you approve of the description, yes or no?