The Communities of the Month program for October is now well underway.
For November we are going to take the program in a new direction.
The emphasis for the program will still very much be about building community strength with a view to achieving increasing self-sufficiency, but this time we are adding a new element.
You may have already seen mentions of #Club5050 that we ‘soft launched’ a couple of days ago.
Club5050 is all about encouraging people to cash out less and power up at least 50% of their earnings.This will help increase their influence on the platform and build the strength of the Steem economy.
With the very positive feedback we have received already for Club5050 we have decided to make this the key element of November’s Communities of the Month Support Program.
Club5050 - How it works
Club5050 is all about encouraging people to invest in their Steem future.
We want more people to power up more of their earnings rather than continually cashing out.
This will help grow the Steem economy which will benefit everyone on the platform.
With Club5050 we are looking to give extra rewards to people who make a commitment to power up at least 50% of the liquid rewards they earn.
This should be an ongoing commitment, not a one-off, post-by-post event.
To take part in Club5050, anytime you cash out or transfer away any STEEM or SBD, you must power up an equal (or greater amount) at the same time.
You don’t need to make a special power-up post - you just need to add the #club5050 tag as one of the first five tags on your regular posts.
We monitor the #club5050 tag, and for good quality posts using the tag we check the wallet of the author for the last seven days or so.
You will not be eligible for #club5050 votes if…
- You have not made any recent power-ups.
- You are powering down, or have recently stopped powering down.
- You have bought votes from any vote buying or bid-bot services.
- You are delegating to any ‘investment services’ or bid-bots.
- You are not using your Steem Power to vote regularly.
If you are buying and selling STEEM/SBD to exchange for other people this will make it difficult for us to determine which are your personal transactions and therefore you are less likely to get any #club5050 votes.
PLEASE NOTE - Votes are definitely NOT guaranteed. Anyone complaining about not getting #club5050 votes in posts or comments will definitely not get votes. Likewise, anyone constantly tagging @steemcurator01 or @steemcurator02 in their posts or comments will not get votes.
Club5050 & the Communities of the Month Support Program
To help with this, Club5050 will now become a key part of the program.
We are looking for communities who are fully supporting Club5050 and encouraging their members to take part.
As a starting point we are looking for communities where all the community team (Admins, Mods etc) fully commit to Club5050.
Beyond that we will be looking for communities who are actively encouraging their members to take part in Club5050, particularly through preferential voting with their community account.
The more members that join Club5050, the more likely a community will be selected for the Communities of the Month Support Program.
Of course, Club5050 is only the starting point. We will be very happy to hear from any communities who want to take it to the next level and go for ‘Club75’ (with power-ups of at least 75% of earnings) or even ‘Club100’ where all earnings are powered up.
PLEASE NOTE - Club5050 (and Club75 and Club100) are not for community accounts - we expect them to be powering up most, or all, of their earnings anyway.
How To Apply
Applications are invited from Community Leaders (Admin / Owner / Founder) who would like their Communities to be considered for selection as a ‘Community of the Month’.
Please refer to the original post for full details but applications should cover as many of these elements as possible...
- Community Purpose
- Community Team
- Community Curation Account
- Plagiarism & Abuse
- Engagement & Commenting
- Plans & Updates
- Anything Else
Most importantly this time we want to hear about how your community is supporting Club5050...
- Have all your team members committed to Club5050?
- How are you encouraging members of your community to commit to Club5050?
- What success with promoting Club5050 has your community had so far?
Application posts can be in any language.
Applications should be made by 11.59pm UTC on Monday, October 25th.
All communities are welcome to apply - including those who have already been selected for previous months.
Please drop a link to your application post in the comments below and, most importantly, include the tag #communities-202111 (in the first five tags).
The communities selected as the ‘Communities of the Month’ for November will be announced before the end of October.
For more information about the Communities of the Month Support Program please read the previous posts, including…
For November we are not setting any specific numbers for how many communities will be selected for the Communities of the Month Support Program.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Steemit Team