In my humble opinion here on steem good content still does not get the reward and attention it should get and therefor is also not visible and easily accessible.
As my personal focus is on global warming/climate change and renewable energies I want to devote most of my engagement here on steem to this cause.
There are already some curation efforts that could upvote or actually are upvoting sometimes such content, however they are mainly focused towards a natural, off-grid or eco-style of living.
The focus of this service shall be purely about news, information, discussions, projects and solutions in the field of fighting global warming and supporting the roll-out of renewable energies.
In this perspective global warming is set as fact as seen by the overwhelming scientific consensus and e.g. NASA.
I know this is a hot discussed topic - especially by skeptics of the mainstream media that tend to be over proportionally represented on decentralized blogs as the likes of steem, but there are enough groups here on steem emphasizing this "alternative climate facts" so this curation service will be concentrating on upvoting anything that fits into the guardrails of the scientific consensus about man made global warming.
I am willing to kick-start this booster with a delegation of at least 25,000 steempower and am fine to do all the work for the time being. I would however be happy to get some help either by the delegation of some steempower, by active searching, proposing and commenting or even to hand over the voting keys to a dedicated team.
So I am very happy to get your ideas and feedback.
Which one do you prefer? Or do you have an alternative idea?
2.) Voting behavior
I believe 100% votes make the most sense as they yield the biggest impact vs. many votes with 10% or 20% voting power. So while it might be sometimes a bit like a lottery.. some posts get a 100% reward, others non at all I still believe knowing that you have a chance to get a big reward is better than knowing you get a little reward for sure.
I plan to do a post each day promoting the posts that have been voted for. In the comments section everyone can post new ideas to upvote, if it is his/her own post or the post of another steemian doesn't matter.
Some initiatives like @treeplanter or @cleanplanet could get frequent "backstop" votes on their accounts...
.. as some of the posts in the @ecotrain tag will definitely fit...
3.) Use of resource credits
The resource credits will easily be enough to create a new steem account each single day. So we will also help to onboard new environmental focused people onto steem to kick start content creation, consumption and curation.
Maybe a little SP delegation for the first months would also make sense --> maybe out of a pool from the curation rewards gained for the voting.
4.) SP votingpower threshold for the start
Should there be a minimum amount of SP to start at all?
I am willing to give it a try already with the 25,000 steem delegation.
25,000 steem would lead to a 100% voting power of around 0.50 USD.
I believe up from 1.00 USD or 2.00 USD it would really make a difference both for minnows and and elite bloggers.
Minnows could already gain 3 to 6 steempower with one single vote, elite bloggers will at least see some appreciation for their hard work.
5.) Your feedback and contribution
Please give me your feedback:
what is your point of view?
would you be happy to contribute time, effort, work or steem delegation?
I want to start this as soon as possible but also want to get your precious feedback before.. so time wise end of May / middle of June would be a good start date...