You can boost your account to have up to 50 Steem Power (in total).
How? If you are a hyperactive newbie in need, that shouldn’t be very hard to achieve.
If you want to find if you are eligible please read carefully the instructions below, any spam comments will be flagged.
Why am I doing this?
Last year, I did something similar: (i.e. Power Up for newbies ) to help minnows that were unable to transact in certain conditons due to a bug in the code.
The bug was fixed shortly after that, and now, more than a year later, the whole of the bandwidth system that was used pre-HF20 was replaced by a more advanced and sustainable Resource Credits system. The trouble is that it is not yet perfect and that may affect user experience in some isolated cases.
More Steem Power means a bigger impact while voting, but also more Resource Credits.
Resource Credits let you interact with the blockchain - posts, comments, votes, follows, resteems, transfers etc. The more Resource Credits you have, the more operations you can perform before your account “gets tired”. Resource Credits recharge over time.
With HF20, you can create an account on Steem that has no Steem Power at all.
Such account has a minimal amount of Resource Credits (as it would have 3 Steem Power(*)) that lets you do something instead of nothing, like Power Up some STEEM that you transferred to such account, but that’s not really enough for any social interaction by any reasonable standards.
Fortunately, if you sign up using the Steemit site, you receive an additional, temporary delegation of 15 Steem Power(*).
It should be more than enough for beginners. After all, it says that a fully recharged amount of RCs on such account is sufficient for 22 comments(*).
Is that enough? In many cases it is, you can upvote few posts and you make a comment or two a day without any problems.
But in some cases it can be a real stopper.
* current values, subject to change
Why not just give more Steem Power to everyone?
For many reasons.
Nobody has that much Steem Power.
If you wanted to give 50SP to every user, you could only help 200,000 of them.
By the end of this year, we will most likely have over 1,200,000 accounts.
The 1% rule.
In the Internet culture, the 1% rule is a rule of thumb holding that only 1% of the users of a website actively create new content, while the remaining 99% are only lurkers.
Greed. Easy onboarding plus free money equals abuse.
Free is never really free. We, the Steem community, will pay for that.
Alice and Bob joined Steem!
Imagine a Steem user named Bob. Bob joins the platform. Bob is an excited steemian. In the past few days, while waiting for account approval, he has been reading other people’s posts, preparing his own introduction. Now he gets his account, writes an #introduceyourself post, starts voting and commenting on the posts he has found and… suddenly he finds himself unable to even reply to comments under his own post. Of course, he can wait some time until his Resource Credits recharge, or buy some more STEEM and Power Up, but he’s not yet that familiar with the platform or comfortable enough to put his own money into it.
There’s also another user, let’s call her Alice. She has used the platform for some time - she logs on for an hour or two in the evening and is quite active, so she runs out of Resource Credits quite fast. However, she doesn’t have enough Steem Power (yet) to be more active.
If you are struggling with the same issues as Bob or Alice, if lack of Resource Credits stops you from engaging with the Steem community, here’s a temporary solution that you can use:
Proof of Engagement based Resource Credits boost: Power Up for hyperactive newbies.
Rules of engagement
- The ability to read and understand the rules.
- Original, high quality content.
- No outgoing transfers.
- No outgoing delegations.
- No connected vote-selling Dapps.
- No power down.
- No liquid STEEM or SBD (all turned into STEEM and Powered Up).
- All rewards already claimed.
- Less than 50 Steem Power (including current incoming delegations).
- No excessive self-upvotes (up to 10% is fine).
- No Spam (includes resteem spam, follow spam, tag misuse).
- Fair use.
When - and only when - you meet ALL(**) the requirements listed above, you are you can move on to the next step, which is the list of tasks to complete.
The last task (comment) needs to be completed by the end of October 2018 (UTC).
(**)There might be some small exceptions. See: @boyanpro comment.
Tasks to complete (a little bit of gamification)
- Go to Steem.Chat
Please note that chat accounts are separate from Steem accounts, but for the sake of simplicity, use same nickname as your account on Steem.
I’m there, as Gandalf
- Say “Hello” on #general channel (warning: no post promotion there)
- If you’ve already published your introduction post, share the link on the #introduceyourself channel.
- Take your time to read the introductions of other users.
- Join the #ProofOfEngagement channel.
- Tell us why you need a boost.
- Write a comment under this post (if you don’t have enough RC, let me know on the #ProofOfEngagement channel)
- The comment must start with the line: #ProofOfEngagement Power Up!
- It must be followed by links to three best Steem posts you have found on this day.
- Share link to your Steem account on your other social media channels (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
- Wait patiently
If your entry is accepted, your account will be boosted up to 50 Steem Power.
While you are waiting, make sure that those keywords are familiar to you:
SteemMonsters, Busy, Steempeak, DTube, SteemSTEM, Utopian
Q: How much time do I have to apply for the boost?
You can send your applications by the end of October 2018 (UTC)
Q: How long will I get to keep the delegation?
You will get your delegation for at least one week provided that you meet all the requirements. That’s enough time to engage with the community, and earn some author and curation rewards. Maybe longer. Depends on the quantity and quality of participants.
Q: Are the boosts limited to a specific number of users?
Q: Are there any better ideas to solve the problem?
Yes. Communities and separate (from Steem Power) Resource Credits delegations
Any final decisions to grant, refuse to grant, or withdraw delegations are made by me and only by me.