POB Word of the Week : Ego #008

in Proof of Brain2 months ago


It's that time of the week again. The brains are in cooldown mode and are ready to whir back up for the upcoming week.

I've noticed a bunch of new faces appearing in POB and showing off their skills here in the Word of the Week. This has helped raise the #pob-wotw tag to #6 on the Proof Of Brain tag list! Nice.

As usual, there is more information to follow surrounding some changes this week, but for now, let us see who has taken the podium...



First Place: @corporateay (200 POB)

How I lost my Dad.

Second Place: @pialejoana (150 POB)

Equanimity and I, together. Danna puts us to the test. /Esp: La ecuanimidad y yo, juntas. Danna nos pone a prueba.

Third Place: @reverendrum (100 POB)

Equanimity (or the lack thereof)

Fourth Place: @paulo.sar (75 POB)

Equanimity? I want it!! - Equanimidade? Eu quero isso!!

Fifth Place: @alfarero (50 POB)

Saga Dawa, special day to practice equanimity


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Merit System Results



@scholaris started assisting me on Friday and will be continuing to grade the posts with me in the future. His assigned points are in blue.


Balance Adjustment


  • No updates this week, there will be a handful of changes next Sunday instead. We're working on developing some Grading Bases to provide some context behind the scores.


Feedback from anyone and everyone is always welcomed.


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Delegation Station


Each week winners will receive a POB delegation that will remain on their accounts (more or less) indefinitely.

Accounts that use the delegations in a productive way and assist with the growth of the platform will have the delegation converted into a solid POB stake (details still to be confirmed).

I'm still developing a system to monitor and assess how the delegation is used so I can know if and when they should be removed (abuse etc).


NameReasonAmountUntil
@corporateayEquanimity200INDEF
@pialejoanaEquanimity150INDEF
@reverendrumEquanimity100INDEF
@paulo.sarEquanimity75INDEF
@alfareroEquanimity50INDEF
@charcoalbuffetEngagement2501st July 2021
@hranhukEngagement2501st July 2021
@clicmasterEngagement2501st July 2021
@edystringzEngagement5001st July 2021


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We have a new word each week that members of the community can share their thoughts about in a post.

Any form of content is encouraged, whether short or long-form writing, poetic, artistic, music or voice, or any other method you can develop.

The guidelines for entry to the contest are as follows;

  1. The post must be made on the proofofbrain.io front-end
  2. The post must have the pob-wotw tag added to it
  3. Engagement is heavily encouraged
  4. Entries must be posted before 00:00 UTC on 06/06/21
  5. Posts must clearly demonstrate what the weekly word is
  6. Posts shared for the following week will be disqualified if published before winners are called for the current week


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The word for this week is Ego

The word for next week is Outrageous


The prizes are the following and will be given in delegation form;

1st place - 300 POB
2nd place - 200 POB
3rd place - 150 POB
4th place - 100 POB
5th place - 50 POB

Prizes may vary over time dependant on support and curation rewards. Entries and comments in pob-wotw will receive upvotes based on authenticity and sincerity.


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As I mentioned above, @scholaris has been assisting me with the grading and development of the Merit System. He's done a brilliant job so far during the short time he's been behind the wheel. Here are few things that sprung to mind that I'll share with everyone;

  1. He removed himself from the competition straight away before the topic was even brought up.

  2. He's added feedback to individual grades (we're working towards this kind of feedback being readily available to all, I may be able to make a public copy at the end of each week).

  3. He's started creating Grading Bases for each category so there is a better understanding of how we're allocating points (this will be shared with all participants).

I was always concerned about delegating out some responsibility with regards to the Merit System, but I'm very impressed with how @scholaris has taken it onboard. Please share any thoughts or concerns you may have below in the comments, or better yet, drop a thank you (not sure if this post would be here right now if I didn't get the help towards the end of the week).

I'm planning to send @scholaris 100-150 POB per week (dependant on input) for his efforts.


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A little line about myself; I've been away from home for almost a week, seeing a friend (the weather is absolutely glorious, loving life). I'll be back behind the wheel on Wednesday and back to my usual routine.

My previous post has had some fantastic responses and I apologise for not replying like I usually do. I will get round to this, just maybe not until later next week. Maybe it's worked out for the best, it's not an easy topic to digest and understand in one sitting.

Anyway, good luck to all with this week's word. I'll see you in the comments from Wednesday onwards.





Shout out to @amr008 who provides monthly POB data analysis, POB staking details, and not to forget, the incredible Engagement Project

Shout out to @interpretation who provides detailed statistical analysis on a wide range of POB activities (important account to follow in the POB community)

Shout out to @harpreetjanda who provides detailed statistics of the POB members every week


Ongoing POB Discussion Thread #001

Ongoing POB Discussion Thread #002


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Woot woot, so good to see you taking part in the contest @riverflows. I need to figure out how I can inspire another post from you about green fairies and absinthe!


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Wowwwwwww, I can’t believe my eye. I am so grateful @calumam and @scholaris .

I don’t even know how to put my words but I sincerely want to say thank you for this, I appreciate. I also appreciate everyone that has been participating here. God bless you all


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Congrat am happy for you 😃😃


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Your work was very moving. It made me remember to value the life I have with my family and to always be thankful for what I have.


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Congratulations man. Well deserved. Really touching story you shared with with things to learn from


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Lols said you're funny, I saw that you saw that. So I thought I'd stop by to see for myself....

Ill try a different one

Fuck, I've been rumbled. Alright, how much to keep this on the hush?

My content has been seriously dry as of late and I've been on a mini-vacation for a week or so to disconnect from this madhouse. To be frank, the seriousness will change as of next week, I've just got to do one more "important" post tomorrow.


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I'll take 'thanks for clearing that one up' for a thousand, please, Alex.

I just finished reading. I'm happy, getting on the podium again is an amazing point. ! Congratulations to all the participants. It's nice to see everyone participate in an activity. One-way work feelings ... Now, let's see what happens to the new word of the week. ! Greetings to all... 😃


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Congrats!!!


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Thank you! 😊


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Why didn't my name appear on the list? I participated in the contest.


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Dammit, I must have overlooked that, sorry @aiuna. Give me 20 minutes and I'll drop a reply below with your points.


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(I am quite annoyed I missed this. Your score puts you in the selection of people for the podium position. I've sent you over 30 POB as a consolation prize for my mistake)


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My apologies for the error @aiuna and @calumam. I must shoulder the blame for this one as I'm situating myself in the new role. I am committed to preventing this error again.

As I am in week 2 of my participation in the WOTW contest I'll be checking at least twice daily through Saturday. Additional tools I'm developing for the contest are database monitoring for posts with manual verifications. It will take a couple of days to make available.


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My apologies for the error @aiuna and @calumam. I must shoulder the blame for this one as I'm situating myself in the new role. I am committed to preventing this error again.

Everything is fine! I wish you success in the next contests! Mistakes happen sometimes and that's fine.


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Everything is fine! Thank you so much @calumam


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I apologize for the error


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Congrats, folks!

Let's go for another week.

Congratulations to all winner. If I'm to award based on the criteria i've seen on most posts on equanimity, I'll rather say all participants are winners because i read so many awesome contents of various authors here. Despite this, it's not possible to award everyone at same time because we're expected to have winners amongst us. Great initiative by @calumam, one just need to keep pushing to be better rather than being discouraged. Congratulations once more.


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Amazing, honestly it's great to see new names amongst the winners, brings a refreshing feeling. In the grading system, I got about 22 and to be sincere, I really have no concrete ideas as to how it works. But then its cool.
As for this week's words, looks good feels good and now im waiting to put them into good use. Cheers for the Well deatailed post of the winners. You're doing an amazing job.


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We're working on providing that understanding to the community. Moving forward, everyone participating in the contest will have a better understanding of how the participants get graded. The metric guidelines will be a living document that gets enhanced with community member input.


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I agree, the benefit of this contest is that the more people that join, the smarter we get, lol. Hope you're having a good week!

(apologies for the late response, just back and organised after my vacation)


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Haha vacations are allowed, to rest the body and mind, I guess you're back to business again. Welcome back.


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Oh yes, back in the saddle and feeling refreshed and ready to rock and roll!


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Congratulations to all the winners and boy does the competition get bigger and bigger every week. I lost count but it's at around 50 contestants already? It has come a long way in just 7 weeks.

Thank-you to scholaris for stepping up and helping with the grading too. Have read his writing for a while now and I know he takes it seriously.


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I appreciate your efforts in this, too. It's fun to have a topic to challenge me...even when I don't win, I win because the community around the wotw is increasing. I have been staking more only because of this contest...which was the point...to spread the wealth and raise the number of those staking pob...


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Thanks, bobthebuilder2. Lots of good competition and I think the visibility is the main prize for all the participants.

to spread the wealth and raise the number of those staking pob

Most participants seem to stake a good portion of their pob so it looks like it has helped create somewhat of a middle class to spread even more pob around. Will be needed as more folks join pob.

Wouldn't want them to feel discouraged if no one were to look at their content or if the votes they get don't count for anything.


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I lost count but it's at around 50 contestants already? It has come a long way in just 7 weeks.

Yup, lol. There has been exponential growth that's for sure. I'm super pleased with how many people have taken to the contest and have went from strength to strength with their style and content.

There are a few of us potentially grading now, I'll be sharing the info on Sunday. We're also setting up some automation too, fingers crossed we can manage 100+ posts a week without much-added stress.


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I am not at all comfortable or good at writing and grammar. I have always been great with numbers. I wanted to start challenging myself to get better at writing. The word of the week system that you have is helping me. The grading categories are providing input that I would have normally not received. Now I just need to understand the grading category terminology and what that means. LOL

I just read your entry for this week and I have seen a noticeable jump in quality since your first entry during the Bizarre week. That's really good to see, I'm glad that you're returning each week.

I'm hoping to get some more information about the grading terminology in the next couple of weeks so it's easier for contestants to understand where the pointed are coming from.


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Thanks for noticing. I have never been good with writing or organizing my thoughts. I am hoping this exercise will help me improve. I welcome any feedback that can be provided as I always want to get better and add value where I can. Thanks again.

Congrats to everyone who participate. Now, Ego word are great for make some content. I will think calmly about it and write soon.


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Did you miss my post last week @calumam?

https://www.proofofbrain.io/hive-150329/@mineopoly/the-surface-is-deceiving

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Anyway. I like these word of the week things. Ego is such a good topic to write about. After all I am full of it.


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Hey bud, I didn't miss it, I really enjoyed your post. The link to the sea turtles was awesome, something I'll link to Equanimity for the years to come.

(Sorry for the late reply, been on vacation and my comments have slipped big time)


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Thank you @calumam. I found my name on the list. I don't know why I missed it the first time. You deserve a vacation....
But...
I missed you :)


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Well, I'm back baby, and ready to kick some ass!


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The merit system is really amazing, it just feels good identifying how one is being graded and where the flaws are from ( if at all there's any)

So far, am loving my grades hehe, it all feels like am back in school :)

Congratulations to all Ye winners of this week, to others : better luck next week ;D


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It's always nice to see where my position lands in the running. Even without winning, I feel like I'm earning high marks...which basically means I'm readable... :)


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You're sharing some interesting content mate, it's always a pleasure to read.


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I wasn't going to put in for this week's word because I've been busy, but I found that I had time left, so I posted something today...Thanks for the uplift! ;)


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Superb, (i'm a bit late to the replying, had a hectic couple of weeks) maybe I need to create a side-persona for myself.


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Yeyeeyyyeee my score is way too up this week. I love this transparency around the scores. It helps you focus on your weak areas and improve upon them. I was kind of waiting for this scorecard like I used to wait for my report card during my childhood (LOL). And i'm like this challenge even more now since we have started getting scores. So even if you don't win, you get to see your marks.

P.S. I sound like a Nerd to myself :D


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Lol, love it. Making learning fun and getting rewarded while doing it, what's not to love about that?

P.S. I sound like a Nerd to myself :D

We all have a little bit of nerd within!


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I want to participate , please I believe is only one post per week and can we drop that anytime before the time you mention above ??
Thanks I will be waiting for your reply


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We look forward to your participation. The contest has become quite popular so if you're close to the deadline when you post, please tag me and calumam so we are alerted.


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Oh okay thanks I really appreciate ,,where is my pen

I missed some good words it seems, been a bit absence for a few days, but happy to get involved in this latest one. Congrats to all the winners xxx
Here's my entry for this week
https://www.proofofbrain.io/hive-150329/@trucklife-family/driven-by-ego


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Wonderful to see you back over here and taking part in the contest Aish. It's always a pleasure to experience your content.


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Oh wow thanks so much for the 3rd place Cal. I put a lot of work into my writing, straight from the heart. Glad other people are seeing that too.

Now to write about my inflated ego.


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Congratulations to all the winners, good [email protected]


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Can't find my name on the list of the people that participated though


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Thank you for mentioning this issue. Please contact calumam in the discord channel. I see your post created 05292021-7:22:33PM (assuming UTC). I'm recording entries into the contest at least twice daily now to avoid future issues.


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I like the concept of #pop-wotw I hope to find the time to participate :)
!invest_vote
!LUV


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Congratulations to all winners. Hope to be on the list soon🙂


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Good work! I did not know last weeks word but as someone who working in the music and the arts....ego is something we do know about!


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Congratulations to all the winners and every week we can people putting more effort and time to provide something good. I think I will join this week and hopefully I might do something good for myself.


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Great to see you dropping by this week and sharing your thoughts on the word @dwayne16.


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Oh another Buddhist Word - Nice!

'Personality' - 'Dull' score 1, that's a harsh way of putting it!


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It's slightly harsh, yes, lol. I think it's necessary, but I'm always open to suggestions (I've given a few "Dull" scores and felt bad about it for about 2 seconds, I've been called much worse lol).


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OMG am overjoyed seeing my brother @corporateay on top of the list, huh proud of u dear. More wins. Thanks to @calumam also.


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I finally post my entry! ;)


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Love this contest ,am in for it in the new week,


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Wow, thanks for the selection and for the delegation, I will use it wisely(I think). And congrats for the other people too!!


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Eoism is a good topic to talk about considering what's happening in this world. But, I learned about it in a positive way and I shared that in my entry !


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@solymi denkt du hast ein Vote durch @investinthefutur verdient!
@solymi thinks you have earned a vote of @investinthefutur !

Congratulations to all the winners. I read most of the posts and I must say it was a really good read.


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Congrats to last week's winners. I didnt do bad myself. For this week i want to try something different. Watch out! 🤭


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I'm keeping my eyes peeled! Your past few posts have been on point, I have a feeling that you're gonna be on the podium this week.


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I intended on making a video for this week's post but my health hasn't been so great. Maybe next week


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Hey everyone,
Though it was not a requirement for this contest, here is the link to my entry post:
https://peakd.com/hive-150329/@stortebeker/proof-of-brain-word-challenge-i-me-and-my-ego
Enjoy,


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Hello gentlemen @calumam and @scholaris, here's my entry for this week! https://www.proofofbrain.io/hive-150329/@ashleykalila/ego-the-symbiotic-relationship-i-didn-t-sign-up-for

This piece has been marinating in my mind for the past few days and I am so glad with the outcome! Was such a fun text to write. These words of the week are really stimulating my mind Cal. Making me reach further out of my own comfort zone. LOVE IT!


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Pls @calumam or @sholaris I would like to be participant in this #pob-wotw. Seeing the trend of the tag caught my eyes. I'm just coming across this post and getting to know about this contest. I don't know if it's still possible to join this week contest if not then I will wait for the upcoming week.


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They are many good writers here , it's nice competing .


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I'm positive I wrote on EGO - did I not follow the rules or something?