Wide token distribution within the majority of crypto projects should be of high priority. However, when it comes to Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) based social media projects, this priority should have a flashing red light attached with a label stating "URGENT".
Without widespread distribution, power remains in the hands of a few, and the projected script is usually based on limited points of view.
Broader distribution = Greater Network Effect = Bigger Range of Content/Opinions/Information/Knowledge/Emotion/Life/Joy/etc.
We can't turn back time and redistribute the total POB token supply to the current active members, but we can present solutions that will assist with reward distribution to the valuable creators here on the platform.
Automation is a controversial subject here on Proof Of Brain, which is no surprise considering that the general opinion is: "you need to manually vote to show you're using your brain".
When it comes to broader distribution on such a large scale within the DPoS environment, the only way to ensure some success is for the larger stakeholders to actively spread their vote around to as many people as possible. This can become an issue when each individual stakeholder has to consider the following;
Time: How much time does an individual have to manually curate?
Responsibility: Are the votes going to content/accounts that deserve the rewards?
Integrity: Does the vote recipient have the platforms best interests in mind?
Curating on such a large scale to accommodate an ever-growing platform is an awful lot of work. Especially if you are looking to do an excellent job of it.
I propose an experiment/project that will initially run for the month of July that will hopefully help with reward distribution. It should also provide members of the community an opportunity to prove themselves as integral members of the platform.
POBleus: Cooperative Curation
The nucleus maintains the integrity of genes and controls the activities of the cell by regulating gene expression—the nucleus is, therefore, the control center of the cell.
Here is how POBleus would work:
Step 1: Curators will be selected based on their current and past actions here on the POB platform.
- Curators must have no auto votes (100% manual curation)
- Curators will be voted in by the community
- Curators can not sue me for emotional strain/stress (lol)
Step 2: @proofofbrainio will follow said curators curation trail at 10% with a 24-hour delay.
5 curators at 10% using their full vote weight per day would still give @proofofbrainio 50% of their vote weight to use on posts within the 24-hour window for increased rewards.
Step 3: @proofofbrainio will also delegate 'X' amount of POB to the curator (let's just say 2,500 POB for talking sake) to incentivise them to do a good job.
Accountability and Community
POBleus has a discord server open to the all, which is utilised by curators, members of the community, and larger stakeholders.
An account for @pobleus has also been created so that information can be provided on-chain, although the options within Discord for feedback and utility are unmatched.
Curators will vote on content and share the best finds within the #link-drop channel on the discord (possibly limited to 'X' amount per day). Only curators can share links.
Members of the community can react to the posts to show their support or disproval; large stakeholders can visit the channel, see the reactions, decide to vote or not.
Members of the community can share messages in the accountability channels to provide insights into the curators or authors actions (collective responsibility and transparency).
Transparency is a crucial factor in responsible curation and is a necessary building block for determining accountability.
Any concerns or issues can be discussed, and decisions about delegation and curation trail removal or upgrades can be made.
The above is a potential solution for responsible reward distribution, but it is not 100% in line with the Proof Of Brain ideals (although it is pretty close).
I'd recommend testing it out as an experiment for a month (possibly a one week trial for curators before the delegation is applied) to see if it helps at all.
This process could lead to classified curators for specific topics/tags or standalone curation efforts sponsored by other larger stakeholders.
Problems will arise, more solutions will be needed, and community support will be critical to its success. Please share any and all concerns below.