A Complete Overhaul to Curation on LeoFinance | Be Active and Earn Big Upvotes (3.2M HP)

in LeoFinancelast year (edited)

Curation has long been a debate on the Hive blockchain. At the end of the day, you can never make everyone happy. Curation is a competition. When one person receives an upvote, it means that someone else was missed.

Curation in our community has been a debate over the years as well. We've tried so many different methods of curation. Opening it up to discord, allowing certain authorized curators to use the account and more.

Despite all of these efforts, we still hadn't found a method that worked well.

We want to ensure that curation is not centralized to just 1 or 2 or even 3-5 people. We want to ensure that new authors are getting love as well as the consistent, long-time authors.

This is all hard to accomplish. It's like having a goal that stretches you in 6 completely different directions.

Well, this has led us down a new path. One where there are literally 6 different ways you can get curated.

Over the past few days, we started implementing, testing and revamping these ideas. Some tweaks are on the way and I'm sure that we'll constantly seek to improve these methods. Perhaps even adding some or removing some.


but you should still read

  • Defeating randomness by adding very understandable rules to curation
  • The PURPOSE of @leo.voter, 3.2M HIVE POWER and curation in general
  • How we GROW LeoFinance's Community
  • 6 ways to get curated
  • Pride Rank and Pride Lists: being active in the community is how you get the most rewards
  • Threads & Twitter outreach to earn more rewards
  • Engagement-based curation (Top 30 Active Threaders, Top 20 Active Commenters, Top 10 Content Creators)
  • ... and more!

Defeating Randomness

It has never been so easy to get curated by LeoFinance. If you don't love the LeoVerse and aren't a hardcore Lion, it's never been harder.

ICYMI: @leo.voter pays 16% APY to anyone who delegates HIVE POWER to that account. It pays daily from the @leo.bounties account.

Last Monday, a major tokenomic shift occurred in the LeoVerse.

As of last Monday, delegators are now paid out from LEO that is bought from the market. Delegators are now paid their 16% APY in a sustainable enironment and we've actually started to see LEO outperform the rest of the crypto market. Slowly but surely.

A tokenomic change like this takes weeks or even months to settle in but we can already see some of the downstream impacts. 15,000 LEO is paid to delegators per day. The inflation rate on LEO is 5,000 LEO per day.

That means that 3x the amount of LEO inflation is bought each day to pay delegators. This does not include the new LeoAds smart contract or even the @leoburn or @null accounts which also earn a share of the daily LEO inflation from various token sinks and burn LEO.

The point of @leo.voter is not just to shill out LEO to a bunch of people who delegate HIVE POWER.

The PURPOSE of @leo.voter is to REWARD THE COMMUNITY. That was the vision from the beginning. @leo.voter has done nothing but continuously grow in terms of HIVE POWER it has delegated to it. Right now, it is sitting at 3.2 MILLION HP.

That is wild. That is a lot of power. It puts @leo.voter in the top 20 in terms of voting power on the Hive Blockchain.

With our constant aim to improve curation, we've been trying to figure out how exactly we can support our community. The PURPOSE - once again - of @leo.voter is to reward our community. It's to reward you.

But it's not just for people who aimlessly write a piece of content and hope to get voted.

The New Rules on the Block

Before, upvoting was quite random. We had a few curators who - at random points throughout the day - would simply scroll through the /created feed and look for new posts. They would upvote those posts subjectively. Their aim was to spread votes and reward new users as well as existing creators.

We've realized a lot of human flaw in this method. There is an unpredictability to receiving upvotes.

Now, we are adding some level of predictability. Upvotes are not free though.

Curation is meant to reward users both old and new. It's also meant to GROW OUR COMMUNITY. A big driving keyword of this article: PURPOSE.

The PURPOSE of @leo.voter curation is to grow LeoFinance. Our mission in 2023 is to reach 5,000 MAUs. We're currently at around 1,000 MAUs on https://leofinance.io.

Starting today, 95% of Our Curation Will Focus on:

  1. Stake Based
  2. Ambassador
  3. Outreach Based
  4. Engagement
  5. Leaderboard
  6. Community Drivers

All of these will also take into account the usage of LeoGlossary and SEO as a criteria for curation assessment.

Stake-based curation

Every day, three times a day, @leogrowth will post a Thread where anyone can submit a post for curation assessment by the team.

The amount of posts per month that a Lion can submit depends on their Pride Rank, so think twice before submitting a post, because submitting a post counts towards the monthly limit, regardless of the post receiving curation or not.

If the Lion has already surpassed their monthly limit, the submission will just simply be ignored.

Pride RankPosts per month
Newborn cubFour
Apex Lion*Ten

*These ranks can submit other Lion's posts, no limit on the amount!

The curation team will then assess the posts dropped in those Threads and vote accordingly based on the quality of the post.

Ambassador curation:

This is organic, 100% decentralized curation. Each LeoFinance ambassador will submit 1 post per day on a private curation channel on our discord server and the post will be assessed for curation based on the quality of the publication.

Our curators will put special emphasis in post length (at least 750 words), post quality, topic, LeoGlossary usage and SEO.

Outreach-based curation:

Anyone who posts long-form content on leofinance.io or using the #leofinance tag can do this.

Threads outreach:

  1. Compose a 5 piece Threadstorm talking about your post.
  2. Use the #outreach tag on the first thread.
  3. At the end of the threadstorm include a link to your post and tag #gosh to earn GOSH tokens
  4. Make sure to include a 1/🧵 so the audience knows it's a Threadstorm!

Twitter outreach:

  1. Compose a 3-tweet Thread on Twitter talking about your post.
  2. Use the hashtags #web3, #leofinance, #hive on the first Tweet.
  3. At the end of the Twitter Thread include a link to your post.
  4. Make sure to include a 1/🧵 so the audience knows it's a Twitter Thread!

The Leo Curation team will browse the tag #threadstorm on Threads and #leofinance on Twitter on a daily basis and curate the posts that are of the highest quality, use LeoGlossary, are SEO and have at least 750 words.

Engagement-based curation:

Curation is now gamified based on engagement.

We will run a report every Sunday night with the following data:

  • The Top 30 most active Lions on Threads that week
  • The Top 20 most active commenters in long form posts
  • The Top 10 content creators with the most engagement in their posts

These 60 Lions will become part of the Pride List for the next week. The curation team will keep a close eye to the content created by these Lions, and will curate accordingly based only on the quality of the post.

Basically, your engagement and activity of the previous week makes you eligible for curation during the next week. Be active and engage to earn your right to get curated... Easy!


You know Zealy?

Well. Zealy came to stay. LeoFinance will have daily and weekly tasks, as well as special tasks - no adventures - for those who want to keep the zealy fun around.

The top 20% of the Leaderboard at the end of the week, will become part of the Pride List for the next week, and the curation team will keep a close eye to the content created by these Lions, and will curate accordingly based only on the quality of the post.

Community Drivers

All the Lions who are currently supporting LPUD with at least 5k $LEO delegations or or support our Community Collabs initiative - delegating $LEO to Hive communities so they can curate their members' threads - will be part of the Pride List as long as they support LeoFinance's community driven initiatives.

We are confident that these improvements to the way LeoFinance curates content on the Hive Blockchain will increase engagement, enhance content discovery, and overall refines what gets rewarded by our curation team.

So now you know everything about Curation on LeoFinance 2.0!

Stay tuned for tweaks to this system but this is now in place. If you want to earn rewards, now is the best time ever on LeoFinance to do that. You need to be an active and engaged member of the LeoFinance Community to get on the Pride List and get earning!

About LeoFinance

LeoFinance is a blockchain-based Web3 community that builds innovative applications on the Hive, BSC, ETH and Polygon blockchains. Our flagship application: LeoFinance.io allows users and creators to engage & share micro and long-form content on the blockchain while earning cryptocurrency rewards.

Our mission is to democratize financial knowledge and access with Web3.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinanceLeo
Discord: https://discord.gg/E4jePHe
Whitepaper: https://whitepaper.leofinance.io

Our Hive Applications

Join Web3: https://leofinance.io/
Microblog on Hive: https://leofinance.io/threads
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LeoMobile (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.leofi.mobile
Delegate HIVE POWER: Earn 16% APR, Paid Daily. Currently @ 2.8M HP
Hivestats: https://hivestats.io
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Earn 50%+ APR on HIVE/HBD: https://cubdefi.com/farms

Web3 & DeFi

Web3 is about more than social media. It encompasses a personal revolution in financial awareness and data ownership. We've merged the two with our Social Apps and our DeFi Apps:

CubFinance (BSC): https://cubdefi.com
PolyCUB (Polygon): https://polycub.com
Multi-Token Bridge (Bridge HIVE, HBD, LEO): https://wleo.io

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We've been waiting for this revamp, this new curation system on Leo is definitely going to change a lot on how interactions and engagement happen in our platform 😎

I 100% agree, it will forever change the way everything works on LeoFinance

Time to focus on the PURPOSE of @leo.voter in the first place

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I hope you also voted for my Content. Thank you!

@bpcvoter3, sorry! You need more to stake more $PIZZA to use this command.

The minimum requirement is 20.0 PIZZA staked.

More $PIZZA is available from Hive-Engine or Tribaldex

Vote for vote sir?

1 Vote 4 U

2 Vote 3 Me

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As we all should. It even all rhymes! Truly magical.

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There is a lot of talking point here but first I want to say this is a really bold step. Many may not like it but this is the sort of revamp the entire hive ecosystem needs. I am curious to see how this pans out in the coming weeks. Cheers!

Revamping is something that would help new and old Leos, but with the Adoption Campaign going on, the newbies get a taste of the true value of this community. Let's gooo!

I love that! Yes! Bring them into the fold and ensure that they’re thriving!

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I'm an options trader. One of a few that post my trades at I make them (same day and usually within minutes of the transaction).

I used to post my trades on FB/TW during the day.
Now, I want to switch to using LEOFinance/PeakD for that.

See my trades for today. Looking to grow my content and followers on LeoF.

Awesome, because in the Internet World it is all about traffic and eyes on the site and it has nothing to do with Quality. Active and welcoming are the tricks of the trade.

Sounds like some good changes towards improving curation, this should bring a lot of value to the ecosystem and more fairly reward those putting in some extra effort from many different angles.

Thanks for the info, they'll be used wisely.

This is definitely awesome, this will Indeed help to improve curation in the community and on the other part, also put an end to complain too when it comes to curating

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Positive changes and quite a bit of complexity to the mechanics put in place. With expansion I guess responsibility comes into place and the new system surely transposes that. This is the way!

I love this new system it going to boost engagement in the community and I hope everyone will come out with there best effort in writing quality and also engage with others.

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Active development will most certainly pay off.

Seems the Leo project is even giving a big boost to the entire #hive ecosystem.

With the massive fallout in centralised projects, #leo and hive seem well placed to gain serious traction.
#HBD may well become the golden stablecoin of the metaverse.

Lets keep plugging away

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This is great, to have a more clear idea of what can be a vote-worthy post. And it's motivating because randomness can lead to voting for a barely decent post and nothing for a well-crafted one, and there are still many ways to help yourself be more visible. I like this new system. I love keeping Zealy around. The XP points motivate me a lot haha.

This is huge! The biggest curation project on Hive that uses a fully transparent system for its curation—I hope this inspires some of the other big ones to consider similar moves.

As for what kind of long-form content LF wants, are you looking to broaden the scope or is it still needing to touch finance in a meaningful way? Obviously incorporating LeoGlossary well will force a certain financial-slant to things, but how narrow is the theme meant to be?

The great part about the Zealy campaign is that it is slowly showing people that content topics on Leo Finance can be broad, the Finance Bro Adventure covers ~10 topics with at least 80 subtopics that people can write about.

Granted, it is all money-related, but not necessarilly Finance - ie, budgeting, business cases, politics, world, first hand experiences etc.

Now that everyone is learning how to use Leo Glossary and do SEO articles, Leo Finance is going to climb the authority and ranking systems and who knows, perhaps we start getting organic clicks from random people searching for how to budget for a 3 week travel to Fiji.

It's good to understand the vision. I think I could carve out a niche around gamification or creator economies... 🤔 The Zealy quests are definitely a nice window into it all.

Wow, I am truly blown away by this post. This new curation mechanism came to heal a big pain that had already been complained about in the community and the solution came through the experiences you got from testing with Zealy and other campaigns.

I loved the way everything was planned, it's a very dynamic, fair way and with many incentives for engagement and interaction that can be rewarded with good curation (3.2M HIVE!) Congratulations @Leofinance!

I remember reading in one of Zealy's missions about being an Ambassador but I can't find the mission anymore, would someone be able to copy the text here for me? thanks!

Check out my 4th latest post, I copied all the info for adventures, it's the mini bosses one.

Glad you guys liked the changes, they will definitely improve how curation works on Leo!

This redesign in content curation is an amazing model! In my community I saw many complaining about LEO for curation failures. Following this revolution!

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All of this is incredible! This curatorial reformulation will fix the flaws that were there

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Have a good day🙋🙋

Now this is serious business.
With this revamp I envision the growth of a healthy community. Interaction and engagement will be enhanced.
This is sort of rules and regulations.
Good one.

Good job🙋🙋

Everything is still confusing to me, but I'll find time to read it over again and again till I understand.

This is absolute fire

This really is a change that will bring so much new value to Leofinance because it will incentivise participation and interaction and reward those who engage on several fronts.
Great Job!

This also goes to foster wider adoption. People know they could stand a chance to been curated based on their effort is a game changer.


Some very good and powerful changes. There's for sure a lot of manual aspects of this but that's what's going to keep curation from one of the most powerful Hive/LEO accounts top quality and I believe the most fair. Reward those who help LEO grow in many aspects. Even better this applies to NEW and old timers so no saying I'm too new to get things done. It takes work, commitment and time but it's more possible than ever. 🦁

Changes that will undoubtedly make a difference in the way quality content is curated. These are smart decisions that will surely start to be noticed in the performance of these strategies.

Many users will feel encouraged, which translates into their participation and therefore the adoption of LeoFinance will be to a greater extent, a great achievement.

Congratulations and continue to rediscover our potential as a community! 😁

Definitive changes... it will surely affect engagement!
It is good!!! Let's see how it looks in the next few weeks!

The biggest turn-off for most people who tried Leo Finance in the past was it was nigh on impossible to get curated. It seemed to be the same users over and over.

This is transparent and rewarding users who actually are making an effort!

Fantastic news and well done to all involved!

Now this is a huge update!!!

This update will really beef up engagement on threads, and engagement on posts. Everyone would keep the firing burning to be at the top of the league 👌

Implementing the zealy race even after the Adoption Campaign is a great move. The true Leofans will remain and fight it out till the end 😅😅😅

I give kudos to the curators. They are doing greatly. I love the fact that what is considered is not familiarity of the author but the quality of the content. With this, #hive continues to thrive and the community continues to thrive too. Kudos curators. More strength

I'm seeing this revamp with great optimism, I'm sure it will optimize curation! And... wow! That amount of HP is insane!!!!

Estos cambios en el sistema de curación va a seguir impulsando a la comunidad. Los veo muy positivo y alentador

This will bring a great growth to the community, because everyone will be striving to engagement more.

And about making Post, it will make people to create quality posts, this I great idea and I believe that lions are capable of taking leofinance to the apex. The more we go, the more it get better.

This I believe is going to do so much for people not just using LeoFinance. But the who Hive ecosystem.

Awesome fracking sauce 😎

Wow, there's a lot of changes. I hope it can help to maintain the project in a good way.

Revamping 🙌👌👌
This is a wonderful initiative from the community whose aim is to support all good content creators. These are easy rules to abide with. I see this as a way to make members become more creative in bringing the best. Great job, Leofinance 🙌🙌🙌

At first, I assumed it only got difficult, but after reading to the end, I am happy about the revamping.
Great work lEOfinance, things are getting more interesting here.
I like the inclusivity too.

While reading through the threadstorm on Twitter, I was just so impressive with it and I did not even know it was already on hive.

Like I've said on Twitter, this is a fabulous idea and I think it would work really well but of course there is always room for necessary adjustments. I love the fact that the leofinance community keeps giving people the opportunity to work as they should on the hive blockchain and also get some rewards while doing so.

I've always love reading from different authors and I think if there is one thing I'm good at, it would be leaving a comment, a good one, although this sometimes depends on how engaging a content is. So if there would be any place I might benefit, it would have been in the aspect of engagement 😌.

It's a shame that I might be missing out on some of these beautiful opportunities but that's not so bad because I know there are more to come in the near future. My activities on the hive blockchain has reduced and that's due to a school program I'm running now but I'd surely be up and running when I finally get the best out of what I'm doing now.

I want to specially appreciate everyone that has contributed to suggesting all of these interesting ideas, they are fantabulous, hehe. I'm a really big fan of the community even though I might be the least contributor at the moment. Thanks for the campaign ongoing, I get to contribute a little every now and then, great! 😃

Me parece una manera muy buena de poder mantener bien activa la participación de los usuarios aún después de acabada la carrera actual. Hay varias formas de formar parte de la Pride List y obtener además el voto poderoso de Leo!

I think it's a great way to keep user participation active even after the current race is over. There are several ways to be part of the Pride List and also get Leo's powerful vote!

There is a lot going on here. I need to sit down and read it through slowly. Indeed, it’s a huge change and a big motivation for people to post more and engage. Since Leothread came out, I have seen the possibilities even for non-financial writers like myself. I’m going to read the LeoGlossary in order to learn the game and find ways to make it possible for me. No doubt that the whole community of Hive will follow this path soon enough.

I think my first comment didn't go through so I would try again just in case.

Great and welcome changes, team! I think this is an important step for us to completely change and evolve as a community. I just have a couple of points that you may have already considered but I would like to raise anyway.

Word count

I know that many people like to write their posts in 2 or sometimes even more languages and, because the same amount of text is replicated twice or more times on the same post, it's fairly easy in those cases to reach the minimum threshold of 750 words with a short text of 400 words or less. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that people do it intentionally to inflate their word count but it's something that happens and could skew the metrics for the new curation criteria. I don't know if there is an easy solution to this but I hope so :)


A lot of people use all 10 tags supported by most frontends exclusively to farm tokens. That adds literally no value in terms of content discovery and the promotion of Hive outside its walls. I understand the importance of community and tribe tags, but do we really need to have 10 of them in a post? I think it would be nice to have a minimum of 3, or even 5 tags to actually describe what the post is about.

With that being said, I would like to reiterate that I'm really happy about these changes so good job everyone!

Thank you for this. A change that is truly needed and hopefully will encourage us to grow along with others in the community through our interactions and to become more involved too. Great one, LEO team!

This looks well thought out and planned. It’s a great initiative an I hope it works fine. Leo finance revamped. I’ve seen a lot of people complain about how Leo voter distributed rewards and I hope this puts everyone at ease.

It seems to me a good way to reward new users as well as those who have always supported the community. successes

Starting today, 95% of Our Curation Will Focus on:
Stake Based
Outreach Based
Community Drivers

We want to ensure that curation is not centralized to just 1 or 2 or even 3-5 people. We want to ensure that new authors are getting love as well as the consistent, long-time authors.

This is awesome. There's a lot of focus to those that really engage and spend time in the community. It's awesome because it gives new people that join the community like me a fair chance in getting supported by the community. Thank you so much for the update!

Just my two key takeaways from my first reading:

A tokenomic change like this takes weeks or even months to settle in but we can already see some of the downstream impacts.

Our mission in 2023 is to reach 5,000 MAUs.

Too much content to digest in one sitting. I need to find time to review this. Grateful for making curation more predictable.

Like this is so overwhelming, this updates keeps increasing ones interest to do more and keep doing more, a lots of energy put in place to achieve great success, 💪 well-done.

Impressive. These changes have been begging to happen. I am super glad they happened. All those random votes that cause lots of murmuring will be a thing of the past, and being active in the community will be the main curation criteria.

I guess I'm a newbie too because I'm trying so hard to understand all written above 😂. But I guess with time it will sink in.

It's a new system that would help and I appreciate the ideas behind it.

This is a nic update and I am sure it will bring more value to the leo ecosystem.

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