It is that time of the week to see how things have been going and things are improving. Last week was dismal to say the least regarding the Sportstalk Tribe growth and it looks like it was just a blip as we have grown by 17 new accounts this week. A total of 1040 is moving in the right direction and thinking honestly we should be aiming for 2000 as soon as possible. With everything that is happening on Hive I think we can get there far quicker than what we might think. We have nearly grown by 50% in size since @ocd came onboard which is scary considering it has not been that long. Where would we be right now as a tribe without them?
This week 20 posts were submitted through for curation even though we missed out on one day as the variety and quality just wasn't there. There were a couple of posts I had to let go as those users had just received an upvote and this is all about sharing not being dominated by an elite group giving everyone a chance.
Sports is one of the only tribes from what I can see where we have posts that have some decent material but are what I would call half done. Add your own thoughts around the story and finish it off as curating a post of 150 words is not happening when you compare what some users are offering. This makes no sense as why earn 10c when you could earn $10 for a little more effort. I do get frustrated when opening a post to see a 1 or 2 minute read as I just close it and move on.
In order to grow the tribe we do need more engagement and I read @uyobong asking for everyone to do 20 comments a day which I think is a good call. This is not hard and will not take too long to achieve as it is a small sacrifice in the bigger picture. I stole his idea using Alexa below as it is that important to highlight this.
We as a tribe need to be making more waves and the first target as to be in the top 500 000 which should be simple with a little team effort. I believe it is time for a push on upvoting comments and trying to build up an active community through engagement.
The average daily page views per user is 3.8 and only 4.6 minutes on the site which is not exactly brilliant. I know the front end is seriously off putting for new users who are looking to see what Sportstalk is about as we are swamped in actifit posts and is a serious problem. This out of anything is going to stop new users from outside joining whether you like it or not.
In my mind an actifit post should not be trending blocking the sports content that should rightfully be there and why the proposal for the 50 percent penalty tax is that important. Maybe the proposal could be just for the actifit posts first and we see how that works.
I just don't see any other way of fixing this as if we don't the trending page will always be broken. The community needs to decide on this and I don't believe many got involved in last weeks proposal as maybe they were just unaware. That proposal was to tax all posts submitted from other sites besides Sportstalksocial. Maybe that was too harsh and a compromise would be just to tax actifit posts so we can at least fix the trending page. Maybe a separate section for these posts so they aren't reflected on the feed as well would help but that maybe a step too far.
It would be great to hear everyone's thoughts on this and any concerns that need raising we raise now so as a community we can fix this. Any ideas would be welcome as I do think we need to try this voting thing again and start to improve what we have here right now. Other tribes don't have this problem and this is unique to the sports community. Checking it this evening it is surprisingly not a major issue, but it normally is.