A few days back I posted about the quality of posts on Smoke and at least one person set a new bar, @stoner with this excellent example. Yes, I know that it is a a reformulation of an old post and that not every post has to be of this length or quality but, it is a good example of many aspects that could be included. Thanks mate.
Now, what I was thinking is that for a little while I would try something else when it comes to my approach to voting on the platform and see how it goes. Instead of only voting mainly on posts, I am going to try rewarding the comments section more heavily of good posts to help those that post well build #engagement. In my experience, being able to reward comments is a good way to develop conversation and since I don't post much myself, I can try to help develop the accounts for others instead.
What this will hopefully encourage is not only better comments but, better posts that will get decent levels of conversation beyond, "nice nug" kind of stuff. For those who are looking to build a long-term presence on Smoke.io, you are currently in a privileged position as an early adopter and later on when more people come onto the platform, having good engagement, decent #reputation and some earned #stake behind you will dramatically affect your experience and influence on the system.
For those who are struggling with content, commenting well is a fantastic way to be a part of the #community and earn stake. Remember, this is a social network that benefits from networking which means, get out there and be part of the discussions and you will likely find that your own content will develop naturally by springboarding off others. In time, this will create a good depth of relationship and knowledge to build from and form various communities around.
Part of the reason I am doing this is because I don't find enough content I want to vote directly without it being the same people over and over and while that works well to some degree to build some with stake, I believe wider distribution of stake is also necessary. I will still be voting on posts of course but at a lower level so that I can add to the comments also.
Let's see how the experiment goes.
On a side note, can the text box have a click and drag expand added as writing in this space makes it difficult to get the overall feel of the post. =)