These are my random thoughts about smoke.io and the things that get posted on smoke.io
I love this platform, as many of you guys already know. But I do have to say I get frustrated sometimes with the some of the users on platform and the things that get posted on here. It really isn't what is being posted per say it is more of the fact that too many people are cross posting and are not creating exclusive content for smoke.io. I am happy to see so many people in the Cannabis Community on other sites that censor people finding their way here, but they too many are cross posting and are not creating any exclusive Smoke.io content. And they are hurting the value of smoke. I have said it before and I am sure I will say it again. Why would anyone come to smoke to read the content if they can find it else where? The only way we grow as a community is to make what we post here exclusive to smoke.io. The exception to that is video hosting as we don't have a way to embed video yet. But even then you can unlist the video and make it exclusive to Smoke.io where your regular subscribers of that network doesn't have access unless they are also on smoke, because they can only view it through the posted link or through the embedded video.
For many of us here (And it should be everyone's goal that is a user here) is to grow the platform and increase the value of the smoke token. The way we give it value is to make our content exclusive to smoke.io. Does that mean you can't occasionally cross post, no there are always exceptions to the rule, but when you have a video posted and you mention all these other social media sites but no mention of Smoke.io I have to wonder if you are just posting here to abuse the reward pool and do you really care about the long term growth? Cause when I see videos like that I just assume you are self-plagiarizing or you are pretending to be said person as a way to abuse the system. I also have an issue with contests where I have to go to other sites to follow in order to enter, as it takes people away from the site, and the longer people spend on site the more valuable smoke becomes. Which we all benefit from and if we all are making our content exclusive to smoke.io then we make it more valuable because people when then come here instead of other sites to get the information.
It is okay to disagree with me about this
Just so you all know, I don't mind people disagreeing with me, that is why I made the post, to maybe get other perspectives, but also to explain my own. I will not vote for content that I know is cross posted (not to say I haven't ever voted for cross posted stuff I have, then seen it posted elsewhere, I don't unvote it but I do make a note of what user it is). I will not support content like that because I think it devalues the site. I also will not support content that takes people off site. Seriously guys we want people to stay here when they are on here, not click out to go to IG, Twitter, Facebook or any other countless other sites where they might stay and not come back.
I do get disappointed
When I see cross posted content with high rewards. I wish that those with large accounts would think about how much of a value of a vote they give those who cross post. Personally I would like to see those post not be rewarded at all, but I know that some people feel it gives value where I think that cross posting devalues our site. But I can't do much about it, and I am not going to waste a flag on what would other wise be great content. But I am going to appeal to the content creators who are cross posting, to please stop and make your content exclusive to smoke.io. You can still post on other sites. I know I post on other sites and keep my content here exclusive. And if you are going to cross post do the right thing and disclose you are cross posting. That way you don't look like a complete content thief.
Till next time stoners
I didn't write this to offend anyone, just want to grow the platform I love with exclusive content. Don't forget it is 4:20 somewhere so puff puff pass
Cross-posting and promoting are two different things. Yes everyone should be dropping smoke.io links
There is a difference between promoting and cross posting