Curation by Leo Finance just got a decentralized flavor

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It's no news for any Lion in the LeoVerse that Leo Finance has a centralized leadership spearheaded by @leofinance AKA @khaleelkazi and a big team of fullstack developers who are constantly releasing updates and improving leofinance.io and all the sibling projects in order to be on the bleeding edge of technology.

The Tech and the code speaks for themselves, the LeoVerse is right there near the top if not the top itself when it comes to projects built on top of the Hive Blockchain.

It is also no news that @leogrowth has been focusing on growing the social side of the LeoVerse. While LeoFinance and Khal work 20 hours a day to have the best tech for the Lion community, Leogrowth strives to spread these updates, grow the community and leverage our numbers while developing the community side of things. If the tech is astounding, people should hear about it, people should be aware this tech exists and the community should rally behind these initiatives and support the projects in order to grow and become stronger as a Lion community.

Decentralized curation

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Since last week, the Leo Ambassador team made up by @l337m45732, @whatsup, @niallon11, @bitcoinflood, @idiosyncratic1, @finguru, @uyobong, and yours truly, have been putting down some time daily striving to find the best content published on the leofinance.io frontend or that uses the leofinance tag.

The curation process is simple, and anyone who's been on Hive for a few years will recognize this process that has been used before by other curation guilds:

Each ambassador browses the leofinance.io created feed every day and finds three hidden gems and/or under rewarded content and drops these links under a curation channel in the Leo discord server and once the PDT day is done, the ambassadors anonymously pick ten posts in total that will get a vote from @leo.voter and the oracle accounts.

This process is as decentralized as possible because the Leo Finance team has no say on which posts get curated, it is up to and only to the ambassadors criteria to pick which posts should have a go at being curated by the centralized accounts controlled by @leofinance. At the same time, this process is unbiased because the links the ambassadors drop are seen by the other ambassadors as anonymous, hence making the curation process based only on the post quality and not based on who dropped the link.

This curation process is new and will get some improvements and tweaks along the way, but now that we have found a vibe, a rhythm and a routine that works for all of us, we figured it was time to announce this newly implemented curation system.

How to get your post picked for curation

Each ambassador has a different criteria and it is their own, neither @leogrowth, @leofinance nor even @khaleelkazi can get in the middle of their curation process (otherwise it would stop being decentralized, get it?), but from this past week of curation, we've found there are some common denominators for each of their criteria:

1. Posts that do their own research are the top picks - There are plenty of sources out there in the crypto world. A good post is educational for the audience, contains a lot of accurate information and is written with a good understanding of the topic.

2. Length is important - Short posts are hard to curate, not because they might not be good, but because an article that goes deep into any money-related topic is more useful for the Leo Finance audience and it shows a lot more effort than a short post.

3. Topics related to Community Pages - This one is easy, LeoFinance currently has 20+ community pages related to some of the main blockchains, projects and tools in the cryptoverse. Posts published on Leo Finance that talk about these topics have a big chance of getting picked for curation.

4. Interesting posts that break the mold - There's nothing interesting in talking for the 67th time about the technicalities and the economics of the ETH merge, but imagine if you talked about that same topic but explained for dummies? Now that's breaking the mold.

5. Quality, not quantity - I have seen that a big chunk of the posts that got picked by the ambassadors come from authors who focus on getting one good post out rather than three meh articles per day. Maybe that's just me, but getting High quality content out there even if it's just a few articles per week instead of writing several mid-tier quality posts is a good strategy.

These are just some tips for getting curated and the list comes from my own point of view of how curation is being handled currently by the ambassadors, it is by no means a checklist to get curated by @leo.voter and the oracle accounts, but it might help Lions get an overview of what is currently getting picked by the team.

Adding value to the Leo Ecosystem

As you may have noticed, most of the @leogrowth initiatives work in synergy: Lions create awesome content for the Community Pages and the created feed in order to make leofinance.io the go-to website for getting crypto, economics, finance and money-related content, the ambassadors curate the best posts out there and pick the very best for @thedailyleo, which is sent to a huge audience that might end up coming to leofinance.io to get their share of news and opinions on the trendiest topics, then threads and twitter sharing helps spreading the word about these articles, making more people turn their heads to leofinance.io... and so on.

It all starts with amazing content creation, and it is up to the community of Lions to create the best content out there and as of now, it is up to the ambassadors to find these amazing posts and reward them accordingly.

What are you waiting for?

Go create the best pieces for Leo Finance and our community pages, I'm sure your kickass posts will eventually be found by our ambassadors.



This post exists to inform the community about our curation process in pro of transparency. The liquid HBD from this post will be used to sponsor community driven contests, so spare a vote!

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It's amazing how LeoFinance is being improved in many ways than just one. Thank you for these information which will guide us in creating our posts within the community. Salute to you all who are working hard to make the den thriving and keep improving. Let's roar!

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That's the key for the success of every project, to strive to improve every side of the ecosystem and not just the tech part (the most important of course, but not the only one). Thank you for the kind words!

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LeoFinance is fortunate to have people like you who tirelessly work for the betterment of the social side of the community. Thank you :)

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Good job guys!

I believe some ambassadors already have this in their criteria but I would like to see proper use of tags being incentivized. I see a lot of posts that only have farming tags and while that is good to the user, it doesnt help us with visibility on search engines

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This is definitely something to take into account, thanks for the feedback!

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This is an exciting news to read.
It encourages me more to think of topics to write that is worthy of the LeoFinance community and the ambassadors.

I also can't wait to see and read interesting contents from the community.

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If you are looking for topics to write about, check out @leo.tasks, they give out topics to complete and you can get rewards in the process!

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I will definitely check it out.
Thanks a bunch! 😊

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Wonderful Idea😎. Gonna take this to heart

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Let's start creating amazing content!

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This is a good one, and I must say that you guys a putting much efforts to make leofinance the best. Kudos guys

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Just trying our best to improve the social side of Leo, thanks for the kind words friend.

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Yeah, you are welcome buddy..improving the social side of Leo is actually nice and quite good also

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Am loving this. Choosing where to write often depends on the chance of curation. This initiative is decentralization at its finest.
Kudos to you guys for doing this.

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And the best part is that people can write about so many topics related to money, finance and crypto! If you are looking for ideas for posts, check out @leo.tasks, they give some post tasks and the lions can complete them and generate some rewards in the process!

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The @leotasks are great and I am trying to think why I did not qualify the last time that I looked, it may well have been my LP was too low. I shall have another look at this, so thanks for the comment:)

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This is much anticipated. I've been wondering how the curation process was done all along. But now, with this, I'm sure I have satisfied my curiosity. I even had to stop blogging on Leofinance for sometime because it just became hard to guarantee the outcome in terms of curation.

While this may not change a lot of things in terms of curation, as the fact remains that there's a limited amount of curation that could be done daily. It just feels good that I know understand the whole process, and what needs to be done.

Transparency is simply the bedrock of decentralization and I must commend the Leofinance team for this.

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I really kind of love this because it will increase and make a post publish more meaningful when adding up more write up to it which is pretty nice. Quality surpass quantity and that is what really add value in making impact. Thanks for this initiative it is really awesome.

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Quality over quantity! Exactly!

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2 mo

So it doesn't have to be financiel content anymore?

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Lol, you had to ask, didn't ya?

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Well, it seems like everything goes in Leofinance these days.
So its a legit question :)

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As long as it's money-related, it belongs on Leo Finance!

It doesn't have to be finance or economics, just money-related.

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Long form posts on LeoFinance need to be tied to finance, money, or crypto in some way (no matter how staid, or eccentric).

Microblogging threads on LeoThreads, however, is virtually unrestricted (the usual legal disclaimers apply).

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It seems like it doesn't matter. Leofinance just votes on anything with 500 words +

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🦁🦁

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True centralization of the curation provides a provable fair spread of recognition on the content that is valuable to the users. The anonymity of the proposals ensures that and provides us a system where anyone can earn big based on the quality of the work.

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Exciting times ahead, constantly trying to improve the social side of Leo! Thanks for being part of this man, let's get to the moon together.

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Whatever is going to happen to our shitpost teams? guess man them have to move along to #LEOTHREADS then.

Speaking of leothreads, what are the plans for threads? getting any curating plans?

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There are several plans for threads, one of them is to improve the voting system so they get organic curation from the community, we will also be implementing some curation from the Leo Team pretty soon.

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Thanks for sharing the process that is followed for curation. A decentralized approach sounds good and these ambassadors and team is doing so much hardwork to add value and make the leofinance experience better. Kudos to everyone and thanks for what you do.

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This is great and the way to go... we're in a decentralized system and it's only fair to see Leofinance curation follow that trend...this gives room for more productivity and great contents...cheers 🥂❤️

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Little by little the leo ecosystem keeps improving on the social side, we are glad to see such a positive response from the community!

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Decentralization is the way to go. 💪👏👏👏

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That's the goal, little by little we are achieving it in an organic way!

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Each ambassador browses the leofinance.io created feed every day and finds three hidden gems and/or under rewarded content and drops these links under a curation channel in the Leo discord server and once the PDT day is done, the ambassadors anonymously pick ten posts in total that will get a vote from @leo.voter and the oracle accounts.

Sheesh! and me thinking here why the oracle accounts, the ambassadors and that other guy never see nor have ever seen my posts on the created feed of the leofinance.io frontend.

And now with this post, I come to realize that it is because I never wear a good/nice suit and I always walk around the blockchain naked. Hahahaha

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