We could not be prouder of our team. The speed at which moderation and reward distribution activities were resumed in Utopian, their involvement and passion about the project are truly inspiring and are undoubtedly our biggest strength.
Today we are happy to be sharing another set of updates our team was able to develop and deploy in record speed and efficiency.
New Utopian Bot
Thanks to @amosbastian our new Utopian bot is live and voting. It was developed fully with Python for maximum speed and scalability. It has some new cool features, while maintaining the best functionalities of the previous bot.
The new bot does not begin voting until its voting power is charged to 99.9% power, and casts a new vote every 5 minutes. This allows us to ensure the vote is fair for every contribution, without having to consume the power down to 80%.
The score assigned by a moderator remains the most important metric for the bot to decide the voting weight along with the age of the submission. The highest scored contributions will always be voted first as long as there is available VP.
The new bot is Open Source: https://github.com/utopian-io/utopian-bot
New Review System
This helper tool allows Moderators to properly and easily score contributions based on a very specific and well thought set of questions, defined and worded by some of the best professionals on this blockchain.
After receiving feedback from the community asking for transparency on the assigned score, we’ve launched the new https://review.utopian.io service.
It allows moderators access to a public page URL that contains in it all the questions and answers picked during the review, for the contributors to note to improve their future contributions.
The review tool is Open Source: https://github.com/utopian-io/review.utopian.io
New Tipping Bot
Meaningful and constructive comments are important to the Utopian community. We would like to recognize and incentivize the most valuable comments left by our Moderators, CMs and community members.
Thanks to amazing work of @ms10398 we now have https://tip.utopian.io.
Community Managers can use this tool to assign a significant 1% tip by the Utopian bot to exceptional comments left by Moderators and community members.
We hope this will incentivize the community to provide the best curated content that may be of value to others as well.
The Tip Bot is Open Source: https://github.com/utopian-io/tip.utopian.io
Translations are Coming BACK!
We have been working hard to come up with a new framework to resume the review and rewarding of translation contributions. We are working with a professional team of translators in creating a workflow and review system to make it possible for you to resume contributing in this category.
Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement in the coming weeks!
We believe our community deserves only the best of the best. For this reason we are trying to provide everyone with the best tools and materials to become better Open Source contributors.
Recently added to our team is an experienced social media manager and Open Source enthusiast, entrusted to provide our Discord community with valuable Open Source materials, Utopian freebies and open teaching sessions in our community chat server.
To ensure this account is directly associated with Utopian, we’ve decided to use the opportunity to adopt a mascot, and we’re reaching out to the community to help us design Utopy, the Utopian mascot.
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