Mission Statement

2 years ago

While @mazinga team is tasked with development, we have been tasked to perform some forensics and to support weku-busters in their fight against spam and abuse.


Source: Feline hunter from the internet.

We don't want in anyway to repress the freedoms of the users, however we aim to raise awareness of what are behaviors that while cute, are in reality harmful to the platform and slow proper progress.

The vision our team wants to share is that we are in a content creation platform so the product we present to the outside world is: quality exchanges between human beings.

Regarding the flood of We are Weku comments:

Which we find is a great slogan because we all are weku indeed and the future of weku depends of us all, we want to explain that due to the nature of the blockchain everything put in it stays in it whether it is visible or not.

Imagine a container were you put and put and never ever anything gets out... Eventually something bad happens.


While these comments are a nice way to show support, they do not create engagement, there are limited possible replies to to this short phrase.

We understand many non english speaker users in their eagerness to be part of the wave they leave these build short words to be noticed.

However they repetitive nature compounds and makes the blockchain size grow which is harmful to the platform as it will become more and more expensive to run for the witnesses.

For us the best solution would be to help these non English speaking users to create strong communities in their language, or to help them learn speak English and share with the English content creators.


We have identified 1 user who is striving to induce the community to make meaningful comments. (with little success if we can say) and have identified a few others that consequently leave meaningful comments around.

We don't believe in the use of force (flags) we believe in education and support, most users do not know they are doing something bad or wrong, they just do it because they don't know better.

We have not deployed our full set of tools yet and are currently just exploring what is the current status.

We would like to promote a culture of real human engagement, not vote hunting.

And for this we need the participation of the whole community to embrace the path of excellency.

Not everyone is a blogger, but there is a space for everyone, not everyone will become a Weku Celebrity but everyone can try.



If we all together work to make the platform successful and avoid abusive, or harmful behavior we will be in a perfect little society where harmony and respect is key.

We know that it is possible if we all work together in the same direction.

Tag abuse and comment spamming are just the fruit of unawareness and for some populations lack of support.

The whales need to work with the communities so no one is left behind, to make sure that every language every culture has a place within Weku, and they have opportunities.

And it all starts with some order and some mutual respect, goes trough an organization process identification of honest hardworking users that have in mind the collective success over their own benefit, because their benefit comes from the collective success.

We have chosen to go this path instead of abusing our stake with flagging, but all whales have the responsibility to engage, educate and steer the direction and step up and help users correct to become better.


Source: cute kittens from the internet.

We just aim to help and educate.

Users should not rely on a bot made comment to become part our our multiple initiatives.

Our stake is a way to lease popularity and to become examples to follow, in general big stake holders that engage with the community do not need to leave a bot made comment to be noticed, the users see who made the big vote in their content which lets them know it is a whorth and it is something that is appreciated.

That is how we see the roles of the investors and stake holders.

Looking forward to meet you and have a face to face discussion. :-)

Best regards.
Linx.
(All seeing eye, because we are WEKU)


Ps: this post stating part of our vision and mission was made upon request and suggestion of @willymac in this comment thread

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I believe, as you say, that most non english speaking users, find it hard to either produce consistent materials for blogging or for posting their views on a blog thay they have viewed, thereby resorting to either the Weku slogan, or plagiarism in their post.

For the post bit, i think the ulogs by @surpassinggoogle is a great solution. People talking about their lives and perspectives can actually steer them away from plagiarism, plus that's what you usually do, let's say, if you had a WordPress blog. So encouraging that might be a great beginning.

For comments bit, a strong local community is a great idea. Makes them comfortable discussing and sharing ideas in their own language.

As a consumer, I enjoy reading blogs that are connected to people's lives, as it is interesting plus anything that is in the creative writing section like fiction or poetry, probably because that's my interest. Similarly, niches and support for them can help thrive a healthy active platform as there would be a varied content generation happening.

Weku should be known for the diversity in the contents being created so that everyone feels a part of it, specially the ones who are yet to sign up.

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We fully agree, we would like to see your comment turned into a post, it comes across like the right message

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This comes in right in time, as I just made a post as an entry for a contest regarding making Weku better and so yes this comment has indeed been made into a post :)

Best get on setting standards while the platform is still small. We have seen on other platforms as it grows, new users look to older users and their actions to navigate thru and we need to uphold high standards As it grows this will become harder and unmanageable in a hurry. I agree with not using heavy weight flags right away, rather educate the users first, I'm sure most are just looking for success that perhaps they couldn't find on other platforms with language barriers but yes, one should learn a line other than "we are weku" as cute as it may be. Maybe the team can come up with a list of proper etiquette for new users to reference when beginning their weku journey.

One thing I disagreed on one point n your previous post, I understand that community up-vote comment may seem obnoxious on the development side of things or seen a blockchain clutter, it is also a useful tool to advertise their curation projects to other and newer readers/writers that may write similar oriented content towards communities of like minded individuals or for a reader to know where they can find curation reports within those communities to get more of similar oriented content to read.

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Thanks for your comment, we think it is not a task for the team, it is a task for the users, everyone in the platform is a stake holder and everyone can help build the platform, the responsible big stakeholders should know how to encourage and reward those initiatives.

One thing I disagreed on one point n your previous post, I understand that community up-vote comment may seem obnoxious on the development side of things or seen a blockchain clutter, it is also a useful tool to advertise their curation projects to other and newer readers/writers that may write similar oriented content

Advertising is a business, it is not fair for the witnesses to have to pay more expensive servers because projects leave spam comments to promote themselves.

If a project is doing things right, people knows, and as we replied in a different post, some advertising is necessary, however 10 comments a day made by a bot each time it posts is spam.

Choose the better posts of the curation and leave the comment there... One does not advertise everywhere...

One advertises where it is effective.

Our business is content / Engagement and originality...

Something that none of those spam comments bring or encourage.

We are not dictators, we are advisers, everyone is free to use the technique they consider adequate, this is a stake based platform and users are the ones that decide the rules. However we will choose to support those who are like minded and share our vision.

We have the tools, the means and the know how to deploy self curating bots and leave 100 comments per day with our logo and a 10% vote... Do you think it will be right for us to do it ?

There is nothing more frustrating for authors and investors to see the comment section populated only by bots.

Especially lets use steemit PAL/MSP example, 2000 comments a month for 2000 votes worth 2 cents...

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Fair enough, I can't really argue any of those points,like I said, I lack the perspective on the development and what it's like for witnesses/costs associated.

Our stake is a way to lease popularity and to become examples to follow, in general big stake holders that engage with the community do not need to leave a bot made comment to be noticed, the users see who made the big vote in their content which lets them know it is a whorth and it is something that is appreciated.
ordinary lur words, I agree in every language and culture there is a mentor / pope who always supports behind him for progress and corrects every writing or mistake they make, because in my opinion many people who are gifted write but not many people know so that the voice they earn very little, and what I don't like the most, there are also many people who write in an ordinary manner but their voices are really great because of the abuse of voices in order to increase their voices

@linx Excellent reasoning that the team has and I think that the vast majority of people who are here want to weku to go very well, if so, we do better.
I congratulate the idea of supporting weku-busters in the arduous task of cleaning and eradicating bad habits in our beloved social network. Only then will we attract many investors and take the platform to deserved success.

That is what we should do to support each other and not encourage bad practices that do not favor the platform. I think weku has all the potential because everyone in the community strives to make Weku a healthy place. Let's keep our feet on the ground and educate the community that is what is needed.

I am very impressed with the work of the @mazinga team who have collaborated with @wekubusters to eradicate spam and crime in any form, I myself became a quarantine student for seven days by @wekubusters due to my carelessness in plagiarism content and enriching myself by using voice to my own comment, after I appealed to run a quarantine period for seven days I have never repeated it until now, even I am also very happy to be able to give a role to help @wekubusters at this time.

I suggest :

  • The @mazinga team can work easily to track crimes of different languages by giving mandates to representatives in each country

  • Every crime they report will be given a gift as a sign of gratitude for their cooperation

  • Ensure that representatives from each country have a good name record that has never been entered into the @wekubusters black box

this is only a very simple piece of advice that is generally in the mind of every developer, but I present this as a form of 100% support for the @mazinga team performance

By. @hamidi103

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We think there is too much effort and dedication to policing and blacklisting.

We believe more in that the users should exert controlling and advising and we can if needed reinforce their message and support them if needed.

If you appoint police officers you discharge the community of the responsibility and that has 2 different consequences:

Opens the door to police abuse of power while at the same time the normal users thing it is not their task/problem because for that there is the police.

Are you going to have a special Discord server or form for people to report abuse?

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No, there is already one project dedicated to that and they have their discord server.
You can report there, they have the means to deal with small abuse.

We work and live in the blockchain.

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Oki doki, thanks!

We are with you dear bro @linx