The post is about whether or not you will change your habits after HF21, the conversation was about the influence of HF21 on engagement, meaning comments on blog posts. And the influence will not be good.
However, today I came across what could be a major good news for those worrying about engagement levels after HF21.
How does a separate reward pool for comments sound? I mean separate from the regular pool, from which are paid out post authors and their curators.
I bet that does sound intriguing at least, maybe even an awesome idea to those who value engagement.
I haven't thought that would be an option until now, because comments and posts are treated the same way from the reward point of view on Steem.
But in Steem Engine tribes... that can be an entirely different story, going forward.
But... from now on, every tribe has two options:
1. to disable downvoting for your tribe
If it's activated, downvotes have no effect on the payouts in the respective tribe. By default, this option is not active, meaning downvotes count, as it is now in all tribes and on Steem.
2. to have a separate comment pool
If activated, comments (and replies) will have their own comment pool to draw from the rewards for the payout. Otherwise, and the default option, it is like it is now, both posts and comments draw from the main reward pool.
So, now the options are there. And both disabled by default to keep things as they are now. I wonder which tribe will make use of them and in which way.
That will be interesting! What percentage of the inflation will go to the main reward pool and what to the comment pool? What will be the split between authors and curators on each of these pools?
All of a sudden tribe owners have so many options!