Thanks for the post about STEMGeeks.
I really think STEMGeeks has the strongest tokenomics out of all the tribes with only 7.52% inflation, massive burning (currently over 30% of weekly rewards), and only ~815K STEM tokens created yearly.
Compare these numbers to other tribes with 18-19% inflation and around ~2,000,000 tokens created yearly.
Next year the inflation will drop 0.8% reducing ongoing supply significantly.
When I set the tribe up, I wanted to prevent massive amounts of tokens being thrown everywhere. I also wanted to keep the community strongly moderated so tokens go to legitimate authors and not spammers and shoehorn posts.
I want to be clear about our moderation though, STEMGeeks is not a strict community, you don't have to be a journalist or academic professor to contribute, we welcome hobbyists and amateurs, we just want content on topic with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We are also a different community from STEMSocial and have different goals.
I recently wrote a post showing how well curators are doing on STEMGeeks, I knew it would be high but even I was blown away.
There is considering switching to linear curation which will reduce the high end but will likely bring the majority of the community up. I still feel with linear curation most people will be making more than Hive and most any other community due to the focused nature of the community.
I am also working on the second STEMGeeks Hackathon, the first one raised over $4,000 USD worth of Hive and I plan go bigger this time around. I also plan to expand the reach far outside of Hive.