This post is a continuation of a previous one that I published in Spanish and in English where I gave my first impressions about the communities in Steem, more exactly, about their implementation in the Beta test platform of Stemit.
Returning to the previous two posts, I saw in the comments several questions and answers from several colleagues who gave me new information and I thought about creating a new publication that grouped them, in addition, I revised a little on the account of my favorite front-end @SteamPeak and I found something there too that I want to add.
What I knew when I wrote those posts.
I had heard about the testing of communities within the blog system for weeks, but it was a short time ago that I learned about its launch by a comment in which they asked @ crypto.piotr for a label that was first in its publication and that it was of the hive-xxxxxx format
Well, I found out that the communities in Beta were working and that the @project.hope had one, I went to visit it in the Project HOPE Community, After reviewing it a bit I decided to write a post on this subject.
In a way it is not very different from the SteemIt front-end, it retains the design and functions, the publication link that is to the right of the post list allows you to write by directly adding the community tag, the box on the same side Gives information about the purpose of the community, its members and the rewards waiting. On the left side there is a list of the communities in which we are registered, indicating the names that were given to them by their administrators.
I found the interface for publication the same as SteemIt, but since it is a Beta platform of that front-end it would be strange if it were otherwise.
What I learned from the comments
First I want to thank those who participated in the discussion, in truth that they have been the most active posts I've had since I remember, the list goes without separating those who participated in the publication in Spanish or English and for convenience I have ordered alphabetically:
Well, after this list of thanks, let's move on to a couple of things I could learn, the first thing is that we all agree that the communities are still in their Beta stage and modifications may be presented at the time of their full adoption by the platform. Another point is that, from the beginning, I thought that if the tribes already existed, I was curious, what difference would the communities have from the tribes?
The answer, as far as the differences between the tribes and the communities was not at all complicated, in fact it goes in two directions quite easy to understand, on the one hand the birth of the tribes is linked to the creation of their respective tokens and the creation of specialized front-end for each one, this allows the establishment of side chains to that of Steem, these tokens of the tribes are commercialized in the Steem Engine.
In the case of communities, the creation of particular tokens is not needed, they work directly on the main Steem chain and I have not seen until now that I have any specialized front-end in each of the existing communities.
Discussion was still open about the possible utility it would have for the community, both for content creators, developers, curators and content consumers. This is not a small thing, because the idea can determine success, but for the moment (and being a Beta) there are things that will have to be clarified as adjustments are made.
My Comment on the front-end
One point highlighted by some colleagues was that it was preferable to write the posts intended to be shared in the communities directly from the SteemIt Beta front end, as this avoided having to take care of the location of the label that identifies the community, which should being first among all labels or our post will not appear within it.
I had said that I have a preference to use the front-end of @SteemPeak, but that left me with the detail that although I can create templates for publication with the community label placed first so that I do not forget and also I can save the list of community publications by adding them as favorites in the list of Topics, because it still does not convince me, because the list of topics shows is the label with the format hive-xxxxxx, which is not very explanatory of what That is each one.
Well, these days I reviewed the publication The Always Up to Date Proposal to Support SteemPeak I found that The team after this front-end has time working on the idea of adding the functionality of communities, but after talking with Steemit INC they decided to wait for its start-up to pass the Beta test stage.
He was then waiting for what will happen and I will continue to observe and learn what I can.
Project #HOPE Website