Progress is also pretty slow with this project.
How is the progress pretty slow on STEMGeeks? It seems to be working pretty well. What metric are you using to determine progress is slow?
Both projects focussing on the exact same niche. Both projects acting on same or similar tags. Why not join hands and work together? The network of the StemSocial team is large. The monetary system is setup by StemGeeks. I can't see why this shall not become one and the same service, and why the proposal (maybe with some adjustments) can't be funded? Or am I missing something here?
They may use some of the same tags, but they are very different projects. STEMSocial focuses on Journalist / professional quality content, and as far as I can see mostly science.
STEMGeeks is more amateur and hobbyist friendly and no particular focus on any of the STEM topics, although I am personally more Technology focused.