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RE: Name YOUR tribe...

in #palnet2 years ago

nice one @stemgeeks, @nostem4u - So I express an interest in learning more about this topic and you downvote me? I could think of a few one-liners to offer you right now... but you know what - I am bigger than that!

Smiles and waves...

 2 years ago 

Your post has nothing to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. If it did you would appreciate I downvoted this post so STEM rewards can go to people who are writing about those topics.

No Steem rewards were taken by the flag.

I was not looking for rewards by making use of the tags - I was looking for INPUT and feedback from people who have been a part of these "tribes" for some time or who have more information and opinion - and the tag would obviously make this post seen to them! Seriously, I cannot BELIEVE that the content of the post didn't make it self-explanatory as to the use of the tag!

  • A little advice: When someone expresses an interest to learn, shutting them down on step one is not normally the wisest move!

As for the rewards taken - this is of no consequence... I earn practically nothing on anything I post anyway, but the principle behind the downvote is my point... it really leaves a sour taste in my mouth now, which was really unnecessary! (in my opinion)

 2 years ago 

A niche open to everything isn’t a niche any more.

I value my tribe members ability to earn good rewards for posting about STEM in a STEM community so I did what must be done.

Don’t take it as an insult, it has nothing to do with you. If you were creating content in the community you would appreciate that I care so much about my users.

To be frank, a more useful reply in the first place (downvote inclusive or not) would have been one that actually answered the request in my post - because only through this somewhat "negative banter" have I, (and no doubt more than a few others who read this) discovered what STEM even stands for...

People want information - that is what I was after, for me and for them!

So I suppose, I will say thank you but perhaps next time you could just engage in a positive manner initially... because a downvote doesnt exactly scream "hey, let me help inform you guys!"

If I look at the STEM tag I am interested in STEM. Surely you could try to understand that.

Filtering through a bunch of "seeking" info posts can be done on nearly any tag. The tribes have different standards and that is what makes them valuable.

Figure out what tribes fit your interests. :)

If you don't care for the moderation of a certain tribe just don't use it.

I was not looking at any specific tag - I simply went to the tribes tab on steempeak so I could make use of them on this specific occasion - to get users feedback and opinion.

Figure out what tribes fit your interests. :)

That is precisely what I am attempting to do, and yes I can absolutely respect @themarkymark having a tight stance on the distribution of reward for that tag, however, I do think that someone of his caliber should have stepped into the comments to counter the "necessary" downvote with something useful and informative to say about the tribe he feels so strongly about - but he didn't.

I may be "small fry" to many here, but I have worked exceptionally hard within the Steem community for the past two years building not a "tribe" but the Power House Creatives community and we too are VERY strict with what is accepted and what is yes, I have respect and understanding for that - but I also know that there is a positive and a negative manner in which to handle things...

Despite some PHC members creative talents, we have over time received questions and queries which were seemingly "plain sight" (to some) - but the important thing to remember when you sit in a position of stature, is that what is self-explanatory to you, is not necessarily self-explanatory to the next person...

I put out a post which CLEARLY requested more info on the matter - an informative response (much like some of the others already there) would have been great - even if it WAS accompanied with a downvote...

I think (simply my opinion) that if you are going to respond to all "users in error" or "seekers" in this way, it is not going to deliver a very positive front. Yes, it will come, and there will be more and more of it happening as the weeks turn into months - and this should be managed efficiently and tactfully! Perhaps a generic message explaining the use and purpose of each specific tag to the user... to avoid it happening again...

My point in summation, is that this was a very CLEAR post of ENQUIRY. People enquire when they want information and people want information when they don't have any.... an immediate slap with a downvote is not the way to go - effective communication is!

Hi Jaynie , to sort of contribute to what Themarkymark and whatsup has said, I don't think there was anything nefarious on your part, nor Marky's. Tribes are just a bit more sensitive because of tag abuse ( aka spam abuse ). I know because I run the Token Town discord and we get plenty of peeps wondering what to use. A downvote is how the tribes are dealing with things and I understand it can come across as sort of "rude" ,but it is the only mechanism right now.

I agree and disagree with you. I understand the frustrations of spammers but a downvote alone is NOT the only way to handle the situation, especially not in a "blanket manner" - Like I said, a little communication (even generic) added to the downvote - especially on a post like this which was clearly inquiring... would have gone a long way to counter the "rudeness" and resulting offense. Professional communication is far too underrated these days. It sets a standard, shows people that you ARE actually interested in what they have to say/ask and it can assist in avoiding MANY negative assumptions and conclusions.