Steemit Inc Hiding Curation Rewards On Frontend.

in SteemLeo •  11 days ago 

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Today something has been changed on the Steemit Frontend.

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That's weird... wasn't like that yesterday.

Used to be the pending payout showed curation rewards separately.
The payout breakdown showed 3 numbers:

  • SBD generation
  • Author rewards
  • Curation rewards

Now it only shows SBD and SP.

If I'm being honest I think this is a good frontend change (much like adding the downvote button and removing flags). Little things like this are good changes for Steemit.

Why?

Well, Steemit Inc onboards the most noobs. New users need a simple user experience (UX). Anything that can simplify the complexity of the platform is good when referencing the main onboarding frontend platform.

Also, showing curation rewards gives a sense of value being siphoned away from content creators. New users will get annoyed or downright angry to see that half their value is getting kicked back to the users that upvoted them. They fail to realize that the reason they may have gotten those upvotes in the first place is due to the curation mechanic. Best to hide how it all goes down for users that don't know better.

I was very much against HF21, but guess what? It turned out way better than I thought it would. Even with 10% going to SPS and author/curator rewards being modified to 50/50, have I experienced a reduction in blogging rewards? Not really. It's much more about networking and staying active than it is about fretting over such trifles. In fact, at this point, one could easily make the argument HF21 will eventually increase the base value of Steem coins, meaning everybody wins in the long run.

They still managed to fuck it up.

You'll notice that the breakdown says 5.20 SBD is going to be created on a $10.40 payout. Really Steemit Inc? Is math really that hard? These numbers assume that curation doesn't exist and 50% of the payout is going to be in SBD. In reality, only 25% of the payout is in SBD.

Get your shit together and list the correct numbers.

Duh.

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Rewards values have always been wrong because they assume that 1 SBD = 1 USD, which is just fantasy.

I've been saying for at least a year now that it would be better for everyone if values weren't displayed until after a post has paid out and then only display what was actually paid in STEEM and SBD terms.

Really Steemit Inc? Is math really that hard?

Agreed.... LMAO!

Indeed, if the reason for this change is to improve UX, then wouldn't they realize people are going to be pissed when they're told the SBD payout is one number but then turns out to be half as much on payday? silly.

I know for a fact it upsets many new users, I am sure some never return because of that stupid factor. I'd personally rather see a smaller $ number on my post, over a bigger $ number that gets cut in half at payout, its almost like a kick in the nuts every payout. LoL.. And I have been here for over two years!

I like transparency. I think they should bring back the page views.

What i really wish they would have done is more accurately define the 2 penny mark.

1.9¢ no payout.
2.1¢ payout.

But you can't really see how close you are.

Weird. Maybe a temporary glitch but who knows.

  ·  11 days ago (edited)

I doubt it. This is exactly what it used to look like at some point... maybe before the last hard fork? Perhaps they're using some old code for some reason.

When it really comes down to it, the payout doesn't need to show curation rewards. Curators know exactly how this all works.

I think it will be fixed

"working as intended"
perhaps world of warcraft jokes are not appropriate in this context.

"I was very much against HF21, but guess what? It turned out way better than I thought it would. Even with 10% going to SPS and author/curator rewards being modified to 50/50, have I experienced a reduction in blogging rewards? Not really. It's much more about networking and staying active than it is about fretting over such trifles. In fact, at this point, one could easily make the argument HF21 will eventually increase the base value of Steem coins, meaning everybody wins in the long run."

This.

Thanks!