<center> ![Curie - Discovering exceptional content.png](https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmVoin8DrtojP9BocyuNjMtetZRxCWsF4sUEQfk26E7WXr/Curie%20-%20Discovering%20exceptional%20content%20-%20wide.png) </center> <hr> * In the spirit of Curie's commitment to building community and fostering engagement on the Steem blockchain, we are pleased to present a weekly comment contest administered from the <a href="/@curie">@curie</a> blog. * For those new to Curie, please follow <a href="/@curie">@curie</a>, and join us on Discord: <a href="https://discord.gg/jQtWbfj" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">https://discord.gg/jQtWbfj</a> * Follow <a href="/@curie">@curie</a>'s votes to support the authors. Please consider following our trail and voting for curated authors. If you are a <a href="https://steemauto.com" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">SteemAuto</a> user, <a href="/@curie">@curie</a> is an available curation trail to follow.</p> <hr> <h1>Curie Comment Contest</h1><p></p> <p></p><h3>Earn Steem by leaving good comments on posts upvoted by <a href="/@curie">@curie</a>!*</h3> *Only posts which receive a <a href="/@curie">@curie</a> vote through Curie curator/reviewer operations are eligible for this comment contest. <b>PLEASE NOTE</b> the @curie account casts <i>many</i> upvotes which are <i>not</i> part of Curie curator/reviewer operations. See below for two methods to tell what posts have been upvoted by Curie through curator/reviewer operations:<p></p> <ul> <li>Visit <a href="https://www.becquerel.io" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">becquerel.io</a> to see a record of the most recent posts upvoted through Curie curator/reviewer operations and leave thoughtful comments on them for your chance to win!</li> <li><a href="/@curie">@curie</a> also leaves an automated comment on all posts upvoted through Curie curator/reviewer operations, so alternatively you can visit the <a href="https://steemit.com/@curie/comments">@curie blog comments</a> to find eligible upvoted posts to comment on.</li> </ul> <p></p><h3>How do I sign up?</h3> There is no need to sign up. Simply commenting on posting upvoted through Curie curator/reviewer operations makes you eligible for the Curie Comment Contest. <p></p> <p></p><h4>The contest week will run from Sunday 15:01 UTC through Sunday 15:00 UTC</h4><p></p> <p>Curie will use an algorithm that evaluates comments on both quantitative and qualitative metrics. This means that in addition to the <em>number</em> of Curie-upvoted posts that you comment on, the <em>quality</em> of your comments will also factor into the score. In addition we will look at other metrics designed to measure engagement with the authors that Curie upvotes. <hr> <div class="pull-left"> !(https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmegKve9BXmzTrBWad6G5xTWXAbLTdrJQ2SqHrKZHuDdJd/image.png) </div> <p><strong>THE EXACT ALGORITHM AND METRICS USED TO GENERATE THIS SCORE WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO HINDER ATTEMPTS TO GAME THE CONTEST</strong></p> That being said, one of the most important metrics is simply the number of Curie-upvoted posts commented on during the contest week. For reference, here are the top 20 commenters by # of posts commented on for this contest week (you can tell by comparing this list to the actual placements below that there are other factors that go in to the contest scoring). Continued interaction with Curie upvoted authors beyond the initial post commented on is another factor. So remember to follow the authors and comment on their new posting as well to score the maximum number of points! <hr> <p></p><h3>Win up to 15 Steem!</h3><br> Curie Comment Contest winners will be announced in a weekly post. In addition to the prize payout structure outlined below, the weekly champion will receive an honorary role for the week in the Curie Discord server of "Comment Champion". Bragging rights!<p></p> 1st place (Curie Comment Champion): 15 Steem 2nd place: 12 Steem 3rd place: 10 Steem 4th & 5th places: 8 Steem each 6th & 7th places: 5 Steem each 8th & 9th places: 3 Steem each Honorable Mentions (10th through 20th): 2 Steem each</p> <p>Total weekly prize pool: 91 Steem/ 20 payout positions</p> <p></p><h1>Spam Comments will NOT be rewarded</h1><br> The comment history of all winners will be manually reviewed for spam before any prizes are paid out. Short generic comments that could have been left without reading the post will not qualify for the Curie Comment Contest. Examples of spam comments include (but are not limited to): "Nice post"; "I like your post"; "Nice picture"; "Good song"; "Great story", etc.<p></p> <p><strong>EGREGIOUS SPAM COMMENTERS WILL BE REPORTED TO STEEMCLEANERS</strong></p> <p></p><h4>A few words of advice on leaving good, thoughtful comments</h4> - tell the post author <em>what</em> in specific you liked about the post, <em>why</em> you liked it and/or <em>how</em> it made you feel. If your comment is so generic that it could have been left without reading the post, it will not qualify for the Curie Comment Contest.<p></p> <h1>Weekly Winners!</h1> For comments left during the contest week of October 21st - October 28th, 2018. All prize payouts will be sent out shortly from the @curie account. <h4>Comment Champion - 15 Steem prize! AND STILL the defending champion for the 3rd week in a row! Congrats @delishtreats</h4> <h4>2nd place: 12 Steem - and for the second week in a row making it a very close competition at the top - @stef1! Congrats on commenting on over 100 posts that Curie upvoted last week!</h4> <h4>3rd place: 10 Steem - @janton moves up into the top 3! Congrats :)</h4> <h4>4th & 5th places: 8 Steem each</h4>@audreybits & @macoolette <h4>6th & 7th places: 5 Steem each</h4> @scrawly & @ronel <h4>8th & 9th places: 3 Steem each</h4> @oliviackl & @marblely <h4>Honorable Mentions (10th through 20th): 2 Steem each </h4>@veryspider, @martinmcfly, @wisejg, @fernando.lubezki, @steemflow, @niallon11, @organduo, @cheekah, @adamada, @jocqua, @themanwithnoname <p></p><h1>Let the wild rumpus begin!</h1><br> So what are you waiting for? Start reading those Curie-upvoted posts and leaving thoughtful comments already!