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"Oh No! Steem-Related Articles On Trending?!" by hitmeasap

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"Oh No! Steem-Related Articles On Trending?!"
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The current [trending pages](https://steemit.com/trending/) seems to be a rather hot subject for anyone who's eager to complain about the type of content that is being rewarded since HF21. *Less author rewards* and the *trending pages*, both seems to be in the crosshairs of complaints. I can understand that authors who've been negatively affected by the recent reward changes complain, are angry or frustrated. Perhaps even scared... But I seem to miss the "danger" with the trending pages. I don't fully understand why it would be so bad to have Steem-related content on the trending pages. 

- Especially this early after the recent HardForks.

On the other hand, the trending pages seems to have been in the "hot zone" forever. People complained before HF21 too, but it was complaints about the bid-bot abuse and all the low quality content that was pushed to the top.

HF21 gave us all a better trending page. We successfully countered massive bid-bot abuse. Spam and low quality content doesn't last long on Steem nowadays, so we filled the trending pages with other things instead. With good things. With Steem-related articles.

Truth is, that Steem-related content has always been rewarded. Especially things that seems to benefit others and Steem itself. Nowadays, we have contests for people interested in SteemFest. We see articles that contains information about bid-bots and how they have changed. Many of these things are published because of HF21. 

- It's the **hype train.**

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<center><h3>Variety Is Key</h3></center>

Ultimately, I would love to see more variety on trending, but if you scroll down a little bit, you can already find travel posts, blogs, movie reviews and political posts as well. Amongst other things. 

This makes me wonder what type of content people are looking for... You will most likely never find something like an actifit post on top of trending for instance, and that is a **good** thing, so I can't really understand all the complaints. The only thing I would personally wish for, is that some of these blogs, travel posts and/or movie reviews will be on top occasionally, but I definitely don't want to see the same author on top of trending with all of her travel posts again.

Also the trending pages of the different [tribes](https://steemit.com/steem/@hitmeasap/tribes-are-untapped-opportunities-with-amazing-potential) we have are usually different from the trending pages on Steemit, so I can't really see the point of all the complaints. You have options. You can easily avoid the trending pages on Steemit if you want.

That being said, I know that Steemit is probably the first thing a newcomer would ever visit, as it often requires some knowledge and experience before you will realize that we have different tribes.

Would the current content on trending hurt newcomers in any way? Would it be bad for a newcomer to see STEEMFEST ticket giveaways or that bid-bots have changed their behaviour? Would it be bad for a potential investor to see that we are truly working towards a spam-free Steem with focus on high quality instead of low quality content?

- I think not.

I don't actually think it would hurt them to see several travel posts from the same author on top of trending either, but I do think it would look more "fishy" to have posts from the same author over and over again, compared to have more unique users on trending.

That being said, I do realize that we are likely to see the same authors on trending further on, due to their support and stake, but I also think that we will see more authors on trending than we have seen previously. All due to manual curation.

People are eager to find new content to vote on and they are eager to follow new authors who produce high quality content on a regular basis. It might not be easy to get their attention, but Steem is not supposed to be easy.

Anyhow, I can't really see the problem with Steem-related articles on the trending pages on Steemit. I very much prefer to have that than the same boring low-ish quality content that was bid-botted to the top previously.

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@simplymike · (edited)
I agree... I don't see no harm in a variation of topics on trending - Steem-related included.

To be honest, I never visit Trending myself. I actually have no idea what's going on there. maybe I should take a look for once...

Resteemed!

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@hitmeasap ·
Thanks!

I totally ignored the trending pages before HF21, as it was filled with junk and I could never find anything that I could enjoy. After HF21 though, I have been eager to see how things changed, and I am definitely satisfied with the results so far.
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@simplymike ·
So HF21 brought at least one good thing, then...  😉 <div class="pull-right"><sub><a href="/@steemreply/steemreply-stay-in-touch-with-your-steem-network">Posted with <img src="http://steemreply.com/logo-comment.png"/></a></sub></div>
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@chekohler ·
Well, what do you know another post about steem lol? 

I also never visit trending. I'll scour the new and sometimes hot but never trending. I try to customise my feed as much as possible so I get content I'm interested in. 
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@putu300 ·
Can you share some tips on how to customize  feed so it only show what you are interested in? Thank you @chekohler
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@chekohler ·
If you're using steempeak its pretty easy. You can create lists on any topic you like and then start adding authors into it and creating custom feeds of specific authors 

* You can also follow certain curation accounts and see what they are looking at

* You can also set other accounts you like that cureate and use them as curator feeds and see what they share 

* Finally you can mark down certain topics/tags that you like and create feeds on that

It takeas a while to refine but it's worth it if you serious about getting the best out of this platform
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@hitmeasap ·
Haha, yeah, that's a good point. I admit that I have jumped on board the hype train and my posts have been about Steem, HF21 and the results for a week now.

I have tried to consume as much content as I can in an attempt to gain as much knowledge and information as possible ever since HF21, and I have gone from being extremely skeptical to more or less convinced that HF21 was for the greater good. While doing that, I also started to visit the trending pages more frequently, and I am satisfied with the results so far.
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@michealb ·
good goal, get an actifit post to trending :)
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@hitmeasap ·
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Haha. Well, I would probably upvote that post. :D
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@steevc ·
I guess it's not too bad to have Steem news and opinions on trending, but they are largely there due to self votes by orcas and support from their friends as well as the big curation accounts. I would hope this same people are also supporting other types of content. There's plenty of good stuff out there.

We need a broader base of people holding SP and there are improvements as some buy more Steem. The charts by @arcange show orcas and whales have more SP being actively used than whales.
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@hitmeasap ·
> *"but they are largely there due to self votes by orcas and support from their friends as well as the big curation accounts."*

This is actually the only "problem" I can see with the trending pages. That large accounts can self-vote their way up to the top. It's unfortunate, but I also think that this eventually might be downvoted, depending on how frequently these authors are doing this. At least it's what I'm hoping for.
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@smartsteem ·
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@hitmeasap ·
Thank you! 🙏
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@minnowspower · (edited)
$trdovoter
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@trendotoken ·
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