Communities Explained - Newbie Guide

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Roaming around different communities for the past few weeks made me realize an explicit guide on how to use communities would be helpful for newbies. There are so many new things for a newbie to learn on Hive as our blockchain is not like any other social media platform out there, so today I'd like to explain you, why we need communities and how to use them.

The Purpose Of Communities

The purpose of communities is to organize topics on our blockchain. Having dedicated communities for each topic can help you find what you're looking for, without being forced to scroll through posts you're not interested in. We have general communities as well, where you can post about any topic you want.

Where To Post?

You have two options:

  1. You can post on your blog, which means your post wont appear in any community and will be visible to your followers only and by searching for tags.
  2. You can post in a community.

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Getting followers is a process and takes time, so as a newbie, it is in your best interest to post in the appropriate community in order to get exposure and get followers as well.

How To Decide In Which Community To Post

This is not an easy task at first, but you'll get the hang of it in time. First you need to decide what your post is about and try to find the appropriate community, based on the community rules, but more about this later. Many times a post is not just about one topic. In that case try to see which topic takes up the majority of your post. This will help you avoid breaking community rules.

Let me give you an example. Let's say you go to the market and photograph what farmers are offering that day. In which community you think that post would fit? Well, let's see. You have photographs, product descriptions, so you can post in MarketFriday, which is a community dedicated to markets, as well as in photography communities if there are no specific requirements, like "black and white" or "macro" for example. Please note, just because your photographs have some tags, doesn't make it finance related, so please focus on the main story and not some tiny details.

How To Find Communities

We have several frontends on Hive, among which I can mention PeakD, Ecency and Hive.blog for example. Each frontent has a different layout.

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screenshot of PakD frontend


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screenshot of Ecency frontend


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screenshot of Hive.blog frontend

As you can see, each frontend has a search box and that search box will be your best friend in the near future, trust me. So let's say you want to post your music performance and don't know which community to choose.

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Just type "music" in the search box or any keyword you think describes the topic of your post and you get a list as long as my arm. From here, you're on your own as you need to select which music community is the one that fits your topic.

How To Decide Which One Is The Best Community?

Each community has its own rules, so it's recommended you read the rules and act accordingly. However, apart from community rules, general blockchain rules apply too, like no plagiarism, no identity theft etc.

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You may also want to check pinned posts in a community as in most cases you will find community rules and guidelines there.

Crossposting

Because we have so many communities on Hive and sometimes one topic would fit in more than one community, devs have implemented the crossposting option.

What does crossposting mean? This option makes it possible for users to (cross)post their post in another community, without doing two or more posts with the same content. You post your post in the first community, then crosspost to another community. Although there's no limit to how many communities you crosspost, please don't abuse the option. Your followers will see your post in their feed as many times as you are crossposting it. Seeing the same post three or four times in your feed can become annoying.

Also please note, rewards on crossposted posts are denied, you will only be rewarded for your original post but not for the crosspost. Last, but not least, you need to respect the rules of the communities you are crossposting to.

Cross posting from the other communities to get visibility from OCDs subscribers is okay as long as the original is posted in the appropriate community. OCD community rules

This means, regardless of the topic of your post, you can crosspost to the OCD Community to get more visibility, but only if the original post is in the appropriate community.

Read more about cross posting here -> Cross Posting And Reposting Explained, Using PeakD

Tags

Tags can have an influence on how many communities your post shows up. This means even if you post in one community, but use another community's tag, your post may show up in the community of which tag you used.

This is why tags should be relevant to the topic of your post and should not be abused. Please don't use tags that have nothing to do with the topic of your post.

The number of tags is limited to 10, but there are dapps, frontends that allow more. Regardless, it is recommended to stick to 10 and not abuse tags.

Community Frontends

Some communities have their own frontends, like:

https://leofinance.io/
https://www.proofofbrain.io/

just to name a couple. In these cases, instead of posting from PeakD, Ecency or Hive.blog, it's best to go to their frontend and post from there as they have their own community tokens as well and you may get better rewards using their frontend. Some communities are penalizing post that are not posted from their frontend, meaning you get less community tokens if you post from another frontend.

Details To Pay Attention To

Once you posted in a community, you can't move your post to another community! Don't try to edit your post and choose another community as it doesn't work that way. If you posted in the wrong community, leave it, you'll get it right next time. The most elegant way to handle the situation is to leave a comment on your post, explain what's happened and pay more attention next time.

Please don't delete any post with the purpose of reposting it to another community as that can be considered abuse! Unfortunately there are users who are doing this regularly, to get better rewards. As I said earlier, If you posted in the wrong community, leave it, you'll get it right next time.

Constant abuse of community rules and ignoring warnings from moderators can get you muted by the community admins.

Communities should be chosen based on the topic of your post and not based on the possibility of getting voted by whales or curator groups.

Most communities have a Discord server as well, joining them can help you get answers to your questions, if you have any.

I hope I covered everything you need to know about communities. If not, please leave a comment so I can answer your questions.

Happy blogging!



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Yeah! Amazing post! This article helps us understand how to research HIVE communities. Thank you for sharing this information very clearly

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My pleasure, I'm glad you find it helpful.

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Helpful post! I especially appreciate the info about how cross-posting does and does not work. Cheers!

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I'm glad you find it helpful as that has been my goal all along. Crossposting is not largely known and not many understand it.
Have a nice day/everything 👍

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Hi Erikah 😃. This is great information, very useful for when you are just getting started on Hive. Currently I think I know all these issues, but it sure took me a long time to understand almost everything. Thanks for sharing it so many newbies can start their blogs on the right foot.

I also want to thank you for suggesting the Daily Blog community to those who write content that fits there. Several users have come to this community after your recommendations for them. I really appreciate it 😘!

Greetings and have a great day ❤️.

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We agree on that! It took me a while also, to figure out these things and I thought why not put together a guide for newbies to help them navigate easily.

And you're welcome 😊 I've been redirecring users towards your blog as that had been the most appropriate. I believe together we can do more 🙂

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You've done a great job. There are a lot of people new to Hive right now and there will continue to be. I was actually thinking of publishing a post like this, but I don't need to now. I will reblog this post so that it reaches all the people I know. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you! As you say, there are a lot of newbies that need some guidance and it's best to explain things to them, otherwise they will not be able to evolve. Thanks for the reblog and have a nice day :)

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Wow!... Fantastic post!... Very useful for recent users and even for other "not so recent" users... Excellent work @erikah friend!.... Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you! I'm glad you find it useful.

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Been here do long and i knew i could crosspost frim a community I post to my blog but not between communities, thanks

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No matter for how long we're here, we can't always know everything :) Besides, things are changing constantly, devs are working on making the platform better, there are always new developments, so it's useful to make a recap from time to time.

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Thank you for this informative post @erikah I've learned a lot from this. I still have some things need to understand especially on posting to communities and through this 0ost, I able to understand as it answered my questions in my mind.

Thank you 😊

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My pleasure. No worries, it can be confusing at first, but you'll get the hang of it in time and we're here to help :)

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That's why I really appreciate some hivers coz they're willing to help especially newbies and you're one of them. 😊
Thank you. I still have lots of lesson to learn here. 🤗

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Muchísimas gracias por este gran trabajo de tanta utilidad que nos muestras.

Yo aún me encuentro algo perdida en cuanto a comunidades se refieren, debo poco a poco tomar el ritmo. Pero gracias a este tipo de ayuda, personas como yo que tenemos poco tiempo podremos avanzar y seguir creciendo.

Gracias, éxitos para ti, y muchas bendiciones @erikah... 😚😘🥰🤗🌹❤️✨💫



Thank you very much for this great and useful work that you show us.

I'm still a little lost in terms of communities, I must slowly pick up the pace. But thanks to this kind of help, people like me who have little time can move forward and continue to grow.

Thank you, successes to you, and many blessings @erikah..... 😚😘🥰🤗🌹❤️✨💫

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My pleasure. Yes, communities can be confusing at first and I see many don't know what to do with them, so I thought I would explain it to help. Let me know if you have further questions so I can help :)

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Thank you so much for the willingness to help, how beautiful you are God bless you.

If there are little things I do not understand the post, I will try to read it well and learn, (the translator does not make it very clear hahahaha), with respect to the cross-publication to reach the view of the ocd, I do not have it very clear. But I will try to take things calmly to learn well.

Anything else I will let you know, I guess I can get you in the ocd discort?

Blessings and have a nice day @erikah

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I'm going to do a detailed post about crossposting as I see many are interested. If you don't understand what the post will say, let me know as I can get you a Spanish speaker to summarize and help you understand. And you're welcome :)

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Thank you very much for your willingness to help, I will be attentive to your next publications.

Although I do not know why some people say that it is not very advisable to make these cross-publications, and I know that there are communities that do not accept it. I will still keep my eyes open.

Greetings and blessings. @erikah

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Dear a question. In a publication I could put OCD as a label or is it bad to do that? Would it serve to have more reach in a publication, or it is not allowed?

Thank you very much in advance.

Have a good night @erikah.✨

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It's useless as OCD (or any other curation group) does not vote/curate based on tags. Tags should be related to the topic of your post, that's the purpose of having tags. Tagging curator groups and/or whales to get better votes is a waste of time and sometimes it is also considered abuse.

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That is exactly what I wanted to know since I am relatively new to the platform, I only have a short time. There are many things I don't know yet.

I am really grateful for your prompt response, so I avoid making a mistake, and I don't want to do that. So far I'm doing well with my few publications, I'm trying too hard to do something wrong.

Thank you very much for the information @erikah.✨💖🌹

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This post is very informative I especially appreciate the Info about how cross-post does & doesn't work This is a very amazing article that helps to research HIVE communities
Thank you so much for sharing this Intersting post .

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My pleasure. Yes, crossposting is a tricky thing not many understand :)

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Thank you for this article. As a new bee here, I am still learning about the hive communities.

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My pleasure. It's a process, it takes time, but you'll get there :)

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Communities are broken, I reported it ages ago but nobody cared. I ran a competition and I could only see one of the entrants, no matter which tab I used. This is Hive all over and why I just gave up on my community.

Cg

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This is a technical problem, maybe you should contact PeakD on Discord, or whatever frontend you're using. I really can't help as this is for devs.

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I rember how much I had to learn when I was getting on board almost 5 years ago, but now the newbies have even more to figure out! You did such a great work with this guide!

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Thank you! Oh God! While writing this post, I remembered how complicated the whole platform seemed back when I joined and looking back, it was 100x simpler compared to what Hive is now 😂

So I understand what newbies are going through now and that's why I want to help. After all, our blockchain is as strong as the weakest link.

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Absolutely! It's even a good guide for the older people because we all learn new things daily. Keep up the great work! 😊

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Thank you my dear friend 😊

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This is really helpful for me who struggles in hive. I am new in the blockchain so your blog would help me a lot.Thanks @erikah

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My pleasure. If you let me know what you're struggling with, maybe I can help.

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Very cool guide Erika! Just sent the link to a friend of mine who joined us here on Hive recently :) Thanks for putting this useful post together!

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Thank you my friend! I did my best to cover the topic the best way I can.
It is pinned in OCD community, in case you need it for newbies. :)

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It's very frustrating to be in a new environment without adequate information and guide as to how to get oneself acquainted with the environment. I'm a newbie and this is one of the best articles to help new users like me to get our feet strong. Thank you for this compass for new users to improve and succeed here on hive.

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I'm glad you find it helpful. It can be difficult to learn everything at the beginning, as Hive is a very complex place, but we're here to help. This post is pinned in OCD community, so whoever needs help, you know where to get this post from :)

Also, if you have further questions, let me know as I can do more posts, to explain what newbies need to know :)

And happy blogging!

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Very informative post! I still wasn't so sure about cross-posting as I used this feature just a couple of times but now it's clear, I guess. 😁

Thank you for putting all this info together, it is useful for everyone, not just for newbies. 😊

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You're welcome and I'm happh you find it helpful 🙂

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Hello @erikah, thanks for sharing. This post has important information.
I didn't know it was better to publish on his own frontends.

I have a doubt, How does #HIVE help create more new communities?

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My pleasure.

I have a doubt, How does #HIVE help create more new communities?

I'm not sure what you mean by that but let me try to answer it anyway. Creating new communities is open to everyone. However, creating a niche community that exists already will not help much. So if you want to create a community, make sure to create one that does not exist.

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Great post Erikah. It is so great when people find a need make a great informative post like this! Thanks!!

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Thank you! I've been guiding newbies lately and it's difficult to explain each of them in a comment how things work and also see many have no idea, so I hope this helps.

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It is great! And it is even nice for those of us that have been around a long time!

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For us it's common knowledge, for them it could be life saving 😉

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This was so needed and nicely put together Erikah! I know a lot of people will benefit from this for sure. 👌🏽

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I'm glad to hear that. It is pinned in OCD if you need it in the future 🙂

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Great! We need to get this added to the Newbies Guide as well! Not sure if we have a community section on there yet but I’ll check. 😉

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This has done justice to my errors all this while now I can understand better how things work that my h @erikah

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This is a super duper post @erikah dear. I will reblog this so my newbie friends could read this great post about communities... Thanks for sharing and wish you a lovely evening!

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Thank you dear Mers! It is pinned to OCD and my profile as well if you need it later and another one is coming :) Have a lovely day.

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Thank you dear, anxiously waiting for the next one.... wish you the same!

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i appreciate you taking time to help us with that useful information

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My pleasure, we're here to help.

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Very good article but how do you do crosspostings?

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Thank you! I think I'm going to write another post and explain crossposting in details as I see many are interested. Stay tuned :)

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@erikah te felicito aquí podemos encontrar información muy completa que nos sirve de mucha ayuda,gracias bendiciones infinitas
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My pleasure, I hope it helps :)

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This is eye opening. Thanks for the information, I now have an insight on how to identify community that best suit each content I creat, thanks

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You're welcome! Use it as posting in the right community is key here.

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Thank you for sharing @erikah. You are such a nice person and one of my list of being a good blogger since then.

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Oh, my dear friend, I don't know about being a nice person 😁 but I'm trying to help as I've seen newbies need guidance. Thanks for the nice words and nice to see you again. Have a nice day :)

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Thank you for being nice.😍😍😍

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Saludos gracias por compartir esta valiosa información muchas desconocía ahora entiendo @erika muchas veces me he decepcionado por la falta de recompensas y quizás por las novatadas bendiciones

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You're welcome. Well, rewards are never guaranteed and posting in the wrong community can leave you without rewards, but also posting in the right community does not guarantee you get higher rewards.

However, if you post quality content, engage with others and you are consistent, rewards will come in time.

Happy blogging :)

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Thank you for writing this up. It's good to have a post to refer people to for a better explanation than a quick comment can give. This is one of the areas where I think even older users can get a little confused.

I recently posted into the wrong community accidentally. My fat finger must have hit the wrong community on the list on my tablet and I didn't realise until it posted and loaded me into that community. Thankfully it was a community that the content could still fit, so it wasn't going to be muted and I know enough from the side of curating and running a community not to delete the content and cause other problems. I was also able to get it reblogged by the community account where it should have gone. Not everyone has the perspective or option, though.

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My pleasure. Unfortunately you can't cover this much in a comment and also can't write a comment of the length of a post every day, multiple times, so a post helps a lot.

I did the same once, posted in Silver Gold community, instead of Sport Talk Social as I did not scroll down enough, but I left a comment on my post, apologizing and they did not take it as offense. I did it this year, with my rep over 77 😂 It happens.

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Thanks for the amazing work done. It is so useful to newbies and everyone.

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Fantastic post! I'd be grateful for any information on how cross-posting works and does not work. Cheers!
This is an extremely useful post. This is an excellent piece that will aid in the investigation of the HIVE community.
Thank you for sharing this informative article.

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Thank you! I see many are interested in the crossposting option, so tomorrow I'm going to do another post and detail everything about the matter.

This post is pinned in OCD community if you ever need it for your newbie friends. Spread the word, help others as only together we can have a strong community.

Happy blogging, keep up the good work as I know you've been putting out great content :)

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Thank you; I will keep working hard and giving my all. Thank you for your assistance. God bless you as you travel. I'm looking forward to the next post. I wish you luck and hope that we will all be strong and victorious in the future. Thank you very much, @erikah.

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Thank you and God bless you too :)

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Wow, thanks for the enlightenment, I really gained alot from here, thank you 🙏

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My pleasure, hang tight as another one is coming tomorrow about crossposting :)

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Hai @erikah
This very interesting article serves as an education for newcomers. May I translate in the language of my country and I post in the Special community from Indonesia. If allowed, I will do it. Thank you

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Thank you, I'm glad it seems helpful. Please be aware that direct translation without giving credit to the author is considered plagiarism. Direct translation with credit to the author and adding nothing to the article is considered spam. No one can stop you from translating and posting it but if someone reports you, you can be blacklisted by Hivewatchers. We encourage original content on Hive and translating other people's work does not fall in that category.

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Of course I will provide the source. I will translate well. And also add writing so that it is not considered plagiarism. Because its purpose is to inform community members and newcomers from my Country. I am also one of the founders of the HIve Indonesia community. Of course this is very important to be read in better language by newcomers from my country. Thank you for giving permission. I will quote and translate into the language of my country.

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Wait as there's a misunderstanding here. I didn't give you permission. I said I can't stop you, which is different.

You should write your own post, instead of translating mine.

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Oh I understand.
I didn't do it.
But let me mention your name in my post and I include your post. So that they can also read in other languages.

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You can do that, leave a link to my post, so they can read my version in English if they like.

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Thanks for sharing your article post. It will help a lot for me, and I will understand it even more so that I can have a lot of ideas

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The main idea is to help newbies and oldies as well, to understand how the chain works. You're welcome!

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I love it. Thanks for compiling this. Should be a great resource for newbies.!!!

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You're welcome, that was the main idea, to help newbies learn.

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Well detailed post. Tags are usually abused sometimes because the authors do not really understand that. This post is very good especially for newbies who are still trying to find their way around the platform

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Tags are usually abused sometimes because the authors do not really understand that.

Sometimes tags are abused hoping to get better curation or milk some tribe tokens, but not for long.

Stay tuned as another one is coming on crossposting.

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This was such a great post for me to find. Now I can finally start to feel less and less like a Hive n00b, and more of an hiver? note to self google what a person using hive is called

Again thank you for an excellent post =)

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You're welcome and I'm glad you find it helpful. There's another one coming today (hopefully) on crossposting, so stay tuned :)

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Sweet, looking forward to reading it =)

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I really like the cross-posting feature, especially when you could also do it on other people's posts. Unfortunately the "declined payout" option makes it a no-go for most users who have autovote followers on hive.vote as it would mean you punish those supporting you with getting no curation rewards on the cross-posts, needless to say not something anyone wants. Thus I wish @peakd/ @jarvie/ @asgarth would give people an option to set beneficiaries to something else such as the DHF or @null on cross-posts.

There is of course a work around for wanting to give cross-posts, especially good usage of them more value, such as creating a new account just for that. (Think for instance an initiative where a new account of ocd would cross-post great posts they find in niche communities not in their incubation and feels not only does it deserve some more rewards but also views thus wanting to cross-post it onto the ocd community, this not only gives the post more attention but may also bring consumers to a new community they didn't know existed and would enjoy being subscribed to.)

Or also just encourage them to cross-post into ocd for curators to easier find any posts they may be missing out on from communities too small or just starting out.

Anyway for the last example it may be a bit impractical as I think cross-posting other's posts isn't possible anymore since the first iteration but my point still stands about not just declining rewards on the crosspost to punish autovoters.

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Thanks for this point of view.

I'm going to write a detailed post about crossposting today as many have asked about it in comments. They don't know how to use it, so I suppose a guide would help them familiarize with it.

And let's hope the dev department is going to think about what you said here.

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Looks like I've gotten myself some autodownvoters so let's burn their vp today so there's more rewards for everyone else in the pool. ^^

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I'll check out for this. I guess the list should be out by now. Meanwhile, is it save for newbies to cross-post?

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Don't the rewards on cross posts filter back to the original post? Does that all to to the author without any curation rewards to the voter?

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The cross-post is pretty much just an empty post with a link to the original but frontends view it as the original, @peakd started it and hive.blog embedded it as well and potentially others. That empty post has rewards declined but it still creates a post in the other community so if you have autovoters they can't differentiate if it's a real post or a cross-post so they're going to blindly vote on it and have all their returns declined, hence sending them to the DHF or null instead would fix the issue of autovoters not getting punished when an established author wants to use the cross-post feature.

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So no rewards go to the original if the cross post is voted on?

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Yes, peakd shows the original posts' upvote button on the cross-post as well as the full preview of the original post when you open the cross-post, but on the blockchain level the post itself is just an empty one posted on that specific community with rewards declined and usually a link to the original in the body.

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Wow. Thanks for the insight. So in essence, you don't support crossposting?

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We do in the OCD community but we prefer the original post to be posted in the appropriate community so they get the metrics of activity, rewards, etc.

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Thank you it was much needed information because I want to engage in almost every community. I hope it will improve me for good content creator in each community especially Leofinance I found splendid.

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You're welcome, I am glad to know it's helpful. Posting good content and engaging with others is the way to follow. Good luck :)

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This is a very good explanation I have learned a lot thank you so much for sharing this

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I'm glad to hear that and you're welcome as that was the main purpose.

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Great post! I do post to a few communities but could definitely branch out more and give which one a lot more thought.

Thanks for the info!

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It depends on the topic of your post but we have so many communities on Hive and topics are also various, so you can really find a community for every topic.

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Yep for sure. I've posted to several of the music ones naturally. But I do post about other topics too sometimes so will try and branch out into some different communities.

Have a great day!

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Sorry for the offense I committed again, what kind of post is meant for ocd, so I won't repeat same mistake again.

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Why do you want to post in OCD? I think you're looking at this totally backwards. Posting in OCD gives you no advantage, on the contrary. Your priority should be finding the best community for your topic. If your post is good, curators will find it. But if you insist on posting in OCD contents that belong to a niche community, ignoring the OCD community rules, you can be muted.

Try submitting your content to the more appropriate communities before OCD unless you feel it does not belong in any and is original content that works within our rules. OCD community rules

You should try to grow the number of your followers, that can be rewarding in time, but you can only do that, by posting in the right community. Trust me, those interested in gardening for example, will look in the gardening communities and not in OCD and this goes for every topic. However, you can cross post to OCD to get more visibility, in case the first post is posted in the right niche community.

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Super helpful :) Thanks!

"Practice deep listening" (HIVE Open MIC rules) 😌 I love that <3

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Thanks for sharing this @erikah you have really done well to explain all this into details I will surely take everything into consideration.. Kudos to you

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You're welcome. I hope you're going to use the knowledge and find the best communities for your upcoming posts.

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Sure I should.. and I should be careful with that also. All thanks to you.

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Thank you so much for this informative newbie guide. It is truly helpful to us who are just new in Hive...Before I did a mistake of posting my blog in an inappropriate community but when I was told about which community it fits, i learn to read community rules so I would know what certain topics is allowed in a certain community.

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My pleasure. It happens at the beginning, but now you know how to search for the best community and use it. It is really important to post where the content belongs as otherwise your post is going to be ignored.

Search first to see what is available, read the rules and then decide :)

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Yes, it's really important. I will always keep that in mind for my future postings.

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Thank you for putting this all together, Erika! The misunderstanding of communities and how to tag properly seems to be a continuing problem, but, the learning curve is very real for the newbies and this will really point them in the right direction. I say newbies, but in fact, the information is great for all.

I want to thank you for the MarketFriday mention!

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My pleasure! You know how it is, sometimes it's a misunderstanding, other times it is intentional, hoping to get better curation, which obviously not only wrong but also pointless. The post is pinned in OCD, so whenever it is needed, it can be linked in a comment to newbies.

I have used your community as I've has similar cases in the past.

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Noted. Thank you. I have seen it myself and try to herd them this way when I do. Most communities have rules/guidelines and I don't understand why people don't check the instructions before deploying.

Thanks again and have a great day.

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This is useful to me too, @erikah. Thank you so much for the time and effort to educate and to share this knowledge and info with us. 😉👏

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My pleasure. Keep it at hand in case you need to guide newbies. It's easier to link a post, then try to explain it every time :)

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Thanks for sharing this wonderful content, it has been a little while I have been on hive but but didn’t know much not until reading this ,most especially the crossposting . I will start using the frontend community where I post from now hence forth.

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You're welcome. Use it wisely as this is what is going to make or break your journey on Hive. I have another post on cross posting, a more elaborate one, here.

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To break my journey on hive is all I want . so nice of you , I will check it out too. Thanks

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Thank you for posting this Erika. It's very helpful to newbie and also to me who is still confused on where to post my article sometimes

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My pleasure. It can seem difficult at first, but trust me, if you search the communities, read the rules and make yourself a note with the communities you like, it's going to become a habit.

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This gave me a lot of information regarding posting in a proper community, I guess as a newbie, it's not all about getting a high reward but all about making a reputation. For now, I'll neglect the mindset for getting a reward but focus on how to build a good image in Hive.

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Yeah, some of the newbies come with extremely high expectations, after which comes disappointment, which is almost inevitable. Rewards on Hive are never guaranteed, no matter who you are and must be earned.

Focusing on creating good content, respecting the rules and engaging can never fail.

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Thanks for the insightful information

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My pleasure and sorry for the late reply.

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Pretty much needed tutorial as a newbie. Tnks much!

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My pleasure, I'm happy to hear it's hopeful.

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Oh so now I understand why I have seen some blogs that don't have any rewards and those are because they are being crossed posted. Thank you for this article anyway. I learned a lot from this, specially that I'm still learning and this information was added in my knowledge about how Hive communities work. I literally realize that each topic must be posted at the right community. Following and reading the rules is a must. Thank you again ☺️.

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You're welcome! I'm happy it helped you :)

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Thank you so much for sharing, it's very informative and I learnt alot. I never knew about the cross posting feature but I learnt it here. I have been using tags too but didn't know how to chose the tag relevant to the contents of my post. I was just randomly using any tag that comes to my mind. And many more new things I learnt here. I appreciate you🙏

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You're welcome and I'm happy to know it helped. It is wise to pay attention to these details as once you've done something wrong in a community, you can be muted.

Let me know if you need more help and happy blogging :)

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That's very true.

Alright, sure I will. Many thanks. I appreciate 🙏

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Excellent write-up! This is a very useful article for a newcomer like me. I posted once in the wrong community and deleted my post a few hours later which I just learned now it's not the proper way. Another thing I have learned from this article is the ProofOfBrain frontend which I didn't know.

Thank you for sharing this very helpful information and I'm sure there are many newbies out there who will benefit from this article.

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Sorry for the late reply, I got so many comments on this post and real life got a bit crazy for me lately.

You're welcome, I hope it helps as there are many things for a newbie to learn. I know you are making efforts to post quality content, so I hope this helps in your journey. Happy blogging :)

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All good! No worries my friend. 🙏

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This is very helpful. I'm bookmarking this for future reference. 😁😁

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I'm glad to hear that and also pass it on for the newbies you know :)

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Hello @erikah, Thank you so much for this post. It really helped me understand what to do as a newbie. I really appreciate it

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You're welcome and have fun :)

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Thanks for the update it really helping me get past some problem on hive, thanks for the part you explained about communities

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My pleasure. Good luck and have a nice day!

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Hola está bueno tu post, la explicación está perfecta yo Aceves me desanimo porque no se dónde publicar y termino haciendo mal, muchas gracias.

Hello your post is good, the explanation is perfect I Aceves I get discouraged because I do not know where to publish and end up doing wrong, thank you very much.

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You need to look around and get familiar with the existing communities and it'll become easier in time.

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Gracias por el consejo muchísimas gracias, se me había ido el internet pero ya de regreso jeje muchas gracias.

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I'm glad I got to read this cause I'm a newbie who's trying to gain a wave on this platform so I have to know the do's and don't's required. Learned a lot from the post about tags and most importantly cross-posting and once again I'm happy I came across this post cause cross-posting wrongly is something I would have done. I hope every newbie gets to read this cause it's damn helpful.

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I'm glad you find it helpful. Let me know if you have further questions.

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Sure I will keep you posted if any question comes up

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Thank you again for this post. Truly helpful and informative. I will bear in mind what you just shared to us Ms. Erika.😉🤗😍

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You're welcome. We're here to help :)

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This is very informative. Talks about a whole lot. I am really updated about the use of tags after reading this.
Never heard of 'crossposting' until now. It's really something I should make use of.
Overall I am greatful for this post. I hope to always come back to it if I need to find my way around here. Thanks mate. This was worth reading. Thank you.

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You're welcome. Bookmark it and make sure you help other newbies as well, if it's needed :)

Happy blogging!

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Whaoo... This is great.. I have always wanted to ask about this but no one to ask from.. This knowledge will help me a long way..

Also I want to ask, I dont think the ecency app has the feature of cross post. And if it does can you please let me know.. Cause I have seen the benefit and I'm sure it would have its disadvantage too..

@TomiAjax you would want to read this

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All the dapps has to have the cross posting options.
There are 3 dots at the top of the post, where you have a menu with some options.

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Hi @erikah I remember your warm welcome when I got here 🙃, thanks again. This is great intel, you're great. Gracias!

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You're welcome and have a nice weekend :)

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Wow this is great, thanks so much, am already getting excited about this platform, though very new but am getting so much joy from the @ocd team. thanks for having me, let me take some time to effectively engage the post. thanks

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Getting used to the platform is not easy, there's a lot to learn, but we're here to help.

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To be honest you just opened my eye to an opportunity, Cross posting that sounds very interesting, I will begin to crosspost and Thanks for giving the idea of finding our right niche.

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You're welcome. There are some newbie guides listed in my posts as a footer. Have a look, maybe you can find something to help you.

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Esto es algo de suma utilidad para los nuevos usuarios y porque no, tambien sirve para refrescar cosas en suaurios que ya estan en Hive desde hace tiempo. Muchas gracias.

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You're welcome and I agree, we can't know everything.

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Hello, thanks for this guide..I'm just a newbie here and still learning and exploring..this article helps a lot for newbies like me..though I still don't understand what's this cross-posting exactly means I'll surely try to learn about it too 🙂

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You're welcome! Don't stress yourself with cross-posting, you have plenty of time to learn that. It's more important to get familiar with communities :)

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This is an addition to the knowledge I already gain on the hive-bootcamp training and it would go a long way for me on this platform.

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I'm glad to hear that.

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Amazing post. I will definitely take your advice on communities and cross posting in consideration in the future. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Thank you and please do as communities are the key to your success, coupled with the necessary engagement.

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I'm a newbie and honestly I had a sigh of relief reading this post. THANK YOUUU for this

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You're welcome. I have a collection of newbie guides at the bottom of each post of mine, if you are interested. Check them out, maybe it helps and I'm here as well, if you need more help :)

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This is really great it's a big privilege and opportunity for me to be here even dough it my first time of being here. I guess it will also be my place of learning and impacting too to another.

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I'm glad to hear that. Have fun :)

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Thank you very much, definitely I will.

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Pude aclarar algunos aspectos que no estoy entendiendo bien, aún tengo una duda:

Cuántas veces se recomienda hacer publicación cruzada para no ser considerado un abuso. Parece que usar esta opción ayuda a mejorar la exposición de los post, así que podría pensarse que al cruzar las publicaciones todo el tiempo, se podrá obtener mayor cantidad de lectores y recompensas.

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There's no rule regarding how many times you can cross post, but as I showed in my post about this topic, your followers will see your post as many times as you cross post it. I am seeing people cross posting times sometimes, which is too much. Some may get enough and unfollow you and I can't blame them honestly. If you want my opinion, one is enough, but it's your decision.

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thank you very much =) very good help and very well explained

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Thank you so much for this info. I just joined hive and this was really needed

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It would be good if there is a weekly contest in ocd.

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Niche communities are running contests.