thoughts, ideas and assumptions
Dear, Constellation. Ask yourself a question: “How many active members of the Orion Community Portal do you know?” What is your answer?.. I understand that this is only the beginning of the journey. But your statement:
“Upcoming releases of Orion will include developer documentation, bounties and an app market.”
You need to entice your user! How to do it?
Any system (platform, portal) starts with loyal users (content consumers).
All successful companies, such as Facebook, Instagram, and others started this way. It all started with the chronological tapes and the content by the users themselves for other users - without relying on monetization, but for social reasons. Today it doesn’t work.
Next-generation platforms (Steemit, Golos etc.) are built on a system of rewarding users with internal tokens. Users publish their stories and comments and receive rewards!
Any ecosystem always consists of three groups of interested users.
Readers — those who come to the system to read entertainment, educational, professional, political and other thematic content.
Authors — those who generate content in the ecosystem based on its monetization.
Advertisers — this group wants to gain access to the audience and advertise their product or service… They are the ones who fill the system with money and give the authors the opportunity to earn on their content…
In our case, the third group is application developers on the blockchain constellation… "Orion is an incentivized community portal where users can develop distributed applications"
Today, Orion has formed monetization options. Binding a platform member to social profiles allows you to participate in marketing-related rewards, that is, to earn points. Community members earn rewards by contributing to support, marketing and documentation.
But there are no conditions for attracting traffic, that is, new users.
A huge minus, severely limiting opportunities for further growth of the platform!
There is no activity on Orion, except for articles by administrators and dubbing Constellation news… Today authors don’t need it if there is no audience there. It turns out a dead end. This is a problem faced by a “clean” system.
Only one English language is not enough. Or, at the very least, provide for future separate forum threads for other languages. This allows you to use the platform not only for native speakers of English. Activity rating is a good step for platform liquidity. Although monetization has problems. I dare to note that monetization doesn’t work at the proper level (I personally checked that the scoring does not work).
You need to popularize the platform. Conduct explanatory work for potential users from among the subscribers (followers).
Today, Constellation ignores its followers. There is no communication between team members and community members… Telegram is just one big wall of noise, or vice versa silence. So today, most people in social channels do not show interest… It all ends with speculative interest. Compare the number of all subscribers of social sites (twitter/telegram subscribers) with the number of Orion users. And you will understand what I am trying to convey!
Your position has strong restrictions!
In particular, you absolutely ignore the Russian-speaking community. Explain to me what constitutes the foundation for people who have a desire to carry the word about the project and Build a local community? You do not motivate your loyal companions. In particular, about myself and my friends. I am admin in Telegram channel Constellation_Russian. Team members and representatives of Constellation Labs didn’t respond to any request for cooperation. The channel lives only for social reasons.
Help to establish a connection between interested pioneers (local community administrators) between community members and the Constellation team.
Can you consider a new category of project supporters?! Assign volunteers! These people will be the link. Between the project team, ambassadors and community members, and potential participants in the Constellation ecosystem.
I don’t want to do FUD. What I mean?
My offers. Orion Community Portal is quite likely a pilot project designed to help the parent company get attention (increase hype) and increase the liquidity of the $ DAG token. Due to exclusively internal resources - conditionally free audience and a small team of developers.
Opinion on the Ambassador Program.
“A global network of blockchain enthusiasts and industry experts focused on creating strong word of mouth networks for blockchain projects in alignment with Constellation’s vision.” The roles and duties of the ambassador are focused on the industry uses of the blockchain Constellation. Absolutely sure Ambassadors willn’t be the link between the team and the community.
I dare say. That none of the regular users in the community will ever get access to deploy their node (mainnet - as a node operator for Constellation Labs). I suppose there will soon be an announcement from the team containing an explanation that at an early stage access will be open only to “accredited persons”. They will be early miners / validators on the network.