New Moons Distribution (Round 11 Proposal)

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New Moons Distribution (Round 11 Proposal)

UPDATE (3/17): It’s very exciting to see all the ideas and proposals for Moons distributions! In the last round, there were multiple proposals that passed the Decision Threshold, and both of these have been incorporated into the rules.

There was one more proposal that passed but it was not something we could implement, because it depends on identifying reposts which we don’t currently have a good way to do. Since we are seeing more proposals, we thought it might be useful to provide some guidance on what can be implemented in proposals.

Moons distribution is based on karma. Distribution proposals need to specify how the karma calculation should be changed based on specific factors. These rules are then implemented into code, so they need to be something that a computer can understand.

Here are some examples of factors that can be implemented:

  • Post type, such as link vs text vs image vs video (e.g. “link posts should get 50% of karma of other posts”)
  • Post flair (e.g. “reduce karma from COMEDY flairs to 10%”)
  • Posts vs comments (e.g. "double comment karma")
  • Per post or per comment (e.g. “limit max karma from a single post to 1k karma”)
  • Posts or comments per day (e.g. “only count the first 20 comments a users makes per day”)
  • Post or comment body length (e.g. “comments over 240 characters should get 2x karma”)
  • A specific post (e.g. “don’t count karma from the daily discussion”)
  • Making a post or comment (e.g. “making a post reduces karma by 25”)
  • Membership (e.g. “users with a membership get 25% bonus to karma they earned”)

In some cases, the factors in the proposal are not possible to put into code (or at least not specified enough). For example:

  • “Don’t give karma to bots” – it’s not clear how to tell bots from users
  • “Don’t give karma to reposts” – it’s not clear how to identify reposts from original content
  • “Don’t give karma to memes” – it’s not clear how to identify memes programmatically (unless they are flaired)

Also note this is not an exhaustive list. If you have other ideas not listed here and you want to see if your idea can be implemented, feel free to ping u/jarins or u/to_the_moooooon.

Moons are r/CryptoCurrency's version of Community Points. Community Points are a way for users to be rewarded for their contributions to the subreddit, and they can be used on premium features in the community.

Moons are distributed every 4 weeks based on contributions people make to r/CryptoCurrency. For every distribution, Reddit publishes karma data as a default measure of contribution. The community can review the data and optionally propose an alternative distribution, if they wish.

This distribution is based on karma earned from 2021-02-17 to 2021-03-16. Here is the data.

To propose an alternative distribution:

  • You can create a CSV with alternative contribution scores or propose changes to the algorithm used to calculate them from karma (as long as the changes can be implemented easily).
  • The amount of Moons distributed to a user will be proportional to their contribution score. Contribution scores cannot be negative.
  • Make a poll to have the community vote on your proposal. Include an accurate description of the changes you are proposing.
  • In order to pass, the winning option in the poll must meet the decision threshold (minimum number of Moons in support). If it is in favor of the change, it becomes the official contribution measurement (unless there is evidence of abuse in the vote, such as bribery). Algorithm changes will carry forward to future distributions.
  • In case of multiple competing polls passing, the one with the most Moons cast in favor will be the official one.
  • If no alternative passes, the data provided here will become official.

The contribution scores for this round will be finalized on 2021-03-24. Any poll proposing an alternative needs to be completed by then.

After the scores are finalized, Reddit will sign the data and publish the final, official data. After that, people will be able to claim their Moons through the Vault in the Reddit mobile app.

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