I really had to make this post because you'd be surprised how many people don't know this. Take a look at some of the evidence I've brought with me!
So I've come to notice that many do not yet know/realize that the POB community is simply a general community where you come and talk about anything at all that crosses your mind. Many people think it is a community for intellectual discourse or a community where your post has to have something to do with the brain and that if you make a post you have to link it somehow to the brain and make it look like it has something to do with proving you have brains or else it isn't fit for the community.
I've seen a lot of posts and talk here on hive and even in the POB community showing this misconception, for example look at this post by @cmmemes titled 'Proof of Following the Trends':
Funny stuff, and I love it, but I just want to use it to express my point and correct this mistake some of us are making.
If you read the screenshot you'd see that he showed how he thinks the proof of brain tag is not meant for every post. Seeing also where he said 'people just slap that tag on their "normal posts"..' explains further. The proof of brain tag is of course FOR your 'Normal Posts', infact the only question that should be asked is, is it a post? Once it's a post that's all that is required.
Also, see how he had to justify his own use of the tag by adding that he considers memes to be 'proof of brain'? There was no need for that at all. You get it now?
Furthermore, in the comment section a number of people are showing that they share this misconception too about the POB community. Look:
You see that talk about his posts being on the brainy side? The POB community likes posts like that but it also likes every other type of post, whether on the kidneyey side, the intestiney side, the bootey side, etc. 😃 You get it?
Here is another comment thread:
Here is another:
No excuses for using the tag are required. None at all!
Here is the comment I made on the post, as you can see that was 10 days ago:
I think I should have said more, but well, this post you're reading now would say all that is needed.
Look at further evidence of this mistake, but first here is an handkerchief:
Because you might want to cry when you consider the fact that this gentle fellow went through pains to write this down very explicitly and - and.. and it was all for nothing.
Here is the write up, it is a post by @bluemoon titled 'I Like to Start the Day with a Paradox':
Here is what I said, including his reply:
His write-up is quite a beautiful one, but you understand what I'm saying right? There was no need for all these. The POB Community doesn't give two monkeys about your brain or stuff like that 😂😂
Although I should add that he (@bluemoon) said this further down the post:
But even though he says this, you'd agree that the too much talk about the brain and proof and the word of the day competition being a test for the brain all that shows that he somehow hasn't reconciled it all properly and he's still quite given to the misconception I'm talking about.
I've also seen a lot of other evidence that shows many people don't really understand that it is simply a general community, I just can't being all of them to this post. And, some of you already know what I'm talking about. Some of you reading must have noticed people thinking this way and may have thought this way in the past, yourselves.
The name Proof of Brain, though, is the thing that is causing all these misconceptions and making people wrongly think that it is a community for intellectual discourse and that you should try to link your post with something related to the brain in a way. So we need to understand what proof of brain is.
What is Proof of Brain?
Proof of Brain is simply a system of mining crypto currency. The system is simply getting cryptocurrency from posting and getting rewarded and from curating and getting rewarded. That's all about the system.
This system of mining is what we do on hive and every platform that pays for posting and curation.
Why Then Give the Community the Name POB?
The name was given to this community because the plan of the community founders is to fully rely on this system for mining. There is no way else to get the currency apart from post and curation rewards. Unlike other platforms where you can get passive returns for storing large amounts of the currency, being a witness, etc.
Since this is quite just tokenomics another reason why the community was named this has to be because @proofofbrainio thought it was a nice and dramatic name for a community, we'd all agree, for sure.
To give this discourse more perspective, remember/note that there are other systems of mining like PROOF OF STAKE and PROOF OF WORK
Proof of Stake (PoS) is a system of mining crypto where you earn crypto for holding a good amount of it.
Proof of Work (PoW) is a system of earning where you earn based on how much computational you contribute to the generation of the currency.
All these are systems like PoB.
**Also, just because it is related and quite interesting, you might want to check out this new system of mining cryptocurrency created by Microsoft where your actual brain waves will be read and used for mining 😂
It's not a joke, it's actually a real thing, but it is called Proof of Work. Here, sensors would be attached to your body, your brain, heart, etc. And the waves your body create when you carry out tasks would provide energy through the sensor for cryptocurrency mining.
That can be called POB (Proof of Bodily Organs😂😂).
Come and roll with the Proof of Brain community! Feel free, we are not having any brain racking discussions or intellectual talk that any dummy can't handle 😂😂. Post whatever you like (I know you already know every post should be quality, though) and enjoy!
Also with just 1000 POB tokens you can give someone up to 1 POB token in rewards when you upvote them. It is also 50% of post rewards for authers and curators. Don't miss out on this sweet system. Use the Proof of Brain Community front end (Proofofbrain.io) and you would be rewarded for engagement by @amr008 and other friends of the community.
Then since @calumam's Word of the Week Contest was mentioned above, I want to clarify that it is not a test of your brain or anything like that that you have to take as a member of the PoB Community. Its just a fun contest where a word is given and you do whatever you like to do to the word on a post. Here is the contest announcement post for this week. The pot is 1000 POB tokens! With the price of POB jumping between $0.6 - $0.8 and sometimes a little above $1, that's about a thousand USDollars in prizes!
Oh yeah, it's also cool to make word plays on the name Proof of Brain. Thanks @stickupboys
Bye for now and thanks for dropping by!