Our Chief Product Officer highlights the latest updates from the developer team.
Since the launch of Everipedia 2.0 we have been hard at work building our product. In July, we were focused on making it easier for users to interact with the platform. At the launch of Everipedia 2.0, we published a Roadmap that outlines the features and functionality that we plan to launch before the end of the year. Here is a list of some of the exciting new features and functionality that we launched throughout the last month:
Make a Good Edit and Receive Your IQ Back Sooner
Submitting an edit or create a new article requires you to stake 50 IQ. That means your 50 IQ is locked up by the system as the community decides whether your contribution should be accepted. At the end of the stake period, the IQ is returned to your account. Previously, IQ was staked for 21 days upon community acceptance of a proposed edit (longer when the proposed edit was rejected).
We’ve eliminated the 21-day stake period for accepted edits. Now, if your proposed edit is accepted, the IQ is immediately returned to your account. If the community rejects your proposed edit, the IQ will continue to be subject to a longer stake period that is determined by the ratio of reject votes to accept votes (this is referred to as slashing. Learn more about slashing here).
With a shorter stake period, you can pretty quickly earn a substantial amount of IQ Tokens by participating in the curation of content on Everipedia (voting) or the contribution of content (editing). In just a few weeks, we’ve seen multiple accounts turn 250 IQ into 14,000+ IQ (we’ve seen multiple accounts do this in just a couple weeks). When you login using a social account (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Kakao, or Line), email or phone number, you automatically get allocated 250 IQ to your account. This represents a massive opportunity for people all over the world to receive real rewards for contributing to the platform.
Easily Create a New Article with Page Templates
Even the best writers sometimes experience writer’s block or fear of the blank page. With our new Page Templates, we hope it’ll make it easier for users to create new articles by providing a quicker way to start an article, which includes pre-populated infobox items.
When you click “Create Article”, you now have an option to select from any of our page templates. Quickly submit your first article or kick that writer’s block, just fill in the information in the pre-populated fields, add a main photo, and click submit!
We’ve Made Editing Easier and More Intuitive
Our goal is to make editing on Everipedia one of the best content creation experiences on the internet. You can expect improvements to the editor each month. Here are a few of the new features that we deployed in July:
- Auto-save: The editor now saves your information as you go, so if you accidentally reload the page or navigate away you won’t lose your edits.
- Emoji support: 💥 You can now add emojis directly into articles! 😃
- Edit Article URL: When creating an article, you can now modify the url.
- Edit Category: We’ve made it easier to add category descriptions to your edits, which explains to the community why you made the change.
New Improved Login Options
Login with Everipedia 2.0 introduced social account authentication, which made it easy to quickly start editing. When you log in with a social account like Facebook or Twitter, an EOS account is created that’s pre-loaded with IQ for you. Now we’re introducing two new social login options — email and phone — making it even easier to get started.
Social Accounts Can now Vote
Have you been logged in with Facebook and making edits, but frustrated because you can’t vote? Now you can. Accounts accessed via social login now have all the same rights and capabilities as accounts accessed via wallets.
Lynx Wallet Support
Everipedia is now integrated with Lynx Desktop, which launched publicly this week. Using Everipedia from within Lynx Desktop feels almost like a native app experience. We’re going to be rolling out additional wallet support over the next couple months. Have a favorite wallet we’re not yet supporting? Let us know!
Referendum System Created
We have launched the referendum module of our smart contract system. This will make it easier for us to hold referendums to make changes that benefit the community. Even better — anyone can now launch a referendum to propose changes to the Everipedia protocol. We hope this will encourage thoughtful discussion and improvements to the IQ network over time.
Chat with Us
Come to everipedia.org and you’ll find a small blue widget in the bottom right corner of your screen that you can use to chat with our team directly. We’d love your feedback and thoughts on the new platform! It’s also helpful if you let us know whenever you have any issues. We’re improving Everipedia rapidly and have a lot of upcoming features we can’t wait to tell you about.