Maliciousness from Discord (POB WOTW - S3W21)

Humanity was broken, yet the essence of the Hive remained. Still, they persisted as like sought like. And when the people of Shinar found others of their odd language, then gathered unto themselves.

The God of Caelum now knew fear.
The host could not survive without the faith.
And faith came from those blindly believing in the word.
The God caused a paradox.
By fracturing the once-whole language he denied
his immortals the opportunity to feast from their faith.

Now, they would have to toil to connect to the endless languages abound. Victory came swift following the fall of the Tower, but it would not last. The ego of humanity, and their bizarre consistent perseverance, would see to that fact.

Deviant Art: Angel in Waiting by captdiablo


Fate is What You Make

Deviant Art: War by Erik Shoemaker

A malicious harmony can exist within our reality. We have free will in what we do, but not in the consequences our actions cause. For, if we have free will, so does everything else.

It is here where discord is born.

Similar to our natural laws, what we choose to do to one thing may cause an equal or greater reaction upon ourselves.

Those of the Shinar, despite their intelligence, failed to acknowledge the risk inherent in their initial challenge. The result was their destruction given Shinar's lack of preparation. The impact was malicious at the onset, but may be harmonious for the people in the long run.

And so it comes to pass that the hive-mind continues to grow despite the acts of those from above. We continue to grow and thrive.

Welcome, friends, to the new Word of the Week!
The Hive WOTW has concluded!
Who are our winners?


Hive Winners!

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1ST@mineopolyLacking a Chord of Love140 POB
2ND@amberkashifThe Brain in the chest70 POB
3RD@samsmith1971Cries of Discord50 POB
4TH@chincoculbertNo More Discord30 POB
5TH@kemmybDiscord And Physical Appearance10 POB

Public Merit System Grading

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Merit System Results

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Engagement Statistics

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Historical POB Rewards

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Discord - Authors (By Rewards/Votes)

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Top 10 AuthorsHow much did the top 10 authors make on article rewards?1040 POB
All AuthorsHow many authors participated in the Hive WOTW contest?43
All AuthorsHow much in article rewards did this week's contest generate?1785 POB
WOTWTotal article revenue generated57662 POB
DisqualifiedHow many times did someone get disqualified this week?6


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WOTW Team Appreciation

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@nonsowritesGrading Assistance, User Engagement100 POB
@amr008.pobAutomation Maintenance & Development1000 POB (delegation from @calumam)


Contest Rules

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This will get you disqualified
  • Plagiarism
  • #POB-WOTW tag abuse
  • Using next week’s word in this week’s contest.
  • Submitting your article after the contest deadline (no more late entries)
Helpful Hints
  • Include the selected word in your article
  • Include the #pob-wotw tag
  • Use the front-end or
  • This week's contest starts 12/09/21 @ 00:00 UTC
  • This week's contest ends 19/09/21 @ 00:00 UTC

Due to the number of article submissions we receive, the complexity of the grading, and the data analysis that follows, we will no longer accept entries after midnight of the contest window. I sincerely apologies for the inconvenience this causes.

After serious consideration, we will continue to grade on an author's article engagement. In time, we will expand this grading to include cross-posts within the contest window. I understand that it may be unfair considering when someone gets a contest entry submitted, but we're working to expand out capabilities.

New Users - Recommended Articles


The Word for THIS Week

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The word for THIS week is MALICIOUS (300 POB)

The word for NEXT week is Frailty (Rewards - 300 POB).

Welcome to the new Season!

  • The Word of the Week for this Week is Malicious. Malicious starts the third round of this season.
  • The new season is six weeks long. The last two weeks of the season represents a bonus round.


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Finally, a new effort has risen from the works of @memeisfun. Called #pob-photograph, it promises a new avenue of content creation and engagement from the #proofofbrain community. You can follow or join along by reading his article entitled, "Announcement for POB Photography 📷🧠".

Did you miss the current contest? No problem! Just stay in tune with these authors and more. There will be more contests that follow!


In Closing

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There's more to this life than our first perceptions. Our actions are based on our first perceptions. Trust your actions, but give your target the benefit of the doubt of possible; Otherwise, your actions may be taken as malicious.

Give respect, when you wish to receive it.
Give treatment to someone as you would in real life.
You will then find that perceived maliciousness
may become actual benevolence.
Immortals fear the hive for good reason.

Thanks to the community for supporting our fellow authors. I look forward to providing more in the future. Thank you for reading and following on throughout my Hive journey.

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