The Discord that Fell the Tower (POB WOTW - S2W20)

Legions of humanity arrived a Shinar. These were a people of one voice and one language. They cared for themselves and lived their lives apart from what was once holy to them. They weren't an evil people, but they wanted to live their lives amongst themselves unmolested by the celestials.

Behold the civilization of humanity.
A society of one people,
once voice,
and one language
used to build a tower.

The new people of Shinar designed a tower to reach the heavens. They did not do so to occupy the celestial lands. They did it to issue a warning:

Leave us our lives,
or we will make war with you.

Seu desafio atingiu uma discórdia com o infinito.
Uno por uno, su gente se dispersó y no pudo
escuchar el balbuceo que se escuchó.

hoc provocatione princeps
caelorum accepit

In that moment, one nation became 70,
and the tower of babel was no more.

Fearful of the accomplishments of the new Shinar people, the god of caelum shattered their minds. The action rendered them incapable of using the language that once made them whole. Their hive-mind fractured, their companions lost, it became an insanity of solitude.

The discord struck true upon the foundation of civilization.

Upon their realization, the once whole people scattered to the winds. They assembled with those of like language and became destined to toil the lands for generations. Humanity was no longer a threat to the fearful deity.

It appears that even the immortals
feared the power of the Hive.

Deviant Art: Divine Judgement by Marquis Amon

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@melbourneswestHive is a gateway drug140 POB
2ND@samsmith1971Baxter's flight of fancy: Finding gratitude in self-reflection70 POB
3RD@mineopolyCan we get rid of Hive?50 POB
4TH@d-pendHexagon of fate — (poetry + generative art)30 POB
5TH@abdul-qudusStory of the little bee 🐝10 POB

The contest now has better planning and funding. We will maintain the consistency of these rewards for the remainder of the season. The rewards shown does NOT include bonus challenges that may occur.

This was a tough competition to grade. We've also added a new column for evaluation based on engagement. Check it out.

Public Merit System Grading

Thank you to everyone who participated!
How did everyone perform?


Merit System Results

Grading Criteria

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Engagement Statistics

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Authors (By Votes)

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POB Rewards

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Top 10 AuthorsHow much did the top 10 authors make on article rewards?1019 POB
All AuthorsHow many authors participated in the Hive WOTW contest?43
All AuthorsHow much in article rewards did this week's contest generate?2242 POB
WOTWTotal article revenue generated55877 POB
DisqualifiedHow many times did someone get disqualified this week?1


Author Review

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@melbourneswest, @samsmith1971


  • melbourneswest and samsmith1971 are frequent participants in the WOTW contest.
  • melbourneswest, in particulate has been steadily progressing in the ranks.

Thank you for your participation in the contest!

WOTW Team Appreciation

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NameReasonAmount (POB)
@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.
Helpful Hints
  • Include the selected word in your article
  • Include the #pob-wotw tag
  • Use the front-end or
  • This week's contest starts 05/09/21 @ 00:00 UTC
  • This week's contest ends 12/09/21 @ 00:00 UTC

A Warning and Caution for New Users

Are you new to Hive? Read these articles to help improve your experiences!

The Hive Ecosystem operates differently than other social media platforms.

  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter all have their own rules.
  • Hive also has its own set of rules
  • While many of their policies appear similar, there are some that are strikingly different.

If I, or anyone else, comments on your article or introduction post about standards to follow, you really need to pay attention.

  • We reach out for the sake of engagement and professionalism.
  • There is very little that is more frustrating than making efforts to share this information only to find someone now has a negative reputation because they ignored you.
  • If you get DV'd for any reason, please communicate your concern. We cannot improve if we do not communicate respectfully and professionally.


The Word for THIS Week

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The word for THIS week is DISCORD (300 POB)

The word for NEXT week is Malicious (Reward - 300 POB, Challenge - 100 POB).

Welcome to the new Season!

  • The Word of the Week for this Week is Discord. Discord starts the second round of this season.
  • The new season takes place over a six-week period. The first four weeks have their own special word, but the last two weeks represent a bonus challenge round.
  • I decided to add a special bonus round at the end of each season. It allows for higher rewards and gives people more time to submit their articles for the contest.


Do you like contests?

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If you love contests, you've come to the right place! The table below presents a few authors, along with examples of their contests. Dates may vary when each new contest occurs, so be sure to follow along to get the most recent updates!

@dreemsteemThoughtful? Daily? We be bringin' it to the port, mateys! Promoted by @wesphilbin
@ladiesofhiveLadies of Hive Community Contest #47
@zonadigital21{Ingles/Español} Enter my Giveaway to win #Starbits + #VIBES
@dibblers.dabsA Tale of Two Pizza's Ongoing Contest (WEEK 5)
@aiunaPob Art Contest - Day Seven - Last Theme.
@tobetadaFinalists of the 'Love The Clouds' Contest! #119
@elricmoonslayerRandom Thought of the Day - Daily Contest #52 - What do you see as your best character trait?
@sugandhasethComment of the Week #3 - Results are out
@annephilbrickReflection Hunters Contest ~ Round 30
@melinda010100Show Me A Shadow Contest WINNERS-Round 185

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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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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