Community Guidelines for Scholar and Scribe
Hello newcomers! Welcome to our tokenized creative writing community. Please refer to this guide before posting.
What is Scholar and Scribe?
Scholar and Scribe sets itself apart from other writing communities on Hive through a unique dual-token system. You can earn SCHOLAR and SCRIBE tokens on Hive Engine (Layer 2) either by creating content using the #scholarandscribe tag, or by curating content that uses the tag.
The tokenomics are set up so that SCHOLAR is biased 70% towards curation, and SCRIBE is biased 80% towards authors. There is a 1% community beneficiary requirement when posting within the community to assist project growth and curation efforts.
More details can be found in these posts:
What to post & how to use the tag
Do both for creative writing content
We define creative writing as the following:
Any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics.
We currently do not have many restrictions, although extreme depictions of violence and NSFW content will likely be muted.
Content that does not meet the definition of creative writing may be muted. We try to leave friendly and guiding comments for those who make mistakes!
Use only the tag for “meta” or nonfiction discussions
If you want to post about the community (e.g. to talk about tokenomics, provide writing tips), feel free to use the tag, but do not post in the community.
You’re also welcome to use the tag in other writing communities to earn our curation rewards!
Try not to post in the community without the tag
We have seen people submit really great creative writing content to the community, but forget to use the tag! This only hurts you, as it is the tag (not the community) that allows you to earn our tokens.
All posts must include an English translation
Please keep this in mind if you are posting content in a different language!
Contests & collections
The rules around the tags above may be waived for approved contests or other important community content (such as this guide!)
Scholar and Scribe is a big fan of Hive’s Layer 1 and 2, and believes that partnerships and working together is the path to a better world for writers and their readers. To that end, you’ll find lots of fun writing contests (with generous giveaways) here in S&S.
Many authors have enjoyed sharing serialized stories as well—longer stories with multiple parts. If you use the peakd.com frontend, you can see some of these early collections here.
Connect with us on the Pizza Discord
Scholar and Scribe was founded within Hive’s passionate Pizza Guild—a highly active community of gamers and creatives. Pizza has been instrumental in our early growth and continues to support all our efforts, including carving out a special place for S&S in their Discord server.