Hope you all had good weekends and welcome to a brand-new week on Just About! Here’s what’s just happened and what’s coming up on the platform.
Bigger, faster, safer discussions and signups
As we turn our eyes from building and testing the core of the product (Alpha) towards iterating and growing it (Beta), we’ll need speed, scalability, and rigour in moderation. At the end of last week, our tech team applied a major update that represents a big step forward in these areas.
The feed and discussions have had thorough overhauls, with a focus on reliability at scale; you should notice, for instance, that discussions with many replies are much faster to load. Our auto-moderator has also been plugged into those replies, expanding this important layer of protection to much more platform activity, and we’ve simplified our signup flow, allowing new members to access the platform far more quickly than was previously possible.
EVE horror stories, getting brand deals as a creator
Elsewhere, we’ve just published a mix of EVE Online tutorials from veteran players on their specialist subjects, and last week saw a new regular column on JAJA: Feature Friday, a digest of some of the best recent content on Just About, which we expect to become essential reading as new communities launch.
Coming up this week, we’re curating your spine-chilling fan-written EVE Online horror stories, and we’ve got an exciting bounty dropping soon on Just About Content Creators: how you got your first brand deal. Sponsorships are a key source of income for many creators, so if you’ve managed to land one, look out for your chance to help up-and-comers get on the ladder.
Finally, it’s the last week of the month, and you know what that means: if you’re above the payout threshold of $25, you can expect your balance to hit your PayPal wallet around November 30. If you need a little push over the edge, check the bounties that are due to close soon or be extra helpful to score some organic rewards. We’ll post as always once the payouts are issued - here are our reminders on how to set up your PayPal and how you can earn money on Just About.
Cheers and see you around the platform - Rich