First… Syntaks, I saw your response on me in the channel but a little late and I couldn’t answer because of some time-pressure.
Stoyvo: What I wrote about the Twitter-Account wasn’t meant in any way critial adressed to you. I hope you didn’t understand it that way. But I know that you know that I know that since you’re our Community-Manager you have another account, related to Neos. And if I’m critical, than adressed to those who are part of the community, but just watching and waiting for others to do what they want to see instead of helping with simple things (votes, post, re-/tweets, donations etc.).
But under the line it’s no critic but more like a call for more activity out of the community. I know there are very supportive guys, helping Syntaks with their abilities, feedback, ideas, testing and so on. I know that there is a lot going on behind the curtain.
I mostly talk about guys like myself, without much tech-knowledge. We can only help with spreading the word, votes, donations. And that’s a question of quantity. One post about Neos in a thread like „best coin to invest…“ is nearly nothing. 30 would have impact. 1 donation would be wasted money, 50 donations would make a real difference, 1 vote seems sad, 50 votes would get attention, same about Re/tweets. And the potential for it is there. Syntaks has nearly 1000 Followers. If 10% would be really active it would lead to a natural growing and changing dynamic.
And I know you’re right that it’s an ongoing improvement. I’m not pessimistic, I’m optimistic. I see Neos as a potential win-win-situation, because of it’s qualities in m/any ways. The Neos-Team makes sure one side, but to make Neos to a „win-win“, a more active community is an important requirement. I saw in BCT that there is the opinion „Neos is great, but they don’t have any marketing“. But even professional marketing would be no marketing if it wouldn’t lead into a growing and collective dynamic that attaches the base.
Sometimes I read in hashtalk, watching the XPY-drama. And there is much to learn about the crypto-community in general, because the XPY-community stands for the crypto-community in general. It may be sad but I think that’s a fact. In the case of XPY, the „Devs“ and XPY itself is the weak part - to say it friendly. The community is maybe mostly ignorant, some would say stupid, they don’t want to face the truth and so on. But they’re very loyal and active, even in hard times. It’s out of some desperation but XPY would be nearly 1000 sat if they wouldn’t be such active. With other words: The XPY-price is a completely psychological result.
In Neos, ppl like that would have really(!) good reasons for being loyal and excited about a project. And we could say: „It’s their own fault if they are too stupid to recognize whats worth it and throwing their money in a black whole like XPY or all the other scams.“ But they do it because they’re following. What do they follow? Greed, yes. But in a psychological way every individual is following the shown self-confidence of a collective. That’s like a magnet to others.
What I want to say with that: Neos, how it is, is represented by individuals, mainly Syntaks. And what we see is that it attaches individuals who are smart enough to take a deeper look into it. If we find ways to represent Neos as a collective, we would speak to a collective. In my eyes that would be the next step. But to attach the collective we need more simplicity and quantity. A collective will never care about the deep details. They get attached about simple messages and design and they focus on others. And also the price, but the price would change automatically. It’s mainly „If so many are claiming it’s good it must be good.“ And the good thing: We don’t have to lie about Neos to say that.
And I’m very glad that we now have a community-manager and I agree with all what you say above. BCT is maybe a Troll-Universe but it’s still the place with the highest potential to get more attention. Many think it’s more about Twitter and it’s also important, but I know for myself: I follow hashtags (mainly $Neos), I rarely watch the Tweets of all others I’m following. Twitter reaches mostly those who are already in. That would change if there would be more Tweets and Retweets what is also something we can do better as a community.
Under the line I think, like you said above: The access to Neos and informations about it should be simplified and we just need a higher quantity in representing Neos. I don’t think it’s too hard and Neos is at the right point. The last months since the beginning maybe would have been too early to be louder about it. But since 2.1 Neos has a branding: Security. Also the branding Quality. We just have to remove the „under-the-radar-branding“.