By Lannie Brockstein
September 3rd, 2019
IN ORDER TO DO THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE and thus to help expand its population and increase its user-participation, I saith that Scorum must become a little more...Canadian.
Along with my country being the ancestral home of around two million First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, Canada is also home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montréal Canadiens hockey teams. It has two official languages: English and French. Hopefully, Canada’s many Indigenous languages will each someday be recognized as its official languages, too.
Most of Canada’s provinces are based primarily on the English culture, with its tea time ritual, saying “sorry” for every little thing, and dining on the delicious comfort food that is fish and chips. Yet Canada also has a hockey mad province called Québec where the French culture is the dominant culture. Along with that poutine-eating-province having enshrined into its constitution a slew of admirable laws which guarantee that the French language and culture in non-aboriginal Québec will continue to remain dominant, it also has laws that protect the rights of minority cultures in non-aboriginal Québec whilst prohibiting any of those minority cultures from ever becoming the dominant culture.
Unlike the evil Nazi Germany which was monocultural, and unlike its continental successor the evil European Union which is multicultural, the good province of Québec is intercultural. In Montréal, Québec City, and every other non-aboriginal Québecois city, all commercial street signs must, by law, be written in the French language, and any non-French language used must have a noticeably smaller sized font than the size of the font used for the French language part of those street signs.
Furthermore, every citizen from another country who wants to be an immigrant in Québec must have “a working knowledge” of the French language and a healthy respect for French values before being approved to reside there.
A community that has a strong sports culture can afford to host non-sports minority cultures to a reasonable and thus limited degree.
Despite the rumour mills of the fake news sports websites that rely solely on selling advertising space to the brainwashed marketing departments of sociopathic corporations whose investors care more about profits than they care about people, it is not true that every resident of Québec must cheer for the Montréal Canadiens along with their hoping for the return of the Montréal Expos, lest they be greatly frowned upon and forced to eat nothing but french toast that has been drowned in puddles of maple syrup, whilst singing “Frère Jacques” to those who fondly remember the last time when the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Nonetheless, these laws that protect Québecois culture are no stale fart. They have been successful in making a cheesy stink whenever necessary to protect the French language and culture in Québec, as well as the rights of its non-aboriginal minority languages and cultures. Thus doth I saith that Scorum should adopt a page from the Québecois playbook, by means of its expanding its menu of forums to include a set of new non-sports forums, along with its implementing a new set of posting rules which guarantee that the sports culture at Scorum will continue to remain its dominant culture.
Thus doth I saith that Scorum can only benefit from its installing a new separate category of non-sports forums, such as forums for Recipes, Politics, Religion, Art, Cryptocurrencies, Health, and Cannabis, so long as each of those non-sports forums have a limit of one article being able to be posted by each Scorum user per week, along with each of those non-sports forums having a limit of one comment posted by each Scorum user in the comments section of each non-sports article per day.
Every Scorum user has family and friends, but not everybody's family and friends are into sports. That is another reason as to why it is a good idea for Scorum to responsibly expand its menu of forums in a limited manner to permit articles and comments that feature homemade Sunday morning breakfast recipes, and other articles about politics, religion, art, cryptocurrencies, health, and cannabis. Thus doth I saith that Scorum can only benefit from its being redesigned so that it can evolve into an intercultural social media platform that includes minority cultures, whilst guaranteeing that its sports culture will continue to remain its dominant culture.
Personally, I greatly prefer Scorum to Steem’s blogging apps and their clones. Not only in terms of aesthetics, but also in terms of Scorum’s users. You’re a great group of guys and gals, and everything in-between!
I don’t really understand, though, why there isn’t an official non-sports version of Scorum (that includes being able to bet on non-sports events, such as the U.S. election and other important elections—if it is legal to do so). I’m not a one-dimensional person. None of us are. Anybody at Scorum who wants to form real lifelong friendships with others and therefore for a strong community culture at Scorum to form, needs to be completely free and unabashedly welcome to show and express more sides of their personality than those expressed when they are focusing on any one topic in particular.
As messianic about sports as some of us might be, it is not humanly possible for any of us in real life to be the mythical Super-Sportsman—that ultimate champion of the sports blogger universe—because he is a one-dimensional cartoon character-like persona and not a real person like the rest of us. But decentralizing Scorum’s forums so that they expand to feature some non-sports forums can help to make it possible for each user’s posts and comments to become more super and more sporting than before, because it is the original posts and comments that express the most personality which are usually the most fun for us mere mortals to read and reply to!
In real life, my personality is larger than the sports world. Yours is, too. Blogs are not only about facts. They are also about opinions, and opinions are more often than not enjoyed by others when expressed by those whom haveth a well-rounded personality that is not only competitive, but that is also compassionate. This idea to expand Scorum’s menu of forums is both merciful and just for its sports culture. Furthermore, it is win-win for all parties, from Scorum’s sports fans to its non-sports fans, to its developers, to its investors, to its curators, and to its content creators, because well-rounded posts and comments are the richest kind and therefore in the best interests of all concerned.
Because Scorum is a blockchain based social media platform, it is only commonsensical that it become as decentralized as it can possibly be, in order for its cryptocurrency to start being properly valued on the cryptocurrency exchanges. Scorum has yet to decentralize its culture so that it is not only centred around sports. But it can start to do so.
As a Canadian whom is proud that the French culture in non-aboriginal Quebec is protected by law, I understand the need for Scorum to maintain the dominance of its sports culture. But if Scorum since its inception had permitted a minority culture of non-sports forums, then I probably would have already posted many more sports and non-sports articles and comments at Scorum by now, and many others at Scorum probably would have already posted many more of their own sports and non-sports articles and comments by now, too. Some of my friends at Steem would probably have become users at Scorum, as well, because Scorum really is better than Steem in so many ways.
What typically happens whenever people post their original articles about any topic and are rewarded for it with good-natured replies that are respectful of any differences, along with cryptocurrency from upvotes? Usually, that influences them to post and comment there more than they did before. By expanding Scorum’s menu of forums in a limited manner to include forums for Recipes, Politics, Religion, Art, Cryptocurrencies, Health, and Cannabis (for example), whilst protecting the sports culture at Scorum as its dominant culture, it will probably happen that there are many more sports articles and comments being posted at Scorum by its users than before, because everybody usually has something sporting to say about those sometimes controversial non-sports topics, and their irregularly doing that at Scorum can act as a gateway to their someday regularly posting sports articles and comments at Scorum, too.
Having a well-rounded personality can help in the battle to fight climate change.
Okay, well, maybe not. But by expanding Scorum’s menu of forums in a limited manner so that it includes a new set of forums for Recipes, Politics, Religion, Art, Cryptocurrencies, Health, and Cannabis (as my suggestions), whilst protecting the sports culture at Scorum as its dominant culture, each Scorum user over the years will probably each become better able to show and express the many different sides of their strange and unique personality as a human being.
As every well-rounded person doth knoweth to be true, their using Scorum in part to become a more well-rounded person can only help them to become a better professional sports blogger whose literary works doth increaseth the merriment of Scorum for everybody. In return for Scorum’s users being able to post non-sports posts and non-sports comments in a limited manner, it will probably happen that there are more sports articles and comments being posted at Scorum by those same users as a result, and with the quality of their writing over time becoming improved, too—because none of us as human beings are perfect, though it is practice that makes perfect, and the practicing of writing about any topic can help to properly improve one’s writings about all other topics, including the topic of sports!
The Age of Aquarius is turning out to be an era of decentralization, as made possible by means of the Internet and Blockchain technology. To better reflect what the 21st century is destined to be, I saith that Scorum must decentralize in every way possible, and thus for its menu of forums to no longer only be about sports. But Scorum should also protect its sports culture so that it will continue to be its dominant culture, much like the way that the French culture with its crepes, croissants, and cakes is protected and thus guaranteed to be the dominant culture in the non-aboriginal parts of Québec.