Hello ICON Community!
Not everyone may remember this, nor was everyone around, but I remember a time in 2017-18 where the first place I would go each morning after I woke up was the ICON subreddit. There was consistently exciting news posted, and robust discussion about the future of the project and its bright prospects. It was a lot of fun.
Of course, the market had a lot to do with that no longer being the case. There *was* a lot of good news, and the ascending price only added to the excitement. Since that point in time, this subreddit has degraded, both in terms of overall participation, and the quality of the posts/discussion. Of course, this isn’t exclusive to reddit. Twitter has its share of despondent ICX token holders, as does Telegram and every other channel ICON has a presence on. And of course, when we see the price spike up a bit, those channels get *very* active.
Yet, the ICON reddit seems to languish. While this certainly isn’t unique among crypto subreddits, it also isn’t a foregone conclusion. There are examples of other subreddits retaining their robust discussion from the 2017/18 glory days, so it’s certainly possible and attainable.
As we are potentially staring a market uptrend in the face over the coming months (along with seemingly more and more bullish news), I think having a gateway for new ICONists and crypto investors to learn about the project and engage in discussion will be immensely important, especially when you consider the size of reddit as a whole.
The issue is primarily a chicken & egg one. The subreddit has low-activity because few people visit or participate, and people don’t want to visit and participate because it has low-activity. So we want to break this cycle.
So that’s why myself, along with u/NorskKiwi (who’s done an amazing amount of work as a mod of this subreddit) and the other part-time mods of the ICON subreddit are taking a number of steps to return this subreddit to it’s prior level.
Here are the steps w...
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