What is Scripsio?
That probably depends on who you ask. For some, it’s a community site. For others, a social platform. And yet a few will think of it as a Steem UI.
For us, it’s all those, and more. Scripsio is the culmination of a dream to have a multiuser multisite (multiblog) community without censorship, but also with built in features to promote mutual consideration. On top of this is the desire to create monetization options so that there are opportunities for everyone who wants to, to engage in a way that provides some profit.
But we also wanted to stay out of the way. Your relationships are yours. From Scripsio’s perspective, it’s up to you to build them and nurture them. You don’t need some corporation attempting to demand how you behave.
On the other hand, folks need to be able to block content they don’t want to be subjected to. So we’re installing filters for NSFW and other categories that you can opt out of. Hopefully that’ll provide an environment that is conducive to growth, freedom and mutual respect without anyone having to compromise their own principles and convictions.
Scripsio also respects your property. What’s yours is yours. This is why we’ve activated two features in your profile. You can download all your own data at any time. After all, it’s yours, right? But you can also delete it at any time. It’s sort of the danger button. Once you click it and approve the erasure, your info is deleted from our servers. There are exceptions, such as if you had any transactions on the site that have to be recorded. And we can’t erase what you’ve put on the blockchain. But you can delete it from the Scripsio servers.
As you can see, we do not ask for very much information. The only reasons we ask for your birth date is for NSFW purposes and to protect children. Otherwise, you can use whatever information for your profile that suits you. We do verify the email address to at least set a low wall of entry, to help reduce spam and harassment.
This is also one of the reasons we do not have any sort of fiat gateway on the site. While we may do so eventually, it will have to be through a third party that verifies your identity. Simply put, we don’t want to be responsible for that information and we want you to be able to engage freely on Scripsio without concern regarding your personal information. Therefore, our goal will be to provide tools to facilitate exchanges in digital cryptos/tokens.
Scripsio will pursue as many non-invasive methods of monetization as we can. This means that you will probably see advertisements. Of course, you can place ads too. But our main efforts will be elsewhere.
We have implemented a subsite option for you, in case you want to be able to brand your own site. There is a nominal fee of the equivalent of $5/month. If you desire some help with setup, you can contract with one of our staff on a freelance basis, or bring on a friend or other contractor. We’re open to proposals, but our focus is on Scripsio so we won’t be developing subsites. You will have support for anything we provide that isn’t working right. That doesn’t include any tools you add yourself.
Scripsio intends to have a market application on the site before too long. This will provide a place where you can buy and sell goods (hard and digital) and services.
Most of the site is pretty intuitive to use. You just post what you want, set up groups, join groups, build your list of followers/followees and engage however you want. This engagement is local and stored only on the Scripsio servers. Again, you can always delete it all with a few clicks, if you desire.
On the other hand, we have integrated the social features with your own Scripsio blogs. Everyone has one, so you can use that to post content anytime you want.
All you need to do to access it is to hover over “+ New” in the topbar and then click on “Post”. The editor opens up and you’re on your way. When you publish the entry, it will show up on your timeline and however you have set your preferences.
As a small bonus, all articles posted from Scripsio will be tweeted on Scripsio’s Twitter. If you decide to have your own blog, we can set it up to automatically post to your Twitter as well.
An exciting feature of these blogs is that they are integrated with the Steem blockchain. It’s not necessary to do so, but you are able to go into your dashboard and set it up.
In order to set it up, all you need to do is hover on “Scripsio” in the topbar, then click on “Dashboard”. From there, click on Profile in the left column.
You’ll see your details there, most of which are editable. Your password can be changed there as well. If you’re logged into multiple devices and want them logged out, there is an option for that. And just below that, about halfway down the page, there are options for inputting your Steem Username and Private Posting Key (for safety and security, please don’t use a different key).
Once you’ve done that, and saved, it, all your blog entries will publish to your Steem blockchain account as well, from where they can be seen on other UIs, offering multiple angles of engagement. The community also has integrated the comments and upvotes section, so you can enjoy a full experience from Scripsio. If, for some reason, you would rather publish an article without it going to Steem, you can do that as well. Simply uncheck the box in the SteemPress section in the right column of your editor.
If this interests you and you don’t have a Steem account yet, we can help there too. There are a couple of options. The easiest and quickest is probably to go through Steem.Ninja (can use credit card), AnonSteem (anonymous/cryptos only) or Steemfounders (introduce yourself), where you can buy one and have it all set up very quickly. Another project to help you is Steem onboarding. While setting up an account through them may not be quite as convenient as the others, they have set up introductory tutorials to help you learn about blockchain and Steem in particular. We highly recommend their services, even if you don’t get your account from them.
We have one more small surprise for you, if you choose to use the Steem feature. Scripsio will follow you and upvote your content, up to 4 articles a day. The % of voting power used will depend on the current amount on hand, so it will fluctuate. The conditions are two – That you follow the Scripsio voting trail on Steemauto at 100% and that your article is published from Scripsio. Please confirm that you’ve done so in the Support group and post your Steem username so we can make sure you’re covered.
NOTE: Beneficiary rewards are temporarily set to 15% going to SteemPress. A new plugin is set to release soon, at which time we will adjust the beneficiary rewards as follows.
When you use Scripsio to post to the blog, a beneficiary reward of 6% will be skimmed. Two percent will go to SP in Scripsio’s account, increasing the voting power over time, thereby raising all ships. One percent will go to @LiberlandPress, where Scripsio is headquartered under TIMM, Ltd. The rest will be used to keep the lights on, pay developers and hopefully put food on the tables of the folks behind Scripsio. This is an experiment, to see if it’s sustainable. If not, we’ll have to increase the beneficiary reward or find another avenue of monetization. For now, we’re excited to start on this path and hope that it is advantageous to all of us.
Other than the blog, all Scripsio features are free to use. We hope you enjoy it.
Oh, in case you were wondering, scripsi is Latin for “I have written” or “I wrote”. Scripsio is just a lot better!