POB Word of the Week : Causality #014 S1

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Week one season one is over!

The competitive atmosphere is not yet fully formed, but we've set the bar high for upcoming weeks. Missed the first week? Don't stress; just buckle in and remain consistent for your chance at the 5,000 POB prize pool.

Who are the winners this week?



check out the animated version below

https://nftshowroom.com/calumam/collection/calumam_pob-word-of-the-week_causality-



First Place: @alekst7

Eureka: The Wisdom Of The Unknown

Second Place: @pialejoana

Eureka, it's a clictoris!

Third Place: @mineopoly

Bath Tub of Invention

Fourth Place: @edystringz

Trained by the discipline of sleepless nights....I've found it

Fifth Place: @samsmith1971

A moment lost...


All NFT Prizes have been sent to the winners. For further information about redeeming your NFT prize for powered-up POB, please read this post.

Current Order in Chaos NFT holders are listed in this post.


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Merit System Results


Visit the Grading Bases for more details.




Access the Public Merit System, updated throughout the week.



Balance Adjustment & Contest Changes



  • Entertainment grading base and points assigned

Grading base update:

0: Dull (A post that does not invoke any emotional response i.e. happiness, nostalgia, sadness, etc)

1: Average (A mildly entertaining post. There is some conscious effort to make the post interesting either through pictorial representation or storytelling)

2: Brilliant (A very sensual post that engages the audience senses; invokes strong emotional responses)


  • Formatting grading base adjusted

Grading base update:

2: There may be formatting issues in the article that distracts the reader, but it is minimal. Examples: Pasting website links within a passage without using markdown language, large passages of text which overwhelm the reader (this includes articles with sufficient spacing between text bodies).


  • Overkill deduction grading altered (Feedback will specify the deduction)

Grading base update:

-1: Overwhelming Text (The article has large segments of text which overwhelm the reader)

-1: Convoluted (The article confuses the reader with multiple perspectives)

-1: Unnecessary Mixture (The article mixes multiple elements of artistry and information with little substance or sense)


Feedback from anyone and everyone is always welcomed.


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Engagement Statistics




Eureka Statistics - Validated Author Activity (No DQ or NA)


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Season 1 Leaderboard & Rewards



1st Place: 2,500 POB & #1 Season One WOTW NFT

2nd Place: 1,000 POB & #2 Season One WOTW NFT

3rd Place: 500 POB & #3 Season One WOTW NFT

4th Place: 500 POB & #4 Season One WOTW NFT

5th Place: 500 POB & #5 Season One WOTW NFT

All prizes will be given as powered-up POB on week #024.


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WOTW Team Appreciation


NameReasonAmount (POB)
@nonsowritesGrading Assistance100
@scholarisGrading Assistance, Various Tasks150
@amr008.pobAutomation Maintenance & Development1000 POB (cont. delegation)


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WOTW NFT Gallery




The NFT's from previous weeks can be purchased on the NFTShowroom at this link.

HIVE from the purchases will be used for the following;

  • WOTW Team Appreciation
  • NFT Minting
  • Future Season Rewards

Added utility and value to be developed for purchased NFT's in the future.


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Contest Guidelines



We have a new word each week that community members can share their thoughts about in a post.

Any form of content is encouraged, whether short or long-form writing, poetic, artistic, music or voice, or any other method you can develop.

The guidelines for entry to the contest are as follows;

  1. The post must be made on the proofofbrain.io front-end
  2. The post must have the pob-wotw tag added to it
  3. Entries must be posted before 00:00 UTC on 25/07/21
  4. Posts must clearly demonstrate what the weekly word is
  5. Posts shared for the following week will be disqualified if published before winners are called for the current week
  6. Repeat use of the #pob-wotw tag will result in disqualification, one post only


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The word for this week is Causality

The word for next week is Spectrum


The prizes are redeemable NFT tokens;

1st place - #1 Causality NFT
2nd place - #2 Causality NFT
3rd place - #3 Causality NFT
4th place - #4 Causality NFT
5th place - #5 Causality NFT

NFT Prize Information


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This week, I have nothing notable to say except that myself, @shubhwaj, and @revise.pob have discussed a shorter duration for season two. This will likely be seven weeks long with a one week break for the results and downtime (need to give our brains a break every now and then!).

Also, authors who are disqualified for tag spamming will still have their posts related to the word graded. This will show up on the leaderboard for now but it will be adjusted so the points aren't added to the season totals. This affected @crismanto and @ageste's scores this week.

Anyway, time to zoom off. Keep up the quality, and don't forget that consistency is the aim of the game. Enjoy the week ahead.

PS. engagement reward system is well underway; get some practice in.





Shout out to @amr008 who provides curation POB data analysis, POB staking details, and not to forget, the incredible Engagement Project

Shout out to @interpretation who provides detailed statistical analysis on a wide range of POB activities (important account to follow in the POB community)

Shout out to @harpreetjanda who provides detailed statistics of the POB members every week


Ongoing POB Discussion Thread #001

Ongoing POB Discussion Thread #002

@scholaris is taking over this responsibility, woohoo!


POBleus: Cooperative Curation

Testing phase is underway.


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My! Congratulations to everyone. The WOTW has been really exciting and the number of entries has been humongous, @mineopoly, that was a stunning entry.

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Imagine what it's going to be like when we reach 200 entries a week.. gon be nutty!


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It's probably going to be more tasking and challenging on your part by that time, but then it'll be exciting.

Erhm any news and redeeming the prices for last week wins? I'll like to activate mine


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Redeem them whenever you like buddy, drop a comment on the redemption post if you can.

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Many congratulations to all the winners and participants. Engagement has definitely racked up much more than before. Which is a good sign for wotw. I hope this keeps on just growing and making people stretch their thinking horizons and providing an opportunity to hone their craft.

Again, no trophy for me this time 😭, but I am at peace as the appreciation I get is invaluable 🙂. And I am grateful to everyone for taking their time to read my rants. And also wotw team judging them with such a diverse and elaborative scale.


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Strong meaningful engagement is where it's at. No point in forcing something just for the sake of it!

but I am at peace as the appreciation I get is invaluable

I'm glad to hear that. There is extra feedback on the public sheet from time to time for extra thoughts. When we get more settled into the grading and some more tweaking is done to improve the process, we will likely increase the level of feedback shared.

am grateful to everyone for taking their time to read my rants

You and me both, lol.


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This is incredible!) I can't believe it! Pinch me!))

Second win in a row...that's a real Eureka!) I'm about to burst with excitement and admiration) My hypersensitivity will make me run naked down the street like Archimedes))

Thank you so much...the level of the contest was very high this time, there were many wonderful, interesting, worthy articles, and honestly, I wasn't sure of the success. So it's doubly nice)

My heartfelt thanks to @calumam, all the helpers and curators of the contest. Participating in it is the most exciting and creative thing in my life lately.

Congratulations to all the winners, and I wish all participants good luck and success in future rounds!


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Second win in a row...that's a real Eureka!) I'm about to burst with excitement and admiration) My hypersensitivity will make me run naked down the street like Archimedes))

Please, send us some pictures of you when you run off the street, so we can save it and probably make a meme, or gif or NFT out of them 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Congratulations to you, sir


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Thank you) But I have to disappoint you..I ran so fast, and it was so unexpected for people on the street that no one was able to capture my run)) ..
So, let's try to find the Causality for the next race in a week ;))


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Such a joy to read. I'm chuffed to hear about how much you value the contest. Comments like this give motivation like nothing else.


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Now that's my kind of word!

btw for the record I didn't suggest seasons because I always seem to finish sixth!


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btw for the record I didn't suggest seasons because I always seem to finish sixth!

Surrrreee... I'll point everyone in your direction when they start crying: "this is a joke, it's fucking rigged!!"


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Congratulations to the winners, Keep it up 😊👍
Meanwhile our dear @mineopoly on the third place 👏👍

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You deserve it mate 😉


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I am happy to be on the reward table. I need to do better in the next contest. I will need someone enlighten me more on what is expected on this community. Many of us like me still find it hard to navigate and comprehend things. Someone should come to our aid.

Thank you house


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Looks like someone is using their brain and playing on my love for animated jiffums!


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No way!!!

Thanks @calumam, I appreciate this

I have always have to come below @minepoly, but I am not complaining, after all he is my teacher, and I don't know if a student is supposed to outshine her teacher 😁

But one of these days, I will have to come above, and minepoly, I apologize in advance for that.

I just need to level up my experience, and probably rank side by side with you or above you

When I finally see my name before yours.... Remind to say this 👇👇

Checkmate.... Lol

Congratulations to the rest of the winners, and everyone who participated, it would have been a boring week if you guys didn't participate

I congratulations @alekst7 for coming first place two times in a roll, currently, in my country, if someone does something out of the ordinary we usually say this in pidgin "no bi juju bi dat"..... meaning, isn't that sorcery?

So yes, @alekst7, your sorcery worked two times in a roll, and I am proud of you

But @calumam, I still have an NFT redemption battle with you. Is this what I am supposed to say in the other post to redeem my reward? 👇👇

Redeem #4 Eureka NFT

Or something different or I shouldn't say something at all...... Thanks for responding in advance


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Thank you very much)
It's not sorcery, it's hard work throughout the week, a certain challenge to myself and the desire to do some good for people and the project)..


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Some competition, @mineopoly has his work cut out for him!

Excellent job with the post by the way. You really showed off the possibilities with artistic posts.

I'll redeem it here for you (doesn't really matter where it's commented, as long as I can find it), but yes that is what you have to comment.

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Some competition, @mineopoly has his work cut out for him!

Hehehe..... let him fasten his seatbelt

Excellent job with the post by the way. You really showed off the possibilities with artistic posts.

Thank you very much, sir

I'll redeem it here for you (doesn't really matter where it's commented, as long as I can find it), but yes that is what you have to comment.

Oh, I appreciate it, thanks again


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Wow. This is great. Thanks thanks. 😃 Congratulations to all the winners and participants. 🌟

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Learning about new and wonderful words each week has been a huge task, an educational task and I am happy to be a part of this institution


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Super stoked! Thank you so much @calumam and the entire WOTW team. Your efforts to promote community engagement and push us each week to improve our writing, often outside our comfort zones, are so very much appreciated. This was a very, very nice surprise after an incredibly tough week on a personal front. Congrats to everyone who took part, with special congrats to @alekst7. You are setting the bar high @alekst7 and I love it! :-) The level of engagement is also fantastic in this WOTW contest. Tonight, I'll be enjoying reading through more Eureka! moments as I didn't get the chance to do much curation and reading this week; feeling a bit deprived lol. I have opened my NFT and it is B-eautiful! So excited, and so pleased that my characters took me on the journey that they did :-)


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This was a very, very nice surprise after an incredibly tough week on a personal front.

Nice to hear that the win added a little brightness to the end of your week (or the start of the coming week, or both!).

Don't shill the WOTW too hard, we might end up taking our foot off the gas ;)


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Congratulations to all winners :) !!! I'm honored to have been involved in the contest - this week's entry is coming!!!


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Congratulations to the Winner.

I'll be better next time.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Am open to learn, unlearn and relearn.


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Excellent publications. Congratulations to all, especially to the winners. Let's keep going...this is one of the best contests I have found in the whole blockchain. I like it!😉


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Hello @calumam,

Please redeem #3 Eureka NFT @mineopoly

https://nftshowroom.com/mineopoly/collection/calumam_pob-word-of-the-week_eureka

This is the right NFT, isn't it?

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