Engagement Rewards System Not Properly Counting Engagements
Rewards system apparently not properly tracking and rewarding engagements. I have noticed this discrepancy between engagement notifications and rewards for Votes, Comments, Reminds, and Subscriptions; I cannot verify discrepancies for Check-Ins, as they do not generate a notification. As Subs are a semi-unique engagement that is only done once per user, unlike Votes, Comments, or Reminds which a user can do multiple times in a day but only count once, it is most noticeable with Subs; That being the case, I documented some of the Subs discrepancies as they are easiest to show.
I only went back a few days for convenience, but the issues has been persistent for several months. I could do a full notification/rewards audit given time, but I do not think that is necessary; please let me know if it is and I will try to get it done as time permits.
These are the Subs notifications for my channel since Aug 1 compared to the rewards data. I didn't do every other day on purpose, that's just how the sample turned out; Although, that is an interesting pattern, and may be worth exploring to see if there is an underlying reason for it. If I do a larger audit, I will keep an eye out for this pattern, just in case it turns out to not be a random fluke.
Notification system shows 37 unique Subs. However, the Rewards data is vastly different.
I do not know if the daily Network Score (NS) would be changed if the Rewards System was tracking properly, so the 'loss calculation' above may only be representative of what would happen if only my single channel was experiencing this issue. If a significant number of channels are not properly tracking rewards, and those 'dropped' engagements are also not properly contributing to the NS, then the NS may be substantially higher, which would change the token reward amount significantly.
[Continuation] As it turns out, the pattern of every other day held from Aug 10-12; Subs notifications on Aug 10, none on Aug 11, and then 5 on Aug 12. Of the 5 Subs on Aug 12, only 1 showed up in the rewards.
The continuation of the notification pattern was intriguing, so I looked back as far as notifications would show; to July 15. The pattern holds with some gaps. This seems to be caused by an underlying systemic issue, but verification is required.