Task Request: Kindly Help Us Restore To Its 'Last Functional State'. (Additional 50 SBD Bounty)


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  SteemGigs: A Revolutionary Decentralized Freelance Marketplace With Its Own Knowledge-Bank.           

A revolutionary freelance marketplace built on the steem blockchain that removes all barriers to entry by implementing an "untalented & community paradigm".   


For today's task, you will be doing the following:

  • Analyze the current state of
  • Restore it to its previous state of functionality

Below, i will try to show you the state of before it became dysfunctional. See these video reviews of

You will notice that was functional months ago and had a database of posts ad user-profiles. Most basic functions worked too!Users could post, comment, do search queries, curate etc

Due to unforeseen occurrences, development began to stall and the server onto which the back-end was deployed was no longer maintained as well as the database (which was maintained with MongoDB).

Note that the front-end is still functional. However, currently users are unable to post due to an error that i believe is related to the disconnected back-end.

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The UI no longer displays posts like once was the case, meaning that it is practically empty. These also applies to "user profiles" or data from the steem blockchain etc

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In this task, we will like you to restore to its 'last functional state'. 

If you are a new contributor, you will need to analyze the code on GitHub. Both the front-end and back-end are open source. 

By "restoring to its last functional state", we mean that users will be able to resume using to the extent that they once could i.e to post, comment, upvote, search gigs etc and will re-display all the posts, user-profiles etc that it used to display. (In the past, used to display all the posts that were created using our UI.)

It is obvious that we will need to re-deploy the back-end. While the back-end used to be deployed to a server from Privex, we would now like to make the back-end deploy-able to Herokuapp.

There may also be need to restore our database.


Analyzing the current code is a good starting point. This will help you explore more options. A developer who tried to analyze it in the past, spoke of removing all back-end and moving to client-side. We would like you to have the freedom of exploring the viability of this option where possible.

In general, we can always discuss possible solutions, logic etc We just may find answers!

Overall, carry out the task according to your preference and  expertise, submitting a pull request and thereafter create a post highlighting your contribution, following Utopian's guidelines for Development (contributions).  


An additional bounty of 50 SBD. (We can always discuss bounties)


4 days   


You can contact me on:       

You can also indicate interest by leaving a comment underneath this post or on Github. 
It is recommended that we are able to discuss, for a better understanding of the task.



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