Dropping the witnessvoter project in exchange for love and a talk!

People, in general, was overwhelmingly positive to see a new passive income source in STEEM, but we have decided that STEEM is not ready for such a service yet.

Our intention with such a controversial service was not to scare the entire foundation of STEEM. As investors, we very much care about this blockchain, probably a lot more than those that are not stakeholders, and let us be fair - it is the stakeholder who brings the witnesses up or down on the witness-list and not the other way around, and a kickback from witnesses that we vote for is only natural, and will work as a form of difficulty increase in the world of steem block production which we believe will put a higher demand on steem.

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So what will we do instead? well, we would like more communication between stakeholders+witnesses+developers. And by developers that also includes Business development which is a skill that few truly master but those that do are valuable gems to a project like this blockchain is.

We have a beautiful open 24/7 discord voice chat called SteemSpeak that has served the community well for over two years, come over and let us really speak about steem instead of assuming the worst about others, we would like to get to know each other better.

There is only love in our hearts for the platform, the users, the future. We can only apologize for wasting your time today but hope this day has provoked lots of thoughts in many of you, a new reality, new calculations.

Sincerely,
@fyrstikken / @fyrst-witness
The Shitcoin Singer.

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So... Just to clarify: we proxy @witnessvoter, then send 1 STEEM (min.) as a "stake" to them as well? (then based on your "stake", you receive payouts accordingly...?) Is that about the gist of it

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Only send transfers to @witnessvoter if you are a witness

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Gotcha

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Here's a better idea. Go buy 10 million Steem. Send all 10 million to null. The price of Steem will go up. Everyone will be better off.

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I second this suggestion.

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But ANYONE can "proxy" as I read it... and earn coin based on that stake!

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That is correct. Anyone can set @witnessvoter as the proxy and earn from the auction.

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I'm just at start, but I think I'll set @witnessvoter as a proxy!

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I strongly recommend that you rethink that decision.

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Hi @mightblueberry! can you clarify your opinion? And please take off your flag, I finished registration on Steemit just yesterday and I don't know many things here.

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Trust me, there is a lot to learn on this platform. I recommend that you read this post from @steem-plus (https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@steem-plus/steemplus-points-calculation).

It is worth getting the steem-plus extension on google chrome. It will explain in this post https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@steem-plus/steemplus-221-earn-more-by-posting-to-dtube-via-steemplus.

On your home page you will have links. All the links contain content that is a must read.

I flagged you because witnesses have a very important role. There actions shape this platform. Go to: https://steemit.com/~witnesses. This page contains the top 100 witnesses as well as links to their witness posts or external websites. My flag has no monetary cost to you so I leave it as a reminder of negative feedback. On Steem, we don't have a dislike button, it is rolled into the flag button. I use this account because it has minimal SP.

Also @fyrstikken (@witnessvoter) is not a bad character. This is just a proposal I strongly disagree with, hence the downvote. He has done a lot of good stuff for the platform during his 2+ years here.

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Thank you for your explanation!

This undermines the entire design of community delegated block production and frankly scares me a bit to think that it's now a thing that anyone can just buy themselves a witness rank.. :/

This is the reason behind my flagging, it's nothing personal but I certainly don't see this service as a "good" thing, it really opens up doors for the DPOS system to end up a "pay2win" situation.

Hell, throw me some !popcorn as well.

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it's now a thing that anyone can just buy themselves a witness rank

We share your sentiment, but hasn't this always been the case, for aspiring witnesses alone or in a colluding group?

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Some truth to that, you need to build alliances to advance, for sure.
A lone witness would have a much harder or impossible time, but their "level of difficulty" would be inversely proportional to their "stake", in becoming a bigger witness. Just my 2¢

😁 😂 🤣

lol "church-of-Piglet"

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Great to hear from a Seasoned Witness,
thx Klye :^)

  • Undy, "newb witness" lol

WOW, so much to digest, I will get my partner to check this out...
looks like a BIG BOOST for a new Witness! :)

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Yes, we see it as an earner for investors, extra passive income, and also as a smart regulator for the price of block production. This should be very investor friendly and witness friendly as the market value will find its balance. Kind of like "block difficulty" on the Bitcoin network if you think of it.

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Sounds more like an effort to get bribes from witnesses.

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Firstly, Fyrst (lol) I'd like to thank you for putting forth innovations and new ways to use the STEEM Blockchain, and it's "assets". Very forward thinking. All I got from my people was negative feedback so far. But I did appreciate the candor. Sometimes it seems there is a lot of "passive agreement" or apathy. Not on THIS! lol

Thanks again and I will always be watching for the "next big thing" whatever it may be...

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THANK YOU for the input! :^)

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Since each account has 30 Witness Votes, this voter will ROTATE the recipients on a 29 day basis so as to always have an opening for the daily auctions! Makes Sense, @Big_ViKING

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Is there a 2,000 M-Vest already in place? When does the bidding commence?

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That is correct. We have over 1 Million SP/2000 million VESTS in proxies already from the start, and growing as more people Proxy to us.

Ok so my voting proxy is now set to @witnessvoter testing out your strategy :)

Interesting proposal, to analyze. Successes, in their projects, and that they achieve, all their objectives.
Good vibes.

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Thank you. People on steem are good at tracking bad players and reporting on them, we also look at the list every day and if we find out we have bad actors in there they will be blacklisted, for sure.

Hold on let me get 1 SBD into this too

that's great

Hi @witnessvoter I'm a bot, and wanted you to know that I've upvoted and re-steemed your post to help you with your promotion efforts! -exp

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cool name.

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Thank you @fyrstikken for promoting this good project to help start new witnesses. Regards! :)

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Thanks - you would know.

You got a 88.93% upvote from @upme thanks to @fyrstikken! Send at least 3 SBD or 3 STEEM to get upvote for next round. Delegate STEEM POWER and start earning 100% daily payouts ( no commission ).

You got a 93.62% upvote from @postpromoter courtesy of @fyrstikken!

Want to promote your posts too? Check out the Steem Bot Tracker website for more info. If you would like to support the development of @postpromoter and the bot tracker please vote for @yabapmatt for witness!

@fyrstikken, I respect that.

There is only love in our hearts for the platform, the users, the future. We can only apologize for wasting your time today but hope this day has provoked lots of thoughts in many of you, a new reality, new calculations.

It definitely has. I think the fact that you dropped it also demonstrates a major aspect of the power of this platform. I think one of the areas of focus should be to encourage the use of the token for goods and/or services. Of those two options, I think the selling of goods would be more important for getting people on Steem.

https://steemit.com/steem/@moeknows/what-would-you-do-for-steem

hey , what is happening with payment to people who set you as proxy ??? Its been a month since I gave you my witness votes

That's great.

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

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I want to test this out but I am confused .

If we want to just be a stakeholder (not a witness) where do we send our stake?

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If you want to be a stakeholder, buy Steem and power up. DO NOT SEND YOUR STAKE ANYWHERE, if you bought it, it is yours. You could always delegate Steem Power to a worthy cause.

Ofrezco servicios de animaciones en el area de redes sociales.

it is vrey important for every man.

i love your project .. thank you

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!popcorn

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DOOD! Ur gonna need a Bigger DRINK!!! lol

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I want !popcorn too please.

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That looks good... !popcorn

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Uhh... !popcorn?

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Dammit.

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There it is!! :) . Hell yeah... That's hilarious. I'm a humungo Seinfeld fan!!

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where did everyone get popcorn? I want popcorn

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!popcorn for VLADI! lol

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I'll just chew grass

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It is that wierd time of day where it is to late for !pancakes but to early for !popcorn
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wow new witness , that's great.

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I like the sound of

communication between stakeholders+witnesses+developers

Very important factor to make things succeed.

I will come to Discord as I want to know more. Thanks

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it is interesting offer

Is there anymore popcorn left?

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no only pancakes

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getting us both some

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@sircork, your pancakes are ready!
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Haha!! Wtf! That’s rad.

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Cool! I do love me some pancakes :) EC03BF40-D5D9-498A-8248-A39AFCBD5B92.jpeg

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Try THIS:

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haha ...gonna go get my a bunny just to try :)

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would love to have a bunny like this!!

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Downvoted for scammy pitch. Witnesses should wow us with with their contributions to the platform not their willingness to bribe whales.

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The longer I consider this, the more problems I see with it. Even though it would be transparent and on the blockchain, it is nonetheless a brokerage for Witness Votes. While I trust Fyrstikken, I do see potential for abuse. Who is to say that a rival startup would not emerge and go totally rogue?
The Community has spoken, the post has been edited, and this is how things SHOULD WORK, imo. We have all had a say and pretty much reached consensus. STEEM WORKS!

Bravo, People. Seems like everyone on both sides of this conducted themselves decently and in an orderly fashion.

Cheers!

upvoted for visibility, and yes I saw the "declined payouts" ;^)

more communication between stakeholders+witnesses+developers is better try

Wait.. are you suggesting that we can get paid for a witness vote?

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well, yes it WAS Suggesting that...
not now.

This is anice one, i like the motivation and the spirit that you really showcased here, indeed calling for a reuion on this platform is indeed a great thing.

lets come out and speak steemit.

thanks a lot.

@mwesigwaboaz

Very good edit, @fyrstikken / witness. I believe you have the best interests of Steem and Steemians at heart, I am staying tuned! I am constantly learning from you and from a lot of other great minds on the blockchain. This was an educational experience to say the least 😎

@witnessvoter
I like that you use booster to upvote people making comments!
/FF

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hola muy interesante