Why I'm In Favor Of Witness Vote Decay

in busy •  4 months ago

Not only am I in favor of it but witness vote decay needs to be a priority. To put things into perspective, if @freedom aka @pumpkin were to lose his/her ability to vote, this would mean that every witness that currently has his/her vote would keep it indefinitely regardless of their actions.

@freedom has such a big influence on who gets to be a witness and this example helps illustrate the importance of witness vote decay but this influence isn't limited to this one account. There are currently a lot of votes that might have been cast by people that have lost their ability to change their witness votes.

The longer someone has been a witness, the greater their potential to have accumulated those kinds of votes. Those votes help those witnesses cement their position. The more we wait, the harder it could become to pass witness vote decay as vote decay would potentially be opposed by those witnesses.

Witness vote decay consists of a rate at which witness votes lose their weight/influence. So let say we introduce a witness vote decay of 1% per week then every week after someone voted for a witness their vote would lose 1% of their influence until they would recast that vote. After 1 year a vote will have lost 52% of its influence if it hasn't been recast.

This primordial feature is already in use on some other DPOS blockchains. Stand up and request witness vote decay to be introduced! I can't make it happen on my own. No matter what, this initiative won't stop here for me.

The dark blue line is @freedom's vote.


@andybets

Source:

Meet me at SteemFest 2018 in Kraków

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

In case you missed it, I put some time into producing a version of that graph that removes the pumpkin vote, so we can see what it would look like without it. Many of the top 20 actually stay in the top 20, but a few move out.

I also put a couple of days into coding an algorithm that produces the list of witnesses as it would be if witness decay was introduced - without attempting to guess who would revote (which obviously many voters would).

I'm about to launch a new channel on Steem called Steem Ocean Undercurrents that includes regular blogs on this kind of data. Stay tuned!

·

Awesome work! I had missed it. Also, we need to take into consideration that if @freedom's vote didn't exist maybe some votes would be cast differently than what they are currently.

an algorithm that produces the list of witnesses

Very interesting. I don't your description here is partially correct but I've look at the post and the data is indeed very interesting.

·
·

Thanks! Oh yes, I'm sure many things would change in such a dynamic system with so many individuals involved. I could improve the algorithm to take into account how active each of the voters are that were removed due to the decay, to make a guess at how likely they would be to revote - but I have more important projects to put time into currently really. I will post more updates showing the 'movers' in the witness list when I get time, soon.

·
·

Faster decay should occur for inactive witnesses.

·

I was glancing through the posts, but was noticing that the mention of automatic re-voting services does not seem to be addressed. Is there anything we can do about that, because wouldn't that nullify the whole idea?

·
·

Exactly. As long as any account is selling its vote to an upvote service or something similar or even being part of a curation trail it will show up as a live account.

·
·
·

we are mainly talking about witness votes here, not post votes.

·
·
·
·

Think you are misunderstanding @a0x1's point. Seems they are touching on the point of people using a witness auto revoter and there beinh another metric, presumably involving other account activity such as post voting, to determine if the account is active.

Think the premise is that a witness revote for an otherwise inactive account should not count.

·
·
·
·
·

Yes, an auto voter could be created for witness votes too. Ultimately, bots can carry out any activity on here, so I'm not sure there is a foolproof way to code these kinds of features, but they will have some effect in important cases, such as where users literally physically die (and don't set an auto voter).

·
·

@reggaemuffin had the idea of requiring a witness vote to have been changed during a 6 month period in order to prevent votes from starting to decay or being cancelled. This would mean that autovoting would have to include the changing of accounts being supported too. This could be done by crafty bot coders - but I still think the benefits are worth it.

I don’t support the specific implementation that you proposed in the post, but I support a similar proposal which should have the same impact on the problem you described. I’ve outlined it in the comments of this issue: https://github.com/steemit/steem/issues/953

(Upvoted my comment for visibility.)

·

The fact that you are the only top witness who chose to chime in is utterly disconcerting to me.

·
·

You need to get over yourself. You are not entitled to a personal response every time you bidbot up a rant.

The idea itself is okay with tradeoffs and development considerations, and has been discussed among users, stakeholders, witnesses and devs many times.

Why, again, should YOU bringing it up again and bidbotting it up matter at all?

·
·
·
  1. Do you know where witness stand on that issue?
  2. Don't you think it would be quite important to add this feature as quickly as possible?
  3. Are Steemians supposed to trust that this feature will be added in the future when it will become harder to be voted in?
  4. Shouldn't a chart of where witness stand on that issue be compiled?
  1. I don't know for most witness and I don't know any easy way to verify.
  2. Yes.
  3. No, if this feature is not worked on now, this is a concerning thing.
  4. Yes.

You are not entitled to a personal response every time you bidbot up a rant.

I've never said I'm entitled to some answer. I didn't even ask for an answer. My post has no question.

·
·
·
·

I've never said I'm entitled to some answer

You expressed being disconcerted over not getting responses quickly. You shouldn't be.

I will comment that gradual decay is unimplementable in practice as far as I know. No one has proposed a method to implement it practically and the only method I can think of would be enormously complicated (the latter being a property of things that are a very, very bad idea to code into a consensus system).

Simple expiration is feasible and I am in favor of it. I would base it on the account being completely inactive for some period, indicating possible loss of key.

·
·
·
·
·

You expressed being disconcerted over not getting responses quickly. You shouldn't be.

Maybe you're right! I'm not perfect. Far from it.

Simple expiration is feasible and I am in favor of it.

Same here! Also inactivity in regard to active key.

·
·
·
·
·
·

Yes active or owner key should should demonstrate some usage otherwise it may be impossible to change witness votes and they should eventually expire.

·
·

The fact that you are the only top witness who chose to chime in is utterly disconcerting to me.

It has kind of already been said in the other replies, but your post is not the first time this has been brought up. It had been discussed many times before, in a lot of other places. Most witnesses have expressed their views on it in one way or another.

·
·
·
  1. Do you know where witness stand on that issue?
  2. Don't you think it would be quite important to add this feature as quickly as possible?
  3. Are Steemians supposed to trust that this feature will be added in the future when it will become harder to be voted in?
  4. Shouldn't a chart of where witness stand on that issue be compiled?
  1. I don't know for most witness and I don't know any easy way to verify.
  2. Yes.
  3. No, if this feature is not worked on now, this is a concerning thing.
  4. Yes.
·
·
·
·
  1. Are you familiar with the term "house whip" in politics? (If not, look it up.) It is basically the person in charge of keeping track of how everyone is voting on an issue, and dealing with all the conversations with each of the members in order to get something to pass. That job is a lot of work! I'm not trying to be a jerk or dismissive of your legitimate concerns, but why should I do all this work of researching all of the witnesses positions for you on an issue you find important? If it is important for you, then do the homework to find out what you need to know. (By the way, the approach you have been taking on stuff like this is not going to be very helpful in terms of you getting what you want from other people. You are starting this whole thing off in a combative "us vs. them" mentality.)
  2. I support it, but I do not see it as a pressing priority. I would vote for it if it was implemented in a way I support, but I'm not going to advocate for it to be pushed higher priority than it already is, because in my view there are a lot more pressing issues that we have in front of us at this point in time.
  3. I'm not sure I understand the question. If your theory is that there is a conspiracy among the top witnesses to prevent this feature because we fear getting voted out, I would strongly disagree with that assumption. Myself and the other witnesses I have talked to would support it if we felt it was best for the platform.
  4. See 1.
·
·
·
·
·

By the way, the approach you have been taking on stuff like this is not going to be very helpful in terms of you getting what you want from other people. You are starting this whole thing off in a combative "us vs. them" mentality.

I'll give you this one at least partially. It wasn't my intention and I can understand why people feel like it. Maybe my title should have been Are you for witness vote decay and that would have been already better. I considered it at some point.

That said, I've never asked you to do any work. I'm sorry you feel this way. My post would have been a good opportunity for the witnesses to make their stance known. It would also have shown they care, even though them not saying anything doesn't mean they don't care and I'm fully aware of this.

I'm concerned vote decay or vote renewal isn't part of the next hardfork. Do you have any idea how long would it take to be coded?

Like I've said in the post, the integrity of who decide of what hardfork gets passed is at stake. The more we wait, the more it will be difficult to pass vote decay/renewal.

There is no need for a conspiracy and I've never implied such a thing. The fact is that sometimes human act selfishly. In fact, selfish behavior is more often than not, the most expected behavior.

Cryptocurrencies help us get rid of some of that trust inherently needed in conventional and outdated financial exchanges. This trust we have to put in others is unreliable. I'm even unreliable to myself sometimes so I don't expect 100% reliableness from others. Doing otherwise is pure insanity.

I want to limit this need for trust or make it so that people can more easily be held accountable for their actions, just like your support to vote renewal seem to imply.

Take care Tim! I'm passionate about Steem but I must not lose sight of being passionate about people and making them feel good about life.

·
·
·
·
·
·

That said, I've never asked you to do any work. I'm sorry you feel this way.

The comment about "work" was in reply to your request to provide a list which witnesses were for/against the change.

My post would have been a good opportunity for the witnesses to make their stance known.

Sure, but why should they spend the time to do this on your post if they have already done so? Should witnesses be expected to re-iterate their stances on issues every time a user writes a post about the topic?

I'm concerned vote decay or vote renewal isn't part of the next hardfork.

I could easily come up with a list of 50-100 changes that the platform "desperately" needs in order to succeed. This one is in there somewhere, but I would not put it in the top 10.

Do you have any idea how long would it take to be coded?

Probably only about a day or two of coding effort. Coding is only 5% of the battle though. There is a very long process (with lots of negotiation) in terms of getting a change merged into the official repository (by Steemit, Inc.) and included in a hardfork. I would estimate the probability of success in terms of someone being able to get this into production before SMTs launch at less than 1%.

Like I've said in the post, the integrity of who decide of what hardfork gets passed is at stake. The more we wait, the more it will be difficult to pass vote decay/renewal.

This goes back to your premise that witnesses will not vote for the change in the future because of a conflict of interest. I disagree with that premise.

I will add too, that the majority of large stakeholders who are currently voting for witnesses (@pumpkin, @clayop, @smooth, @blocktrades, etc.) are still actively participating in the witness voting process. Maybe there are some larger stakeholders that have truly checked out and are no longer using their active key (idk, I don't have data on everyone) but I doubt that getting this change in now going to have any significant impact on the current witness votes. In my view, it is mainly a protection against a future (hypothetical) problem where a large stakeholder looses their key, dies, or abandons the platform for some reason with their witness votes still in place.

·
·
·
·
·
·
·

The comment about "work" was in reply to your request to provide a list which witnesses were for/against the change.

I've never asked that.

Sure, but why should they spend the time to do this on your post if they have already done so? Should witnesses be expected to re-iterate their stances on issues every time a user writes a post about the topic?

I've never implied such things.

I could easily come up with a list of 50-100 changes that the platform "desperately" needs in order to succeed. This one is in there somewhere, but I would not put it in the top 10.

Thanks for letting me know your opinion.

Probably only about a day or two of coding effort. Coding is only 5% of the battle though. There is a very long process (with lots of negotiation) in terms of getting a change merged into the official repository (by Steemit, Inc.) and included in a hardfork. I would estimate the probability of success in terms of someone being able to get this into production before SMTs launch at less than 1%.

Cool! I'll try to see if there are some stuff I could do to increase those chances.

This goes back to your premise that witnesses will not vote for the change in the future because of a conflict of interest. I disagree with that premise.

It's a possibility. You can't deny it. I haven't said they won't. I said it's a possibility. It's a non-negligible one with high very repercussions.

Maybe there are some larger stakeholders that have truly checked out and are no longer using their active key (idk, I don't have data on everyone) but I doubt that getting this change in now going to have any significant impact on the current witness votes. In my view, it is mainly a protection against a future (hypothetical) problem where a large stakeholder looses their key, dies, or abandons the platform for some reason with their witness votes still in place.

We mostly agree. This change is mostly for protection but it surely isn't an overrated feature. What if Freedom lost his ability to vote? No matter how small the chances are of this to happem, this isn't negligible. This would be very bad. And there would be no way to know if they have lost their ability to vote.

·
·

Don't be too disconcerted, most probably haven't seen the post yet. It's also been heavily discussed not too long ago in @ura-soul 's post, so they may have already expressed their opinion there.

Like @timcliff, I'd prefer one of the other methods like a "measurement of activity" to determine "aliveness" or votes just periodically needing to be renewed within some period of time versus outright vote-decay. Vote decay as a particular method for addressing this issue seems a bit "strange" to me and I think it would be unexpected behavior for many Steem users.

·
·
·

Gradual vote decay would have significant performance impact. The blockchain would need to reconsider the age of every single individual vote to recalculate the totals.

Don't be too disconcerted, most probably haven't seen the post yet

Why would we see it? Because he bidbotted it up? I think I will decline to respond at all specifically for that reason.

@teamsteem, if you want me to pay attention to your "Trending" posts don't bidbot them. As long as you do don't expect engagement from me but I'll be happy to engage by downvoting them.

·
·
·
·

I'll ask you to please not downvote my posts specifically. I don't see this as warranted. I haven't asked anyone to answer. People that wanted to answer have answered. Me stating my concerns is a neutral expression of how I feel and in no way a form of denigration of anyone or their actions. Everyone is entitled to their own reflections. I haven't disrespected anyone.

I think the witness should care about the trending page and should keep tab on it thus why I think they should have seen it.

·
·
·
·
·

I'll ask you to please not downvote my posts specifically

Noted.

I don't see this as warranted

I disagree. I see them as grossly overrewarded. If you hadn't bidbotted them up to the tune of hundreds of STEEM and they gained their votes organically them maybe they wouldn't be.

I think the witness should care about the trending page and should keep tab on it

I would be more likely to do so if people including you didn't buy their way onto it. As things stand now the voting system is severely broken and the Trending page is near-meaningless.

·
·
·
·
·
·

the voting system is severely broken and the Trending page is near-meaningless.

We agree but I still feel witnesses need to keep a tab on it.

I disagree. I see them as grossly overrewarded.

Many time no profit is generated from the bidbot. It's a zero-sum game many times.

It's also not very intuitive to use them and know how much $ total we bought and how much organic we'll receive. Ironically buying votes will very often discourage people to vote on a post because they feel it's too rewarded or because it didn't generate its views organically. It's a catch 22.

I used to post once a week working 20-30 hours on a post and even more and would still get flags sometimes even if I wouldn't buy votes as it didn't exist. I wasn't acting the way I was acting for the money back then and I'm still not. If I was back then, I would have split my gigantic post into smaller posts and would have made more money for the exact same amount of work.

I get your point and I'm not here to attract negative energy between the 2 of us or anyone. I'll obviously try to be more careful. I respect your choice and opinion. It's not about the $ that you're returning to the pool even though it's not negligible. There's more important to me, like how people perceive me and how I feel about myself from the way I act.

·
·
·
·
·
·
·

It's a zero-sum game many times

It isn't zero sum at all. Any rewards that flow out to your post aren't available to go to other posts, potentially more worthwhile ones (at least relative to payout amount). The $600 going to each of your posts could fund 1200 newbie posts at $0.50 each potentially encouraging thousands of new users to stay on the platform.

What games you play on the side with buying votes and such is your business and not relevant to the above.

·
·
·

It's a type of vote decay with x time and 100% decay. Both have their plus and minus. I prefer gradual vote decay.

Edit: Is that the post you're talking about because if so you're the only top witness who commented there?

https://steempeak.com/steem/@ura-soul/the-most-voted-witness-in-the-last-3-and-6-months-this-is-what-witness-vote-expiry-decay-would-look-like-kinda

·
·
·
·

Yes, as I recall, only @blocktrades and @timcliff commented on this publicly from the top 20. In reality more than a few of the top 20 literally never post on the blockchain at all.

·
·
·
·

IIRC, he posted several related posts, so I'm probably thinking of another one. There's also been discussions in slack, etc, so it's easy for me to get mixed up when I heard what, but I think most witnesses are familiar with the concepts from previous discussions.

I expect some kind of change will be made to address the potential for voters dying or losing keys at some point, but my guess is that it's not on the immediate radar for change (I'm not even sure yet that the curation changes are, and those are a pretty pressing concern, IMO).

I think that solution is :

  1. Any steem account should have only 10 witness vote.
  2. If any steem account reached top 20 witness than he can only cast one witness vote (witness vote for self or other). Only one witness vote for top 20 witness.
·

You got a 12.64% upvote from @oceanwhale courtesy of @mehta! Earn 100% earning payout by delegating SP to @oceanwhale. Visit www.OceanWhaleBot.com for details!

I’m for it, when EOS did that... it made lots of sense. It will keep the voters and witnesses more active... and connected with the community.

·

I'm glad we agree on that one and I'm glad you're taking the time to let everyone know!

·

I like it, why not make the decay a little bit faster, lets say 1/365 (= ~0,275%) a day!?

Couldn't agree more. The only thing better than this is account based witness voting which is what I've been calling for also. But that would require the oracles which aren't out yet.

The challenging part is getting the top 20 witnesses to vote for this change, since they have more to lose than to gain from this. I think this should be forced in by the community and the witnesses that don't like it should be known so the community can unvote them to get this passed.

·

The challenging part is getting the top 20 witnesses to vote for this change, since they have more to lose than to gain from this.

The more we wait the more difficult it will become.

Many of the issues you are discussing have been talked about over the last couple of weeks and months.

Are you going to vote an opinion a day up to trending, to rehash stuff we have all been discussing for a while?

·

If you mean the post about linear rewards and this one, I'm very well aware they have been discussed. I don't think my posts were over the top or unwarranted. I'm not the only one.

Can you tell me what is the stand from each witness on that matter and don't you think it matters? This is the first logical step for me to learn.

I'm really sorry if my actions make you feel bad. It is in no way my intentions by posting these posts.

·
·

No, I don't know the position of each witness on this, but if that is the goal, I would recommend following the lead of the guy who posted a spreadsheet listing the positions, because 10 posts with the same discussions is not helping anyone understand where everyone stands on each topic.

Your actions don't make me feel bad.

·
·
·

Cool! Well, witnesses stating their stance under this post is helping me work on such a spreadsheet.

NOT Going to Happen. NOT Going to Happen. NOT Going to Happen.

Those in power will seek to remain in power.

The witness situation is pretty fixed at this point and for the most part they don't see a problem at all with this platform. Everything is working just fine for them.

Everyone else is just a complainer.

STEEM is a production level testnet for the most part for other projects with funding to take certain lessons from it and try not to repeat a lot of what has happened here.

·

There are probably more witnesses than you would expect that are in favor of some form of the proposal.

·
·

Let's say two years from now if the top witnesses realize that it would have been best for the long term health of the chain and the community it is too late and other people are just on other chains doing the same thing. It is already happening. The same exact thing is replaying on some of the other DPos chains. It just becomes a money grab and then everyone gravitates to greener pastures or tries to have a hand in 4 or 5 different chains.

Guys like me just try to catch little waves and really can't go deep on this project because from the start it was rekt. So I have to focus on chains that are earlier in their life cycle like EOS.

·
·
·

The biggest bottleneck for feature requests like this is developers who are capable of developing a change that is “production ready” If someone could make a proposal in GitHub and coded it up, I don’t think consensus (witness approval) would be that big of an issue.

7 hours past and still waiting for significant witnesses to respond or to agree on this.

Perhaps there should be some type of term limit as well...

New People will bring New Ideas/Innovation... Technology tends to always be improving, so new people will help bring new thinking while hopefully keeping some of the "Old Guard"... The US Senate is perhaps an example of this possible type of rotation. ALSO... perhaps some type of compensation can be earned in an advisory Role because of their knowledge/experience/wisdom... HOWEVER, it should not just be given, it should be EARNED.

Previous witnesses should be able to come back after a designated time period.

As TeamSteem is suggesting, people in positions for too long become somewhat unapproachable, not willing to entertain new ideas/concepts... especially if their position have become "cemented" into the system.

Sorry, am a bit rushed but feel @TeamSteem is bringing up a VERY important aspect of Steemit and it's community.

Cheers !!

·

I enjoy reading your comments @sacret-agent. I'm glad to see we agree about witness vote decay. So far I'm not in favor of term limit. I'll propose something else that should else more competition among witnesses.

·
·

@TeamSteem

I respect your knowledge/wisdom AND dedication to the Steemit Community.... I've known You personally for over a year and know You have some of the highest Integrity of anyone I've ever had the opportunity to meet here on Steemit. There are probably many others but haven't directly spoken/interacted with them.

I hope we get an opportunity to do some video/audio sessions because there are some very important topics that could help a great number of people, not just here on Steemit...

For example, I'm getting close to 70 years and got an aggressive Cancer about 5 years ago... was losing weight daily... got down to 124 lbs. and I'm 6'1". I actually got scared, even though I know Cancer can be cured... Did it for my Dad years ago but my weight was dropping FAST. Will give the details when we can get together.

Thank You 4 Being YOU...

Cheers !!

·
·
·

Woah. I'm deeply sorry to learn that. I really hope you're feeling better these days. Let's catch up soon. Also, you don't look your age at all.

This post has received a 5.00% upvote from @aiyanna!

This is an extra way we have decided to give back and award serious bloggers!

Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion to improve the efforts of this bot. Delegation and donations will be used to increase steem power.

A few days ago we discussed this topic with @arcange and that possibility came out. Do something similar to what they do at EOS and from time to time they need to vote again for witnesses. That the votes expire in a few months.

We also think that there should be an algorithm that counts not only the SP of the voter, but also the number of votes, including reputation, that can exclude votes from bidbots. I agree that whoever else has invested in the platform has greater relevance, but I also think that the minnows should have a little more power, because only then would the witness be more interested in them and this would not seem like an elite friends club They let the minnows play in the garden while they make decisions in the main room.

Thanks for this post @teamsteem

nice, upvoted

Hello @teamsteem, I read through all the comments on your post about the witness vote decay and, honestly, I got confused, to start with, what is or what do you mean by witness vote decay? There are many terms I did not understand in the comments, it might be because I am new on this platform, so new that I am still learning how to create posts and even comment, so, please, all the friends commenting here, can you provide explanations or at least links to find detailed information about the topics being discussed here? I will gladly appreciate it, and I am sure all other new members on here will appreciate it as well. Well, thank you in advance for the help you may provide on this matter. By the way, it is a privilege to be part of the steemit family.

·

Every user can vote for witnesses (aka block producers). The problem tackled here is that lot of those witnesses are almost bound to remain witnesses forever due to a very high staked accounts supporting those witnesses. The vote decay would mean that the longer those high stacked accounts have their witness votes casted, the lesser influence they would have (the weight would be decaying) unless they re-cast the vote thus making the witness spots contestable for other accounts...did I shine at least some light on the topic?:D

I do not remember if I have voted for you as a witness before. Anyway, I liked your latest posts. Followed, resteemed and voted! 🙌

I believe that it is a good habit to have a ritual of checking witnesses once in a week, like @toofasteddie does it. This change would make many more to follow this habit, too.

come on friends that's the one

I suggest that it should be done democratically. Every 4 months (time period can be decided by the community) or so, the witness votes should dissolve so that the people can vote again for witnesses afresh. That would open the place in the top 20 for other people.

This comment was made from Merasteem

Well o am 100% in support let get started here and now this most be better

This post has received a 6.25% upvote from @kennybrown!



Want more views to reach your posts? Try BlockGators Army Advertising Network

If you like what I do please consider delegating 100+ steempower to @kennybrown. If you would like to join you can also send 2 Steem to @kennybrown for a 30-day subscription. All revenue will be used to increase the steempower on a monthly basis.

This is an important topic. I think community should debate it more thoroughly. In principle we are in favour of to keep witnesses in check so that they remain vigilant and visible to the community

@pumpkin account has almost no SP so its witness votes meaning nothing. @freedom has delegated his all SP to other accounts. Does is not affect witness vote weight as he don't have active SP?

·

@freedoom as pumpkin as proxy. @freedom delegating his Steem doesn't have any influence on his witness vote.

You are right @teamsteem, a vote decay must be introduced to steem because a witness must be re-assessed by voters after sometime to make way for others to get into the top 20 considering some really supports the blockchain and must get also the support of the community.

·

I'm glad you are agreeing with me on this one @cryptopie! And I'm also glad you're making yourself heard. I wish more people would stand up for this.

Hi @teamsteem 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

Hi, @teamsteem!

You just got a 0.31% upvote from SteemPlus!
To get higher upvotes, earn more SteemPlus Points (SPP). On your Steemit wallet, check your SPP balance and click on "How to earn SPP?" to find out all the ways to earn.
If you're not using SteemPlus yet, please check our last posts in here to see the many ways in which SteemPlus can improve your Steem experience on Steemit and Busy.

Bravo and Bravo for brave post

·

Thanks! And I'm glad you're saying this about the courage involved in posting about those kinds of topic.

·
·

For the last two posts, keep going with an honest heart and clear intention.

Very good!

this is a great idea. there are so many witnesses who unfairly are relegated to obscurity whilst whales circkejerk and vote each other into power. Its a literal example of the 1% working in their own interest.
with svote decay this will be slowed but IMO DPOS is flawed and steemit would have been fairer with masternodes and staking like pivx.

unfortunately steemit wasnt designed to be fair... I applaug @teamsteem for trying to make steemit better for other users. let hope we havent already lost folks to whale shareas and the other competition.

post HF 20 i have seen loads of people give up on steemit and i hope with more positive USER FOCUSED development we can get them back.

What would stop the user to simply set up a bot that would remove the witness vote and instantly vote again every single day? If I’m not mistaken any decay mechanism would be gamed by that is that correct?

·

It still very much worth it. The benefits of adding vote decay outweigh the cost by a lot.

This would be a great feature! You've earned a 0% decayed witness vote from me hahaha :)

Good contents!!

Steem fest....

I will keep the witnesses more active and connected with the community @teemsteem

Can't people just make a bot to refresh the votes?

Congratulations @teamsteem!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 3 with $ 512,51

Thanks for this article.....I'm still learning myself--as others have mentioned here. I don't quite understand it, but I figure the more posts I find about this and other things regarding Steemit and the Blockchain, the better. Eventually the pieces of the puzzle will fit. Thanks so much for all your efforts!

You got a 66.70% upvote from @upmewhale courtesy of @teamsteem!

Earn 100% earning payout by delegating SP to @upmewhale. Visit http://www.upmewhale.com for details!

This suggestion makes a lot of sense, I agree with it.

Thank you for your writing.It is getting knowledges about it.May be possible to get or not.

Thank you for your writing.It is getting knowledges about it.May be possible to get or not.

It is a useful and true information, I am agree with you.
well done @teamsteem

I fully support that feature. Decaying votes introduce a small annoyance to the active users, but for that is filters out the votes of all the people that dont stay up to date and dont care.

Watching over witness behaviour is very important and old votes need to be gradually phased out.

Thanks for this post @teamsteem. Vote decay or even vote expiry should entice users to revisit their witness votes, which is good. This is of course does not mean that they will change their votes or even consider changing their votes. I am also concerned that auto-voting witnesses might become a thing.

·

I am also concerned that auto-voting witnesses might become a thing.

It most probably would but it's still worth it.

If I get it right what you propose will inforce the witness to stay in touch with all steemians who put them there.
I wish to that whatever the witness earns a portion to give away by the blockchain to the voters.
That way it will be an incentive to vote for witness.
Just saying.

Posted using Partiko iOS

I totally Agree..

makes a whole lot of sense...

Most fascinating!
To be honest, as a recently introduced minnow to the pool, I have been attempting to play catch-up in terms of understanding the whole microcosm of Steem.
Posts like your help me further understand the underpinnings and future hurdles of this community, so thank you :D !!!

So its more complicated to become a witness and who already is witness will be everyday a witness wit more power?

Great post

I am completely on board. Votes should expire.

·

I'm glad to see we agree on this important feature. I wish more witnesses would let their stance be known.

Agreed. Critical for governance and this "trustless" echosystem to evolve past a bunch of fringe users.