Migrating to New Management

in chat •  10 months ago

Hello Steemians,

While hosting over the last year or so has been challenging and rewarding it's time to hand it off to another team that can better support and improve it. I am currently in talks with a couple of candidates who have expressed interest in taking it over so I suspect this transition will happen to sooner than later.

What to expect:
The hope is that this will go smoothly with minimal service interruptions. That said this will be a one hundred percent platform change and there are a lot of moving pieces. I suspect we'll have some down time while the new environments get setup and the large data sets get migrated.

I'll keep you all posted as best I can but also look to whichever team eventually takes on this task to provide better system updates than I have in the past.

Thank you all for your support during the systems many ups and downs. There is a long list of people that help every day with the operations of the system and they should be able to continue to do so going forward if they wish.

Steem on!


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I have been on for over 6 months, asked other steemit devs about "why is it down?" and none of them ever told me you ran
I spent some time explaining to other's why they needed to use it, why they needed to create a separate login, etc, etc.

Why don't you just ask people to make you a top witness and carry on?
I dno't really understand; you don't want to work on it any more?

Hoping whatever comes down as replacement can integrate with exisitng Steemit login, for best user experience. Is that possible currently?

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO UNDERSTAND THIS BETTER if you have time to express about it, and I will also luk for other witnesses to give best wishes, or I may no longer support them, unless they tell much more about htis under the covers move...

Riverhead, thank you for your service.

For some reason I thought the chat was migrating to a new server.

Thank you for all the hard work you've putted into the Steemit chat and Steem in general.

Take care!

I support your decision and your remarks on the chat page replacement text, tho I am poking you for not bothering to link all the user names :P

I've busted my ass for 1000s of hours here on projects, that contribute and in community leadership roles that build and grow the place.

And yeah, while I don't feel jealous of the deserving witnesses above me, the red-dead ones and the dormant, non-existent, unreachable ones PISS ME OFF.

Good call, making a stand, but your page came off a bit whiney bro, this post is much better at making your case.


I would like to know about your thoughts on this, will read your blog more now...


Well Mr Tesla, I feel that there is a bit of static in the signal of the top 20, distorted perhaps by outside, as of yet, not completely understood forces, mostly of a highly financial and secretive nature. Perhaps even....


Nah, couldn't be.

Ok, I'm rambling. What thoughts were you looking for precisely? I will try to conjure some up. was a backward service that provided GREAT SERVICE to the steemit community.

I make new friends all over the world on!
Then I fly out to see them...

I'd like to understand WHY you were fired? Because the chat was never integrated into the Steemit login?
Because they expected features that never happened after 1 year?
Please tell us your side of why this could have happened.


He fired himself. ;) It was a metaphor for others doing less, being promoted more highly onto the witness ladder by inexplicable funding via mega votes.


Really? He fired himself? Well this was literally not good I can't imagine the mega votes and all, it's really all confusing
I do hope we can hear his end of the story


This is it here in this post


I think he could unfire himself but maybe he's not committed to further integration of and then it's just better to let someone else take it. If so , so be it, but the other side of that is to commit to a new goal and garner support...


Yep, that's exactly right.


I just knew behind is @riverhead the time I read the info of steemit chat is down. As soon as I read it I try to vote riverhead as a witness but for some reason I can't log in to SteemConnect. It says Password or key is not valid. I can't find solution how to connect. Can anyone help me :)

I am a user since I join Steemit. I'm sorry I'm not paying attention for the witness voting of you. I didn't know either what is the purpose of witness :) (I need to read more about steemit) :grimacing:
Thank you for the excellent service. I do like than others..

I'll admit, sadly, that I had not voted for your witness. That's all on me. I should have done better research on who was behind As many people know, I loved the service and admin'd a few channels even. It is a very valuable tool and I cannot thank you enough for all the time and money you put into it.

Thank you!

I have voted for your witness too as I should have done in the beginning.


I had no idea @riverhead was behind steemit chat either. I should probably start paying more attention ...


Or he should have marketed himself more. Sadly thats how most of the top 20 got there, in a sense.

You know how much I've appreciated all of your hard work. I thank you for all that you have already done and wish you the best in the future. I'm here if you need me. Be blessed and thanks for everything @riverhead.

Your work is appreciated, but I don't think many Steemians even know about witnesses. I've done a post that seems to have reached a few. Cheers

Hey! Sorry to see you leaving... thanks so very much for your contribution to the steemit platform. I can only hope that whomever picks up running chat does as great a job as you've done all this time. Truly enjoyed using it. Good luck in your new direction! And thanks again so very much!


They will, I know the peeps taking it over and they are some of the most amazingly awesome, dedicated people on the platform.

Thank you for your work with Steemit.Chat @riverhead

Where am I supposed to troll scammers now?

The helped me grow my account and build lasting relationships here.

Even though I was frustrated at times being a mod in #general, I happily did it for free because I felt like I owed a lot to the chat.

Maybe I’ll spend some time actually posting now.

Good luck my friend.

Thanks for everything you have given me.

Hi @riverhead, thank you for This is where I got my support when I was starting almost 2 months ago and until now. I was really shocked when I saw the message at I was still on it earlier, and now I see the "where is message".

I have voted you as my witness because what you do is valuable to me and to a lot who understands that Steemit is about building connections. I've done a lot of the connecting part at the chat. I wish you success on what you'll do next!


and until now. I was really shocked


Yeah mild shock and I'm a bit sad too :'(

What do you think will be the goal, improve the chat platform or totally migrate to something like Discord? Thank you for your work @riverhead

Thank you for giving us the platform.


It has been a pleasure using it! Just careful with shady actors :)


Aye. Where there's money there are cons :).


Dont be fooled by @riiverhead or @fiirepower offering SBD in DM lolol


A lot of people are miserable that is down. I guess that is proof enough that you made something wonderful. Thanks man for putting in all that hard work for the community. Sorry that it happened the way it did.

Still pretty new to the platform I am glad that there is someone to take it over. While it did take me by surprise, I am starting to see a little more how things are run around here. For what it's worth, thank you for the service you provided to the community and I hope the transition goes smoothly. May your future endeavors and contributions be rewarded with success!

damn .. I tried logging in Steemit chat and it says you've been fired. That sucks!
thank you for all you've done
it wasn't just chat you contributed here
I for one shall never forget the kindness you've rendered to the many newbies of my batch back then
you even did much effort on checking out the authenticity of a user by reaching out to their blog pages to verify it's really them
THANK YOU and hopefully, we could get you back on top!

I tell folks is the way for us to make new friends in the real world, based on initial intros on steemit.

This service completes the circle of steemian acquaintance which makes us all very powerful in networking and friendships.

@riverhead will you please put online again because we would all appreciate it? Here is the full post about it


You are right. It's such a shame that some did not see the value of this service. It has greatly helped me. especially as a minnow that needs every bit of exposure I can get.


Don't worry Jerry, a couple of people you and I both know and love are taking it over, as fast as they possibly can!

Thank you for your service Riverhead

Just when i am about to come on board. Ouch. I just got told by a friend to use it. I hope it would still be as he has told me it is. Thank you for all you have done so far. The sacrifices behind the scene are not for nothing. All the best.

This is quite ideological and inspiring. Keep it up.

Nice work @riverhead. I'm a newbie and I've not really gotten in the platform yet but I hope to do so soon so I can be connected with more steemians. Keep up the good work☺

I have yet to get into No registration email, no password reset email, not in my spam folder.

· is not currently running :)


Oh, then I definitely want to follow these updates and see where it ends up

Saw @berniesanders post earlier

but couldn't understand what he was talking about until I tried just now.

Thank you for your service @riverhead

thanks for having up. I'm sure I got some traffic from there.

good info

Thanks for doing the best you can on the chat so far!

I hope the chat will survive through the changes and rough times AND that you will maintain yourself properly :)


I hope so too

I am really sorry you are leaving!! i just made a post to bring you back!!!! x

its very sad that we no longer have it .. :p

Thanks for letting us know, and best of luck with the handover. It ain't easy, I know. :)

You got a 100.00% upvote from @canalcrypto courtesy of @yabapmatt!

Im new to this so all info is welcome. here i come...

Thank you for the awesome service you provided. I hope new management is as good as you.

Thanks for the info.
And thanks for the effort.
Planning any new steem projects
from here on out?


No plans currently. A bit burnt out from running the chat service and trying , unsuccessfully, to maintain my witness position. Need to step away from Steem for a bit and regroup :).


I can completely understand. Nothing is worth risking your health.
Best to take a break.

thanks for info

hello @riverhead, you are voted as witness :D

Hey folks, I am struggling with my set up page. I have tried repeatedly to copy and paste url of photos of me from various sites on the internet and it doesn't seem to be working. Can anybody give me some guidance?

@riverhead, I would like to say thank you for the services you provided via However, I am glad for this change.

I am sorry to tell you that your adm of abused his power. For details please read:

@followbtcnews, I suggest you read my articles, so you can make better. Thanks!

Nice pic


Im sure, this appl have be fun.

You did a great job, so sorry you were undervalued! Wish you all the best @riverhead

Thank you very much @riverhead and also to @kpine. Steem on!

You,r doing great job about steemit-Chat when I was started steemit i dn,t konw about steemit-Chat about a month ago then someone told me about chat i there gett more support for my posting.....and i grow up my rank now..thanks fir sharing @riverhead.gona follow you for more contents about steemit...

Thanks @riverhead for everything you have done!

Sad to see it go, you did a sterling job, thank you.

@riverhead This information is of utmost importance to all users of the platform. It is also a good initiative to keep updated and that our platform does not present so often the failures that it has presented.

Thank you for all your hard work and for the huge benefit to the Steemit community you provided. I learned a lot from fellow Steemians in the chat, It helped me tremendously.
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@riverhead thanks for all the time till now... The building block of steemit. Hope for a good in future..and better services

I saw the sacking and obviously I feel steemitchat had come a long way, though I don't really know why you're leaving but well I feel there's been a lack of acrimony and a lot of strife, however it would be best to make a post explaining all that went down in my opinion

I do hope to see steemitchat blossoming again, cheers

Well so sad to see you exit this way, well beautiful memories, take a bow, we'd miss you

hoping that will be back soon, thank you for the hard work @riverhead

Green thumbs up!

hey man,

pardon the off-topic comment…

I made a post today regarding a large-scale idea to advance Steem’s development, and it was recommended to share with the witnesses to help get this in front of the audience who’d be in the position to do something with/about it:

The $1 Billion Steem Development Fund: How Steemit Inc.'s Stake Could Be Best Allocated To Grow A Thriving Network Of Applications And Users...

would be cool if you could have a read, and IF you feel it’d be a great idea that’d serve the community, forward to anyone in particular you know who might be in a position of influence to advance the discussion.

either way, I thank you for your continued service to this community. 🙏



Never used the chat much but now that there is such a hype about being it gone, I might check it out.

Curious what you think of my latest post, saw something you posted on BS about witnesses, I have similar questions, but maybe more fundamental:

plz lmk what you think. thx.

Is anyone here to tell me so that i can avail services provided by riverhead, i am new to steemit even if someone provide me the FAQ's of riverhead it will help me alot. Need help

Voted you as witness, all the best, riverhead. Thanks for all the hard work you've done and are doing for Steemit.

Your Work is Appreciated!

Thank you for all the hard work you've putted into the Steemit chat and Steem in general.

I signed up for steemit chat this morning but never received my activation email. How can I get that email resent?

Van I ask you something/can I get in contact with you?

and this is a humble gift for you as a intro for what i do i already finish it

hope you like it and accept it

This is awesome. I'm finding alot of good pages tonight. You're keeping people up to date with your content and what you resteem. +1 follower. It's good to keep in the know!

Well!! Hie.. I'm a newbie.
Here is the link to my post. Upvote if you like the content. thanks!

Greetings, @riverhead,

Please pardon this 'off-topic' comment as coming from a Steemian who cares deeply about the platform and its future success.

I'm here to ask: When do you plan to adopt Steemit condenser version 19.10?

I encourage you, as a "Top 20" witness, to lead the way. Please update your witness node to 19.10 at the earliest possible opportunity, so that its much needed and long awaited features might be released as soon as possible for our use and enjoyment.

Thank you kindly in advance for your prompt action in expediting this matter.

Your fellow Steemian,




@riverhead you were flagged by a worthless gang of trolls, so, I gave you an upvote to counteract it! Enjoy!!

I wish So!
Thank You!

Hoping good!

Haven't used steem chat ever since. Good luck in your witness journey, riverhead.

I am getting this issue anyone resolve it?