an EASY SOLUTION to your Dust Vote woes!!

in community •  last year  (edited)


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Hi everyone,

Lately there has been a lot of talk of "dust votes"; the fact that if your upvote to a comment is less than 0.03$ , is simply disappears like dust in the air. You can read all the details in this well-researched post by @thedarkhorse.

The good news is that @davemccoy and @danielsaori have created something amazing to fix this problem!! It's called @dustsweeper :)

you will have your dust taken care of automatically. It's a friendly, simple to use bot that looks out for the newbies and minnows, and makes sure that you get paid from the votes that have been cast for you, no matter how small.

You can read more details in their post, but in a nutshell, you just have to send 1 sbd or steem or more to @dustsweeper and they will take care of the rest!

There is no membership fee whatsoever, but there is a charge of $0.014 SBD for every dust vote we cast. That is half of the value of the upvote of $0.028. The way we keep track of it is that you send about 1 SBD/STEEM or more, we double the amount and keep the balance on hand.

What a great way to help those of us who struggle to have our upvotes really mean something!!

Thank you so much @davemccoy and @danielsaori for creating such a helpful and selfless bot!! And by the way, @danielsaori is also running for witness, so please consider casting a vote in his well deserved direction :)

Cheers :)

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I had not heard of this, but so glad that someone is doing something about this disparity! Thanks for sharing this great news in #steemitbloggers 😊

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Right?! It's nice that we can now do something about it! I sent 1sbd to @dustsweeper and lost track of how many of my upvotes it has increased :)

Very good news from newbieresteemday. Thanks for sharing @lynncoyle1.

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It is good news @rikaz87! You are most welcome ;)

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I started my first steemit browsing with Mr.davemccoy. He is good man. Thanks again. So much hope I will be approved.

Thanks for the update, @lynncoyle.
I thought it was set to launch tomorrow...

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You're welcome! I guess they got ahead of themselves:)

We have no power at the moment and I am using my phone. Kudos to you... I'm about ready to throw it against the wall and you're my first response haha

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Lol, welcome to my world 😂

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haha did you see that responded to one of your comments 4 times before I realized that it had actually happened. Damn phone; I'm surprise yours is still in one piece :)

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I didn’t see. But that rarely happens to me, @lynncoyle1, so don’t go blaming the phone ;0P

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haha smart girl (ass ;) We've been with intermittent power for the last 24 hours, so I'm blaming it on that then! :)

I think it's a brilliant idea @lynncoyle1. Only problem is I can't make the transfer through my wallet. No matter what I do I keep getting transaction errors. I hope it sorts itself out soon!

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Have you let @davemccoy know? I know that they did a test run last night and it worked fine.

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Maybe it's a problem with my wallet. It just keeps saying there is a transaction area and I can't find my master password to try with that!

I'm using my active one but it isn't working. 😢

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That is so strange. My power has been out all day, so I haven't had a chance to test it myself yet. Stay tuned...

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I got it sorted in the end @lynncoyle!. Hoorah! It's so exciting to see the dust that is being saved already. 😁

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I know right?! I just sent 1sbd and have lost track of how many it has 'topped up' for me!

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I'm not very good with the figures @lynncoyle1 so don't really get how it works. From something posted earlier bu Daniel it looks like I've already made 0.26 that would have been lost. It's so satisfying to see those little votes saved.

Mind you, up until a couple of weeks ago I had no idea that they were being lost in the first place! 😊

That a great short write-up @lynncoyle1. Awesome that you help to spread the news. Thanks for the shout-out for Dave and myself.

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It is my pleasure @danelsaori! Such a great idea you guys came up with; I'm happy to spread the word!

I learnt something new AND find a solution to a raised problem! Thanks for sharing!

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haha that's awesome! If only all of life's problems could be solved so easily :) Thank you for stopping by @sweetpea :)

And just so you know, I tested it and send 1 sbd to @dustsweeper and lost track of how many they have upvoted already!

Great informative post @lynncoyle! :)

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Thank you @smylie2005! I've tested it too, and it works awesome :)

...a bit like you and me haha

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Haha! Peas in a pod, my dear! ;) Happy Mothers Day!

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Thank you for this post! Very helpful! I followed the link you provided, and read more about it. I just sent a fraction sbd! How neat. Not all is lost!

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I'm so pleased!! I too send 1 sbd and am shocked at how many of my upvotes it's been helping :)

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I think that I will be a regular! It is so worth it!

I think one of the things about the dust vote that seems to be missing, is that when a person gives a vote, it is an act of curation. If that vote gets dusted, then not only the receiver of that vote misses his/hers reward, but the giver misses out on a chance of a curation reward. So while @dustsweeper may primarily be about the reward going through to the receiver, the caster also gets a reward out of it now also, at least I think that is how it will work, but not 100% sure.

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Yes, that's sounds right to me too, and it's something I hadn't really thought through. Thank you for taking the time to sort that out :)

This will definitely help out a lot of people. We have all been there/are there, where our votes are little and going noticed or being rewarded for it isn't always there.

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So true! I sent only 1 sbd and am surprised at just how many of my upvotes it is topping up. It really is a perfect solution to a problem we all at some time face. Thank you for stopping by!

This is a very interesting concept...I will have to read dave's post to get a full understanding! Thanks for sharing!

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Yes please do. It is information that we all should know about :)

Thanks, nice reminder... I thought it was <0.02 and so had that as my minimum comment upvote, better up that I guess.

It's actually surprising how quickly your VP disappears when you have to upvote a lot of comments.

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It's actually surprising how quickly your VP disappears when you have to upvote a lot of comments.

My ongoing lament here :) I quickly sent only 1 sbd to @dustsweeper and am pleasantly surprised how many of my upvotes it has been 'topping up'.

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But dustbuster won't save the depletion of your VP - it'll only upvote your dust - so in 6 days time you should see my this comment upvoted to +$0.03 curtousy of dustbuster.

Knowing you subscribe helps me out here though - currently <80%

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I'm in the same VP mess at the moment. Currently <70%. Yikes! It got away on me. Are you a subscriber by any chance? :)

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Yup sure am.. it's working very nicely! Especially good when those SBDs are largely useless anyway (although maybe waiting for a better exchange rate is wishful thinking?!?

Wow...speechless. I'd rather let these rewards disappear like dust than to pay another bot.
Maybe I'm too old fashioned and believe too much in humans, but these kind of bots will soon outnumber us.
Enjoy human interaction while you can! :)

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I think you might be missing the point a bit; this is a good bot. It's to help we minnows have our upvotes mean something. Right now, every upvote that isn't worth 0.03 disappears! into nothingness! This bot helps us make our comments be valued...literally. You still have to manually comment and upvote, but it just gives you a boost. It's unlike any other bot out there!

Like right now, my voting power is low because I do comment and upvote a lot. If I give you an upvote worth 0.01, @dustsweeper will come here before post payout, raise my upvote to you to a near 0.03, and you will get the reward you deserve for commenting here.

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You're right I missed the point and probably shot my point of view too soon without having the bigger picture. Thanks to @davemccoy and you, I am aware that there are users who wait for these 0.01 also.
I admit that I'm not, even if I'm not big and wealthy.
No disrespect. It was just a lightning conclusion which I don't regret since it resulted in some good old fashioned human interaction.

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hey no worries, and just so you know, I've been without power all day, so I'm not purposely ignoring you :) I'm all for respectful dialogue and I'm happy to see that @davemccoy jumped in here in my absence!

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It's good that you're back. Hope you got my point.
Probably I'm a bit frustrated regarding too many bots and that's why I jumped so quickly with my sarcastic comment.

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Sorry, it was a 10 minute tease and we were out again all night :)

I get it and no worries. I feel the same way about bots to be perfectly honest; the bot owners are making the money and people are buying into it all. I do believe this one is different and here to help the little peeps. Plus, I know the two who started it very well, and I can assure you they are not your typical bot owner :)

No hard feelings buddy; your reaction shows you care! I'm an eternal optimist and can see the silver lining everywhere :)

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Right now, every upvote that isn't worth 0.03 disappears! into nothingness!

Actually, given the reward pool is what it is, it would get distributed among those who are getting payouts I would think. At least this is the argument i hear in reverse about why self voting whales are bad. Seems if this is true it would apply here as well. So more of the rich getting richer, the poor staying poor.

Do you know if they accept payments made for someone else?

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@practicalthought, I don't know the answer to that as I know it is automatic if it comes from your wallet... So to be safe (and until we can ask @danielsaori who programmed it), I would suggest that you send the amount to the person you want to receive it and have them send it from their wallet.... Daniel may have some way to do it for another account from the memo, but I don't know how hard it is to switch it if is automatic. Its probably something easy he can do, but I wouldn't want to give you a bad answer.

And to answer your point above, I don't know. But I think your premise would be correct... The pool is the pool... So if they cut out the pennies, then that means more left for the others.

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I can appreciate the opinion about bots, but the whole point of this is to help the "humans" that are too small to get paid too. While you might be large enough to not care about the $0.01 or $0.02, there are many humans that spend a lot of time writing posts and interacting that get nothing from the upvotes if their friends are too small. This is a way to help the little human.... This isn't about paying another bot, as the bot is a community bot that is not out to make a profit or recycle funds to a whale. And for the record, I have delegated 200 of my 320 SP to this project and will receive nothing in return. No payments whatsoever.

I can understand your cynicism, but in this case I think if you dig a little deeper into the issue that you will find this is a program designed to help those humans that you seem to want to have stay on this platform and interact with. Which I also want to happen too.

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I have hundreds of posts and comments that don't make me a cent from their rewards and I'm not large at all, but I still continue to be active on this platform because I like it more than any other.
That's my main incentive for being active around here and if I won't get any 0.01 payouts from now on be it.
Sorry of being cynic. No disrespect.

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its ok to be a cynic... I don't mind... And the fact is that just because you don't care about that 0.01, that doesn't mean its not important to others. Just like getting paid on a $100 vote is important to someone that earns it, this is a way to help the little guy that also earned money (even though it was only $0.01 or $0.02)....

And just like you, I am still here and I haven't been paid on my $0.01 comments or posts... but if you look at the numbers of people that come and go, we are the exception not the norm. I personally don't want anyone to feel that their vote doesn't matter, because no matter how big or small it is if that person feels like it has value then I think that is relevent...

And now worries about us disagreeing on this... I respect you engaging me in a civil manner!

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Thanks for your effort spent to make me understand. I really got your point and admit that probably I was to much under the influence of my dissatisfaction regarding paid bots.
Over all I see the big picture and managed to put myself in the shoes of the ones waiting for these kinds of payments also.
Followed you for more engaging discussions like this ones in a civil manner.
Thanks for your reply.

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I definitely understand about the paid bots... So no worries whatsoever! I am happy to have discussions like this where we can have civil conversations about the topics. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thanks. You too! You can check my latest post if you want so you can see where my attitude towards paid bots comes from...

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I just got back, need to do my own post, but I will pull you post up and check it out! :)

It is definitely one of the good bots in the platform!

Thank you for writing it Lynn and Thank you to Dave and Daniel for doing this!

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It really does make you think all the "good" that could be happening with all of the existing bots we have here.

You are welcome Mav! It was my pleasure to promote something so awesome, and the fact that it's Dave and Daniel behind it was an added bonus :)

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Indeed and it is our responsibility to highlight and promote posts that will help the community better.

I agree just because Dave and Daniel are behind it was just right to do it.

for the community!

I want to understand the air dust and I will read the link given in your post.

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Please do; it's information worth knowing!

@lynncoyle1 - Good post, appreciate the detail and links. Thank you!

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You are most welcome @mmo-mmo :)

Looks like a cool idea! Thankfully, between my own 0.02 vote most of the time plus 0.02 from sbi shares, I'm mostly out of the dust now. :-)
I'm just looking forward to the day when I'm getting more dollar votes...

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haha who isn't? :)

It is a cool idea for sure; I sent 1sbd to @dustsweeper and lost track of how many of my upvotes it has increased :)

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So much support for the minnows; i believe this would go a long way in curbing the rate at which our upvotes dwindle

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Yes, I agree. And I sent 1sbd to @dustsweeper and lost track of how many of my upvotes it has increased :)

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That's great

I’m fortunate enough to have a wife who deals with dust. Doing housework isn’t my biggest attribute.

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haha there's the smart ass I know and love :) It's been a while!

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I might not be able to clean the house but I'm awesome at cleaning my guns, car and garage! :)

This is an interesting information, something I learned today about dustvotes. Thanks for sharing.

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You are most welcome! And I sent 1sbd to @dustsweeper and lost track of how many of my upvotes it has increased :)

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I forgot to post a thanks for pointing out the service! I ran off to try it so quickly! THANKS!

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haha no worries. So does that mean I can upvote you and your dustsweeper will take care of the rest?
Because my voting power right now is dismal :)

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I guess so, I'm not totally clear on how the dustsweeper works at the moment! But I trust the guys, so I will just wait and see exactly how it works!

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hahaha I am too :) Did you send sbd to them? If so, we should do a test. I'll leave my dismal upvote and you can do the same. We'll see how it all pans out in a few days :)

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Okay, here it is! I'm also not sure if it has to appear on your own post? But here is the first test!

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I'm already seeing dustsweeper votes coming in! It seems to be on the posts that you make that are voted on by someone else!

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Yes, that's what Dave said to me too! I asked for them to create something that fixes our own low votes. It's all so confusing haha But then last night I noticed some on my own comments?

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thanks for letting us know! I personally didn't know about the dust votes, but I'm also not on here as much as I should T-T glad to hear there's already a solution

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haha it's great to be away and come back to find a problem and a solution all in one post then :)