A chilly headwind is coming from the markets.
A cold breeze is blowing away the dust.
The dip in the markets is making my job a lot more difficult!
The price of dust has doubled during the past four weeks alone! The flash-crash on the markets during the past few days hasn't spared STEEM and the market rates are starting to drag down the price-feed on the blockchain. The price-feed serves as one of the fundamental variables in calculating rewards values, an so the requirements to beat the dust-threshold are rising accordingly.
This makes my job a lot harder in several ways. First of all, obviously I'll need to use a lot more voting power to fluff up individual dusty rewards, this in turn significantly reduces the total volume of dust I'm able to handle.
Then, of course this also affects all of the buddies on my watchlist, their votes are suddenly worth much less, too. I see a lot more dusty rewards coming in and going out of their accounts. While I was watching over about 3000 potentially dusty items a week ago... I now have to look after 4000 such items.
The current situation creates more work for me while at the same time reducing my available capacity.
Upcoming changes to my Prioritization Mechanisms
In order to distribute my voting power as fairly as possible amongst my buddies I'm using a pretty straight forward approach. I'm measuring each user's usage quota over time to distribute the votes evenly and ensure everyone gets equal attention while also awarding my supporters a priority bonus for the delegations/donations they've made to me.
This has been working very well so far and I've been able to assure a relatively even distribution of support to all my buddies while also always making sure that my supporters are much less likely to see their dust slip between the cracks.
The recent lack of capacity paired with the higher demand is starting to affect some of my smaller supporters negatively, though, as their dust sees an increased likelihood of not being fluffed up before it times out.
@fraenk will upgrade my prioritization mechanism in the coming days to give additional priority to my delegators and I'll also start treating "unnecessary" outgoing dust with lower priority. Some users have sufficient SP behind their votes, but are producing a lot of outgoing dust by voting at rather low percentages, this kind of dust will be more likely to not receive my attention.
My service is Free!
If you are a small user and you miss the opportunity to give some appreciation to the best comments on your posts, or you refrain from expressing yourself through your votes because you're afraid to see them wasted as dust, I'm here to help you!
If you're the one leaving those great comments and you do receive dusty votes from well meaning users, just to see them evaporate on payday. I want to help with that, too!
Or maybe you're even already a minnow, but sometimes you're just spreading your love too far and wide to stay above the dust requirements... who knows, these days even dolphins might face that problem... don't stop, that's awesome! Let me try and help you a bit!
Apply to get on my watch-list by commenting here or apply via discord.
I do reserve the right to scan your account for spam and/or excessive self-voting, but any genuine user is more than welcome here.
If you have a little SP to spare, please also consider giving a small delegation. If each of us can give a little, together we can achieve something great. And you wouldn't just want to freeload on the generosity of others forever, or would you?!
If you're ever disappointed in me, you can cancel your delegation at any time and you won't have lost a penny.
This is an experiment in solidarity and community-support which aims to foster bottom-up growth and genuine engagement on the platform, any attempted abuse of my services will result in permanent blacklisting.
THANKS TO ALL MY SUPPORTERS!
They are the ones making this possible.
|@ericet, @felt.buzz, @freebornangel, @wilhb81||100 SP|
|@abh12345, @bengy, @brandt, @dickturpin, @drakernoise, @katerinaramm, @linnyplant, @marty-art||50 SP|
|@bashadow, @bjornb, @elizacheng, @insaneworks, @yo-yo, @zekepickleman||25 SP|
|@ackhoo, @anthonyadavisii, @blacklux, @ewkaw, @for91days, @jpederson96, @phoenixwren, @professorbromide, @sparkesy43, @teamcn-shop, @wadera||10-15 SP|
|@bucipuci, @cherryzz, @davidke20, @gmatthe2, @hockney, @orkin420, @themanwithnoname||<10 SP|
Supporters get priority treatment for their incoming and outgoing dust
More than half of my total SP is coming from the generous support of some steem-witnesses,
if you're profiting from my services you should consider giving these wittnesses your approval:
@reggaemuffin, @stem.witness, @drakos