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Welcome to this weeks Engagement and Curation leagues, kindly sponsored by the awesome @curie!

This past week has been interesting to say the least. The introduction of Resource Credits had a huge impact on how many of us could engage here on Steem. It seems like the creases of HF 20 are steadily being ironed out, and hopefully normal service can resume for all over the next week.

The results/scoring has not been altered, but in coming weeks adjustments may need to be made, depending on feedback from you guys.

Thanks as always for taking part, and good luck!



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On your marks, get set, curate!

The Engagement League - Sponsored by @curie



This league is not based around financial rewards and relates to engagement.

Everyone currently on my master list has a chance here - including those powering down or dealing in delegations over the past couple of weeks.

I've used some metrics (which is the fancy way of saying that made up some numbers) relating to:

  • Posts (P)
  • Comments - number of (C)
  • Comments - replies to replies - depth > 2 (C R)
  • Number of people spoken to (PS)
  • Comments - length in characters (C L)
  • Witness votes (W) (for those proxying witness votes, your total is always 30)
  • Up-votes to others (V)
  • Up-votes to different authors (U V)
  • Self-votes - a (getting smaller each week) minus score for this one sorry! (S V)




Firstly, if you are placed in the table above then you among the top 25% of the league entrants!

HF 20, or no HF 20, Resource Credits or no Resource Credits, it doesn't make a blind bit of difference - Congratulations to this weeks Engagement League winner, @janton! 🏆

At around 600 SP, @janton was still able to engage enough to top the league. Is everyone feeling a bit better today?!

@glenalbrethsen, back with a bang is in 2nd this week. Was this a chance to top the table? Either way, a fine effort. Welcome back Glen!

And in 3rd spot, @cryptoandcoffee with what I think is his highest placing so far. Well done!

Excellent engagement levels also from @ancientknowled3, @smithlabs, @veryspider, @abh12345, @themanwithnoname, @delishtreats, @newageinv, @steemflow, who will all be receiving some STEEM this week.

Those without a self-vote (from their main account at least! 😱) and placed in the top ranks will also receive a little STEEM. These people are: @melinda010100, @davemccoy, @gillianpearce, @erikah, @brittandjosie, @bashadow, @lynncoyle1, @bengy, and @scrawly.

Well done everyone!


The Curation League / Rewards based

Please find the rules in a previous post.

The end column is what I think is a genuine indicator of how well you are financially working the curation game with the tools, including vested Steem Power, that you have at your disposal.

Congratulations @arv1!


🎁 Prizes 🎁

The Engagement League

0 votes to self - Spot Prizes

Lucky number 25 in The Engagement League

A @steembasicincome share, courtesy of @fullcoverbetting, goes to @maquemali!

Thanks Peter and well done @maquemali!


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Yaaayyy the king @glenalbrethsen is back👍👍 still keeping his place even in the hectic forky day @janton 😉 howdy and congratulations👐 I can see the total score reduced to half from usual scores.. but glad that the league still managed to run😊 congratulations everyone👑

And what happened to lucky number seven?

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And the placings are full of the usual suspects too for the most part.

Lucky number 7 was a 3 week thing as a trial, it may be back soon :)

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Now I'm a usual suspect, according to @abh12345 😎😁. Am I indeed or just howdy janton? 😋

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Yes I would class you as a usual suspect these days @erikah :D

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Well, at least I know 😁

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@cicisaja, the scores are reduced because of the number of comments in my humble opinion. Howdy janton used to have 1200 - 1400 comments. Now he and anybody else has more less due to the mess of this week.
I'm glad everything worked out (apparently) and the league goes on! We need this 😀

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You were right @erikah 😉 and I hope that the new system would at least stop people from commenting under 40 chars😆 but.. I don't think so.. I keep seeing crappy post and crappy comments anywhere since the HF20 except from steemitboard😢

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That won't happen, unfortunately! These people don't know much, don't understand much.

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Hey, @cicisaja.

Thanks for the shout out and kind words. I'm not sure if this means I'm back, given the week we all had, but I'm looking forward to a better one this week and seeing where things end up. As far as I know we don't have any other major changes taking place on STEEM this week, so hopefully no surprises.

How are you?

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I'm doin fine now, I keep steeming as usual after the RC full yesterday and try to keep my stage of engagement as usual, won't comments under 40 characters and choose not to comment if I found it not so interesting to put up.quality over quantity and it would be good if I can collide the quality and quantity.. hehehe. I really hope to see you back @glenalbrethsen with your long and insightful comments, the HF20 doesn't seems stop people from spam comment at all, LOL.

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I'm glad all is well, at least on STEEM anyway. No fun sitting there not being able to do anything while you watch others posting and commenting.

Quality and quantity colliding would be awesome.

Well, I'm here for the moment. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, or for that matter, the rest of the today. But I'm working on another week of engagement, so we'll see where it all leads.

If the spam comments are still around, then HF 20 wasn't that necessary, because all of what we just went through was to stamp that out. Probably not helping that everything with resource credits is 90% while the patch lasts. I'll be interested to see how long they go with that, and whether or not they choose to ease out of it or just pull it completely.

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Somehow.. I think the new RC system won't stop the bots from spamming and many accounts still posting more than 4 posts a day without interactions and crappy posts... but at least, the forky day has shown us the real engagers and steemians 😁 nothing can stop human to keep steeming.

Would love to see you with the green mark each week, and I'm struggling to drain my RC because not so many interesting posts lately.

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There are a couple of posts, one from Asher, actually, which seem to indicate while they've not been stopped entirely, the spam accounts are being slowed down quite a bit. They obviously took advantage of the quick power up that took place, along with the 10 x boost from the last patch, but then quickly ran out of resource credits after that.

So, since Steemit Inc made the last change to accommodate activity by the lower SP accounts who actually are human and not spammers, they still have some life, but won't be anywhere near where they were before, as long as their SP remains below at least 50 SP, and in most cases, that probably won't be anywhere near enough to do what they've been doing.

Hopefully, that's what we'll all be seeing as this new fork goes on, but if not, then the removal of the 10 x booster patch may come sooner than later.

Well, thank you for wanting to see me higher up on the list. It might help your RC draining if I were to actually get back into a posting routine. With all that's gone on around here and in my life the lat seven weeks or so, I'm afraid I'm not nearly at the production level I was.

I guess we'll see what this week brings. No bad surprises would be nice. :)

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stop worrying about the RC.. I failed draining my RC again, I put many comments today, but the RC approximately enough for a hundred of comments, a hundred of votes and a hundred of transfers/power up.. LOL, thanks God I still have the SP delegation from Asher and Matt, I'm gonna need that to get back to the green mark list.. LOL, just let us take advantage of this situation, more deep engaging better then just random comments, I don't aim for the prize anymore.. I'll take it as bonuses for being loyal on Steemit, I found many wonderful and important information easily now, maybe because some of the posters on Asher's list a bit slower.

Enjoy your Steemit journey, ready or not ready we need to be prepared for a more surprise from steemit.inc

Awesome Asher! Its great to see the normalcy return and your league results certainly gives us that feeling :) ...

Congrats to @janton and @glenalbrethsen for continuing to keep setting the standards for everyone to follow! This past week will go down as probably one of the toughest weeks for a long time, and you both shined like the stars you are! Awesome job :)

And Asher, thank you so much for having the league and for the way it brings all of us together!!!

I also get to say this again for the first time in a long time, so thank you also for the prize for the no votes in your league. I have donated them to @friendsofgondor in your name so that they can add to the upvote of the Stewards of Gondor and help those great folks (like you)! :)

I hope you have a terrific rest of your weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

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Cheers Dave!

I think a few people are feeling a little out of place, but hopefully this will pass and we'll all be back on form very soon.

Thanks for donating my prize to you to @friendsofgondor, I'll match you on that now as I'm grateful you set that account up, and I expect many feel the same.

Have a great week too!

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Hey Asher! Cheers to you too :) ... And that was a very nice thing for you to do (and thank you)... but I'm happy to give in your name because frankly you already give everyone enough... Keep some for yourself and make it out on the other side of this dip even stronger! We need you :)

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Oh, sure, @davemccoy. That's me. Mr. Shining Star.

I came out of the gate pretty good on Monday, but then—well, you know—and the next thing I know, I'm just trying to get myself motivated again. It's like, dude, stop messing with my mind!

At any rate, it's nice to get into the Top 3 again, and maybe this week things can just settle down so I can settle in. Not holding my breath, though. I find too many things derail me. I don't want to be derailed. I want to stay on the rails. Rails are good. :)

Any closer to your big reveal? Or, maybe I should whisper that. Are you any closer to your big reveal? :)

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lol... no.. the HF20 stalled it for a bit :P

And yes I think the rails are good.... hahaha... Please stay on them and if possible keep both hands on the wheel and the foot near the break too :D

and yes you are Shining Star! Do put on your sunglasses and enjoy the view as you pass over us and give us a big wave!!!

Good to talk to you and hope to see you stay on those rails this week, it was a pleasant surprise to see you in the top 3 again for sure :D

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Okay, fine. I'll just keep waiting... and waiting... and waiting...

That sounds like I'm shooting star now. :) Let's just say I'm working on getting back in league shape and call it good.

Rails good. Hands on wheel. Foot near brake. I thought I was along for the ride. A passenger. Didn't know I was the engineer. I'd run a tighter ship.

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Not too much longer... Its coming ;)

And ok ok... you are getting back in shape and that's a great thing to see. I know you thought you just came for the ride, but we move much fast with you as the engineer to get this thing moving! Now if we could get @ned to actually listen to the engineer :)

aaaah great work everyone ! despite the rough week !! <3

congrats to all participants and keep up the good work, now that we're just coming out of the storm, we need all hands on deck to entice and reassure people that steemit's back on track :D

grats king of engagement @janton! and nice to see @glenalbrethsen back in serious contention as well \o/

thank you asher, @abh12345, as always for hosting and compiling <3 <3 <3

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Thanks @veryspider :D

It was an unsettling week, but the Leagues are still here and the table doesn't really look much different from previous weeks.

New accounts might struggle, but there are plans to find the keen new starters and give them a boost.

Well done!

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Hey, @veryspider.

Thank's very kindly for the mention. I'm not so sure about being in serious contention, but it is nice to be back in second after weeks of not really doing much. Not that last week was all that much better, but I guess when most people can't do anything on STEEM for most of the week, it helps. Let's not do that again, shall we? :)

Hope all is well with you. Are you able to do again what you normally do in a week?

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NOTE TO ALL

My auto-votes should be back online in around 36 hours time. 9000 SP in delegations left my account this week and further zapped my SP.

Thanks!

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Congratulations to the following winner(s) of the bounty!

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Congrats to @maquemali with the lucky number 25! Your SBI share has been sponsored!
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It was a difficult week for all of us! But if I do look at the engagement this league is showing, a 1 day outage doesn't stop you all from being engaged!

@glenalbrethsen is heating it up, @janton will face a though battle to stay at the top of the league! Curious who will win it next week!
It is also great to see some familiar names in the top 10! Most of them are visiting my blog :) Thanks for that!

Another great thing you did @abh12345! Keep it going!

Cheers,
Peter

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Thanks as always for sponsoring the league Peter, it's a nice bonus for one lucky punter each week.

Good to hear you have visitors from the EL hitting your posts!

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Hey, @fullcoverbetting.

Thanks for the mention. At this point, I think Janton's time atop the league is safe. Even today I'm being distracted with other things, and since I take at least one day off a week, can't really afford to be off on others for very long, if I want to try to approach his numbers.

Still at the Lucky Number 25 sponsoring, I see. I'm glad you can continue to do that. How are things with you?

Congratulation @janton @glenalbresthlen and @cryptoandcoffee..what a terrific week even with so many hiccups...you guys rocks....

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Hey @steemflow.

Well, thanks for the mention. The rocking on my part is probably by default, since so many weren't able to interact like you normally would even after Tuesday's issues got fixed. Anyway, I'm hoping for a full week of just getting out there and doing. Then we can see what happens after that. Janton's probably rejuvenated and chomping at the bit after all the forced time off. He'll probably exceed all of his normal numbers just because of all of the unused energy the last few days.

If you see something glowing all the way from Texas, that's him, setting typing speed records. :)

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Hahah...thats quite understandable..only glowing star in texas...called janton...even during limited resoyrce credit he keep himslef on for whatever strength he had....showing the curiosity and zeal in his engagement.
I heard of you being the topper of the EL...and thd sudden rise of you on top proves it....loved the way things are going....many of us are already seeing you on top this week.

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"Many"? Well, that will definitely be something, unless janton manages to actually run out of RCs. At any rate, I'm going to need to pick up the pace from here on out since yesterday was about half what I did last Monday. As long as we're not in for any surprises, I should be able to improve on what I did the rest of last week.

So, we'll see, but I'm not counting on anything at this point. According to my math, I need to be up in the 600 comment range in a week at least, and where I am now, I'm not going to be anywhere near that. :)

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The character counts matter more i belive than. Cmments number. Looking at size of each comment...i thinkni am not wrong 😉 in expecting a surprise this week👍

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Characters counts definitely matter, but there is a balance between that and PS and CR, too. Comment counts are more of a consequence of who you talk to and how deep you comment.

So, as you said, we'll see. I'm not expecting a surprise this week, though. That would be great, but I'm not having any better of a day today than I did yesterday. Need to figure this out, though. :)

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Thanks, @abh12345. I know it was a crazy week and most people weren't able to engage like they normally would, but it was still fierce competition. I'm impressed that I was able to get back into the top 10 since it's normally a close group. Congrats to all the other winners. @janton, well done bouncing back from the hiatus. @glenalbrethsen you're hot on his heels and keeping him worried! @cryptoandcoffee great consistency and great placement this week!

Today is also an historic day because I actually placed in the curation league! It may have been absolutely dead last of those who get mentioned, but I made it! Ha ha. Here's the proof.

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Damn, I wish I had thought of a screen shot the first week I made it on that league. I can't remember if it was like you dead last on the list or two up from the bottom, but I did make it 3 times to the list. Just for voting, and I have no clue how I was using my voting during those times, congrats on the double header, both list.

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I don't want him worried, @themanwithnoname. I want him calm, cool and collected and doing his thing. Without a care in the world, safe in the knowledge that he alone stands atop the engagement league mountain. He starts getting worried, then there's no telling how many points he'll score and then it will just plain be impossible to ever topple him, unless he flat out decides he's had enough. :)

Oh, and congratulations on making both lists! I haven't seen my name on their for a long, long time. I started to pay attention to it after that and fell off completely. So apparently looking at it makes your name go invisible. I'm pretty sure some form of physics would support that theory. :)

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That's a good point. I think we should all take the week off so his score just looks stupid-high and he's embarrassed by it. Then he'll start taking time off and we'll be able to swoop in and win it. Probably not me, but maybe you could.

I changed my auto-votes to line up with HF20. Before I was voting earlier so my favorite authors would get an extra boost. Since that boost now goes to the general rewards pool, I figure that I might as well get that curation, so I moved it back.

I don't doubt that your theory is correct. As soon as a baseball player or golfer starts thinking about their swing, it gets all messed up. I think the same applies to the curation league. ;)

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I think it's a good call to move the auto-votes back. No sense in my mind whatsoever of sending it back to the rewards pools only for someone else who you weren't voting for anyway to end up with it somehow. One step forward and two or three back. Why we can't just have it go where it's supposed to go without jumping through hoops is beyond me, but I'm not a rocket brainchain scientist. :)

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I think it would be nice if we could designate. If we want our whole vote to go to the author and none to the curators, wouldn't that be nice? I think so. I'm not in charge though.

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I, themanwithnoname, do solemnly bequeath this zero point oh three Steem Thingy Unit (STU) to sir janton for yon twelfth level reply sent to me via STEEM post, this first day of the tenth month in the 2018th year of our Lord. No portion of this bequeathing is to pass to any other individual or entity, including myself, but be reserved en summa for said sir janton. Any breach in this trust and contract between myself and sir janton is punishable by death.

I think that about does it. :)

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Sounds good enough for me. It has fancy language and the breaching of said contract is punishable by death. What more could you ask for in a contract? Ha ha. Nah, I'd take grace over death any day. :P

Don't make me walk the plank!

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Wait. Did we just cross the comment streams? I think that's bad. Very, very bad.

I figured if it were written in Ye Olde English it would sound better, only it's kind of a psuedo-Ye Olde English, or maybe even a neo-Ye Olde English. The point is, it kind of swerves in and out of it.

Okay, we could call it punishable by almost death. That way, there's still a chance of revival if the poor contract breacher (In this case, I was mostly referring to unannounced chicanery by Steemit Inc et al, seeing how you should be able to bequeath and dis-bequeath as you see fit) were to fall within the magical healing range of Miracle Max.

Now that I think of it, I really should have added some eths to this. I think it would have been more proper, and thus more official, had I said bequeatheth. And maybe thrown in some thees, thous and thuses.

howdy sir Asher! I'm in shock that I'm in the top spot, I thought with such restrictions in commenting that I'd be lucky to make it into the top 5 but congratulations to everyone on the list working through this messed up week!

Especially you Asher, you had to have had so many things going on in addition to your job and look at your placement this week, wow! Now THAT'S amazing. Thanks so much for keeping the Leagues running and we are all very thankful to the amazing curie for the sponsorship!

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Congratulations once more champ, even the RCs didn't stop you :)

I'll be quite busy for the month of October, and so making my excuses now if I don't reach the green zone this month. Cheers!

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haha! sir Asher we are all supporting you no matter how well you do and we all marvel at how much you can accomplish so you don't have to make any excuses! but have a great week sir, you are a great role model!

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Thank you @janton! I shall have a good week and I hope the same for you :D

Great to see that you got the post out as usual. Bad week for myself but to be fair I've been fairly lazy and then the hardfork hit. Congrats to all the people who made it to the top of the charts and surprisingly or not it is a lot of the same names regardless.

It will be interesting to see if the new resource credit system has any effect going forward. I know there were some issues for the smaller accounts activity at the beginning but hopefully they have been resolved at this stage.

Time for a reboot myself and get backup to the green spots in the chart.

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It will be interesting to see if the new resource credit system has any effect going forward. I know there were some issues for the smaller accounts activity at the beginning but hopefully they have been resolved at this stage.

Many eyes on this at present, I hope the same is true too.

Hopefully you and others (including myself) can pick up on motivation in the coming weeks as things settle.

The legendary @glenalbrethsen is bback on business and he's killing on L1. 😀
Congrats, guys!

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Hey, @aneukpineung78.

Riiiight. Legendary! Killing it! Woohoo!

We all know how last week went, so I guess there's a victory in there somewhere for just doing anything because that's pretty much how I ended up in second place. It certainly wasn't for the less than stellar numbers I put up.

Anyway, let's hope for a better week.

How are you? Everything going okay?

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Oh this hf20 is really something. Now everytime I want to make a comment, I will think about the hf20. Thats how I am on Steem. 😀 Everything else are fine. Hope you are fine, Glen.

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I'm doing okay. I could complain, but I would be ungrateful for what I do have on the one hand, and wouldn't solve any real problems on the other, anyway. So there you go.

Yeah, isn't that something. Mindset changed in an instant. For the time being, I think we don't have to be constantly monitoring our RC status, but at some point, if this is going to be worth changing from bandwidth, the 10 x bonus patch will have to removed. The question is, do they do it slowly, or do they rip that bandaid off all at once. :)

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...if this is going to be worth changing from bandwidth, the 10 x bonus patch will have to removed

I tend to agree, but don't think it will be removed completely. Perhaps scaled back to x5?

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Have you read the latest steemitblog post yet? The one in blue at the top of the page right now? :) I ask because it sounds like Steemit Inc wants to transition to some kind of subsidized deal where we're all participants, and them, not so much.

You might see what they said differently. At any rate, keeping as many people functioning as possible while keeping the spammers minimized is going to be the best option, however that happens. Not much reason to go through the royal annoyance of the past week just to end up where we started.

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I get the same idea. But in many ways, it's like the days of old with the 'bandwidth limit exceeded' message. At this time, many larger accounts delegated to keen looking new users so they could interact.

So far, I've seen at least 5 posts offering the same service - SP (for resource credits) to kickstart a new account. Ideally, we need people checking out the #introduceyourself tag and listing the potential real people. Under the current (and now quite generous) ruling, 30 delegated SP would give an account the ability to post, with at least 20/30 comments a day. For me, that is plenty.

I feel that the first few weeks, like in the past, a new users time should be spent reading and learning. At this point, a good sort should have worked out what tags to open up with, asked some reasonable questions, and be ready to claim 2/3 SP from their first post. From this, they could be added to a list of people who could well use a 20/30/40 SP delegation wisely, and in a month have enough to interact 'enough' on their own two feet.

The merits of this approach is that the shit gets ignored and these people need to invest to spam. Those giving/receiving delegations, potentially form a long term bond, which in turn should lead to better retention rates and a stronger community.

I'm going to have to call @davemccoy and @indigoocean in again here. I suspect you guys are still in disagreement with the whole affair, and perhaps wish for a post from myself explaining my stance, but the above thread pretty much covers it.

I will happily delegate to anyone involved in the Engagement League who has having trouble interacting as much as they wish, and if new users are put forward to me following a reasonable review and perhaps some monitoring by the person who puts the account to me, I'll do the same.

Before, the door was wide open to our house, now we have a little more control on who we let in. Not much, but at least we can ask them to wipe their feet first.

Cheers

Asher

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I replied to you on this on your post at length, but bottom line, I think we're going to need to see in the data whether this really hurts growth (relative to how new user retention already was, which I know as already pretty low), or whether we do in fact wind up simply attracting a more dedicated crowd.

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What's interesting about all of this is, I'm not totally of a mind that everyone should be able to just walk in. I think it means more when people do have skin in the game. The problem becomes determining how much, and in my mind, at least a part of the mission of STEEM is to give opportunities to those who would not otherwise have one.

So, in saying what I've been saying, it's because we've had people here working under the assumptions, misplaced or misunderstood as they may be, that if they could and desired to put in the time to rise to the top of the leagues, they could. Struggling with bandwidth was still happening for a brief period when I came in. I basically bought my way out of it, though. That's not an option for a lot of people here, because they've been shown the "free" part of "freemium" and rarely the rest.

That said, I don't think any of us have to clean up this mess. I think it should be left squarely at the feet of Steemit Inc and those individuals who have taken it upon themselves to lie about what STEEM is. I also think each one of us need to be responsible for our own situation and decide what we're going to do with them. We're playing under new rules now, and we can either accept the new reality they impose, find ways to improve our lot—however that happens—or we can walk away.

Those of us who look to continue on don't want any more of a mass exodus than what's already happened, but nor should we feel obligated to keep people here somehow. The community can certainly come together to help one another out, but that needs to be left up to each individual to determine what they might do or not do.

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Yes I still disagree Asher! You are amazing and a wonderful person, so my disagreement is definitely not with you as a person though. ;)

I think the concept that people need "help" from someone bigger to make a post or comment or vote a witness or anything that should be free, will turn people off. It has turned me off. I came here because I thought it was a place that people could earn over time, but be social in the process. Now there is a barrier to entry and you need permission from a gatekeeper to even speak your mind.

I don't think this is about spam either, I think its about money. Leasing the RCs is going to be another form of income. The spam issue is nothing compared to the negativity that people are feeling at the low end.

And your analogy about letting people into your house is not conducive to having the masses show up. You can't get the masses to come by your home and screen them one by one. So if you want to keep it a small niche with a few that enter your home, then that analogy is perfect. If you want millions to show up, then you should expect some that get in that you don't like. (and isn't that what flags were for?)

I know you have your opinion and I fully trust that you have great intentions. I think time will tell which of us is right. You have been here longer and I respect your heart, and for the record I do hope you're right and I'm wrong. I will be happy to eat some crow on this one!

Way to go guys! Even in these tough times it is good to see the list still going strong.
Just the amount of reading required to leave that many genuine comments is massive.
See @janton I knew you were going to be fine. Great to see @glenalbresthlen back in the game.
Congrats to anyone who was able to make the list especially this week.
Thanks Asher for keeping it going for us.

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My pleasure. I expected a few changes this week, but it seems that many of the regulars still made it. More to come score-wise next week for sure.

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Hey, @headchange.

Well, back is probably relative, given what happened last week, but I wanted to at least land in second place before HF 20 happened, so there's a sense of accomplishment there. :)

Yeah, Janton had enough even with his forced time off. Can't keep him down. :)

How about yourself? Things getting back to what they were before the hard fork as far as what you could do then versus what you can do now? I hope so. The less lingering effects, the better.

Hi, can you add me to the league please :)

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Of course, nice to have a witness join the ranks, cheers!

Damn the hard fork really shook up the rankings! Let’s get back to winning ways 😬

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The fork was a New beginning dear😉

It's strange how to read your articles and not find yourself on the lists. I guess I'm doing something wrong ...

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You made the list @cranium, so things can't be that wrong 😁

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Thanks, it is possible that I will be back soon :)

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You're on the list with 29 posts and 29 self votes. Check again instead of complaining!

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I'm not a bit complaining, just trying to figure out what I was doing wrong :)

Я ни капельки не жалуюсь, просто пытаюсь разобраться, что я делал не так:)

Dear engagers and friends Its great to See that There even is a “ EL “ this week !
I was asleep for two day so number 17 is picking up Where I left the fork this week ....... with witness votes this week

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Pretty good considering 😁 Next week things will hopefully be back to normal.

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Back in the top 3 you mean?

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You can try for top 3 if you like! 😁

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Full Steem ahead I say 😉

Woah! I've never made it onto the earning boards before! HF 20 weirdness! Lol

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Well done! I wonder if you'll be there next week, let's hope so!

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That would be cool!

I want to join. Thanks.

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Hi @ropaga, just in time for this weeks League - welcome, and good luck to you :)

Congratulations to all. Each time I see this, I tell myself I've got to do better 😑

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Hi @ireenchew

Your name doesn't look familiar, and on checking my least I see you have not registered. Would you like to join the fun? :)

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@ireenchew My dear sister you have to enter😉💪

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Silly me... ha ha

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Did you sign up ? Engagement is on dear

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Opps.. I thought I did when I put my name onto the contest-signup channel. Do I need to put my name in for every week ?
I just placed my name on the contest-signup. Did I do it right ?

Thank you very much Asher, it was a crazy week, let's hope the next one will be better 🙂
Congratulations to the winners!

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My pleasure @erikah, and thank you for the resteem! Good luck to you and all this week :)

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Thank you! :)

Totally off-topic here but I had a bad dream that I accidentally kicked you out of my discord server and you took it really badly. Then we got into a fight where we were sniping around on/off-platform at each other. I woke up and didn't know if it was a dream or not... had to go check my discord log just to be sure. Then I realized, you were never in there to begin with and went, what the heck could it even mean? I think my subconscious was telling me to send you an invite. Check your wallet, dude. lol

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hahaha... that is a very funny story @allseeingewe!

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ohhh I believed it... I think that's what made it funny! :P

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haha :D

That cat is spooked!

I have received your invite and joined in the hope you can sleep better tonight at least, thanks!

Wow, certainly a scaled down landscape! But a big congratulations to the unstoppable @janton who obviously takes any kind of difficulty or setback in stride. And thanks @abh12345 for running the show, in spite of (I am sure) having lots of witnessy stuff to deal with, this week!

It'll be interesting to see how things pan out this week.

The whole ball of wax certainly had its effects on my own enthusiasm... I did sneak into the table by the proverbial whisker (in 99th place!) but even that felt like heavy going.

Not sure if this is a real "thing" or my imagination: I had a delegation that ended during the HF.20 refresh, and it seemed like my slowly recovering VP took another major hit when some 400-odd delegated SP left my account... then maybe, the second sudden loss of VP was just part of the overall reset. Anyone else experience anything like that?

Either way, I plan to keep going forward, in my somewhat "reduced" state... it was nice to be a Minnow "in name only" for a while, though!

Wishing everyone a great week!

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Unfortunately it seems that delegations system needs a little work. Hopefully it is only going to be a temporary thing, but right now it does not work well at all especially on the recalling (cancelling) a delegation. When a delegation is given, then the receiver should get an instant RC and Vote mana boost. When a delegation is removed, they receive an immediate depletion of Vote Mana disproportionate to the amount of Vote Mana they had before the removal of the Delegation. Or that is the way it looks. Now this could just be a problem with Delegation received before the HF, but not sure. And Yes it has happened to several people including Asher himself. It does not only affect smaller account, @apolymask had a large delegation from just before the HF, then had it removed after the HF. He has 5,138 of which he has 2000 delegated out, and a 500 VM delegated for about 3100VM balance. I am not sure but I think the prefork delegation was about 5000 SP, thus doubling his Vote power/mana. When it was removed his Vote mana crashed to less than 4%. That Should not have happened, there has been a Git-hub request sent in to have the issue looked at.

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Appreciate the explanation @bashadow! At least I now know I didn't just imagine it... it's an actual glitch. It just seemed really... striking... as I had just started digging myself out from 28% VP, and then it crashed right back down again. Double kick in the face... oh, well!

I'm glad they are looking into it.

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Hey :)

Yes as bashadow says, I have suffered the same issue. 4000 and then 4500 left my account following the hardfork and they really battered my SP. I've just reached 80% and one more day with minimal voting should do me.

I thought the League would look very different this week, but it seems you cant keep a good engager down! This next week should see scores rise again.

Have a good week also :)

Been a rough few weeks but I’ll be back at it soon guys. 😉

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Yes it has, but hopefully things are much better for all going forward. Good luck this week!

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Slowly finding my groove again. Will you be at Steemfest next month?

This is my first time reading about this league. This sounds so cool! My problem now after the update is RC, it kinda sucks when I have to pick where I have to comment because my comments are limited. It also drains whenever I reply on my own post even if its a simple Thank you. But I guess I have to live through it first and make my account grow

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I will add you to the list and would be interesting in hearing what you think of the limitations as a small account.

Do you think it's fair to 'earn' the right to post/comment more freely?

Wow, I finally placed on the chart. Or does everyone who’s entered get shown on the chart?

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The lists only show the top 100. There are over 500 entrants, and 370 of these did something to warrant a score. And so you are in the top 20% of engagers this past week :)

Some sad but not to sad numbers. Two days of pretty much no interactions was telling, as steem blockchain was slowly coming back we all managed to get a little bit of activity out there. For my part I know it was mostly raging against the machine type comments, but I think some of them were needed. I did get to comment on a few of the post of those that I follow, and on a few new user post, there was one day it seems that the only people that were able to post were Orca's and brand new people. So a few brand new people got comments from me, but that is not unusual.

On the delegation issue, there has been a git-hub investigation request sent in, it may just have to do with Pre-HF delegation only or it may be with all delegations. I expect over the course of the next few weeks we will see a few other issues pop up.

It does feel good though for things to sort of still be on the way back to normalcy, my vote mana is almost back into the 90% range, it does not matter I am still trying to at least vote on content if not as many comments as I used to, hopefully comment voting will get back to a normal for me also soon. Way to hang in there all, and welcome back to a little bit of normalcy.

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I'm not sad about the numbers so much, and think that despite the issues of last week the Leagues turned out pretty good.

On the delegation issue, there has been a git-hub investigation request sent in, it may just have to do with Pre-HF delegation only or it may be with all delegations

Yes I saw, hopefully there will be an explanation/resolution here.

Normal service should be resumed for the rest of this week, and I expect scores to be that of 2/3 weeks ago. Cheers!

Ahhh what a surprise....thanks @abh12345 tough week with many hiccupps still many manage to keep the tempo up in the league... Janton is a rock star.👍

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Yep, good stuff!

The RCs didn't stop the leagues, and I think next week will show little/no ill effect at all :D

Wow, I still manage to hang in there somewhat. Very surprising and pleasant!
           
I hope to have better stat for this week. Let's get busy commenting and welcoming people back, everyone ^_^.              

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Yep just scraped into the no selfies section :D

Hopefully this week will be more settling and people can get back to engaging more freely. Nice one!

Sounds like fun. Add me please!

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Hi @ksteem, thank you for your interest, I have added you to the list for the coming week. Welcome!

I upvoted your post.

Mabuhay, keep steeming.
@Filipino

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Hi Asher!
Thanks again!
I think my numbers are wrong... SP Earned are inaccurate (too low).
Just for info ;-)

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Strange - that's what the database says this week, it might be wrong 😁

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Your database doesn't like mannequins :-)

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Yes but I do!

Let's see how it looks next week, I think the HF20 messed with the curation numbers.

Wow! What an amazing rank considering I didn't do much as I had so many appointments last week + HF didn't help neither 😊 Most of the comments I did on Sunday and Monday..anyway, thank you Asher! Congratulations to everyone!

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My pleasure, thank you for sticking through the Fork - hopefully a better week for all this time!

Congrats to everyone who's in the lists. @janton, man, can't you just put a camera pointed at your device for a week? I really want to see it happen. :0)

I dropped quite some places, but the entire HF20-thing confused me so much that I spent more time doingothe stuff and spent less time on SteemIt.

I'm still not entirely back on my feet; for some reason, SteemIt FEELS different. It's like I need to find my balance again. I lost a bit of the feeling that this is 'home'.

I guess I'll be fully adapted again soon - at least I hope so.

@abh12345, right after I started reading your 'Get to know me' post, everything was brought up to speed again here. Didn't make it further than the second article yet. But I've got it bookmarked - I definitely plan on reading the other articles too. It is nice to get to know more about the man behind the database wizard ;0)

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Thanks for taking a look at those posts, it's very time-consuming to go to the #gettoknowme tag and work through peoples history.

Hopefully we'll all adapt to the changes and be back on full form soon - My VP should be back where I like it in 1 more day and that will certainly make me feel better.

Feels good to be back on one of the lists. Gives a little boost to see my account there.. Congrats to the top accounts and winners.

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Nicely done :) Hopefully you'll be there on the lists again come Sunday. Cheers!

I voted your content because you are on my whitelist.

Join our army of good authors, delegate to me to apply: 2000 SP JEDI | 1500 SP **SITH Lord | 1000 SP Skywalker | Less Stormtrooper


Witness: @castellano

Use SteemConnect to delegate safely: 50 SP | 100 SP | 200 SP | 500 SP
JEDY 2000 SP | SITH lord 1500 SP | SkyWalker 1000 SP |

Im still dont get it!! can some one explain to me?
Thank you

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The info is in the post :) The scores are given for posts/comments/votes, you need to do this :D

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Thank you

Congrats to all the winners!!
Am still trying to get the hang of the changes. Last week was hard for most of us with SPs lower than 150 I think. Couldn't do much from Tuesday until about Friday. Can't imagine what it is like for those who has less than 50. With the RCs now, I guess we'll need to plan for our comments and posts and upvotes? Lets see. There is still much to be done here! Thanks abh12345 for hosting this! It is a motivation for us :)

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You have around 130 active SP and so I think you don't need to worry too much about managing your Resource Credits.

https://steemd.com/@marblely

New sign-ups are the concern, I think we will need to delegate a little to some of these to get them started.

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Hey thanks Asher. Yah I have 66ish of that delegated to me till this Thursday or Friday because of a contest. After that, it will be halved. Will see how it goes.

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Would be interesting to find out, I can help if needed 😊

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Thank you Asher. You are really kind 😊 I am trying to keep track of each action's cost to see if there is a way to calculate this RC cost. Do you know if there is a formula to it? I noticed a comment can range between 1200M to 2800M or even more than 3000M, even for a 1 or 2 liner comment. Still trying to see if there is a pattern, though am not sure if it is worth tracking yet 😄. Probably not but it is pretty fun to track at the moment. Haha.

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I think each transaction will vary on supply/demand/popularity.

They are some approximate costs on steemd.com/@marblely

Not all are listed though.

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Ah no wonder... Ok, will use the approximate costs as reference. Thank you Asher.

Wow, at least the HF20 meant that my name popped up in your list again :) I made a nice start of the week, so I was planning on engaging a lot the past week.. We all know what happened next: HF20.. lol.. so another week, and another chance and option to see if anything has changed in my possibilities to engage after the HF adjustments :)
have a nice day!

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With over 500 SP, I don't think it is possible for you to run out of credits via commenting. And so you have a chance to top the table if you wish! :D

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Yeah, I didn't notice any weird things in my RC anymore after Sunday when I checked it. So I guess I'm good! I don't know if I can top those engagement kings and queens this week, because of other things I'm working on :) But I will be more active for sure :) Have a great day!

I am continously amazed by these numbers! Especially this week. You guys are the best!

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Thank you and congratulations on your placing this week @melinda010100! :D

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It has been a crazy week but I am looking forward to the future once again!

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Congratulations Melinda! What a crazy week and you made it!

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I didn't feel like I even made an effort this week, so I was pleasantly surprised! And look what you accomplished, even with all the garden work you were doing!

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Well, we have to prioritize and cheat where we can. I can always cut sleep to do some work here :)

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I agree! So many times real life interfers with Steem, and we have to make all the adjustments that we can!

Congratulations to everyone for surviving HF20! We are in the new era of Steem!
Congrats to @janton...if there ever was a week to knock him off the pedestal, this would have been it! But he survives at the top again! I heard a rumour that you had - 51 quadrillion rc!

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Agreed that this was a good chance for someone with 1000/2000 SP + to snatch top spot for a week. In many ways though, I'm glad that a 600 SP user can still engage enough to win. Cheers!

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It reminds me of this... there was only the one chance in a million attempts....

Felicitaciones a @janton que sigue batiendo récord, al mantenerse, en el primer lugar, felicitaciones a todos los ganadores, especialmente a @abh12345, le pido por favor me anote en la liga, un cariñoso abrazo.

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Gracias @celinavisaez y buena suerte para la próxima semana!

Cobgrstulations to tge winners. This week has really been hell.

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It's been tough, brighter days to come :D

Congratulations @abh12345!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Comments - Ranked 7 with 97 comments

We can only hope the resource credit introduced does not affect negatively the engagement after the HF20. It'd be sad when low SP people who genuinely want to engage cannot do so. Anyways let's see how it goes.

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It seems to not have upset things as far as the league go so much.

But looking at the total body count of comments overall over the past few weeks, there are very much down. Has RCs chopped the spam? perhaps!

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There's no doubt that RC will definitely go a long way to reduce spam. All these new spammy bots with tiny SPs are in for a rough ride.

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They sure are 😁 At least the owners will need to pay to spam

Thank you Asher for the spot prize; most unexpected considering I closed my laptop several days ago and opened it today to start again. Thank you for continuing the leagues, regardless of the HF and all; Every time I see the words "hard fork", I remember a t-shirt my son had : "Spooning leads to forking" haha

Here's to a successful week; the rain has started today and may be here for a few days, steemd.com says I have 100+ votes and comments available to me, so this may be my week.

That's not written in stone buddy. Just an fyi :)

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Some may say this Fork was spooned :)

oooo, go on Lynn, take the crown! :D

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haha you can add that to your Lynn repetoire good egg, shit the bed, spooning and forking ... oh there's more my friend :)

I will try my best. How's that?! :) But I can't tell janton. I have to do it secretively haha

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I will add a bit of spooning to the list!

Yes, i accept try your best - just win it dammit! :D

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just win it dammit! :D

The guy really is a machine though! It's freakish ... like a traveling side show freakish :) The bearded lady, the fire eater, and janton haha

I like the new profile pic by the way :)

Sign me up, mostly so I can try and beat my fellow TexanJanton.

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Right on, hopefully you can put a challenge in! Good luck!

Numbers are going to be off the engagement charts this week with the 100 steem-bounty prize offering this week. Just a prediction!

I'm having a lot of fun making comment offerings on the various bounties being offered. Hopefully people don't consider that trolling to just comment for the prizes. I think it still brings out a positive spirit, even if people are only positive to earn money. That's what I expect from the person who I buy coffee from, a hot, tasty drink, and a cheery smile. They do it for the money, and I'm happy to pay them. Why not expect the same delightful customer service from professional comment writers too?

People are getting quite creative with their questions and comments to earn that top bounty prizes. Bounties are a great way to supercharge networking with others and bringing out lots of candidates for highly original, quality comments.

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100 steem bounty? Who set that?! :)

Hopefully people will aim to write 'useful' comments. As there is money involved here, it could be that some are choosing to go for character output more than 'good' comments.......

You got a 50.77% upvote from @ocdb courtesy of @abh12345!

Hi @abh12345!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 6.649 which ranks you at #117 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 369 contributions, your post is ranked at #11.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • You've built up a nice network.
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Good user engagement!

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Thank you very much! :D

Congratulations to all the winners! 😊

I will try to be more active now that steemit operations are stable after the HF20 update. I hope I can make it to the list next time.

Have a nice day! 😊

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That's good to hear! Good luck @iwanderela for the coming week!

Hey, ash @abh12345 can you include me in the list??? Hehe, I’ll see where it takes me...

@maquemali happy??? Hahaha! 😆

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I certainly can, and am very happy to do so. I see you may have been referred by @maquemali? Welcome!

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Hahahahaha the more the merrier ash.. and she is scared of the numbers. I told her there is no pressure here..😊

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Thank you Ash!!! Good Morning!! 😃
And yes @maquemali forced me to be here lololol I can’t say no to her demand or she won’t stop bugging me on this!

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Hahahahahahaha finally! I am more than happy.. get it going sissy! No pressure at all. The numbers will just serve as a guide. A tool on measuring how far have you gone for the week..😉

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Hahahahaha goodluck to my first week!!!

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I guess it paid off to remain active this week! While it is great to see my name up there, the real gain has been learning so much from the community this week as we adjusted our knowledge of the ecosystem and adapted to it while painful for most. This initiative has me so engaged as it continues to set the bar for me! I have a high bar now that I have cracked the Top 10!

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Certainly :) And I possible it will pay even more to have produced content and upvoted where possible, come the payout of the posts produced in the first few days following the fork - we shall see.

Congratulations on breaking into the top 10. I guess we will find out next week if that was due to a rise in your engagement, or a HF 20 induced fall in the engagement of others. Either way, well done!

Looks like I'm not in the table for the first time since 2017. Or I need a pair of glasses 😎

I guess that was the effect of HF20 😥😤

I do think there should be prizes for everyone that dropped out. Just to make us smile again 😁

So let's see how low my rank will be coming Sunday?

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Excuses, excuses :P

I have a question regarding commenting. What's the League's policy on commenting in two languages, I mean if someone always writing the same comment in two languages to everyone, even though they don't understand the second language, most likely! Is that cheating? How is that counted? It is cheating in my humble opinion! But that's just me!
I speak four languages, can I reply and comment in four languages in the same time? Would that be cheating? It would in my humble opinion! But that's just me again!
Once a spammer, always a spammer!
I want a reply!!! I'm angry! If this cheater remains in the league, I'm out!

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Hi @erikah, can you contact me on Discord?

abh12345#9343

Thanks

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Thank you Asher!

This seems interesting. Can I join the league?

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Yes you certainly can, Welcome @elizacheng and good luck for the coming weeks :D

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Thank you! Game on! 😉

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this is so cool! I heard about this from @brittandjosie and just checked it out! I have just delegated earlier today before knowing about this! but put me down for future reference :) thank you!!

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YESS well done @vincy we the @steemitmamas need to do the engagement and let @abh12345 get to know us for the community contest to😉👍 killed two birds with one stone asher😉

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Ok @vincy no problem, I have added you to the list ready for today's post. Welcome!

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Thank you!! I’ve never seen such big engagement in comments before!! So cool!

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@abh12345
I would like to join. I will try to give a 10 cent vote to each genuine comment I get :D

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Great! I have added you to the list ready for this weeks post which will be in around an hours time. Welcome!

Good to see everyone still marching on. As always, thanks for the compilation!

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Yep, a little stumble but hopefully the march can now continue :D