He adressed that problem in the conference: what gets in the trending page is not the best content... sorry, but this post is the best example.

Instead of seeing good quality, thoughful and critical analysis, we get to read trolls, that dont even know how to write properly, are uninformed and childish.

Solution? Account based voting, as he well mention in the conference.
Is that the solution for every problem? No, but Reddit is a clear example of what happens when you have that model, adressing its pros and cons.

Trending posts about this analysis (pros-cons, financial implications, bots creation incentives, etc) would be something worthy to read, made by smart people, instead of... well... 99% of articles polluting the trending.

So, go @ned!! i agree with everything you said on the conference. And if you manage to pull out your plans, Steem has a true chance to become a top 10 crypto.

Ummm this is exactly the type of post that would make the front page of reddit though. Part of having a thriving community with millions of people is lowering the bar on what get's rewarded. IMHO Steemit should be fun and easy. Short cheap laughs should be able to gain rewards just as high as essays.

It's a personal taste thing but I enjoy this type of material far more than the endless stream of platitude articles that many cherish and think are the proper way to use Steem.

Full disclosure: I own @reaction.

I don't think people here get this. Many people on steemit are trapped in the late 90's/early 00's in their ways of thinking, and they think that writing long-winded posts no one really gives a fuck about and circular voting it to the top somehow makes the platform more valuable. No, it actually just shoves content people actually like the fuck out, and the terrible numbers on steemit as far as retention goes proves how unlikable the content of the main cohort of the top-paid authors on steemit really is.

Think of every blogging website that was around back in the day, and get it through your heads that they're all dead for a reason, people. And those who do stick to the format of long-form blogs want to see content from authors they like and an easy way to find them, not this garbled nonsense maze we have to navigate every day.

berniesanders is a obvious troll


I couldn't help myself. I just had to evaluate the profitability of this post. Referring to @transparencybot statistics:

For a total calculated bidbot upvote value of $405 STU, $852 USD before curation, with approx. $101 USD curation being earned by the bidbots.

Currently, this post is earning $364.91 STU, If we minus 25% curation, the author is left with $273.68 STU. This equates to a loss of $131.32 STU (-32%). There is a downvote from @beanz whose vote is worth $11.67. There could be other downvotes too but it is not obvious.

Yup, vote buying has been at a loss with the downtrend in price. It can swing the other way in an uptrend. This post was suppressed for a few days as well then had that downvote removed. So it did lose exposure and a chance at more organic upvotes.

As a money making venture the post was a flop, in the hopes that a meme would catch on it was also a flop. I still had some fun though so I regret nothing!!

Ok. that explains it. As long as you have fun - that's all that matters.

Often the author does take a loss, but what also has to be taken into account is the change in SBD/Steem price after @transparencybot creates the comment. In this case, the price has dropped somewhat, so this has skewed the figures you are using somewhat.

Also, you would need to determine the cost of the votes (author's wallet), to determine ROI.

I love this, 10/10

The word luck simply does not exist but it is only the outcome of you own hard and smart work i.e your karma

So sad

why bad luck?

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