Important Change to Steemit, effective immediately.

in haejin •  4 months ago

Effective immediately, prior to hitting the post button, please run all posts by @haejin for approval. If it is something that meets the approval of the Haejin cult, you can post it provided you upvote his 10 posts a day and decline your payouts.

See below an example of his fine work.

The rules are in place to prevent the distribution of wealth and to allow an old dying man all the money before he dies.

  • Posts that are not unsupportive of the new @haejin regime will be not be approved.
  • Posts that have Crypto advice that has not been approved by the all-knowing @haejin will be flagged.
  • Any post showing dissent will be flagged.
  • Any user not upvoting all 10-20 posts a day by our supreme leader @haejin will be flagged.
  • Any user with an IQ over 24, will be flagged. We cannot have dissent in our ranks.

Failure to follow these rules will result in strict punishment. If you doubt our convictions, have a look at our recent work.


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Finally!

I really think this is what we needed! A strong handed human to come in and take over for us.

At least that is $143 that doesn't go to Haejin.

This whole thing is just ridiculous though. I appreciate you stepping up and not caring about taking the hits.

I think the community needs to get out of their comfort zone and start taking some chances.

I've lost levels from this PoS but I won't stop. They could destroy my account and pummel me into the ground but God damn I will be heard.

If anybody is reading this, please, help in someway. Voice support and follow the issue as we work as a community to find a resolution that can bring back money to the community pool.

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I love that Haejin won't downvote a post he can use to twist and make it look good for him. "Everybody is pointlessly attacking him."

But he will for sure have evidence downvoted.

Word for people that don't know what is going in. There are a lot of shell accounts that only ever talk positively about Haejin. Basically worship him. Many lists have been created including one by @jaredcwillis which was downvoted by Haejin to hide evidence.

Please read EVERY evidence post before making a conclusion about whether there is something fishy going on or not.

Don't just take a side because somebody said something. The blockchain can't lie. It is immutable and all the information is available for EVERYONE. Use it.

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Seriously though, have you considered that all of Haejin's followers are really Haejin? I've been here two weeks and I've already built a bot. The python piston/steem code is incredibly easy. If someone has the money and the know how, it's a no brainer to set up and run thousands of accounts from one terminal. It would be quite easy to emulate many Steemit users, and seem like you were many people. It would explain quite a bit. One could easily write code that allowed them to post as any of thousands of accounts just by typing in the name from which you wish to post into some python code, which could be run from a single terminal. Simultaneously One could run code that caused all these thousands of accounts to resteem and upvote all content from a single 'Haejin" account. Albeit you would need some money to get started, to set up the accounts and give them a proper amount of SP so their upvote counts for something. Maybe 20 or 30 K would do it. I don't know. I just know it's a major flaw in the system and it seems someone has found a way to make millions from it.

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10,000 followers is not very much, I don't think haejin uses bots. His youtube has 15k subscribers.

I don't get how or why there is such a level of hatred for him. Is it just crowd mentality? People are writing satire about him as though he is a dictator?

I follow him and I upvote all of his posts because he has helped me. Other people do this too.
I think he deserves the money he is making.

There are many users on this platform far more malicious than haejin.

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That acid is still groovy after all those years,WOW!

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"There are many users on this platform far more malicious than haejin."

Name 3.

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I think I could get behind the fact the haejin isn't the biggest issue. I think bid bots are overall more harmful. I think it would be hard to pinpoint a specific user that takes a piece of the reward pool like haejin does though.

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Haejin does take a lot of the reward pool, there is no denying it. However, the number of people who follow him and upvote him is only going to increase, so it will only get worse.

Steem needs to come up with a solution, because it isn't haejin's fault.

Some say to limit his posts to a certain number a day, though this would not allow him to make time sensitive price predictions. There are a lot of coins he tries to cover.

I think the reward pool should simply be bigger, as it wouldn't take away from haejin's earnings.

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"I think the reward pool should simply be bigger, as it wouldn't take away from haejin's earnings."

Sounds kinda counter productive, if the pools were bigger, it wouldn't change the effective precentage of the pool, and what spending power that would be.

Imagine if instead of $1 for a candy bar it was $100 and for every 1 dollar you earn it is actually $100 does that change anything? The "cut" you get would be the same, even if the numbers change, because the numbers are arbitrary, if he wanted to do up to the minute predictions, start a livestream show or something, you don't have to spam post. What they should do is limit posts in a more serious manner to 4, after 4 posts your rewards will diminish until 6 where you basically are forced to deny payout. Anyone who actually has something to say should be able to do it in less than 6 posts a day.

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If the reward pool is larger and haejin recieves the same amount he is currently getting he would recieve a smaller percent. I don't need the lesson on numbers, and I disagree that they should lower the number of posts.

Haejin shouldn't provide us with less content just because the system is broken. The system should be fixed.

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Then you shouldn't be mad at the flags because the flags are designed to counter these things. It's not that it's broken it's that it is decentralized, and self-governance is an important role. Flags are not a bad thing. Why is someone upset that they'll make 10 grand a day instead of 30 grand

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Also you missed the fact if the if overall reward pool is increased that his revenue would increase because it is a percent of the pool, not a specific value of it.

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10k followers is not a lot? I understand that it's relatively low, compared to others, but it's still an enormous amount compared to the day-to-day user who has to fight for their followers. I hope for the good of all of us that things get under control.

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He has been fighting for a long time to build his following, and has promoted steemit and encouraged his followers on Twitter, YouTube etc. to join steemit. He has worked hard and now it is paying off for him..
He currently has about 28.000 followers on twitter and almost 19.000 followers on YouTube, and many of those followers are now on Steemit, so it is not so strange that his posts are so profitable, he gives his followers exactly what they want and so they upvote him...

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All that is fine and dandy, but a large portion of his rewards are due to his own self votes and dedicated votes from Rancho. While it is his prerogative to do so, it is also the community's prerogative to correct those actions in accordance with each individual's wishes. He should respect the wishes of the community and not lash out for people downvoting him.

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Damn near everyone upvotes their own content... if it was faux pas to do so, there wouldn't be a little button allowing it.

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Dude, learn before you talk. He shouldn't be making 10x more than anybody else on the platform. It literally states as a reason for flagging. To do it because you disagree with payouts.

He was getting over 1% of the reward pool which means it takes a ton of rewards away from the rest of the community. If not for his greed, he'd allow some rewards to go back to the community. Is 10k+ a day acceptable to you? For his work?

Learn. Read. Don't jump to a conclusion. He's bitching because he can't make 10k a day and you all follow him like he's a god.

And BTW, 90+% is ONE guy... And this guy downvotes anything that sheds light on any fake accounts? Why? To hide the bullshit that is going on in his secret community he's made so he can siphon millions from the blockchain.

This has ALWAYS been something people disagree with. Especially from whales who have a huge stake in the platform and shouldn't be doing self distructive actions.

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Damn near everyone upvotes their own content... if it was faux pas to do so, there wouldn't be a little button allowing it.

By that same logic, if it was faux pas to to downvote, there wouldn't be a button to allow it and it wouldn't be listed as the 1st reason to flag.

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Interesting point you make. I'm sure bots are part of it. Probably mostly built by his fans or just people who want to piggyback on his success. I think it's a good thing that there are people making shit tons of money on here though. Some of his content is interesting and useful.

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You don’t need any brains really to make Crypto predictions, because the whole market is booming and everything grows in the LR. The real pitty is that Haejin is too stupid, to realize he’s damaging himself in the long run.

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The very fact that the system is open to attack is is actually on one hand a good sign as it indicates that we still have decentralized freedom. Only a centralized authority figure could attempt to thwart a botnet. But could a "good bot net" fight and conquer a "bad botnet"? This question frames exactly where we are in this day and age.

My solution:

Create a type of curve, perhaps a bell curve, in which voting power increases to a cetain point but then begins to exonentially slow it's increase in power as an account gets closer and closer to "whale" status. This will take a large chunk of voting influence away from the "whale elite" and put it back into the "dolphin middle class" where it belongs.

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Interesting idea.

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like in many games each level gets harder to achieve. I like that Idea very much it allows new people to grow quickly giving more incentive to keep going while making veterans in the space work harder to increase there level.

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Yes, and you don't even have to code it all yourself. If you use tools like Steemvoter or Steemfollower you can also "pay to win". Pay 3SBD to Steemvoter, link all your accounts there and have them upvote all your posts. It's all about the initial Steem Power.

However, does anybody know how big the portion of Steem / Steem Dollars is that actually goes to haejin?

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I was thinking about that a little bit ago when I was looking at his account activity on Steemd. Just saw a constant stream of upvotes from ridiculously small accounts liking multiple posts in quick succession. Looks like a botnet to me.

When I first saw people fighting about this, I thought the whole thing was dumb. The closer I look into it, it's wild and utterly suspicious.

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That's what the SMTs are for.

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Well this doesn't sound very good...not for the community any way. I am new so just learning about Bots etc. Thanks for the point of view.

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You're absolutely right, good sir. May God bless his holy hands.

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Great thoughts this could explain a lot of whats going on.

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The truth about the matter has been unveiled. All that's left is to act upon it. The Steemit team should really review what's going on on the site.

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Sounds like there needs to be a Steem Justice League :) Using Steemit itself to spread why this is bad and having proper intellectual discussions and plans to counter this seems like progress. If Steemit can filter out unwanted actions without the Steemit team, isn't that good?

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Maybe learn how steem works and you will understand that its not so easy

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Seriously though, have you considered that all of Haejin's followers are really Haejin? I've been here two weeks and I've already built a bot. The python piston/steem code is incredibly easy. If someone has the money and the know how, it's a no brainer to set up and run thousands of accounts from one terminal. It would be quite easy to emulate many Steemit users, and seem like you were many people. It would explain quite a bit.

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Great thoughts this could explain a lot of whats going on.

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I actually wrote a lot of comments when I first found out about this on his posts as there were a lot of shell accounts. The other day I wrote a post about some of the things I had witnessed from watching and follow Haejin since he started flagging me.

I flagged a lot of accounts I believed to be fake day one so he made a post with a list on it for people for his "followers" to flag. I was on it haha.

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Hahaha, that's tragic, man. Fortunately that kind of thing hasn't ever happened to me, but I can see how it'd go. I'm a programmer and I've been making bots for a long time, so I know how harsh it can be to have a botnet swarming upon your virtual identity. I hope they didn't delete your account, tho, (did they?). Also, happy new year.

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They are truly uncovering the great haejin conspiracy

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We are all Haejin on this blessed day. :P

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When this type of exploit happens in the real world, we call these people geniuses or entrepreneurs but somehow we don't apply the same thinking here on Steemit even though what we do here is not really that much different from the outside wolrd. I wouldn't worry about people who make lots of money without giving thought to other people, because they tend to put a target sign on their back. Besides, karma has this funny way of working...

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Thanks for your information....
good ......

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Pretty new to the platform, I have watched both sides argue since the beginning though.

So I read a post the other day that says if you post more than 4 times a day that every post after the fourth post will be penalized in rewards and this is set to prevent rewards abuse due to overposting. Well this seems to be a load of garbage because Haejin is posting between 7 and 11 times a day.

I repeat: 7 to 11 times a day!

On INDIVIDUAL crypto trading updates that can absolutely be compressed into less posts!

$300 + SBD per post is absolute insanity if you're making between 7 and 11 posts per day. According to the price of SBD we're talking $30,000 a day.

I'm just saying if we're gonna be so loose with money where that's cool someone throw me a bone. A few times was cool, and I also see rancho upvoting a few others but typically only accounts that get flagged by the bernie crowd.

I've never seen so much money being thrown around so I am a bit overwhelmed by the situation. It makes me laugh but it's also pretty concerning. The cat paying himself thousands in a day and this post is sitting at 1,087 I feel like I'm wasting time sharing agates. How to be rich on steemit: fight with whales or be a TA

While this stuff is concerning me, I still love you guys. It's been pretty entertaining watching this and I'm wondering when the adults are going to step in and put the kids in line. @biasnarrative please tell me how I (or we) can help. Feel free to contact me via steem.chat, I know I'm just a minnow, but power in numbers can and will prevail and we must come together and come up with a solution, assuming we can pinpoint the problem. what a mess.

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It's actually more damaging than any reward pool abuses he was doing previously. And the witness making it a giant drama doesn't seem to get that.

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Oh, I get that, but it will be far worse if nothing is done.

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Hi,
the reason why it draws people here is not the website. There are others better. It is not the community either. It's higher elsewhere and you build yourself up here again.
It is the uncensibility of this side and the fact that mine is really mine. And also remains, no one can take it away or delete me.
It means freedom.
Moreover, Steemit advertises with money talks! And not how super fast our wallet is and that it costs no transaction fees. Or that it is a staking coin. What almost nobody discusses.
By the way? Where we begin to censor and where we stop? Is that based on fact or personal taste? and who decides? Maybe the account balance?
The whole down vote here is awful, I would remove that and live and let live otherwise.
I find this discussion very harmful.
Best regards

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Downvotes are required so the community can police itself, it is the abusive flags that harm the community.

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If down votes had equal power, regardless of SP, this would be valid. However they don't. So the community can't police itself. The people who are willing/able to spend money get to police the poor.

So the community becomes lopsided. As with all anarchy, the strong bully the weak.

If all votes were created equal, this would truly be a working system... However then people wouldn't invest tons of money in the coin. Make no mistake, steemit is about making money at is core... With then"invested" making the "rules" about who gets to make that money how.

As for it being worse if nothing was done, all that down vote power used to clean up spambots and beggers and to reward good content over bad would have benefitted this site and the community 100x more than trying to flush out one person gaming the rewards system.

But it wouldn't have given nearly the power trip rush this little drama play has I suppose.

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Ok, but who decides what abuse is and what is not. As long as it is not criminal according to the laws of the respective country, it is rather based on personal taste or our own worldviews. Which in turn can lead to abuse.

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No one really can decide, it's very subjective. The original ideal is the community decides. The problem is when the community takes action, the offenders retaliate.

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Each person gets to decide. If you think someone is being punished unfairly, go upvote them. If you think someone is being upvoted unfairly, go downvote them. It generally works pretty good and there are only problems when people get mad and start using downvotes as weapons. The community responds negatively to this and it works itself out. There are some ideas floating around that might make this problem easier to handle but at the end of the day each person gets to help decide how much value will go to each post from the reward pool. Upvotes and downvotes are necessary for this to work properly

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Amazing Post Just like Despacito :P

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And would you look at that @ranchorelaxo has downvoted this ;( we're only trying to help @haejin

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You have to praise you like

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Exactly, just like that. You have to praise you like. I always do this, my friend. God is great, praise you like.

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ok Simple question here, im new to the site,, but why do the rest of you not just red flag, the site bully, Surely there are more of you then he has support, that he 1 is manipulating the system for profit, and in doing so, taking the risk of failure to the rest of you,

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awesome

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I wholeheartedly agree I stand with you all. Thanks for a great post @Themarkymark

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I don't really think this is the way steemit was concived. This is the social media of the future, I understand that a post should have interesting information but not the way that you want to transform this platform. Steemit is good the way it is and if it upgrade I believe won't be the way you want to be. Greetings.

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i like it !!

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education, im like

amazing

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The real putty is that Haejin is too stupid, to realize he’s damaging himself in the long run.

Have a good daY^^

I'm new here and it's been pretty daunting to get caught up and acclimated with how Steemit works, and to be honest, seeing some of the shenanigans going on has been a little discouraging. However, its also very ENCOURAGING to see people like you trying to make it better and remedy these issues. I already voted for you as a witness. Keep up the good work amigo.

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There is always some drama going on, such as life. There is a lot of good here though if you can ignore the noise.

I am not reading the comments. I have been sucked in to too many of these ridiculous back and forths and will not continue. I do want to say my piece.

@themarkymark cares for Steemit more than most. I only know him from his posts and from following this... "the conflict sent to destroy Steemit." Do not kid yourself... the token has hit all-time highs... but if this 'problem' is not solved... there are new lows to set as well (and I remember reading it was down at 7 cents for a time).

@themarkymark spent his new years eve trying to resolve this issue. He stuck his neck out knowing the consequences and did it anyway. He is still sticking his neck out... and the rewards may look good now, but could just as easily go down to zero before all is said and done.

This man is one who is not willing to let a place he loves die without at least a fight... and that is one of the reasons why he has my vote for witness.

The way I see it... @haejin and his followers are taking this conflict too personally and as such, seem to justify backlash. I do not agree with all of the tactics he has had to endure during this time... and for that I am sorry... I follow his work, and enjoy it. His work is good for the platform... Do I think he deserves to be paid $15000 / day? No. There are many people that do very well on a daily basis... and he very likely could sink down to the lowly levels of some of the mega whales who still post daily, and make $400 (according to the ticker).

The downvotes are not meant to hate or disrespect what he brings to the platform... he brings value to the platform... the downvotes (and upvotes for that matter) are merely meant to bring justice to the imperfect means of distributing rewards. There are many who are watching and sitting idly by hoping that steem doesn't go down the shitter... sitting idly by will send steem down the shitter.

I gave this post my 100% upvote... it might be up to 20 cents now! I gave this post and @themarkymark my support not because I dislike @haejin but because I love steemit and I want to see it flourish.

One day I hope to upvote one of @haejin's pieces... but as it stands I feel like he is getting more than enough. That means I hope that eventually everyone will see the light... this is NOT PERSONAL... this is about STEEMIT and keeping it a great place to write, read and hang out.

Thank you @themarkymark. You have my vote for witness... and if you become invisible on here... I will do what I can to help bring you back with my limited steempower and hopefully well thought out and presented perspective.

I upvoted this comment for visibility (and to cash in heavy because it seems to be all the rage right now).

Good to know

I don't get it. Witnesses are incharge of these kind pf problems? No support team of the site itself? Can someone explain that to me?

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This site is meant to be self-policing.

There is a way to stop abuse if you understand that there is a fixed pool of money generated every day. You stop voting for the posts that are draining the pot, and you start voting for other posts.

The second part is the most important - the more people vote for other stuff, the smaller haejin's share will be. Sadly people stopped voting when teh changes to the curation algorithm were introduced.

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I follow you plz follow me also,
Thank you so much

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Well I think the main post, and the main idea presented in the comments negates this.
If you have the constant backing of just 1 whale, it doesn't matter if the community doesn't upvote his post.
It wouldn't matter if the community votes on other post, because a botnet, and fake accounts spamming one person will always win (especially with whales downvoted other post).

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Even if the site had support team, they could'nt possibly remove downvotes. Action of flagging / downvoting however morally right/wrong is a part of steem blockchain's protocol.

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Blockchain technology is designed to be decentralized. There's no-one in charge of Steemit just like no one is in charge of any peer-to-peer network. Look it up. It's revolutionary.

We've just received reports of New Steem city being attacked by swarms of killer bees...
The saga continues, Wu Tang, Wu Tang.

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That first verse in triumph by inspectah deck is my fav Wu verse ever! Nice link drop @drakos

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Dear Friend
Like getting a good
video watching of beauty

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I follow you plz follow me also,
Thank you so much

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Ha, awesome song. I was listening to this just the other day! And it does seem appropriate for this shit going down!

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I follow you plz follow me also,
Thank you so much

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Killa bees on the swarm!

I'm super confused. I don't understand what this is. Why is this post here? What is it? How is this helpful content. Can someone please help me understand what this is? I'm new to all this.. it seems like a dictatorship??

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It's satire related to the on-going drama.

Why is this more offensive than all the "hot chick travel" blogs that make a million bucks a post?

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If you mean @sweeetsssj, then she posts I think 1/day for around $400. This is $382 10+ times a day.
There is a big difference, and in this case is mostly just one voter. He is basically paying Haejin a salary, which is perfectly fine, do it somewhere else, don't do it in a shared reward pool that causes everyone else to suffer.

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Well, she's the only one I see now, but there are/have been others. My point is just that there's a bunch of stuff making a killing on here that I think is of low quality or doesn't deserve what is being made. Honestly, like I said I just don't understand what the big deal is. You seem to be doing pretty well from just posting about him, who I've never heard of before seeing all your posts on the trending page.

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No doubt, I report stuff on a daily basis, and much of it is just ignored. But nothing at the scale of what is going on now.

In Related news:

Dtube will be renamed Htube and there will be only one set of videos available - Graph charts with alphabet soup

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Does it come with flags?

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Shitcoin flags!

...and the whales dramas continues. Reminds me of MSM. Gonna stick to my minnow pond.

Any user with an IQ over 24, will be flagged. We cannot have dissent in our ranks.

Wasn't this already in place?

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Don't you feel the attack on freedom of speech ? Like returning to the dark ole days .... Fear .... the Lords are comming.....

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Maybe that why haejin didnt flag me.. :(

How's about a 1 post per day limit here on Steemit, would that help clean up the reward pool raping going on around here lately? 🐳

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Nah, with the freedom of an open network you have to come up with creative solutions. Creating limitations goes against the idea of an open network.

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True, true @artopium , and what do you suggest we do to fix the issue long-term?

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I already posted this higher up on in the comments on this post but I'll post it again since it's getting cluttery around here. :)

My solution:

Create a type of curve, perhaps a bell curve, in which voting power increases to a cetain point but then begins to exonentially slow it's increase in power as an account gets closer and closer to "whale" status. This will take a large chunk of voting influence away from the "whale elite" and put it back into the "dolphin middle class" where it belongs.

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Oh my, they will never go for this, because remember... 99% of those whales bought their way to the top.

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Who is a "they" in a decentralized platform? I'm hoping Steem Inc., not Steemit.com, implements the changes in a hard fork. If Steemit.com doesn't want to implement the new version then I'm sure someone with an understanding of the problem will create a new site based on the new version and with time people will realize the benefits of moving to the new site. Then the "whales" of Steemit.com can give each other upvotes all day; We'll be somewhere else. ;)

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Yeah, and the could build it on EOS too.

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Invested their way to the top... Invested.

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I guess you could say that too.

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When people are investing their money on a project they should not get in return hate for being powerful.

The sole meaning of steemit is to present a solid investment proposal for them to tunnel their money towards.

Why should we be so close minded to not see the forest behind the tree. Those people are giving value to our shares. we should be treating them as they deserve to be treated for putting their money where their mouth is.

Sorry but that is the only way we should see this. Buying steem should not be treated as a malicious act, that will throw off a lot of investors. We cannot afford that as a platform that wants to become mainstream.

That is my opinion and I hope people could start looking at the bigger picture rather than crying about unfair rewards and so on. We will have all zero value if the investors abandon steemit, and that is something we should all be aware of. This is business.

wow the FLAG Wars started and get really fu**ed ...

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It's fun to watch, but sadly I think it is scaring some people away from the site

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The Alexa ranking keeps growing

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That's about it!

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nice post Dear Friend

welcome development, this is to keep and attract the best.

I keep reading these posts about this haejin account, but I don’t understand a word :(
I wish I could so I would support you guys, but I’m not even sure what the issue has been - my english is not that good :)

I stumbled upon this post from the trending page, and do not quite follow this. Gone and read about some background, but still not able to catch up on the intention of this post. Can you explain a bit, what is the appeal to the community ?

This is what a man should do, you stood up for this and it should be highly appreciated atleast i do, its about making a change happen, This happened!

Your writing will be responsible for important change to Steemit.

All hail! All hail! All hail!

How do you fix this? This cannot happen! If Steem is going to change the world it cannot have a toxic community and it must be fine-tuned. Greed is to be expected with this many people of all different backgrounds on the platform; however, there needs to be a solution. Perhaps a council of moderators that are elected by the community that can resolve issues such as this one?

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To fix this, you're going to have to remove Whales from the system. Alternatively, you're going to have to introduce moderation to the system.

The system is centralized right now (by whales), so you either turn it truly decentralized, or introduced a higher centralized force.

Or you trust in the Free Market and trust the other whales will take action, which costs them money, it must be noted.

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Do you think the idea of a council of moderators trusted by the Steem community who would oversee such conflicts and step in would be a feasible idea? People are fueled by greed so I doubt other whales will take action as it would cost them money though I would like to be wrong. Morality can be corrupted by money and doing the right thing at a great cost puts a bad taste in people's mouth.

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No.

I used to moderate a very large subreddit. Steemit lacks, but can add, tools that you need for effective moderation, though it'd take a while.

The problem is money. You'll have users who can say one cannot gain said value, or exercise their money-bought "rights." And said moderators will have to somehow resist acting on stuff that impacts them, and people will flock to them.

And if you elect them based on the voters' steem power, then you're not solving anything, because then the rich will appoint the people who are supposed to oversee them? Yeah, no.

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We need community based validation. Human nature can not be changed. Animals will always resort to violence and retaliate when provoked. We need to develop solutions that force greedy people to play nice and share in order to be greedy.

The problem with a council of moderators is that they are people. We should try to avoid solving human nature problems with solutions that can be exposed by human nature.

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so we need an AI, or we need redundancies that help mitigate conflicts

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You need a better designed system that is flexible for different users but has clear bounds on undesirable behavior.

If you can do it, then it should be allowed.

That being said there are some corrective mechanisms built into Steem. Flags. They just don't work very well and require fallible humans to implement. This would suggest we need a more rigid change through code rather than placing our faith in human relations. The internet is filled with narcissistic greedy trolls who forget that they are human.

So, to answer your question: probably the 2nd, or a little bit of both.

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"The internet is filled with narcissistic greedy trolls who forget that they are human."
The only way to stop this, is the Zuckerberg-ism of the internet. Get rid of anonymity completely, so people are held accountable. I don't like the idea, but man, the more and more I see the way people behave when they aren't accountable for their actions, sometimes I wonder.

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good comment, you have all the reason.

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I said the same thing the other day . It is not haejins fault .. everywhere u have users and abusers no matter what sphere of life . In this instanace it is steemit , haejin and us the users of steemit . Haejin is either exploiting steemits obvious flaw or he is really trying like all ofnus to make some bucks , nevertheless it is steemit's problem to solve issues like this or if they do not , i guess it is on to the next more secure coin ?

what is this. this is not good.why he is doing this?

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Cause he believes all of Steemit is his.

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