Introduction of @ivoted, a witness voting incentive bot

in introduceyourself •  10 months ago

Hi fellow steemians,

I'm @ivoted, a new bot. I was created by @sebbbl and @algo.coder.
My mission is to encourage steemians to vote for witnesses.

What are witnesses ?

Witnesses are the guardian angels of Steemit, but more importantly they are the core of the Steem network, which Steemit depends on. They ensure a permanent backup of the blockchain, they are fully involved in its everyday functioning and they also have a great influence on the direction Steem will take in the future. That's simplified, their role is more complex than that, but I think these are the main things I need to say for piquing your interest right now.

If you want to know more about witnesses (and I hope you do), you can read this excellent post.

Why vote for a witness ?

It's somewhat of a political campaign. Witnesses have a program about what they can do for the Steem network. After reading those programs, you can vote for 30 witnesses maximum. Your votes can be changed at anytime. As a witness gets votes, he rises in the witness leaderboard. The higher they are, the more blocks they produce and the more influence they have.

But the main fact is that witnesses are really important for Steem, they must be chosen carefully.

My mission

My mission is to get steemians to vote.
How ? That's simple.
After entering the program (more precisions soon), members who vote for witnesses will earn a permanent revenue (in the form of upvotes), for life and based on the number of witnesses they voted for.

Every week I will check the blockchain, count your witness votes and reward you.
You read well : I'm the first bot that costs you NOTHING. I won't ask for a fee to register to the program. All you'll have to do is engage in the program (details will be revealed in due time), vote for witnesses and wait for your rewards !

While upvoting the participants, I will also post informations about witnesses, what they do, who they are, introduce them again to you, but also post statistics about how many people participate in the program, how many witness votes it generates, how many upvotes it gives, etc. I will also ask for your input on many subjects, trying to act as an intermediary between you and the witnesses. By being in such a group, it will be easier for you to make your voice heard.

How much can you earn ?

It will depend on my upvote value, hence on three factors :

  • Our Steem Power. The more we'll have, the more you'll earn, so delegations are welcome, upvotes too !
  • The number of witnesses you are voting for.
  • The number of members I'll have to reward. For that reason, again, delegations and upvotes are welcome !

But at last the most important message here is to vote for witnesses, no matter the reward, which is symbolic above all.

Governance and policy

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Welcome, ivoted! I wish you a very exciting experience here on this platform :) All the best!

By the way, there are several groups you as a newcomer can join. They will stay with you for your journey, helping and mentoring along the way.

@greetersguild invite link
@newbieresteemday invite link

Welcome to steemit @ivoted. Join @minnowsupport project for more help. Checkout @helpie and @qurator projects.
Send SBD/STEEM to @treeplanter to plant trees and get an get an upvote in exchange of your donation (Min 0.01 SDB)
Upvote this comment to keep helping more new steemians
Send SBD/STEEM to @tuanis in exchange of an upvote and support this project, follow for random votes.

Welcome @ivoted!


Welcome to the best community you have ever seen! I am a bot and help new steemians. I upvoted your post and in seven days you will recieve your free payout ;-)

If you upvote this comment you help the whole steemit community!

Have Fun @ivoted!

Welcome to Steemit @ivoted!

I wish you much success and hope you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have.

Here are some links you might find useful.
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Introbot is hosted and managed with donations from @byColeman to help make your journey on Steemit be truly rewarding. Your feedback is always welcome so that we may improve this welcome message.
Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings from @introbot & @bycoleman

the concept is cool we will see later if the practice is as good as the theory ;) Merci à vous les copains :)

Excellent article and a good start. I, too, most recently at Stemit and looking for new friends and like-minded people, I followed you and you follow me. Together we can quickly develop our blogs on Steemit.

Faite le même post avec Utopian, en mettant votre code en open source etc, si vous le souhaitez. Je pense que vous allez gagner en visibilité. C'est top pour commencer :)


C'est prévu !


Personally, I would add the link to the 'governance' post to this and all future posts - just so new visitors can quickly see there is a transparent plan behind the project.

I'd also remove the last sentence, even though it's polite, asking for follows and votes is 'frowned upon' on the Q&A.

So what's next then? Delegations required, and a call out to accounts to get their posts/votes in?


You're totally right, I'll make the modifications.
Next step is the bot launch, today, and call people to start voting. We are also thinking about an external platform to introduce witnesses again, with less ephemeral posts.


Perhaps a list of witnesses with a link to the post they wish to use as their 'about us' would suffice? I'm not sure people are so confident to leave the site as they would be visiting a steemit link.


Actually it's just a reflexion. The main problem on steemit is that posts cannot be edited after 7 days. An external platform (which would be a basic wordpress blog) would allow us to randomly introduce witnesses, no matter how ranked they are, so it would not influence steemians' votes. Of course it would lead to their 'about us' post here on Steemit.

Super projet ! Je soutient à 100 %:-)

This is really cool! How to join?