Unless you've been hiding under a rock or not been on the STEEM network in the past week or so you've probably come into contact with the STEEM networks newest form of asshattery.
Now, not to come off as an extremist or bigot myself but the person behind the @asshole account is a sad and strange character. As a general rule if / when you have a problem with something on STEEM the correct way of dealing with it is to make a post stating what issues you've encountered and why.. However this user behind @asshole seems to think he's transcended common decency and has taken it upon themselves to start flagging basically all comments and posts they can get their grubby little dick feelers on.
This is without any given reason or warning.
Sometimes You have to Fight Asshats... With Asshats
After mulling it over a bit and looking at what I've set out to accomplish this year in my own development of STEEM related services I realized that if anyone is going to step up to combat @asshole
it was going to be me. Unknown to the user running their account they've kicked the hornets nest which you all know as @KLYE
. There is an unspoken saying on the STEEM network stating that it's never a good thing for @KLYE
to write a post about you... This is the second time I've been inspired to make a post about this @asshole
and with that I'm off to the workshop to fashion an anti-@asshole
weapon to fight against the forces of evil asshattery.
Other Users Have Started Fighting Back!
You may have noticed @seraph
upvoting on comments / posts that @asshole
has sullied with his indiscriminate flagging... A big shout out to @anyx
for programming the @seraph
account to counter this menace on our network. I will also be creating an automaton to fight alongside @seraph
and open sourcing it. It also appears that @pfunk
has his @pfunk10
as well..! Bravo gents. I will be joining the fight shortly!
ETA of the Open Sourced "Hero Bot"
This is moving day for me so I estimate by time I get moved, set up a work-space and get the hero bot coded is roughly a week or 2 out. I will try my damndest to get it done as fast as possible and release the code for everyone to deploy. I'm unsure if I will be using Python or Node.JS yet but will let everyone know in the next few days when I get it started. However I can pull it off with the least dependencies will be my goal.
Notable Arms-Race Developments
Python-Steem Example: Countervote Asshole by @Felixxx - Python Based Countervoter!
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