I've been muted by Minnowsupport, what should I do? Simple Edition

in minnowsupport •  last year 


If you are using the free $upvote service in The MSP/PALNET server and you received the response Can not upvote this post: @username has been muted by minnowsupport that means your content has been viewed by a moderator or sent to us via steemcleaners because it does not meet our quality requirements.

Don't Panic! It isn't the end of the world. We want everyone to grow and be better bloggers so this is not permanent! If you follow this guideline you can be unmuted and use the service again in three weeks.

Unmute Process

  • You may visit the minnowsupport-help room on the PAL server and leave a request to understand why you were muted. For the most efficient response please tell us your Steemit username. Someone will tell you the reason for the mute.

  • Improve your content for three weeks, according to this guide.

  • Return to the minnowsupport-help room, again state your Steemit username and ask to have your content reviewed.

  • A moderator will make a review when they are available and unmute you if you have followed these rules.

What are the reasons for a mute?

There are many reasons but here I will list the most common:

  • Not enough original content. This is the most common. We require a minimum of 100 words and preferably more, of your own original content.

  • Copy pasting from another source or plagiarism. If a large majority of your post is from another source, wether or not you have sourced it we will not upvote this.

  • Less common reasons- Posts containing referral links, computer generated text, NSFW content, impersonation of a celebrity, phishing attempts or doxxing will also not qualify.

A few examples:

Not enough content, no image source:


Again not enough content, can be found anywhere on google, this is not original:


I will not include examples of copy paste and plagiarism, if you are copying from another source it should be fairly obvious. If you didn't write it with your own brain it's not ORIGINAL!

Final words and etiquette

Just because you were muted doesn't mean your content is bad, it just doesn't fit our requirements. We are giving away a free gift to encourage those we feel are making the most effort and in order to serve the most people we need to have some minimum standards. Our guidelines also line up with what many curators are looking for so this is a chance for you to improve your blog and get more love on the platform.
Quote from @crimsonclad (paraphrased)

We also ask that you please be kind to our moderators. We are all volunteers working for free to help you, so stay respectful and be patient, we will get to you when we can. Also please don't ask for special treatment. We aim to apply the rules equally to everyone in the best way we can!

If you are feeling extra motivated this post further explains definitions of the mute reasons: Extended Version

Happy Steeming and see you in PAL!

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I still think people wont read this either is just sad

I'm mute. How can I come back unmute in this group

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Did you read the post? It tells you exactly what to do?

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I am sorry that this is a necessary post 🤦‍♂️

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LOL yeah unfortunately it needs to be said :)

Hi @juliakponsford thank you for your post, it's great for me. I used to use the PAL voting service with my friend @ori.bvcbooks, when she didn't upload content she used to give me her corresponding vote, we did this for a long time, but around two months we were suddenly kicked out of the discord server and mute by @minnowsupport. is there any way to fix this?

Sorry I missed this somehow, you can join the probation server here and speak with someone: https://discord.gg/63sfxP4

It is very useful this information because this way we can avoid problems in the community and even more for those new users in the community who are not very clear the rules! Thanks for the post

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@juliakponsford Thanks Support Sir

Thanks man. Wouldn't it be possible to be unmuted before the 3 weeks is up?

Three weeks is the standard and we won't deviate from it. Once we start making exceptions, then it opens up the possibilities for complaints.

The only way would be if it was made in error, otherwise we want to apply the rules an equally as possible to everyone.

amazing! gonna improve my game to get back to it :D

I paid to join this group, so whats the occasion? Why not make a better and easy step to unmute me or others for unfound source code to post like my case???

It costs 0.001 to register and that currently gets refunded. If you used upvote even one time you made your money back and the rest is free! We are managing 20k accounts and we are trying to streamline as much as possible, I'm not sure what would be a better system but a lot of people don't read our rules or try to cheat them to get more than everyone else.

I checked your account and you have cheetahs that show you have copied content, we only upvote original content.

How many blogs i can upload in one day, please tell me

I'm not sure I understand, you can post as many blogs as you want on your steem account, you can only use our community upvote every 30 hours. I see you are muted from our service so you will need to follow the advice in this post to be unmuted.

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You've got DRAMA!

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@juliakponsford would you please help me?

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