What have you done for #newsteem (and What have I done?)
What Could We Do to Help #newsteem along?
- Contribute downvotes on (subjective) bad posts/heavily bidbotted posts.
- Stop Using BidBots yourself
- Vote witnesses that align with #newsteem values
- Stop Selling Votes
What Have I done?
Stop Using Bidbots:
The Last time I used a bidbot was on this post, 14 days ago. I know it hasn't been the whole time that #newsteem has been about, but that day, I decided (due to a lot of downvotes among other things) to stop using bidbots and let the #newsteem take hold of me! Admittedly, I still burn STEEM to
null in hopes of a SmartSteem Curation, but I no longer pay for votes.
Stop Selling Votes
I used to sell my votes via MinnowBooster when my vote power was above 96%. Although often I kept it below that, I was still supplying the market with my upvote. Although this isn't the worst thing and my vote is relatively small, I was still contributing to the problem, so I stopped MinnowBooster from using my vote. Admittedly, I don't get paid for my vote on both sides, but I feel it is better to do it this way.
Of course, this is subjective, but I've been downvoting posts that have been bidbotted. This is a little harder to do as many bots are trying to prove how responsible they are through manual curation. Anyway, this is up to you as you could receive some retaliatory downvotes. I'm only getting Camille downvotes, so I'm doing fine!
Vote #newsteem Witnesses
Admittedly, I'm yet to do this, and I know some of the witnesses I vote don't align with the #newsteem vision. This will certainly take a bit of time as I will have to 1-by-1 go through the witnesses I vote and check whether they operate bid/vote bots of any sort. But, even if they do, I'll then have to consider what good they do for the community and whether the net value of their contributions is positive. If so, then I'll continue to vote them, else no. This is also fairly subjective.
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