OCDB Announcement - A Whitelisted Non-Profit Bid Bot

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Introduction

We at the OCD curation project have for a long time been striving to look for underrated authors who write quality content, a task that is not easy because a lot of new authors that come to the platform and write have a hard time connecting with other users and receiving visibility. We are all also aware of curation not being as incentivized as posting and that's why we used posting rewards to reward our curators for the hard work they go through finding these authors.

With the linear curve the platform was introduced to bid bots as a way of advertising their content to the readers, although we over time came to the acceptance of these services, we didn't appreciate the middleman fees the owners were taking on a blockchain that is supposed to eliminate middlemen. Although the OCD bot (OCDB) won't be targeted to authors wanting to buy as much visibility as possible, we want to improve on the fee aspect and we think that competition in that scene will be healthy for the platform.

What will OCDB offer to delegators

By delegating to @ocdb you will be assured that all buys in limited amounts will go toward authors who have already proven themselves to write quality, original content for the Steem platform. The whitelist consists of over 2700 handpicked authors and will be growing organically through the usual @ocd curation activity.

The profit margin that went to the owners of the bid bots, such as curation rewards and part of the buys (SBD) will now instead go partly to the whitelisted buyers. There will be supervision of all posts that purchase votes from the curation team and community, with abuse facing consequences.

OCDB is completely non-profit!

You can delegate to us through the website by logging in with Steemconnect, where you can also choose if you wish to donate a percentage of your curation rewards or purchases or just directly delegate to the account @ocdb and you will receive all purchases daily and curation rewards on a weekly basis.

As a delegator you will be able to see your returns in real time at https://thegoodwhales.io/delegators.html

What will OCDB offer to buyers

If you have been curated by @ocd before this means you're already in the whitelist, which you can check on the same website here (click ctrl-f).

Being in the whitelist allows you to purchase a vote for max 2.5 sbd (currently) and get a guaranteed return of 150% minus curation (~25%).

Rules for buyers

This will follow the rules of why we curated you in the first place through @ocd. You can only purchase votes for original content that you have created.

Abuse will be warned at first, the vote will be removed and you will receive your amount of SBD back. The second time your vote will be removed and you will also be removed from the whitelist and not be welcomed back.

How the bot operates

The bot has a queue system which can also be found on our website here.

It will vote once every 100%, the max bids will increase or decrease depending on demand and delegation. The more demand there is the smaller the buy amount for each author, the more delegation the higher buy amount for each author. Currently each unique author can buy a vote once every 24h. This is something that will be constantly adjusted over time.

As you can see by the queue right now, @ocdb is already very popular even in its testing phase.

Conclusion

This bid bot will go hand in hand with our usual curation initiative. The only way to get onto the whitelist will be by being curated by @ocd for providing quality and original content to the platform.

This bot is created to help with distribution of stake for authors that truly write quality content. OCD has for over a year spent a lot of time helping distribute stake to deserving authors, OCDB will reinforce that and make this platform stronger for both holders of Steem Power and their Return of Investment as well as aid distribution that increases DPoS stablility.

Future additions

Incentivize quality content even more by curating and increasing ROI of posts that have bought @ocdb votes daily.

Bear in mind that this bot is still in beta and if issues occur you are welcomed to report them to us in our discord. Having said that;

The OCD Discord channel is going public and everyone is welcome to join!

We are taking our Discord channel public and allowing everyone to join, there you can ask questions from our curators and myself about @ocd curation, about @ocdb and about @ocd account creations as well. More info on the latter and more news from @ocd and small changes in how it will continue to operate in another post.

Join the Discord Server by clicking this link

If you appreciate what OCD has done in the past and will continue to do for the Steem blockchain in the future, consider voting for our witness @ocd-witness currently ranked #51 here: https://steemit.com/~witnesses or by approving us through this Steemconnect link

Thank you for reading!

If you have any questions feel free to ask them here or on our Discord server! :)

OCDB is a fork from the bid bot of @yabapmatt, credit goes to him! The fork was updated and is maintained by @jga, thank you for the great work!

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Nice new website, Acid. I hope to get on that whitelist one day :D
This post is featured on today's daily news (in Chinese :D)


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I do not think there will be problems! You're a great one!

love what you all do, voted for you as witness. you were some of the early supports of @mountainjewel and we're forever grateful. happy you @acidyo and @anomadsoul are here as well as all of your wonderful curators! you make this platform better and i'm happy to hear you're opening up the community discord :) i've joined!

yay, looks like i am still in your system! i was whitelisted and just delegated. i love your program and all you do for this platfrom acidyo ... i'm a bit biased and love you more than another curation team. just sayin. :) plus it helps that while i was not getting recognized by many OCD did!

much love,
eagle spirit

Will you guys offer buying votes with Steem? I don't really hold liquid SBD often...but I guess it's not hard to transfer.

Also, what about using your bot with other bots? Will you ban users that do that?

What about curation projects? Will they refuse to curate users that buy votes from you, or even reverse their votes? I think SteemSTEM does this with some bidbots.

Almost forgot! Congratulations on launching your bot service!

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You can bid both with Steem or SBD.

Good content is good content if there is no abuse I don't see why other curation projects would stop supporting good users and think they are still undervalued for their work.

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What about curation projects? Will they refuse to curate users that buy votes from you, or even reverse their votes? I think SteemSTEM does this with some bidbots.

I hope they will consider not doing so as we will keep an eye on the posts that get "boosted". We'll see if that causes any issues in the future.

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I hope so too.

I think your project is a lot better than standard bid bots. For that reason, I hope it grows a lot bigger.

Just today I got really annoyed that a project that I actually liked used bid bots to upvote their announcement to trending.

While I am not necessarily opposed to using bidbots on a post that deserves a high payout, or should be in trending, the problem lies in the fact that they are supporting services that don't give a shit. They don't review the posts that will get upvotes, or even reverse upvotes on utter crap. I would much prefer paid curation.

Perhaps in the future we will look back on this as a step forward towards more moral bid bot services.

It is one of the best project that supported me a lot. I am glad that it is back and keep up the good work :)

Thanks so much for the wonderful support and encouragement you have provided to many hard working steemians by recognizing effort and passion for creating interesting and quality blogs @acidyo. I am excited to see this project progressing so well and I look forward to seeing really positive results for all concerned.

I have voted for @ocd-witness and wish you all great success.

Kind regards, Trudee.

This is a wonderful project as it seeks to better the lots of new steemians. However, how can one get whitelisted if not already? How can one join the queue? Thanks for your response.

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You have to be selected for a ocd compilation by writing quality content.

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You can agree with me that we have a good number of steemians out there writing good contents. 2,700 users whitelisted by @ocdb is quite an insignificant number. There could be an alternative way though subject to scrutiny. Thanks for your attention @jeanpi1908

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We carefully select the users we add and the whitelist will be growing daily. This way we minimize abuse and delegators can rest assured their votes are going to the right authors. :)

We don't intend to disclude users on purpose but there's only such manpower and voting power daily.

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Hey @jeanpi1908!^^

I think i was already curated (by you - thanks again. :)) but i couldnt find my name in the whitelist. Maybe i just misunderstood something?

This is the Post you curated:
https://steemit.com/deutsch/@remotehorst23/das-weltbild-des-menschen-paradigma-und-was-es-bewirkt-es-veraendert-die-welt

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Will people still receive upvotes from ocd if they don't buy/delegate to the project/bot ?

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Yes, @ocd will continue curation as usual soon. When they pick up new authors those authors will be added to the whitelist and are eligible for buying @ocdb votes. :)

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awesome :)

Good job Acid!
Whether you believe it or not I was asking @meno earlier today how does @ocdb work, and right after he explained I saw this post first thing!! Isn't that karma or what? :P

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Nah, that's serendipitous :). Karma is with esteem app

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Nailed it.

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Well, Acidyo is the director of @ocd so I think it only made sense. :)

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A totally welcomed development and a long overdue one. Ever since you mentioned creating a bid bot that functions differently from the rest, I have been waiting for this announcement and what a time for it to be alive that could be better than post HF20. Kudos to you and your team Acidyo

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Yes, we are looking forward to what it and @ocd curation will do to all newcomers with better account creation. We will also spend a lot of discounted accounts towards helping already curated and trusted authors easily bring their friends and family to the platform and get started properly!

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@acidyo - I am currently speccing out an entire onboarding project for Steem with help of major projects behind the scenes. If you would like to be involved then let me know, I feel our aims are aligned here.

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Feel free to DM me in discord for more info. Happy to help with account creation as long as it goes to real people/newcomers.

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Nice, I will be watching out for the updates. Good job

That's about time, I was close to set up my own bidbot :P
Good work @ocd team!

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lol. I thought communities and SMTs might have been delivered first...

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Bidbots might be out of vogue by then, idk.

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unlikely. they might change form somewhat though.

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I strongly feel so too. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Next year will be here in a jiffy.

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You can still do it, the more the merrier :)

Time to infest another server with bad jokes and slippy memes!

Hopefully going public helps your project out even more :-D

Awsome project! I would love to get whitelisted to use this service soon :)
We need more of these non-profit bots to empower creators to compete with users wasting their Steem (like I am doing also right now).

I hope you and the project will receive more and more support and I will delegate of course !!

Finally, good to see this up. Nice website btw!

Hello!

I just voted for your OCD Witness.

This looks like a great project!

Our InformationWar group has very dedicated curators of content. We are going to bring on additional curators within the next few days for what we do, and I was wondering if you and I could get together sometime to chat about synergies in that area.

I am on Discord daily Truthforce#9168

Thanks :) @truthforce

Great project bro.

Like this project.

Such a shame to see another automated voting service. We have plenty. Would have been excited to see something which promotes manual curation.

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@ocd will continue curating manually and updating @ocdb whitelist from users selected by curators for compilation posts.

Love the idea! White list bots are the best way to help out Steemians while avoiding rampant abuse.

What happened to ocdresteem and icd daily? It has been quiet a while.

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It will start again on monday 29th

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Good to know, I already voted for ocd I thibk curation is the goodness in the platform. It helped me to grow too.

If you only vote people that join in your reindeer games, while excluding those that dont, we are on opposite sides of the fence.
Is that your intention?

Thank you @acidyo and OCD team for everything you have done. Steem is very lucky to have you :) Good luck with this!

It was cool finding myself on the list, I really appreciate it!

This is a great project!
since I joined Steemit and I met you throughout my stay you have been characterized by the help to the community OCD is a great project that helps many people and has a team very focused on looking good content.
This bot is something completely different from what the others are.
Thanks for the help to the community
I have noticed that I am in the whitelist, so I am very grateful to you @acidyo and the group of curators who believe that I make quality content!

It is interesting to see different perspectives to help everyone in the platform and not only creators. I think this is amazing and it will be helpful for a lot of people that really spend a lot of time in the Steem Blockchain ❤️

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Hi @acidyo!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 7.788 which ranks you at #39 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 329 contributions, your post is ranked at #2. Congratulations!

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Your follower network is great!
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Great user engagement! You rock!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

a quick question: in order to get into the whitelist and a curator checks your post you have to use the tag ocd? till know i have never heard of ocd and as naturally never been seen by the curators, so it's i change that :P

Also i am all against bit-bots but the way this is made especially now with the last update i guess, it really seems cool and that will only bring benefits to the users and the platform! I bookmarked this post and when i reached my goal of a certain sp i will delegate!

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You don't have to use a specific tag, but it is easier for us to notice you if you use the ocd-resteem tag.

Very nice idea ! Thank you

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You got a 36.11% upvote from @postpromoter courtesy of @acidyo!

Want to promote your posts too? Check out the Steem Bot Tracker website for more info. If you would like to support the development of @postpromoter and the bot tracker please vote for @yabapmatt for witness!

vote acidyo as witness as always ^^

Nice!

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You deserve this project to work. Good luck !

nasıl olacak tam olarak kısaca anlatırsanız bana

Thank you for keeping us updated regarding your healing projects and regarding the white list.

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yes such healing
much wow

What a fantastic project. I have used bid-bots in the past but recently I have stopped doing so because it is just not worth it. Finally having a bid-bot that is actually helping the bidders is something we have all been crying out for. I will definitely be delegating to OCD once I get my SP up above the 100 mark. Great stuff @acidyo and team.

@acidyo, This bot is great, I want to be a whitelist, what should I do.

Congratulations @acidyo!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 8 with 1527 upvotes
  • Pending payout - Ranked 5 with $ 282,18

Thank you for supporting #japanese community. I resteemed this article for #japanese community.

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What must I do to be part of your whitelist? I know that I post original articles daily, but will someone look at them to see if the quality is high enough? Thank you.

How to get whitelisted @acidyo?

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The only way to get onto the whitelist will be by being curated by @ocd for providing quality and original content to the platform.

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Oh okay. Is there any tag I can use to get noticed by the @ocd curators. Coz I have never came across the @ocd till today in the platform.

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We check every tag, but you can use the ocd-resteem tag to get notice more easily.

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I came across @ocd from the first weeks here on steemit, and for me it looked like a closed club, you hardly have any chance to become part of it. Good that there is a link of their discord, so it might be helpfull further on.

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Yeah the number of curators is limited, but time to time we search ne ones.

But getting a vote from @ocd isn't a close club since we are focused to curated new users.

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Thanks for the info, I have noticed that @ocd is a really great community curating only excellent posts, and got curious about the rules of becoming part of it. Now I know :)

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Thanks for the info

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As numerous as Steemit users are @acidyo, the probability of digging your desired posts is quite insignificant. I think there should be a way of manually applying for being whitelisted or queing, probably subject to your team's investigation before approval. It would add more meaning to your services I guess. Thanks

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Thank you, we will take your suggestion into consideration!

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Thank you

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By being curated by @ocd at least once

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By being curated by @ocd at least once.

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Thanks

This is great..
What are there requirement for a post to be called quality.

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Open https://steemd.com/@ocd and look at every post that @ocd upvotes. That is the measure of quality.

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I was always wondering what is the process of getting whitelisted there?

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Getting voted on by the @ocd curation.

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Thanks for your prompt answer!

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You're welcome :)))

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I am certainly not a fan of bid-bots. Bid-bot usage has gone out of control. The trending page is littered with low quality posts that cannot be budged with downvotes.

Saying that, I see some positives in what you are attempting to do. Creating a whitelist is definitely more productive than fighting an endless battle by creating blacklists. Therefore, I have some support for your initaive. I just hope those on your OCD whitelist are actually producing content worth seeing.

Best of luck to you.

@acidyo very nice and unique opportunity to gain exposure and visibility sir. I already have joined your discord group.
Steem on!

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At the beginning of my Steemit journey, @ocd was the one that curated my content first.

Featured by OCD.PNG

It was a huge inspiration for me. I'm happy to see that I'm in the whitelist, @acidyo. Thank you so much for everything you do to support and encourage Steemians!

Wow What an honor, I have so immense, I know Julian @jga and he is a very noble and excellent person. and it belongs to the team of steemfamilyhi and also to the dynamics that I do every day and it is called toptres the support to many Venezuelans that we publish daily in steemit. He is definitely a Great Man, worthy of belonging to your team, friend @acidyo

I want join whitelist ocdb, @acidyo

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@acidyo i have a question... i'm whitelisted and i'm able to buy a upvote...

Is there a minimun amount of sbd/steem to send and buy votes?

The upvoted recieved will depend of the amount of money i sent or it will depend of the amount of people that sent money at the same time i did??

I saw some people sending 2,5 sbd and getting 3,70$ of upvotes

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It has a queue system, it only upvotes once at 100% voting power so no matter what your buy is (max 2.5 sbd and steem right now) you will get a vote depending on the amount you send. Not sure what the absolute minimum is.

Excellent initiative! Above all because of the importance of the list being revised manually. The bots today sincerely lost all sense to use it. These kinds of initiatives really encourage you to keep working! But for authors like me, that although I worry about creating content in a continuous way I lack the part of doing social for lack of time. I write for mere pleasure and because it allows me to organize my own ideas, however to gain something in the process motivates to continue.

Do not understand the specific operation, please advise

If you have been curated by @ocd before this means you're already in the whitelist,

I've been curated by ocd in the past, but didn't see my name on the whitelist when I checked through the link provided.

Yo, I tried to use @ocdb but was refunded, my bot accidentally sent back 5 steem. Can I get refunded that 5 steem?

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I've let them know, will return shortly. :)

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Thank you!

Too many similar services to choose from!! Kinda confused!

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Hello @ocdb. My wife @bluemyst is just starting out and I wanted to give her a push for her efforts on the platform. She's not whitelisted but I am. Any way for you to add her to the list? I can vouch for authenticity! ;-)

The best project!

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Hi @acidyo! Is the bot live? And if so, how do we use it (I'm on the whitelist)? Maybe you've already posted instructions and I just missed the post ... TIA!

Great bot I was using it for a time !

Oh so that's what ocdb is... Just saw a post with its upvote earlier.

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