This post has declined payout
The new function roll out made me recap on my time past here at SteemIt. And also leading to the question where do I want to go from here? The declined payout function comes in handy for these kind of posts. Also it has an interesting side effect. Because every vote is treated equivalent. Although I wonder, just like @felixxx, what voting for a post with 'Decline Payout' set does to ones voting power. Technicly speaking it should stay the same, but I've been surprised before by SteemIt, so I'm not jumping to conclussions right away.
From what I saw at my first 'Decline Payout' post it still shows 'Potential Payout' in the dropdown menu. That could mean accounts get credited on their voting power, but where is the 'Decline Payout' going then? Also, in my opinion it would be weird if voting had an effect at all. A vote is 'just' a vote on a declined payout post. It can not have any value attached, not for the posting account, nor for the curating accounts. I would be stunned if curators would get the full possible payout. But I allready noticed that a 'Decline Payout' post still can create replies that still can get 'Potential Payout'. And that is not why I would like to use it.
Contradictions, or so it seems
It is a bit contradictive that when I post using 'Decline Payout' that those who vote can dig into a pot of potential payout that actually should not be there. At least that is how my logic works. And I wonder now, if curators still could get a potential payout, would that be 20% of 0? Or would it be 100% because I Decline Payout? It might be something in between, still, I'm keeping a close watch on this new feature. Also another question does come to mind. What if the posting account set it to 'Decline Payout', but does vote for it's own post? Then it is curating itself and if other curators get a share of the potential payout, then so should the upvoting account that posted it.
SteemIt is still beta
It is all part of an ongoing developement. And I will test the 'Decline Payout' to see what it does. The first one I made this way today I will upvote myself, to see what happens to the potential payout. Which, in my opinion, should not even be there. And it should not put a drain on ones voting power at all. But, if the curators still get some, or all, of the apparant potential payout, it would also cost voting power. The replies seem to get their potential payout, something I also find a bit strange. But that could be because I got a different idea when I read [Rewards: 'Decline Payout'].
It probably means that the autoring account gets 0, and the rest will split the potential payout. While I thought that the complete post, with replies would leave the Rewards to the community. And the interesting part would be to see how many votes it got. Could see a voting without Steem Power system there. One account, one vote. But I think I might have thought wrong there.
Well, I'll keep an eye on how this one developes, and in the mean time, this one is for 'koef mees'. (EN: No Money)
Have a nice one!
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