pfunk PeerPlays Witness Proposal

2 months ago
Hello PeerPlays stakeholders! I am asking you to approve me as a witness for the PeerPlays network, which launched this week.

Witnesses in PeerPlays are expected to be reliable transaction validators and block producers, forming the decentralized PeerPlays blockchain network throughout the world. Witnesses are also expected to provide reliable, independent feeds for prices and external events. Witnesses are trusted to run the network software while acting in the interests of PeerPlays stakeholders.

Experience

I've been in the smart money/cryptocurrency world since 2013 and here on Steem for over a year now, and I've been running at least one Steem node this whole time. In that time I've gone from an SP miner, to backup witness, to full time top 20 witness in Steem. In support of the network I have written guides, helped numerous people out with issues, sought to educate people on how Steem works, and funded initiatives to increase the value of Steem as a platform. During this time I've kept up with the ecosystem and kept my finger on the pulse of the network.

Though it is often taken for granted, I consider my #1 duty as a Steem witness is to provide a reliable witness node. I have one of the lowest missed block counts of any Steem witness, with most misses occurring while I was mining and a backup witness. I have not had any downtime of a node that is supposed to be producing blocks, and connectivity with the network has been solid.

I'd like to put my experience to work on the brand new PeerPlays blockchain, a member of the Graphene family and a cousin of BitShares and Steem. I have been running a witness node, backup node, and seed node on its testnet in the last two weeks.

Last Tuesday we, the witnesses began running the main net and quickly it was running on servers all over the world. I have already been running as a witness since then, with no missed blocks. The first GUI wallet was released last night, and that means people can begin to use the network without using the command line.

Objectives

As part of the witness team, I aim to keep the PeerPlays network secure and reliable. I will meet its scalability needs as the network grows. I will meet the need to provide reliable price and oracle feeds to the network. I look forward to working together with other witnesses, community members, and the PeerPlays team to make it a success for provably fair gaming and everyone's stake including my own.

Infrastructure

  • Dedicated witness node
  • Backup node for automatic failover
  • Seed/API node - seed: 5.9.18.213:18828 API: ws://5.9.18.213:8090

All servers are in different data centers and are on gigabit connections to the internet.

My node hardware has plenty of capacity and could easily handle a Steem node right now. As PeerPlays grows I will scale the hardware with it, before it's necessary.

Voting Guide

I ask you, the stakeholder of PeerPlays, to approve my account as a witness in the PeerPlays network. To do so you will need to vote with your PeerPlays account.

To claim your BitShares account (BTS account names from the sharedrop are prepended with "bts-") or create a new account and claim your crowdfund tokens, follow these instructions: http://www.peerplays.com/news/how-to-claim-your-ppy-tokens/

Once you have read the instructions, the GUI is available to download for Windows and Mac from the official Github page here: https://github.com/PBSA/peerplays-core-gui/releases (PeerplaysCoreWallet-v0.1.1 ....dmg for Mac, ....exe for Windows, and ..._amd64.deb for Debian-based Linux. Version numbers subject to change).

When you have logged in to your new account or bts- account, and claimed any applicable tokens, you may add approval for me by clicking the Vote link at the top of the GUI, and then the Witness tab:

Find my witness name, pfunk-witness in the list and click the Add button. Also add any other witnesses you know you can trust to make the network more valuable at this stage.

When finished adding witness accounts to vote for, scroll down and click the Publish Changes button, then click Confirm in the dialog that pops up:

Proxying

Another way to vote for me and witnesses that I think are doing a good job is to set my PeerPlays account as a voting proxy. I plan on keeping up with the network and witnesses over the long haul. In this way, you can ensure your stake is voting, but without having to stay in touch with it constantly.

Here's where you can set my account as a voting proxy:

About PeerPlays

PeerPlays is a blockchain network created specifically to allow provably fair gaming and betting. The abilities and strengths of Graphene make it a perfect fit for the application: a global, decentralized, censorship-resistant smart contract/dapp network with lightning-fast transaction confirmations, high transaction throughput, built-in price and oracle feeds, and mature web integration. It's exciting.

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  ·  2 months ago

pfunk, I think you're going to do a kickass job. I haven't claimed my stake yet, I was planning on it tonight into the weekend, so I could read through all the info I collected and set up.

I know the info is somewhere in those PDF's I have, but again I'm working crazy hours... do you happen to know how many witnesses can we vote for on the network?

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Thank you for your vote of confidence!

I know the info is somewhere in those PDF's I have, but again I'm working crazy hours... do you happen to know how many witnesses can we vote for on the network?

Great question. It's actually unlimited, and there is a voting stake-weighted mechanism to determine how many witnesses will be scheduled based on the amount of concurrent witness votes stakeholders make. The minimum amount of witnesses the network needs is 11, but the cap is effectively unlimited at 1001.

It's up to stakeholders to vote on witnesses they can trust to be dedicated and act honestly. It's also up to stakeholders to vote on however many witnesses they would prefer to run the network.

Dan Larimer (@dan) has made some interesting comments on DPoS witness count, and how there is essentially a sweet spot between extreme decentralization and keeping the block producing incentives concentrated enough to have the better available people doing it. The neat thing about PeerPlays is that it's up to the stakeholders to set that amount. I'm personally very interested to see how it goes!

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  ·  2 months ago

Are you serious?! That is really awesome and you have my vote of confidence!

I'm putting my PPY stake out of my mind once set (except for wallet upgrades, etc) and buying more to flip up, especially for the run up to Bookie release.

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Thank you for the information.

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  ·  26 days ago

We need to work on this and find out more information to be sure!

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@pfunk @hiimamazing @prufarcy I think @pfunknis doing a great job look forward to speaking more with all of you guys have a great day

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@jimjam1210 thanks you too!

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You will be a good witness. Hope my 200 votes will help.

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Thank you @fminerten1, the vote is appreciated.

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Excellent Job pfunk, many questions about the wallets answered here. Will link people to this post from mine.

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Thank you much Joseph!

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Hi @pfunk,

Your post motivated me to be a witness. Thanks a lot for that and really appreciate if you can help me and vote for my witness also.
I truly appreciate that and thanks a lot,

pouyan

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  ·  7 days ago

@pfunk why did you flag this post?

https://steemit.com/cryptoscam/@lasseehlers/bitconnect-the-moralistic-scam-that-can-make-you-rich

The post only promote the truth, no reason for flagging!

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  ·  2 months ago

Downloaded it and tried to vote, but I don't have any currency, so it didn't work :(

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  ·  2 months ago

Insufficient Balance: movie-vertigo's balance of 0 PPY is less than required 0.00239 PPY

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  ·  2 months ago

Yeah, unlike Steem, accounts need some PPY tokens to transact (and pay fees). It's more of the BitShares DAC model.

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  ·  2 months ago

Is there a faucet available?

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For PPY tokens, not as far as I am aware. What is commonly referred to as a faucet in PeerPlays is the account creation by using the GUI wallet.

PPY tokens are fairly valuable, and transaction fees would eat into a faucet's distribution a lot. They are available for trade at the CryptoDAO exchange right now, with more to come.

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  ·  2 months ago

Thank you so very much for these very clear instruction and, yes, you'll have my vote too! All for one and one for all! Namaste :)

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Thank you very much for the vote and feedback on the instructions!

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  ·  2 months ago

Hello, could you please check this out. This person does not have a verification photo in her introduceyourself post and she used Simplified Chinese but the school uniform and the place she was singing should be in Tai Wan. That looks suspicious to me. Thanks

https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@steemitboots/hi-i-am-pan-li-zhen-from-china-a-musician-photography

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  ·  2 months ago

HaHa!Good together think this

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  ·  20 days ago

hi pfunk, I voted you as my witness, just wanted to let you know

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Best of luck!

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Thanks :)

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I support this message
best of luck @pfunk

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  ·  2 months ago

Sounds awesome! I will look forward to claim my stake.

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  ·  14 hours ago

great post i like it but i vote you i have this error please guide me:
delta.amount > 0: Insufficient Balance: vahidrazavi1372's balance of 0 PPY is less than required 0.00239 PPY
I would be happy if you like to follow me and give your opinion about my posts

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  ·  2 months ago

Downloading the wallet now @pfunk. You'll get my Witness vote. Thanks for what you do for this amazing platform.

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  ·  2 months ago

I think you will do an amazing work for peerplays. I will vote for you as a witness there too!
Do you know when the launch will be? :D I'm really excited about it!

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The launch of the network was on Tuesday and the GUI launched a bit over a day ago. So it is the main net. So far it's just getting started so the full featured applications like Eight and Bookie are not running yet.

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  ·  2 months ago

Thanks for the updates, I'm looking forward to learn more about peerplays. Keep it coming!

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Good luck!

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I am not on peerplays, but nonetheless voted you on Steemit for witness! Enjoy!!!

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Appreciated!

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Why not !!

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  ·  2 months ago

I sent people your way in my last post and I will support you with my meager share over the weekend when I set it up. Cheers!

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Thank you @buzzbeergeek, cheers :)

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  ·  2 months ago

You'll do a great job I'm sure! I WISH I could vote for you.... if only I could get my hands on some PPY..... know anyone that's willing to trade? I'd be willing to put up several BTC possibly :p

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Thanks. I don't know anyone in particular but be sure to use an escrow that both parties can trust in any OTC trades.

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Done!

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Thank you :)

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Hey pfunk,
I've added you as a Witness for both Peerplays and Steemit.
You have some interesting posts and I'm looking forward to reading over every single one.
Thanks
D

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Cool @pfunk voting for you!

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  ·  2 months ago

hip funk i was just on my peerplays wallet I want to vote for you but i'm scared it will use all of my peerplays do you know if it costs peerplays to vote. and do you know if I can send my peerplays to a bitshares wallet? thanks if it's free you got my vote

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It does cost a small fee of PPY to vote, which you can see before you hit the Confirm button. The fee is very small. I believe someone needs to set up a PeerPlays gateway to be able to trade it on BitShares.

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Good luck !

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Musical reply! #steemradio-dance

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Congrats in advance of being a witness!

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Thank you

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A really good read thank you for sharing image

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Hail to the founder father

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great info thats why I keep coming here.

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Just gave you 50% of my PPY hope you can make me proud ;D

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Do you mean you voted for me and someone else? I recommend voting for as many witnesses as you know and believe you can trust. The delegation isn't split. If you read my reply to the top comment, it explains how the number of witnesses you vote for is also your vote for how many there should be.

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yeah sorry I voted for you and some others :D

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Great initiative pfunk!!! go man go!!! followed you and upvoted as well!

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hi, in what ways voting/witnessing is benefical for the voter? Or is it in anyway? Does it make a difference which witness I approve? I am considering approving you. But I want to knows the pros and cons. Thanks!

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The idea of delegated proof of stake is that stakeholders pick people they trust to run and support the network. So if you think I will do a good job, vote for my account as a witness for Peerplays :)

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hey pfunk, i'm new in this world! thanks to share this

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  ·  2 months ago

Congratulations @pfunk!
Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 4 with 737 upvotes
  • Pending payout - Ranked 1 with $ 2222,3
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You will have my vote shortly.

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  ·  2 months ago

Is there currently any method to transfer in some PPY? It looks like trading has halted for Bitshares-Peerplay.

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An initial exchange has opened at CryptoDAO, though volume is low. Likely because it's not a well known, established, and well trusted exchange. FWIW, users have reported that they have successfully traded and withdrew PPY on the platform, though I have not personally tested it.

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Thanks

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To be great in life you have to follow the best, that's why I follow you, follow me and we help each other

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@pfunk thanks for the insight! I have followed the instructions however, after selecting you and then 'Publish Changes' -> 'Confirm', I get this bug report.

"Failed to broadcast the transaction:
Missing Owner Authority x.y.abcd"

Any idea what is that supposed to mean and how can one fix it? And somehow, the blockchain/wallet keeps disconnecting.

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That is a bug with bts- prefix accounts right now with the initial GUI v0.1 release. The workaround is to create a new account with the Sign Up function, and transfer PPY there to vote with your stake. It's also fine to just wait for the next release when this should be fixed.

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Thanks I did exactly that i.e I created a new account and transferred the funds there. It was not an easy process however with the great support from @bitcoinsig did figure it out.

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<3

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Muy buena tu información

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  ·  2 months ago

I guess witness selection is very complicated... i think it should be simplified... best suggestion would be that witnesses should be selected based on the amount of money they can lock for the network... something like Dash masternodes...

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While a masternode approach using Graphene code would be very interesting, that is not the approach this network is taking. The network is based on the same DPoS first introduced in BitShares 2.0.

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Very interesting information @pfunk. Excellent post.

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nice post @pfunk......good job, pleas follow me back, thanks......resteem for you

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it seems at the moment peerplays wallet runs only on 64bit systems.

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Voted, Vested, and Upvoted.
Thanks for keeping this community great!

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  ·  2 months ago

upvoted you and its great to read all your posts because it adds a great skills and knowledge in myself, already followed you and inspired from your posts, hope that you also follow me back so that it will be a great pleasure for me and a big contribution from ur side for me , thanks kindly follow me aswell @shanzaylizay

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meep meep

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:) kind to u

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meep

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It was very informative, for as long as it was translated by my translator. Thank you.

53
  ·  2 months ago

Thank you for your good post. I understand little English and only understand what Google translates for me, but I liked this post.

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  ·  2 months ago

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  ·  2 months ago

Do we need to make placards?? 'cause we'll def hit the steemit streets to campaign on your behalf. You sure deserve to be a witness for the PeerPlays network. I've felt your helping hands on numerous occassions. Thanks a lot

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Very interesting your post!

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pfunk jesta peerplay witness vote.jpg

MASSIVE @pfunk - Geoge Clinton and Bootsy Collins would be proud of you.

I'm well up for this. @Jesta got my vote as a witness too thanks to you & your sense of fair play, I'd like to have you both on our team, check out the screenshot.

Feel free to return the vote of confidence and lend a bit of support to my presence on the steemit platform.

I'd hope you'll find my (totally original) content is (generally speaking) hot cakes, but not many people know I exist yet. Out of my thin wallet, you'll see I'm happy to share the love and get other people up and running.

that goes for you too @jesta.. make peerplays lightning hot ! you've already been mentioned by me in one of my posts, so you automatically qualify for my vote (pfunk said if I trusted you I should) just for your coding skills and adding mega value to steemit with the phenomenally detailed steemstats !

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@jesta has already provided great value to PeerPlays with the beginnings of a blockchain explorer and full API node at https://peerplaysdb.com. He has my vote too!

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  ·  2 months ago

most excellent

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  ·  2 months ago

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73
  ·  2 months ago

I support this message.

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  ·  last month

hello great witness @pfunk, we believe you should read of a new platform with the potential to take away users from Steemit > https://steemit.com/steemit/@blockrush/is-wildspark-the-steemit-killer-blockrush

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Hello, please don't spam.

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sorry, @pfunk. won't happen again.

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  ·  last month

Vote for you @pfunk!

Thank for support & Good luck!

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This is too geek for most of users.

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  ·  last month

Wow man, you should post more often!

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  ·  last month

Nice - Can I Get A Witness? ...Yes you can!... You got my vote @pfunk ...from here to eternity - and back... Your dedication is underrated but not unnoticed... Thank you man!

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Thanks!

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  ·  28 days ago

@pfunk FYI: My article proposing a fix for the SP Delegation Loophole. Hope it helps. Followed. Voted! https://steemit.com/steemit/@cyberspace/proposed-steemit-fix-for-steem-power-delegation-self-voting-loophole

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  ·  2 days ago

Excellent Job pfunk, i love steemit good idea for mining , Ifiag you can help me you are big I did not know how to increase my power.

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  ·  23 days ago

Pfunk! I am excited to meet you, I am just starting on steem and learning a lot fast. I don't really understand PPY and what to do after I collect that crypto. I think mainly for me it's the fact that I still have an elementary understanding of how all of this works. I followed and upvoted so that I can keep an eye on your posts and learn from your experience.

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Why are you downvoting me? Did you read my post? I'm writing about my own experience with my money. In my post I mentioned multiple times that I was risking my money and it was only a matter of time before it fell apart. I don't spam the community at all. If you don't agree with something I have written, when I don't go around spamming, that's called censorship. I have praised steemit for not being like Google and Facebook but because you are a whale you just used your power to slap me down.

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  ·  21 days ago

Wah, it's the Great, keep up the great work. I like it, Thank you for sharing.

50
  ·  2 months ago

Wow good post! Ty

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  ·  18 days ago

hi, I voted you as my witness, wish you help increase my rank , thank you .

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  ·  17 days ago

@pfunk It is the Chinese development?


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  ·  16 days ago

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  ·  5 days ago

Hi @pfunk, just to let you know, I am following you and voted you as my WITNESS. I am quite new here and I would also appreciate if you could comment on what you think of my last post :)

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  ·  14 days ago

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53
  ·  10 days ago

This is very informative. Great post I will go through it in details after my day is done. Thanks for posting.I follow you.

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@pfunk, you just down voted two of my post. I need you to explaine your reason why? I demand it!

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@pfunk Beautiful sense i can always be with you who want to share even though my long distance new beginner here is very happy to see postings like this and i will learn a lot from you thank you for sharing. My regards @dianclasher from indonesia.

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  ·  8 days ago

Hi, in support of your fight against spam here, I posted about the issue and mentioned you there. Feel free to check it out..wish you a blessed weekend.

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UPVOTED.
very good.
I would be happy if you like to follow me and give your opinion about my posts.
Thanks.

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Free money?

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  ·  6 days ago

Great imformations @pfunk. I m newbie stemians from Aceh.

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AWESOME! Thank you so much for the great info! Excellent Job pfunk

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Please stop spamming on my post, thanks.

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That post addresses witness related issues and so I wanted to notify you all. Is there a better way to do so? I just joined and am learning the ropes. Did not know this is considered spam. Will not comment with FYIs on your posts again. Sorry for that.

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  ·  21 days ago

That's what I got from the first link but I figured if I'm not going to be making new posts, I wouldn't want my latest post to accumulate multiple links. I appreciate the response.

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I removed the post.