We all have seen the importance of up voting a post or comment on Steemit and the negative effects of down voting - which can be seen sometimes as a good thing especially when it involves scammers , plagiarists and spammers.
Note: This post is to lift our steemit community spirit: All for One-One For All and not to take sides.
I am 1+ month here , but have seen how steemit community has come together to help a steemian in need through sending in SBD or simply upvoting the persons post. This is very motivational and helps us to sign up new members to this great community. Conversely, however, I have also seen how down voting a member post to zero resulted to big division in the community. For instance, @fulltimegeek down voted @craig-grant post to zero accusing him and his wife @yuliana of a crime -which was escalated by @matrixdweller here however @yuliana explained about the issue excellently here: during her introduction post. This issue led to division of our community and people throwing verbal blows - resulting to @craig-grant quitting steemit for a while (the great news is that he came back stronger and currently posting daily).
Moreover, I also noticed that the community holiday favorite blogger @sweetsssj posts were down voted by @dan and recently, what surprised me was to see 2 posts by @officialfuzzy being down voted by @ned even though the posts were about project information’s that support steemians via the BeyondBit and Whaleshares hangout. This caused some steemians examples, @joseph , @walterz , @patelincho , @anritco , @eirik and @siddartha (to mention few) to post about the issue (rightfully) demanding explanation from @ned and for the action to stop.
Even though , I support the issue to stop because I respect and support @officialfuzzy plans in supporting projects on steemit, plus his use of whaleshares tokens to help steemians in need -we should , however , not come to a premature conclusion without knowing the underlying issues / facts. Hopefully, @ned and @dan will send an official explanations for their actions and this down voting will be resolved (The explanation will help other members to avoid such mistakes -if any).
On the other hand, a clear and undisputed use of down voting and steem power was executed by @ausbitbank down voting a scammer whose thread had about 60 comments, all with ~3400 votes from the same voting trail that seems to be lead by @ecoworld .
In conclusion, steemit is great when we work together as one community , up vote fellow members in order to motivate them to continue posting great contents and yes down vote those that want to take advantage of our community and not those that disagree with our point of view. Importantly, down voting members posts just to punish or intimidate them will surely cause harm to our steemit community because it is a clear abuse of power.
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