Editing and taking a different approach here.
THE ABUSE HERE ON STEEMIT IS RAMPANT AND THERE IS LITTLE TO NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE.
@ned, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO ADDRESS THE VOTING ABUSE ON THIS BLOCKCHAIN? THE FACT THAT USERS HAVE TO WASTE VOTING POWER TO CURB ABUSE IS NOT THE RIGHT APPROACH AND IS NOT WORKING. MANY IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED BY THE COMMUNITY, PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY.
WHALES, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STEP UP AND PROTECT YOUR STAKE/INVESTMENT? (Easy answer, I know, when it doesn't take away from your potential to earn)
Take a look at this user who is currently receiving over 6% of the reward pool. DOES A SINGLE USER DESERVE THIS MUCH FOR ANYTHING?!