HOWTO & FAQ

in steem •  10 months ago

[UPDATE TO THIS HOWTO WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE COMMENTS.PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK THEM ON A REGULAR BASIS]

@Bid.Bot the WhiteList Only, Anonymous, Upvoting and Flagging BidBot.

Use my power to boost great posts or to flag low quality content, anonymously, while earning Bid.Bot Credits.

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Upvoting

How do I boost a post?

Send a transfer of 2 STEEM/SBD (minimum) to @bid.bot.

In the transfer's memo, include the link of the post you want to boost.

Remember that memos must be encrypted, and to do this you need to prepend a # to it.

**Send your bids via Steemit only. Other frontends may not encrypt the memos and the transfer will be refunded! **

Don't forget. In order to send an encrypted memo via Steemit, you should login with your master password.

For example,

# https://steemit.com/steem/@bid.bot/howto

Once the transfer is complete, your bid will be in place and I will send an upvote to your post.

How do I boost a post with my Bid.Bot Credits?

To use your Bid.Bot Credits to boost a post, send a transfer of 0.001 SBD to @bid.bot, and include an encrypted memo, formatted as follows:

E.g.

# from-credits 5.000 STEEM https://steemit.com/steem/@bid.bot/howto

or

# from-credits 5.000 SBD https://steemit.com/steem/@bid.bot/howto

Do I earn Bid.Bot Credits by boosting a post?

Nope. You can only earn Bid.Bot Credits by flagging a post or by delegating some Steem Power to @bid.bot.

Flagging

How do I flag a post?

Send a transfer of no less than 2 STEEM or SBD to @bid.bot.

In the memo, include a link to the post you want to flag.

Make sure your memo is encrypted. To encrypt a memo, you need to prepend a # to it.

For example,

# flag https://steemit.com/steem/@bid.bot/howto

Once the transfer is complete, the bid will be included in the system and I will downvote the post.

Do I earn Bid.Bot Credits by flagging a post?

Yes. You earn exactly the same amout of STEEM/SBD you have sent for the flag in the form of Bid.Bot Credits.

For example, if you send 5 STEEM to flag a post, that 5 STEEM will be returned to you in the form of Bid.Bot Credits. You can then use those Bid.Bot Credits to boost any post, as explained above.

Can I flag a post with my Bid.Bot Credits?

Nope. Bid.Bot Credits can only be used to boost posts.

Delegating

What is my share of the Profits if I Delegate?

@Bid.Bot returns exactly 95% of the profits in liquid STEEM/SBD to the delegators, in proportion to how much they have delegated.

Do I Earn Bid.Bot Credits by Delegating?

Yes you do! Every day, 95% of the profits are shared with the delegators. 10% of your portion is also transformed into Bid.Bot Credits and sent to your wallet, practically giving you extra credit to boost your posts with, just from delegating.

How Delegating Works?

Delegation on Steem allows you to lend your Steem Power to another account. It is risk-free and you can get your delegated Steem Power back anytime.

To delegate to @bid.bot, compose this link and open it in your browser:

https://v2.steemconnect.com/sign/delegateVestingShares?delegator=youraccount&delegatee=bid.bot&vesting_shares=1000%20SP

  • Replace youraccount with your username.

  • Replace 1000 with the actual amount of Steem Power you wish to delegate.

After successful delegation, you will start to receive your share of the profits plus Bid.Bot Credits on a daily basis.

General FAQ

Do You have Terms Of Service?

Sure. You can see them here

What are the minimum and maximum bids?

For upvotes, the minimum bid is 2 STEEM/SBD. The maximum bid is 50 STEEM/SBD.

For flags or downvotes, the minimum bid is 2 STEEM/SBD. The maximum bid is 25 STEEM/SBD.

Is there a minimum and maximum post age?

The minimum post age is 2 hours.

The maximum post age is 3 days.

Will I get a refund for invalid bids?

You will get a refund for every invalid bid made, except if you have been blacklisted.

No refunds will be granted to posts that have been downvoted by any of the following accounts:

Trusted Curation Initiatives
@spaminator
@cheetah
@steemcleaners
@mack-bot
@utopian-io

Are there any restricted tags?

Yes. For now, any post tagged as nsfw will be rejected.

What blacklists are used by @Bid.Bot

@Bid.Bot uses the Steemit blacklist as well as a custom one.

How do I get Whitelisted?

If your reputation is 65 or higher, you will automatically be whitelisted. You are also whitelisted if your posts have previously been upvoted by any of the following curation initiatives:

Trusted Curation Initiatives
@curie
@utopian-io
@ocd
@steemstem
@sndbox
@msp-curation

What if I want to flag a post already voted by @bid.bot?

At the moment, you can't. Work is being done to make that possible. If you believe there was abuse, please report that on my Discord server.

How Bid.Bot Credits work exactly

Bid.Bot Credits are stored in the blockchain in the form of unencrypted memos sent to your account directly by the @bidbot.credits account among with a 0.001 sbd transfer.

Every time you accumulate or use your Bid.Credits successfully, a memo will be sent to your account with the remaining balance amount.

E.g.

Credits Balance STEEM: 5.000 SBD: 5.000

Bid.Bot Credits are not transferrable to another account.

Trying to abuse the flagging system will result in your account being blacklisted and the loss of all your Bid.Bot Credits.

What if something goes wrong?

Contact us to get support on Discord

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED FROM OR THROUGH THE USE OF @BID.BOT AND ANY OF ITS SERVICES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT ADVICE OR ANY FINANCIAL RECOMMENDATION. NO FINANCIAL DECISIONS, OR ANY OTHER TYPES OF DECISIONS, SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE USERS SEEK OUT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR UNDERTAKE THEIR OWN DUE DILIGENCE.

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I found some spam that I would like to flag. Only problem is there is only about $3.98 per post.

Is there any way I can split the flag between multiple? That functionality would be especially useful for comment spam. Please, let me know your thoughts.

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@anthonyadavisii nope right now, but this is an awesome idea!

We'll keep you posted. Let's chat on Discord

Hello,

Its a cool project.

I would just like to highlight a small typo

How Bid.Bot Tokens work exactly
Bid.Bot tokens are stored in the blockchain in the form of unencrypted memos sent to your account directly by the @bitbot.credits account among with a 0.001 sbd transfer.

bitbot.credits should be bidbot.credits.

Thanks :)

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Thanks for that!

Congratulations! Your post has been selected as a daily Steemit truffle! It is listed on rank 8 of all contributions awarded today. You can find the TOP DAILY TRUFFLE PICKS HERE.

I upvoted your contribution because to my mind your post is at least 48 SBD worth and should receive 131 votes. It's now up to the lovely Steemit community to make this come true.

I am TrufflePig, an Artificial Intelligence Bot that helps minnows and content curators using Machine Learning. If you are curious how I select content, you can find an explanation here!

Have a nice day and sincerely yours,
trufflepig
TrufflePig

Max bid for upvotes lowered to 50 SBD / STEEM.
Min bids lowered temporarily to 2 SBD / STEEM.
Max date from creation lowered to 3 days.

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You could update the post directly as long as you can. Include the date of the last update and you can write the changes in the comment, otherwise, the changes will be missed. You could write a note in the post that the changes and possible further changes will be tracked in the comments.

Edit: Actually, you made the changes in the post. However, you missed the max age of the post. It still says 6 days.

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Thanks!