RE: Don't use vote-selling bots: use @promoted instead. A bot that upvotes you when you burn money!
Very, very good idea for 4 main reasons.
The promote feature is not that great and is haphazard, you can spend 50 SBD and get nothing in return.
It was very difficult to tell exactly HOW the promote button helped your post.
It was underused because of the above two points.
This initiative now gives people a reason to use promote, plus there is direct correlation with their investment and the vote they get.
In its first incarnation, @randowhale was great, because 2 SBD, even at the lower end of the voting power, gave a good return. However now it seems unlikely that you will even get your 2 SBD back.
Anyway, I'm not against vote buying, but I am for fairness, and that's why I like this, is it is fair, and at the same time helps the overall system.