Witness voting - difficult times ask for difficult decisions and that quickly

in #steem2 years ago

Against all my principals I made a difficult decision today – temporarily!!!

My witness votes were spread over several witnesses I believe deserve a vote. This is a very personal choice and in my case, these were not all the witnesses forming today’s position 21 to position 40.
Some I already voted for – others not. Also, there were witnesses I voted for that are disabled now. Maybe temporarily to show protest, maybe forever.

At the moment these positions (21 to 40) are very important for us because they have the best chance to move into the top 20 and make a change again!

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So I did this – again – temporarily and against my principals

I went to https://steempeak.com/me/witnesses and chose the filters “Approved” and “Disabled” and unvoted all disabled witnesses no matter how much I would like to support them. It makes no sense to vote for (temporarily?) disabled witnesses. This step was relatively easy for me.

The next step was to remove the filters and unvote the witnesses that will not have a chance to get into the top 20 as soon as possible – I’m talking about hours in this case.
This was a very difficult step for me because I voted for some witnesses that normally would not receive my vote and unvoted some who I think they deserve it.
But as said: difficult times ask for difficult decisions and that quickly.

Why do we need to act quickly?

STEEM from exchanges is powered up to STEEM POWER – it might even be your STEEM if you have some on exchanges – which is now not liquid anymore and in case someone wants to withdraw STEEM from these exchanges it simply will not work because it’s powered up.
So what will happen next – and it will happen very quickly – is another hard-fork to be able to power down within 1 to 3 days. This is needed to get the powered-up STEEM back as liquid STEEM to the exchanges so that the owners can withdraw their STEEM again.
We don't know what else will be included in that hard-fork.

I would like to ask all witnesses I unvoted today for their understanding. You will receive back my votes as soon as we are running normally again.

This is for sure no advice on how to do the witness voting.
Make your own choices - but make them asap!
Use your votes if you did not already.
I only wanted to explain why some witnesses temporarily lost my vote. It’s nothing personal or that I changed my mind for good.
It’s a desperate try to help to get control over the chain again.

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Any idea what the difference is between 22.2 and 22.4444 and if 22.4444 has continued the freezing of STINC's accounts?

All below 0.22.5 is fine at the moment.
Some witnesses changed it to 22.4444 because 4 has a special meaning in Azia.
I'm not 100% sure but I think the 0.22.4444 actually is the old 0.22.1 (before the soft-fork to 0.22.2).

Thanks for your feedback.

I changed mine this morning too. I was disappointed @timcliff was offline :(

Hi @golddeck

I shut my witness down at the time Tron took over the chain, as my view at the time was that it was not right to continue producing blocks on a chain that was 100% centrally controlled. My view at the time was that the only path forward was to create a new fork of Steem where everyone could continue on without Tron, and leave them behind with the blockchain that they controlled. With the new push for the witnesses to regain control of the current chain, I have re-enabled my witness. I don't yet know where all of this will lead, but I am back to active on the current chain for the time being.

Awesome! I will go vote you. I respected your decision on 2.22

Good job, @golddeck!
Yeah, some important witnesses disabled their servers.
But like I said in my post one should perhaps even vote for witnesses you would not vote for normally just to get steemian witnesses back into control.
So vote on the ones close to entering the top 20 and the ones that are in already if they run a code below 0.22.5.

Hi @pundito,

FYI - I shut my witness down at the time Tron took over the chain, as my view at the time was that it was not right to continue producing blocks on a chain that was 100% centrally controlled. My view at the time was that the only path forward was to create a new fork of Steem where everyone could continue on without Tron, and leave them behind with the blockchain that they controlled. With the new push for the witnesses to regain control of the current chain, I have re-enabled my witness. I don't yet know where all of this will lead, but I am back to active on the current chain for the time being.

Thanks for explaining - I fully understand.

Good to hear you're online again!

I am going to revisit my witness votes for the third time in two days. Thanks for the advice. Good strategy.

Please do so @fionasfavourites!
We already have two witnesses back in the top 20!!!

Vote, then vote and after that VOTE!!! :)

I did. And this is fantastic news. I hope to wake up to more good news in the morning

Actually, it's 3 in the top 20 now!!!
And more knocking on the door being close to come in!!!
Every vote counts now.

Yay! I just had a quick look.

4 now - we can make a change!!!
We are such a strong community!!!

The exchanges involved signed their own end by doing this. The crypto on those exchanges are not owned by them. This action will be a statement.. put your crypto in cold wallets no ledger no exchange. This is the perfect example of misuse of power sorry to say but my thoughts will be the ending of a great chain.. steem.

It's a pitty and it makes me allready sadder then I'm already am.

True!
Spread the word on all social media you're on and name the ones who did this.

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