in the last weeks, I've noticed a lot of hostility and inappropriate behavior on Steem in general.
Particularly I am talking about feuds between certain groups which they fight in public. Especially, because we're neither talking about well-written posts nor about very educated posts.
Most of these posts contain a lot of swearing, threatening, insulting and even racism of the worst forms of taste.
That's why I wanted to write a short reminder post that Steem is a blockchain.
For some reason, it seems that people do not seem to understand very well what this means.
So, again, a blockchain means that each block has his own hash and also has the hash of the previous block. This, in turn, means that these blocks are immutable and even if you'd be an excellent hacker you couldn't change that.
I'm not sure a lot of you people know what this means.
Following the definition of the Oxford dictionary Immutable can be explained as:
Unchanging over time or unable to be changed.
This means, all these insults, racism, swearing, inappropriate behavior will be forever on the internet and unlike at other places on the internet, there is no way to make it undone.
Since must of us here are adults (at least by law) I also believe that most people here use their Pseudonym at a bunch of places.
And, when you think that any possible future employer wouldn't be so smart to look you up, check your pseudonyms, check your work etc, you're mistaken. They'll not only find the nice posts you've written but will also find all the feuds you've started, the insults, the swearing, racism etc.
And that's not all, a future girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife, your parents, your children, everyone can find this content extremely easy, and as we're all hoping for Steem to be a great success, this means that this kind of content will never disappear again.
Besides that, we should start to think what we want for Steem, if we want for Steem to have success these kinds of shitstorms and feuds are 100% not what will attract new users.
Because I'm sure if on my first day on Steem I'd have seen these kinds of insults I might've stayed out of it entirely.
Let's overthink our behavior on the blockchain since everything which happens here is here to stay and there is no way to make these things undone as soon as the block is closed.
This is not only important because it's just extremely ugly but also because this is what people will find when they search for you, might it be a future employer, partner or family.
Besides that, we have to see that what is way worse for Steem than self-voting or Spammers is this kind of hostile behavior which definitely scares serious investors and high-quality bloggers. Since those, for sure, don't want to be connected to this kind of things.