The Complete Steemit Etiquette Guide (Revision 2.0) -Homage

in #steem2 years ago



This post is a homage to @thecryptofiend's Steemit Etiquette Guide.

This is the completed version of the Steemit Etiquette guide. However, you can edit it at any time by giving us your advice.

If you translate this post into your own language, I'll give him some STEEM.
Please leave your address in the comments on this post.

The Guide


A quick definition from the Cambridge Dictionary


The Customs/Guidelines

01) Don't post and run

We are all pressed for time but it but it just looks plain bad if all you ever do is post and never curate or comment on other work. In a way this could be seen as simply taking from the system without giving.

02) Don't over-post

As I said most people don't have much time. Take some pity on your followers and don't post 10 times per day. Not only will less people actually take the time to read your work but you may end up annoying and losing followers. It will also reduce your payouts if you post more than 4 times a day.

03) Don't post nudity or graphic imagery unless you tag it with NSFW

This is important. It may be acceptable in your nation to be showing bare breasts on your work computer but it might not be the case where your reader is located.

Also your reader could be a child. Please keep this in mind. Graphic images without this tag are likely to be flagged.

04) Don't be a fake, plagiarise or pass off others' work as your own

This is important. It relates to people trying to make money by impersonating others, making false claims, or stealing other people's work to claim it as their own. There is a whole community of people watching you here and you will eventually be found out. Just don't do it.
No matter how much you earn it is not worth it for the damage to your reputation.

05) Don't engage in tag spamming

If your post does not directly relate to a particular tag you shouldn't be using it. A post about trumpets that just happens to have a photo of a trumpet in it should not be tagged with "photography", similarly a post discussing DASH is fine in "cryptocurrency" but should not be tagged with "ethereum". Tag spamming annoys people and rather than getting you extra upvotes is likely to get you a flag.

06) Don't re-steem everything you see

This goes hand in hand with overposting. The re-steem feature is great. It's new and shiny and a different way to share but please be conscious of your followers. Unless they are only following you, you have to assume that their feed has other re-steemed material in it. Further just because YOU like a subject DOESN'T mean that they do. Just be polite and only re-steem limited numbers of posts that you are sure others will like.

07) Don't post unrelated links in comments

This is considered link spamming. We all understand that you took great pride in your post but if your link is not related to the direct conversation and seems to be there purely to promote your own work then it looks bad. You are at risk of getting flagged and it is unlikely people will appreciate what you are doing. There is a great chat channel for promoting your links as well as a forum section - put it there.

08) Don't directly ask for votes

This is similar to posting unrelated links. Asking for votes is fine if it is in the post promotion channel but it should be done indirectly by posting a link i.e. it is bad form to ask someone directly for a vote. I don't think there is anything wrong with asking if people have seen your post but directly asking them to vote for it is rather unfair and goes against the spirit of proper curation. It may also make some people feel uncomfortable for this very reason.

09) Don't expect reciprocal votes

If you are voting purely for the purposes of getting more votes then you are doing it wrong. You should only vote for content you like and should not expect people to vote for you just because you voted for them - it removes the whole point of curation. Further people may take offense to your expectation as it indirectly implies you did not like their content but only voted for reciprocation.

10) Don't bribe people for votes, re-steems, follows or ask directly for money

This is fairly easy to understand. It is likely to get you flagged as well as potentially annoying others. Plus once people have followed you there is no guarantee they will keep doing it. So you will just be wasting your money AND ruining your reputation. I have also heard of people asking directly for cash - this may be OK in the case of charitable causes but NOT when the charitable cause is your own wallet. It looks bad and will also damage your reputation.

11) Don't use the wallet to get attention

The Steem wallet allows people to send messages. Unfortunately people have recently been using it to send out tiny amounts of Steem as a means of advertising themselves or their posts. Don't do it you will waste your money and annoy a lot of people.

12) Don't ever use @all in the chat

This pings everyone and is very annoying. There does seem to be a solution in the works that will remove the ability to do this so hopefully this will not be a problem for long.

13) Don't direct message people you don't know in the chat

I have seen lots of people doing this particularly to whales and people with higher SP. It is understandable but it is also an intrusion on people's privacy and hardly polite. Don't do it unless someone has explicitly said they are OK with it (e.g. reporting abuse to Steemcleaners etc.) or you have another really good reason - just sharing your post is not good enough.

14) Don't flag content just because you disagree or don't like it

This is a big issue and I'm sure some people will disagree with it but I think the majority of the community agrees that the flag issue is for posts which are harmful or abusive and should not be used as a dislike or downvote button. Don't like something? Post a comment explaining why or if you can't be bothered to do that or don't have the time move on.

15) Don't be a stalker or a troll

Some time ago there was a particular user who was deliberately going after female members of the community in a distinctly unsavoury way. People may think this is acceptable online but I personally think it is disgusting and reprehensible behaviour. Luckily the reputation system can help by silencing these people but we also need to make it clear that we won't accept it as a community. Further any activity bordering on criminality is particularly stupid since it is recorded in the blockchain. It should also go without saying that general trolling behaviour will not help your reputation either.

16) Keep the adolescent remarks to yourself

I have noticed a few users making the kind of remarks on images of women that are quite immature and frankly I would expect from a 13 year old boy. I know these aren't necessarily done with any malice but we as a community need to be a friendly and inviting place for women and I don't think it is particularly helpful. You as a man may find it funny but I'm not sure a woman would - imagine if it was your mother reading your comments.

17) Don't be a drama queen

We all have bad days and we have all been complete arseholes from time to time but the best thing to do is deal with it in an adult way. There have been a number of people who have instead proceeded to have a complete meltdown and create all kinds of unnecessary drama. This never looks good and you will only embarass yourself in the long run - particularly since it is stored in the blockchain to remind you forever.

18) Don't go on witch-hunts

This is not new but seems to be happening more lately. People are ganging up on each other in a way which I don't think is really helpful. I think it is fine to point out problems or inequalities when you see them but unless someone is specifically doing something malicious I think this can only serve to make Steemit less friendly and inviting to people. It is particularly striking when multiple people seem to go on the offensive against a single person:

18) Don't make it personal/Don't make argumentative posts

Maybe it is because I'm English but I don't think it is polite to do an entire post focussing on a single person without first discussing it with them and trying to resolve the situation person to person. If you want to call out certain kinds of behaviours it might be more productive to do so in a more general manner so people don't feel that they are being singled out. If you go after a particular person all that will ensue is an argument that will continue to escalate and make everyone look bad.

19) Don't critique people's work unless they have asked you to

I normally ask for people's opinions on my work and I am fine with criticism (although even I have feelings) but just because someone has posted their work up does not mean that you should start critiquing it if you don't like it. Not all people are thick skinned about things and I have seen a few cases of people demolishing another person's work in a distinctly unpleasant way. Also if someone has asked for a critique keep it polite and constructive. If you are not able to do that move on.

20) Do admit when you are wrong /Do apologise

I had an old teacher at school who used to say that it takes both honesty and bravery to admit you are wrong. We tend to like to pretend we are always right even when we are not. People are generally forgiving and if you have been an idiot just own up to it and apologise. People will respect you more for it.

21) Do forgive people

This is the other side of apologising. We all screw up and we all make mistakes. If someone has apologised and is trying to make amends please give them another chance. Holding grudges not only harms the other party, but it harms you and the community as a whole. It can also make you look petty and immature. Part of being an adult is accepting the failings of others as well as our own. As I said earlier "to err is human".

22) Do take a step back

In keeping with the previous few points sometimes it helps to take a step away from your computer and do something different to help you regain perspective. If you are getting into a lot of arguments and conflict give yourself some time away and reflect on things.

23) Do answer your comments

If people have taken the time to make a comment on your post you should at least take the time to read them and in appropriate cases reply to them. It is understood that if you have a lot of comments you can't always answer them all, however, ignoring your comments could be considered being ungrateful.

24) Do help others out and do thank people

A lot of us know cryptocurrencies and are familiar with the concepts. That does not apply to everyone on Steemit. Everyone has to start somewhere and if you find someone who needs help or has a question don't wait for someone else to act - help them out yourself if you can. That is a fundamental of a good community. Also don't forget to thank people and pass on the good will.

25) Do share great posts.

There are links at the bottom of every post that allowing sharing on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Be a good citizen and help to spread good content by sharing it on other social networks and also posting links in the "postpromotion-other-only" chat channel. This not only helps out the poster but helps to spread the word about Steemit by showing people what great content is available. Steemit should not just be "every person for himself/herself".

26) Do check out new posts and curate

There are many new people joining Steemit every day. Unfortunately it is hard to get noticed. Please try to spend at least some of your time looking at new posts rather than just being on your own feed or the trending page. Not only do you have the prospect of discovering a new hidden gem and making a new user feel appreciated, but you could also be rewarded much more handsomely for the curation. This also applies to the chat, if you are expecting other people to look at and curate the links you post it makes sense that you should take a look at other people's posts too.

27) Do always comment when you flag a post and go back and check it

I think simple courtesy dictates that if you flag a post you should tell the poster why.Obviously if the reason has already been posted by other people this becomes less necessary. You should also go back and check to see if the content has been verified or the poster has complied with the reasons for the flag and if so remove your flag. Simply flagging and vanishing is not really fair.

28) Do provide verification

This is relevant to point 4 but I have placed it here because I wanted to put all the "do" suggestions together. Unfortunately as often happens in life dishonest people have made it harder to trust those who are posting on Steemit. You don't HAVE TO verify but it may help people trust you more and get you more up-votes.

There are even secure ways to do it now that allow you to maintain your anonymity. Please read this excellent post by @reneenouveau for a detailed explanation.

29) Do always read the rules for the chat channel you are posting in

This goes without saying. Read the rules of the channel before you post. I think mistakes are bound to happen, when they do, apologise and delete your post. If you persistently break the rules you will likely end up permanently muted and unable to post.


please click it!

(Go to and type fbslo at the bottom of the page)


Hello friend, I did the homework, review it and make the observations and corrections that you consider necessary. try to respect and keep the publication as close to the original as possible, I hope I have not committed plagiarism ...

Spanish translation of the @ steem.history guide - Complete Steemit etiquette guide

hola amigo hice la tarea, revisala y haz las observaciones y correcciones que consideres necesarias. trate de respetar y mantener la publicación lo mas parecido a la original, espero no haber cometido un plagio...

Traducción al español de la guia de @steem.history - Guía completa de etiqueta Steemit

Hi @jesusremaj7 thank you for translating this post in Spanish. @steem.history might get back to you soon to give you some tip for this translation. I would like to put this translation into Newcomers Achievement Program too.

Bienvenida sean todas las sugerencias que puedan hacer al respecto, soy realmente nuevo y quise hacer esta traducción, me ayudo mucho leer todas las normas y siempre que pueda colaborar lo voy a estar haciendo

Welcome are all the suggestions that you can make in this regard, I am really new and I wanted to do this translation, it helped me a lot to read all the rules and whenever I can collaborate I will be doing it

Thank you!
I will delegate you a small steam power.

I will translate it to Igbo.

Please do, I would love to read it

wao...!! estoy realmente agradecido, desde ya estoy utilizandola para apoyar a todos las publicaciones que he visto que tienen buen contenido y aun no han sido curadas... realmente agradecido amigo

Very good, I like this article very much, it makes me understand what to do and what not to do

@steemit.history i will translate it into urdu #pakistan national language but now my power is less so thats why today its imposible i will translate it tomorrow

Nigerians are many (Igbo) so I'm translating it.

my username

@cruptocannon i will translate it into urdu #pakistan national language but now my power is less so thats why today its imposible i will translate it tomorrow

@steem.history agradecida por tu contenido aquì mi direcciòn @deilibeth

Muchas gracias por traducirlo, esto es realmente de mucha ayuda

Bue día amigo, muchas gracias por tu contenido me hará de gran ayuda. Soy nuevo en la comunidad y leer estas normas me ayuda a futuro execelente contenido

Gracias por la informacion

thanks for your good information

Hola , muy buena información para los stteemians que estamos comenzando en esta plataforma.

me encanto gracias muy educativo todo ,

What a nice your guide line for all loving person.
Dear, going forward.l like you others so that people aware from it (your post for guide help).thanks

Thanks I like the post it was helpful.

me gusto mucho esta publicacion de la guia , me ayudo a comprender muchas cosas que no sabia..

Excelente trabajo

Thank you very much for this

Thanks for the information

thank you, sami helped by your post


wow, llevo un tiempo usando la plataforma y creo que es de vital importancia que todos lean esta información, porque yo he cometido muchos de los errores que te explican aquí.

Desearia haber tenido esta información antes. Pero ahora ya la conozco y puedo remendarlo, que bueno que la encontre.

Quisiera poder pedir disculpas a los administradores y los curadores publicamente por estar inmerso en el intento de compro de votos.

Sobretodo al amigo @steemcurator01 quien a pesar de su arduo trabajo se ha tomado el tiempo de responderme varias dudas, mis sinceras disculpas por eso y espero mejorar con el conocimiento adquirido con este post.

Muchas gracias @steem.history

It is all about originality
And that's make steemit unique
Thanks for the information i will always abide by it

Thank you! I got it! If you still need translation into other languages, I can do it. Just not sure if it hasn't been done already)

Excelente, me aclaró muchas dudas @steem.history . Debo publicar menos y leer a otros y mutuamente ayudarnos. Gracias

Thank you for this informative post. As a newcomer, I learned a lot about the etiquettes to follow.

Thank you very much for this wonderful article. I have learned a lot as a newbie and I intend to go in accordance with all the rules or etiquette boldly explained above. once again, I am very grateful for this write-up or article.

Thank you for your guideline, and coaching, have learnt alot i believe with this i can perform well.

Hola, muchas gracias por la información, es de gran ayuda ya que soy nueva en steemit.

Thank you very much! I learned a lot from this article.

Where can i post the translation of the post?

Thank you for this information.

Wow this was really helpful, thank you sir

This is very informative and direct to the point. Thank you

Hola agradecida por toda la información brindada. En verdad es de gran utilidad. Saludos

Thanks so much for the post.

hola @steem.history gracias por todas los consejos para tener el uso adecuado de las publicaciones y no incumplir ninguna norma me parecieron de gran ayuda

This is very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Well explained. People often thinks that everyone is expecting votes. No, not everyone posta for votes some people post for betterment. I've heard that.

Es Excelente información y muy útil para crecer en la plataforma.

I'm a new comer and I must admit I really needed this info. Thanks alot. I really needed this to get on my feet and start somewhere.

Super helpful advice, especially for newbies like me. Thank you!

Very nice write up

A very helpful and nice post

Excellent post!

Being a newcomer, this has really helped me to understand about steemit better, thanks for the guidance

Muchas gracias por está publicación de verdad es de gran ayuda para los recién llegado, ya que se puede traducir a la perfección y además es muy sincera la forma en que lo explicas y detallas cada regla. Gracias.!

Thanks for this informations, its very clear.

What enlightening post! I learnt a lot from this post.Thanks.

Thanks sir
Its very helpful

Thanks for the information. This will help and guide alot.

Gracias por la información, es de gran importancia para nosotros los nuevos en Steemit! Me aclaro muchas dudas y leí cosas de las cuales no sabía!

Thank you for the great start

Hai @steem.history, "Saya telah membaca dan memahami Etiket Steemit di Komunitas Steemit dan akan melakukan yang terbaik untuk merangkul mereka" sumber

@edglacosta @steem.history gracias por la información saludos

What a long read, but i am happy i took the pains to read through. Thanks for sharing.
Much love
Happy Sunday❤❤

great work sir, I now have knowledge about the dos and don'ts of this platform

Hola, buenas noches, agradecido por tan nutritiva información que me permite un desemvolvimiento adecuado en la plataforma steemit.

Thanks alot for this

excelente articulo... muy interesante porque a pesar que existen normas de convivencia que todos normalmente sabemos que son básicas y de buena educación hay comportamientos que parecen normales e inofensivos pero no lo son. y cometemos errores que parecen inofensivos pero afectan a los demás integrantes de manera directa o indirecta y debemos corregir para cumplir con las normas y permanecer íntegros donde quiera que estemos. gracias por tomarse el tiempo y la dedicación para enseñarnos estas normas tan importantes.

hola soy nueva me cuesta mucho entender steemit. pero he tratado de hacer lo mejor que puedo mis imagenes son reales tuve 9 horas tratando de abrir de ver como se maneja de ver como se publica de como usarlo etc etc. tomandome fotos estoy cansada y resulta que esta mal. no entiendo de verdad


Thank you for this guide. Great job!

I've made Polish version. Polish community on Steamit is tiny for now, but who knows - maybe it will help somebody to understand the rules better.

Speaking very clearly, thanks for the explanation

Agradecida por la información suministrada, es de gran utilidad, valor y sobre todo es necesario aprender para no cometer errores, suministrar buen contenido y chequear el contenido valioso de esta increíble plataforma. Una vez mas gracias.

An amazing post, thank you, this helped a lot.

Thanks for your thorough post. I was once a lost Reddit noob until I came across the Reddicate post, (similar to what you just did—well, did 10 months ago)

Anyway, I pretty much get the manners and the dos-and-donts of Steemit. One thing I am having a hard time with is navigating the platform.

For example, when I’m posting something, as ashamed I am to admit it, there are times I have no clue what community or group I’m posting it to.

I wrote this long, researched, unique post today. It took days of preparation and research, then hours of writing today. Not to mention the 1 1/2 hours of editing after. It was about Stocks, and a few other related topics. (You should check it out, wink)

I just got a downvote for that ridiculous plug I gave myself.

But anyhow, after I posted it, I realized that I posted it to some group called #life. I tried to edit it, change the tags, everything but couldn’t fix it.

And after all that work I couldn’t bring myself to delete it, (as your post says I should if I posted irrelevant content to the wrong place), so if you have any recommendations for articles I can read to get a feel for how to post and tag to the correct communities and tags that would be great.

Like, I’m at the point where when I try to read other peoples articles all I see it Korean posts and 1 paragraph posts with a photo.

Thank you for the recommendations

Muy buenas las recomendaciones, para ser tomadas en cuenta. Excelente. @steem.history

Hola @steem.history excelente post, fue refrescante, realmente a veces podemos cometer tantos errores sin darnos cuenta, siendo lo mas importante compartir y mantener un ambiente grato entre los participantes de esta gran familia que cada vez suma mas.

Para los recién llegados como yo, es de suma importancia tener cada punto claro. Y de esa manera darle buen uso a la plataforma. Realmente, gracias porque es de gran ayuda.

One of the guidelines here:

Do take a step back.
I just came back to read the guidelines again..
These guidelines will definitely create the good communities here.

I really appreciate whoever had made this post, as the information inside it has very good quality without making it too wordy and also he/she managed to cover the rule and regulations entirely. For a beginner, I think this information is more than enough to avoid making any kind of mistakes.

Thanks for the information. I am trying to translate according to my understanding into Thai for society Steem Thailand understand or how to behave in the steemit community.

Thank you for this article. I have learned a lot

Excelentes recomendaciones @steem.history muchas gracias

a very good post, and really helped me as a beginner, and explained how to play steemit correctly, I am very happy and grateful for the guide, and I am also motivated to translate into Indonesian so that it can help for friends who have just joined steemit this, always success for @steem.history

This is cool, this information is helpful
Now i know what to do and what to not do

gracias steemit, son muy claras estas recomendaciones y necesarias para poder hacer un buen trabajo en esta plataforma. Siempre las tendre en cuenta

RE: Traducción al español de la guía @ steem.history - Guía completa de etiqueta Steemit#lisima

Thank you very much,this was really really helpful

Estoy muy agradecido, realmente es muy útil.

Thankyou for some informations

Realmente soy nueva en esto. Me ayudo muchísimo la información @steem.history gracias por el apoyo!

Thank you for the warm welcome, newcomer here. Hoping to have a great time on this site! An informative post indeed.

thank you very much for this information. best regards

hola amigo, soy nueva... excelente informacion #steem por steem.history

This is really helpful. Thanks!!

Waooooo, Very educative especially the part of experting a reciprocal vote. I have been experting some but thanks to you, I now know I don't have to.

I have read and understood the Steemit Etiquette on Steemit Community and will do my best to embrace them

terima kasih sarannya kak smoga aku juga sukses di steem @fotografmisyanta

This is a complete guide indeed
Thank you so much for all the important information 🙏🏽

Excellent guide. Thanks for sharing and making it easy to understand.

Excelente contenido muestra muchos conocimientos que personas como yo que apenas estamos en el mundo de steemit . No conocemos

Hello, @steem.history, I ask permission, I have adapted the translation of the post above into Indonesian, because after looking around, I couldn't find it.

Panduan Etiket Steemit Lengkap (Revisi 2.0) Bahasa(Indonesia)

Muchas gracias por este valioso aporte, me sera de gran utilidad.

Terimakasih, postingan ini sangat membantu saya sebagai pendatang baru, saya akan berusaha melakukan apa yang menjadi aturan diplatform ini

I will ever remain grateful for this wonderful reminder.

Wooow.... What an educative and good etiquette to guide me as a newbie on this great platform as I grow to explore amazing contents here....

This is going to go a long way to help me in how to use this platform peacefully and efficiently without doing what I'm not supposed to do and I'm grateful for this...
Thank you
Lets steem on!!!

I will keep my promise

Thank you for this guide.

Good i support you

Great! So helpful and educative as a newbie. It really has clarity on how steemit works in relation to posting.
Thanks for the guide

Excelente tu post y la forma de explicarlo super fácil. Gracias por compartir esta guía, son consejos muy importantes para comenzar en steemit, y como nuevo usuario me encontraba un poco perdida sobre que debo y no hacer, y esto me ha sido de mucha ayuda. Gracias infinitas.

Good afternoon.
Tell me if this post was translated into Russian?
Is there a need to translate it into Russian?

I've read and understand the community etiquette and will try my best to embrace it

Good day!

My name is Andrew. I'm from Russia. I don't know English well, so I use Google translator. Please excuse me for the incorrect construction of sentences or individual phrases.

I recently became interested in the Steemit platform and started doing my first publications. While studying Steemit, I found two communities from Russia. But I think that they do not quite correspond to the promotion and development of the Steemit platform in Russia. Often I was not able to get answers from community members to various questions about using Steemit. Participants are mostly interested in monetizing their posts.

I believe that Steemit has great prospects for the future. Therefore, I created the Russian-speaking community RSC (RusSteemCom) - Russian Steemit Community. I am interested in global projects and previously I had to participate in them, including on a national scale.

As you know, the biggest problem for new users is the lack of information in their native language. Therefore, first of all, I decided to combine separate sources and resources and create a full-fledged encyclopedia for Russian-speaking Steemit users. You cannot invite guests to the community if they do not understand where they are and ask questions: Where am I? What is it? And where should you press? And many others.

At the moment, I have translated this Complete Guide to Etiquette into Russian and posted it in the community. Pay attention to the numbering of paragraphs. Item number 18 in your publication is repeated twice. Therefore, the total number of points should be 30!

In the future, I plan to Russify the FAQ and further collect other information for its translation into Russian. In the future, I will gather a team of like-minded people and we will develop our community to the level of the largest Steemit representative office in Russia. It may look great now, but I'm ready for it.

If you have information about working on the Steemit platform, rules, requirements, instructions, etc., then please provide links to them for translation into Russian. I would be very grateful to you for that!

I do not ask for material support in the form of Steem or Steem Power tokens (although it would certainly not interfere))), but I ask you to take control of our community, periodically take an interest in our development and give advice within the framework of a single Steemit development concept

Thank you for the attention. I hope that reading my letter was not tiresome for you.

Best wishes Andrey and RSC (RusSteemCom).

@steemcurator01, @steemcurator02 excuse for troubling. Please read my comment above. At the beginning of this post @steem.history it was stated that in translating it, the author will receive a small reward. However, I did not wait for it. Our community has recently been created, but has already taken big steps towards its development in Russia. Even a little help would be invaluable. Thank you for the attention!

какая драма! бесплодные усилия любви к Стимиту -- королева в восхищении 🤓

I really enjoyed reading this post! It's so good to read the ins and outs of Steemit. One can never go wrong when reading this guide and you can always refer back to it when in doubt!

Agradecido por esta información!

He leído y comprendido la etiqueta Steemit en la comunidad Steemit y haré todo lo posible para aceptarlos y apegarme a ellos.

Dos, don'ts. This is a succinct good read.

I really appreciate for the guidance

thank you for the notification, I understand this is my new beginning to build this account, I have read the terms and conditions. ❤️

Soy nueva! Estoy muy de acuerdo en cada una de las acotaciones que nos da en esta guía.

Thank you very much for this

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