Does Steem encourages self-censorship - how I lost 9 points in reputation

in #steem3 years ago (edited)

I did a witty comment about bitcoin, and asked a steemian in which color he would like his tulip for his home.

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https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@jrcornel/is-it-possible-to-find-bitcoin-s-intrinsic-value#@sweecee/re-petpeeves-re-jrcornel-is-it-possible-to-find-bitcoin-s-intrinsic-value-20170913t192130577z

When I scroll across posts, it's really rare to find genuine negative comments. Most steemians seem to prefer to stay on the side of caution. I understand why, because this single downvote resulted in a loss of 8 points of reputation.

I think it's an individual choice, self restrain or self censorship or not. I came to the conclusion that for me it wouldn't last. I better write what I find funny rather than self censor and become trapped in a false dystopian narrative.

How many times did you self-censor here?

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Right on dude, so many oversensitive nancies on here ready to bring the downvotes. I'm worried about the potential for higher-tier users to start bullying the fish like us on Steem with downvotes because they've got a chip on their shoulder about something or another.

Yeah I agree with you ! The nancies, what a funny expression ;).

The weakness is the so called witnesses, I mean that it's easy for steem.inc to own them all and then as you say with the SP they can pretty much control who gets what.

Will see how it evolves. I hope it will stick to a strict interpretation of freedom of speech...