More news from Hardfork 21: The reduced curation window is reducing from 15 minutes to 1 minute. This isn't in and of itself a bad change, but just the change requiring adjustment is enough to push me over to something I've been thinking about for a while - dropping the voting system entirely. I'm one of the few people here able to take advantage of the new window, but it really doesn't seem worth putting the work in, even though I already have an autovoter that's probably still functional.
Coming at the same time, some new upgrades to @ottermaker are eating resource credits like mad, so I'm using more Steem to generate more RCs. If I vote on you you've probably seen the vote value go down a few times this week as I push SP over to those accounts. I also have another project that's going to be eating up RCs soon, so I think it makes more sense to just convert to only using SP where I need the RCs.
It's been pretty clear to me for a while that the voting system is dying and there are better things to do with my money. I powered down most of my Steem over the winter and it's doing a lot better for me in Splinterlands-related projects and elsewhere. So at this point I'm ready to be done.
If I'm opting out of the voting system I'm probably opting out of the authorship system as well. Future posts will probably be limited to project announcements and Splinterlands tutorials. Not that I've been far from that anyway.
For those of you still participating, good luck.