RE: Blockchain Update 3: Hardfork 20 and Release 19.4 – AppBase, StatsD, and RocksDB
In order to eliminate this advantage, the unused portion of the curation rewards will be returned to the rewards pool instead of being awarded to the author, thereby increasing the overall percentage of rewards that will be paid to curators.
In light of this, can you explain why there's still an early voting penalty at all? It seems like if the goal is to reward curators it would be better served by making curation 25% from the beginning, rather than just making votes in the first fifteen minutes worth less than votes coming in later.
(I assume the change to 15 minutes remains and just wasn't mentioned.)
As I understand the original early voting penalty it was intended to allow voters to choose to reward the author more. If that functionality is going away I feel like there needs to be some new justification for keeping the penalty, or it should simply be scrapped.