Arcange - Witness Thread

in steemit •  last year


Hello dear Steemians!

I am pleased to announce my intent to be an active witness for the Steem network

Two months ago, I joined Steemit and since then have spent much of my time exploring all aspects of it (technical, society, community, ...) I soon decided being more than a spectator or simple writer. I wanted to involve myself in building and make this community stronger, sharing positive values.

I have important background knowledge of project management, software development in different programing languages, infrastructure management (sysadmin, dbadmin, ... ) for over 25 years. Therefore, I try to use and share my knowledge and experience to help the community

Things I've done so far on Steemit

  • I open-sourced Steem.NET, a .NET API library for Microsoft .NET VB and C# developpers
  • I created SteemSQL, A public SQL database with all blockchain data
  • I did my best to help the French speaking community to develop by supporting French writers
  • I focused on curating high quality posts
  • I have been active on several channels on steemit.chat
  • I tried to inspire positive attitude in my posts and comments.

What's next?

  • More to come about SteemSQL, stay tuned.
  • I will continue to support emergence of people speaking other languages than English
  • As soon as those project are on the track, I will post on diverse topics I love like philosophy, science, society, travel, ...
  • I’m definitely a Steemit addict and plan stay being involved and helpful, both on Steemit and Steemit.chat
  • I will continue to curate posts with high quality content, share my thoughts, and reinforces links with and between our community members

My witness infrastructure

I set up two separate servers:

  • a private witness node
  • a public seed node at seed.arcange.eu:2001

Nodes are running on Xeon E5-1650v2 3.5Ghz 6 cores with 64 GB RAM
Servers are in a EU datacenter with high bandwidth and 24x7 availability.

My goal is to provide a reliable witness with as little downtime as possible. As soon as I get enough witness support (i.e. votes from you), I will scale up the infrastructure to different datacenters spread over the world, adding backup nodes to provide HA and DR.

Please vote for me as a witness:

using your cli_wallet
vote_for_witness [YOURACCOUNT] arcange true true

On Steemit website
You can vote directly from Steemit by going here https://steemit.com/~witnesses
Go to the bottom of the page and do the following

Thank you for your support!


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Thank you for resteem of my novel and your encouragement. I voted for you.

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Thanks for your support!!!

You got my witness vote sir. Great work you are doing for our network.

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Thanks! :)

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Thanks =)

Are you running a Linux-compiled node or a Microsoft-compiled node?

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All nodes on Linux

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Cool! I'm trying to get a Microsoft node up. ;-)

Thanks for telling us about yourself. I'm sure you will do well. Unfortunately I have hit my limit for witness voting now!

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Thanks for your comment. Do not hesitate to reconsider you witness list if you find my work worth it ;)

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I would love to vote for you but unless someone does something bad I would feel really guilty unselecting them.

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Sure you had good reasons to elect your current witnesses.
Don't worry. I was not begging for vote at all.

Awesome initiative, all the best!

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Thanks for your support!

Voted!

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Saw it. Thanks a lot my dear =)

You've got my vote! Keep up the good work!

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You're welcome!

Good to know you're running witness nodes now.

By the way it's strange that the URLs in your post are not working for me (again).

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My bad. Forgot to update them before publishing. Fixed!
Thanks for notifying, for the upvote and for the witness vote =))

Voted for witness. Great job!

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THANKS for your support!!! =)

EDIT: Thanks to all the awesome people on the #witness channel who helped me setting up my nodes and encouraged me to apply for witness.
I won't cite each here because I fear to forget someone.
You guys rock!

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What is the mission of a witness ?

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The first role of a witness is to provide infrastructure (servers) to produce blockchain blocks and secure the network.
A good witness is also someone who knows how steem blockchain works and has good knowledge on crypto-currencies.
Finally, being someone involved in the community life and growth.

I recommend you to read @pfunk excellent post on this topic.

Your contributions are relevant, so I have upvoted your posts. I would be very happy if you could explain how my small newbie action inflates your wallet.

vote done ahahah wish you a nice day

You Got My Vote!!!!! @arcange

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Thank you. Really appreciated!

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No Problem you got my Vote allday!!! #Vote@arcange

A voté. Merci pour les explications, en tant que néophyte non habitué aux blockchains le contact est un peu rude :-) Mais comme pour tout réseau social il faut un peu de temps pour s'habituer à la géographie des lieux. Content de voir que certains essayent de favoriser l'émergence d'autres langues. A ce sujet il est peut être préférable de publier dans les deux langues (Anglais/Français) ?

@arcange thx for the post. Im a bit more clear on the reputation thing. I went from a 30 - 13 over night onmy first day using it. I guess i pissed someone with a high rep off and they flagged my. i will try to vote for you as a witness. i just learned to do that with your post aswell. thx again.

I've being seeing all your great work all over steemit, most of all the alerts about scams and frauds. I think this is so important in this community!! Merci beaucup!!! And all the best for your projects!! :D
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Thanks for the info .. witness right ..