This is a PAY IT FORWARD POST to help our friend @dianargenti here. Her father passed away & she needs funds to complete the burial AND help her family. We dropped the ball on helping her Steemit Family.

2 months ago

We dropped the ball helping her, with all the usual trending posts making $3-500 every day on here while one of our own is struggling. - This has broken my heart the last week Steemit Family.

Things like this, is what Steemit and Crypto / Blockchain was created for.

We can vote and donate a bit and help a legit, Steemian out in a big way.

Please read on and I hope this earns your vote and a Re-Steem for a good cause and good person, our friend, @dianargenti.

Her direct wallet addresses are at the end of this post if you would like to send something to her. If you want to comment back here when you do, I am OK with that.

I am donating the liquid rewards to her, from this post upon payout and I donated to her directly 10 days ago as well.


Dian's dad:


I am only asking for the cost of the coffin and we'll just have to find a way for the other expenses.

-- is what Dian said in her post.

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My focus here is on these items and making sure she has enough. The OTHER EXPENSES I am not sure ever were covered, nor the full cost of the burial.

  • Her post only made about $230 or so and paid out 10 days ago --- and I think that is awful we did not come through for this very nice, very friendly, very active COMMUNITY MEMBER of ours and our Steemit Family.

We dropped the ball helping her, with all the usual trending posts making $3-500 every day on here while one of our own is struggling. -- I say again.

Our votes do not cost anything -- yet they mean so much to some people -- sometimes in the countries where Crypto Currency and Blockchain, can and should be making the most difference.

This is one of those cases. The buzz word is use case --- so -- let's use the blockchain to make the difference here!

Frankly, I have gotten to know her over the months, and weeks.

She would do this for nearly any one of us here.


Dian and her family:


Here is her post from 10 days ago that paid out just after August 1st -- the busy Bitcoin Hard Fork Day - where so many people made so much money on the rise of BTC and other coins -- and where the new Bitcoin Cash coin was given to many of us FREE - for every BTC we held.

We have the money and the way people.

https://steemit.com/need-assistance/@dianargenti/i-need-assistance-for-the-burial-of-my-father

And I am quoting her post for you, in brief -- below:


Please UV / Upvote this post and share it -- RESTEEM this and help -- none of this costs anything, this is why @ned and @dan / @dantheman created this blockchain community and economy.

Right?


From Dian's post / clipped to be brief:

Good day to all kind-hearted Steemians.

I'm sorry if I have to do this, I NEED A DONATION FOR MY FATHER'S BURIAL.

Today my father died due to sickness and aging. I am ashamed to do this but I have to set aside it for now due to necessity. My parents are very less fortunate and the only thing that we could be proud of, is the life we have.

We have not prepared for the death of my father, who would wanted to, and if we wanted to, we could not just afford to do it.

We need monetary assistance for the burial of my father. There are so many things that we need to pay such as coffin which occupies the large portion and the cemetery. My husband has a life insurance and part of that insurance is a burial package.

We wanted to use the burial package for my father but we have to pay $800 because it is not yet fully paid. We need to pay it in full before we can assign it to my father. We have the initial cost of the cemetery at $160 but hopefully it will be lessen for charity reason.

I am only asking for the cost of the coffin and we'll just have to find a way for the other expenses.


I advised Dian to edit her post and she did -- and insert several donation wallet addresses -- because BTC fork day was upon us -- and because BTC is expensive at times to send - and also people are not wanting to part with it so here is her edited info if you want to also donate something there:

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Edited:

As adviced, for those who wanted to donate directly to my bitcoin wallet.....

As also advice by my friends in steemit. I am putting other coin addresses due to bitcoin fork.

Here's my other coin addresses:

Etherium: 0x0529A855B17607ea2d9C767Bc12f1F56702e3a30

LTC: LN4zFwtiwJAV1GGp92yUNdyoka5QrK5YG6

BTC: 14tcDjnkRejxUf36RmMmfno8zAvrjwRG77


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99.999% of people in the world need money. The fact is everyone has a time where they are in a tight spot at some point in their lives. Steem can't provide charity for all. It's not a magical fountain of money.

These rewards, and STEEM's value, are based on the foundation of STEEM's market price. Therefore it is the buyers of STEEM footing the bill for these efforts of charity. So this is not true:

none of this costs anything, this is why @ned and @dan / @dantheman created this blockchain community and economy.
Right?

It's possible for charity to see a return benefit to Steem, in the form of promotion or helping a valuable member who is in real need of basic things like housing or food. But I see these begging posts getting out of hand already.

Imagine one side of a street lined with beggars, simply asking for money without offering anything of value. Now imagine the other side of the street lined with buskers, poets, artists, and many others bringing unique value to it. Which side of that street would you rather walk down?

The second side of the street metaphor is what I think Steem will flourish with. Allocating more and more of the reward pool to begging will turn away valuable contributors and probably buyers of STEEM as well.

I've downvoted this post primarily because of this:

I am donating the liquid rewards to her, from this post upon payout and I donated to her directly 10 days ago as well.

You're inviting charity but skimming a substantial amount from it. That's not very charitable.


Edit: And as @son-of-satire found in this comment from @dianargenti, they didn't need the help anyway. https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@barrydutton/hey-steemit-family-what-was-your-1st-blog-post-you-authored-on-here-and-why-or-e-7-or-post-it-or-community-engagement-series#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-re-dianargenti-re-barrydutton-hey-steemit-family-what-was-your-1st-blog-post-you-authored-on-here-and-why-or-e-7-or-post-it-or-community-engagement-series-20170807t081449245z

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Hello there sir @pfunk I would like to say thank u for everything and for the favor. I also wanted to say how sorry I am for my good friend Barry here for doing this blog for me and causes him so much trouble. What sonofsatire was reading maybe he/she mis understood of what I was trying to say. I didn't exactly say I don't need my friend Barry's help, prior for my post a few days ago me and Barry already talk about that he plan to do so...a blog post for me and give.me the liquid rewards I do know that he will do it for he promise me. And for that, it is already a big favor and help for me to raise the fund that I need for he knows that I was not been able to get on my post. And as the one who involved in this there's no problem in my part for I already knew liquid rewards will be given to me and it is a huge help for me. Sir I don't know how to say the exact words to put this issues, that my friend is only doing what he thinks to help. if he also gain for what he do I believed it is only right for him for I myself won't let him give me all the benefits for he also deserved. Sir I am asking you a very big favor for me could you pleased in my behalf post comments for I know you can be more heard and more efficient to explained how I valued much for the favor that my friend given to me. for he only thinks to help me.in either way around and I agree for what he have done for me. I just wanted to give back the reputation and the name of my good friend Barry who was being drag down and being misunderstood for helping me at least in this way I can give back the favor, support and help that he given to me for I also know that you do explained very well like what u have commented on here at sir @pfunk, Thank u so much and God bless you always. Please reconsidered for I know you are one of those who have a good hearted person here in the community. Thank u, thank u so much.

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Hi Dian,

I paid you out within about 5 mins of the post being paid to me -- Here is the post I did on it for the community. Have a good weekend my friend.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/donation-post-proof-of-payout-tonight-dianargenti-paid-out-as-promised-extra-sent-tonite-as-well-as-the-extra-sbd-sent-to-her

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Yes I did get it, thank u for the kindness you showed I know u will be rewarded for the goodness in you. God bless my friend

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Dian, I had no idea you were already on this thread making your voice heard, apart from the one comment of yours on the thread last nite. Timezones get in the way sometimes of communication LOL.

You are on so many of our minds. You continue to show people and me --- what a nice person you are and what community truly means -- and family.

God bless you and your family. I am just starting my online catch up now, after getting a post up earlier and then working on things here to help you.

I hope you noticed my other donation come in over the weekend, with all the people donating to you there recently LOL.

Hugs

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Crying over and overwhelm of your thoughts to us, I guess I need a small boat right now so I won't drown with my own tears 😨 keeping the burden to light. Thank u!

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God bless you, just wrote you a long reply a minute ago.

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LOL, given what has gone on here on this post

That is pretty funny actually

(:

Thanks for the smile.

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I know as I am getting caught up -- @dianargenti has already communicated here with you -- but I had made this overview to help convey the message here from her - born out of her reply here very late I saw last nite, and this way, everyone gets the same message and link to her original reply to the community on this, last nite -- in this thread elsewhere....


Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Thank you for everything and hope everything for you also be ok. No matter what we do we cant please others for they have their own mind thinking. I'm happy that you have smile a little bit over there my friend. Still kicking, kicking some butt hahaha lights on! I'll be soon rolling in the camp fire hope to have good signal in that time. Steem on!

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You are really a beautiful soul, right from my first day of finding you Dian.

I am personally glad we met and know my efforts have helped you, even though a few people have decided I am terrible, leaving their flags, etc,

There is a lot of bias and favoritism here as most people know but are scared to say anything.

The flags and bias and whatnot are not hard to find.

I do care about you and really am glad your account has ben highlited and you are receiving $$ support.

Don't forget that money is there I sent on the weekend and Thursday nite, (or Friday morning if it pays out late) --- I will be sending what I earn and what I promised.

I have a lot of respect for you Dian, it is true, I look at you as my sister.


THANK YOU FOR THE BIG POST REPLIES YOU WENT AND PUT OUT ON THIS --- during a tough period of your life.

That speaks volumes about your beautiful character inside you friend.

Blessings, always.

Most sincerely -- Barry

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Let's rolled not on fire but in peace and thank you they knew me Tru you, I gain friends though some was ur not so.... Hahaha thank u good luck ahead be well in your health my friend for thats more important :) steem on.

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Thanks Dian.

I am back home, I wanted to be home for when the post is set to pay out in about 3 hrs from now, the blockchain says.

I am still getting flagged on my other posts.

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Just ignore them my friend soon they'll realized the wrong, but I guess they really try to annoyed you but do not ideas of what they wanted for you. For they want you to get upset and provoke you to be mad but don't let them be. Just keep on what you are doing like before soon the community will see what they do is wrong. Just please don't mind them and don't say any words to them, for those who do bad, bad things will Come there way. Let's steem on and go miles.

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I have upvoted @pfunk's comment because I think he touches on important points.

Just for the record I upvoted Barry's post with my bot.

I think the disagreement from @pfunk and most other downvoters comes more from the fact that they would have prefer a bigger % of the reward to go to @dianargenti. I think that is arguable by both parties.

In the end, I think his comment is valuable.

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True downvotes are taking from someone. Downvotes are also redistributing what is taken, to everyone else. This everyone is the 99.999% @pfunk is talking about.

99.999% of people in the world need money.

Instead of using our energies in an destructive manner let's try to see the positives.

Your post Barry has brought a lot of help to the person you wanted to help and also generated some valuable comments like the one made by @pfunk.

Downvotes should always be seen as a positive for the 99.999%.

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No.

The months and months of discussions here, and posts and comments......for hundreds of hours, on people abusing their flags are proof that was not a fulsome statement on the matter.

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You're saying "no" to what?

I re-read all the statements I made and they all seem pretty truthful.

on people abusing their flags

I think misusing their flags would be more appropriate than abusing their flags for what your are trying to convey.

I'm not exactly sure I fully understand your comment.

As to the flags being abuses or misuses, I think this is subjective.

Show me any process that is guaranteed to arrive at the truth and I'll show you how it will fail.

Only individuals can make an estimation of truth based upon their own perceptions. - Dan Larmier

In the long run things should pan out in favor of those who behave favorably to those who have the most to lose.

There is close to a billion people in precarious situation in term of their financial situation to the point of leaving them unable to eat to full satiation some days.

Let's try to help one another where we can and agree to disagree else where.

There's seriously hundreds of thousands of people dying of malnutrition probably millions because of the concerted efforts of some warlords from the old days.

Let's refocus our energies to work for the greater good.

To solves humanity's biggest challenges will necessitate more than just a couple good posts. We'll need a global enlightenment which is taking off and being directly influence by each of our actions.

The last statement might seem preposterous but I stand by it. In the end, each of our actions duly matter, even on a global scale.

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You ended your initial statement today this way -- and this is what I said No to --- because of the wide sweeping generality of it and then explained why in my comments earlier to it:

Downvotes should always be seen as a positive for the 99.999%.


Always --- is a wide brush to paint with. So, it is not really the complete picture.

You then said truths are subject after when you quoted @dan --- and that is also true -- and moreso when you have a reasonable, mature debate on a subject --- most of which in this post by others --- are NOT.


Most of the rest of what you said later today in your 2nd reply (ies) -- I always have and always will agree with.

And the thing is based on my messages with you --- one of the reasons you like me-- is my PROOF of my activism I have done which included fighting gov't corruption, the police state -- and related social justice matters -- of which this blog post clearly is about as I tried to help someone in need.

The issues with flags and your statement again being :

Downvotes should always be seen as a positive for the 99.999%.

  • can easily also be explained as not ALWAYS the case even when applied to my warning post to Steemians (1 of 5 easily found) - where you commented and flagged my post, admitted it was a misunderstanding --- and then removed the flag and upvoted the post.

Another case where always is not the case, another case on a post I was trying to help the greater good and another case where you and I agree on things and worked it out and turned it around for the greater good.

Generally everything you post about @teamsteem --- agrees with everything inside me and I think we both know that -- based on our chats the last year here and there.

You are also DOING a lot of things for the greater good and I love that. And I have conveyed that to you too many times to count.

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Downvotes should always be seen as a positive for the 99.999%.

I agree my statement was wrong. It should have said Downvotes always redistribute Steem to the 99.999%. This doesn't mean it is the best option for them.

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Yes, I agree with both halves of the statement.

I have said before I know english is not your first language and same for me when I am trying to communicate with Steemit Family in other languages.

It causes miscommunication as we know and I am pretty good at reminding myself.

That is why it is easy to tell you have a big heart-- and that is often what I also use to go by and glad we can communicate well -- it just takes some mindful effort.

Kindness has no boundaries or lines in the sand that the rulers place on us -- so let us be kind.

It costs nothing extra -- but the rewards can be great.

Thank you @teamsteem.

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I respect and agree with your position here.

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Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Hi - Here is what I sent to Dian after the post payout tonite, just keeping you in the loop:

I paid you out within about 5 mins of the post being paid to me -- Here is the post I did on it for the community. Have a good weekend my friend.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/donation-post-proof-of-payout-tonight-dianargenti-paid-out-as-promised-extra-sent-tonite-as-well-as-the-extra-sbd-sent-to-her

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I just couldn't agree more with this. You explained it the best way, and it doesn't mean we don't care about the subject or the cause for charity, is just getting like a new trend of people begging for something. Today this is the third message I see of someones necessities, and personal I wish the best for all of you asking for help, but its important to think about what you are turning this platform into, we don't ask for money to the owner of Facebook, or twitter, or snapchat, etc. This is not an easy topic, but I totally get and understand your point in this one. Great words.

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"its important to think about what you are turning this platform into, we don't ask for money to the owner of Facebook, or twitter, or snapchat, etc."

I totally agree with you man. I've been seeing a lot of people begging on this platform or asking for help. I mean, really?! Is it what Steemit for? A Charity?

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Right, the begging analogy is great. I think anybody in need should get in touch with @venuspcs, who, although is asking for as much charity as he can, he is trying to contribute so much - even delegating SP to people despite him being in abject poverty, starting a campaign to get a steemit van to promote the website publicly, a discord channel to help the homeless on here, intention to pay back those when he can, posting multiple posts daily with photography and writing.

And that's somebody with completely debilitating physical and mental conditions with hardly a place to sleep, and can barely breath when he does. If anybody needs 50% of $900, it's him.

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Yup. You perfectly said the right words I was looking for. The begging analogy makes me sick.

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My in depth reply to this is above in comments, I have been out all day. I've addressed almost everything I can think of in there.

The sad thing -- is whether I keep 10% --- 50%, or 500% of the rewards, your DV and others, still costs her money --- and that is evident.

And that is addressed in my long reply. I won't be responding to a slew of individual comments on the negative people have CHOSEN to spend time on here.

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I've addressed almost everything I can think of in there.

Yet not once did you mention that it is possible to give her all of the rewards. Since you know, this is charity after all.

Not even the centralized charities out there today take a 50% cut.

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Thanks for saying so @acidyo... appreciate your voice.

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Is there something preventing you from donating 100% of the rewards from this post?

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Addressed a few mins ago in other reply.

Is there some reason a handful of people are trying to force me to change what I wrote in the post when nobody else did?

This has now become the spotlight for a few of you who read my post -- flagged down the post hundreds of dollars that were meant for Dian --- and then by force and some lies (not you) and misdirection and wordsmithing (sort of you) --- read my post -- don't like that I used the same template and wording as most donation posts --- and are trying to FORCE me to change it

Flags/censorship taking from Dian --- it is not me. My original post was never edited and 99% of people who read it are fine with it..... but for a few of you.

I think that needs to be explored!!!!! But I said that earlier in my reply to you.

Like you are asking / pointing with your language at times, I am not addressing things.

But the timestamps on my replies clearly show I am --- you are just not reading replies, it seems --- to the post in general.

If I was hovering over a post..... I would certainly be reading the whole thing at times, for updates and context.

But --- I will not try to FORCE any of you to do anything.

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My comments address all of this and more in one reply, in this post, tonite, and then some.

You guys are literally REACHING for reasons to twist this and make me look badly, I could have sat and done NOTHING to help her --- like my comments said in detail.

This is brutal a handful of you.

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If you're asking for charity you have to be ready to face some scrutiny.

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No.

Balanced scrutiny. Not this.

This is 3-5 people who decided to take issue to FIND and MANUFACTURE a problem, where none existed with rhetoric and half truths.

3-5 people who have downvoted this and taken money from Dian, where no post existed prior, when I decided to use my stake (so to speak, none that I have bought, all that I have earned) to step out and help --- when they did not. You included.

As I type this there is 1028 votes, a handful of those are DV's by whales like you taking money from her. That is a fact. Not opinion.

And the same handful of people are now trying to FORCE their opinion on me, on what to do, with my post to help someone out and made this about me, when it is not.

The same people who have done nothing to help her the last 12 days, but now jump in..... when my time and effort and heart --- have gotten this on the community radar.

So go ahead, make it about me, manufacture problems where none exist because God knows we don't have enough issues here or other parts of our life.

There is not a lot of balanced debate here on this.... like a lot of things it seems.

TLDR Good:

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The good: I have raised SO MUCH awareness of her and can see the donations, comments, votes on her comments and posts thru the roof, she is at least getting set up nicely that way. I could have sat like I said and done NOTHING.

Nite man.

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What's not balanced? People are scrutinizing your pledge to give specifically the liquid rewards on this post. Meaning the SP you gain from it, 50% of the post's payout value, will go to you.

You've notably avoided responding directly to that one issue, which I think every person questioning this post has mentioned is their primary concern.

You also haven't addressed the fact that the person you are seeking to benefit told you that their father was already laid to rest and you made this post anyway.

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You've notably avoided responding directly to that one issue, which I think every person questioning this post has mentioned is their primary concern.

I have addressed it in my numerous and lengthy replies, to some extent --- maybe not the way YOU like it.

But I have also decided this post has once again unearthed the clear centralization of power on this platform in numerous ways.

I will not be bullied by 3-4 people who violently try to force their solution on me, sully my reputation and lie about me, as well as wilfully misdirect the Steemit community.

That was something I was thinking about today struggling thru physio where my mind needs to go somewhere else during the painful stuff I deal with. It became clear to me, my blog post, on my page, was taken over by nasty comments and some hooligans, with their boorish behaviour -- who forced their opinions on me, like I say and wilfully lied and or misdirected people -- harming the post and my reputation which is hard to build.

I have been one of the most active people on here --- and you pick this post to actually interact with me.

Funny that.


You also haven't addressed the fact that the person you are seeking to benefit told you that their father was already laid to rest and you made this post anyway.

Yes I have. Check the comments. I am about done babysitting this post, I have invested A LOT of time here responding to people who clearly don't want to hear what I have to say.

The witch hunt and wordsmithing is just about done.

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Post payout plus the extra:

Hi Dian,

I paid you out within about 5 mins of the post being paid to me -- Here is the post I did on it for the community. Have a good weekend my friend.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/donation-post-proof-of-payout-tonight-dianargenti-paid-out-as-promised-extra-sent-tonite-as-well-as-the-extra-sbd-sent-to-her

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Oh so pfunk u should check out whaleshares and whaletank! We give to people for building projects, coins and community initiatives :)

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Since this is related to this post, your support on this matter here, focused on Dian, would be appreciated Fuzzy. :

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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I have to say, I don't feel comfortable with this at all after reading that she will only receive the liquid rewards from this post. I have a memory of you doing this before for someone else and I instinctively upvoted it just because I trusted it was legit. But now that I realise you are taking the liquid rewards from this, it is hard to look at it as anything other than self-serving.

I do hope I am wrong, because I have previously thought you not the type to do such a thing. But I don't see why you would approach this supposed act of generosity in a manner that ends up with you making more money than most of us have earned on here in months.

If you start a power down right now and commit to paying her the full amount earned in STEEM and SBD, I will vote, resteem, and make a small donation, as I don't have a lot to give currently.

If you decide not to do this, then I suppose your true intentions will become evident. I will check back later to see what is going on.

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I agree with this.

A few things that made me not want to vote on this post is the fact how he keeps trying to guilttrip the community that we "dropped the ball" several times. Yet he hasn't even re-steemed the original post to help it get more attention, nor does he ever seem to use that feature.

Not a single mention that he makes 50% of the rewards and is probably not going to powerdown due to it even though the original post was 11 days ago so he could've done it preparing for this post to be able to donate 100% of its rewards.

Our votes do not cost anything -- yet they mean so much to some people --

I don't think he understands how the steemit economy works, the value of the currency doesn't hold up magically like fiat money.

To top it all off, the spam of his own tipping addresses at the end made me just go "nope".

I'm going over to vote on her posts instead.

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After I commented, I scrolled down to have a read, and I did notice a lot of this guilt tripping you speak of. Comments like "Bernie flagged this 3 times or Dian's family would have more."

Now, this is quite clearly attempted emotional manipulation, which I do find to be very unbecoming. However, I didn't want to jump to any conclusions, because there is a chance that the manipulation was done for her and her family.

But when you tell me that after all that, he did not even resteem the very post that this is apparently about making up for, I think that is enough for me to make a decision. I am very disappointed.

I will go and do the same as you.

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Hi there sir I do really thank u for your kind consideration about this for me to have more or all of the rewards given. And I am sorry if I wasn't been able to resteem the post my friend Barry did for me for I was in the province where there is no signal and internet and just got back yesterday. Sir when I found out that what happened about the blog post of my brother @barrydutton cuase him so much I don't know how to address and handle the issue for I am just an ordinary steemians who asked for help to my good friend Barry. I do post blog asking for help and favor and I do thanked already who have good hearted like you who give their support and I do already knew at hand that my brother barry plan to post in his page for my favor and give me the liquid rewards as he promised to me. Sir many of you in here is a big person in steemit who also have the willingness to help. but if the issues is just by given me the liquid reward which I already know at first is no big deal for me but instead it is a very big favor in my side. My good friend Barry already helped me a lot.but when he finds out I didn't raise the fund which I needed even before it he already plan to do the post and I do thank him for that for in my side I think it is too much for him to do. If ever he gained some for doing this is it isn't right for him for he also deserved it? There is no issues in my side about what I can have and
what he will give to me, for I also don't want to get all it is greediness. If only I can handle all the expenses and the needs I assure everyone they won't see me or read my post asking for help. For us who really needs it,it is really ashamed and sad that many thinks we are beggar begging for help. Many said we are begging like beggars even if the truth is we do really need help.many comments arises differently saying good and bad. But my heart broke reading some of nasty comments about those who asked for help and they compared as like beggars begging. Sir if I can
only handle the expenses and others i won't asked for it, but i only asked as I said to my friend and to others a good steemians like you who have the heart and understanding to help and won't compare us to beggars begging for
a little money to survive in their daily needs. I won't say this will only be my post asking for help for I am just and ordinary person and I don't hold the time of what will happen in the future. But the event of what my good friend Barry done for me to help me arises many issues and different views. It was being misunderstood in his side, for all I know he only wanted to help but instead his reputation and names was being harm. Sir u are one of those I have knew thru my friend Barry and I guess you also knew I exist in here because of him if I wasn't mistaken. Sir it makes me feel so sad that helping me cause my good brother too much on his side. And the only way that I can return the favor that he did for me is to let you know and others that I still needed the help he do and I do know that I won't get the whole of it and it is also my one way of thanking him for I know he can raise more fund for me because he had more friends, followers and know big ones and person here in the community like you which he thinks can help. Hope sir you reconsidered the thoughts I wanted to convey to you and give my good friend and brother what is due for him for helping those who needs like me. A very much thank you for your concern, and hope issues will be settled in a nice and fruitful ideas to be tackled into. More power and GOD BLESS. HOPE YOU WONT GET MAD at me.

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I am very sorry that this has turned into something that has led you to feel the need to type such a long comment. It was never my intent to influence people to remove their upvotes, nor to add to downvotes, so I am really bothered by the fact that my words seem to have cost you money that you could really use right now.

I had only hoped, and in truth, even expected, that Barry would simply offer you the entirety of the funds raised for you. I understand that you personally have no problem with Barry keeping half of the money, and would still be grateful for what he has done for you. regardless.

The issue here for me stems from my inability to believe that this has been done for you at all. While Barry may claim this is a standard model for fundraising on Steemit, that does not mean that it is the best model. I simply wanted you to receive all of the funds earned, and regret that all this has happened as a result.

I do feel that I was entirely reasonable and civil with all my words to Barry, until the point where he posted a very long message to me that ignored the issue of paying you the whole funds, and instead focused only on insulting me and trying to manipulate readers.

It is for this reason that I responded in kind, but in retrospect, I realise how unproductive this approach was to attaining the goal for which the initial comment was intended to achieve. I have no more interest in speaking with Barry. I believe that every message he has sent me has not actually been for me, but for the readers.

This entire thing has become nothing to do with raising money for you, and instead it has somehow become about defending Barry's character. I am sorry that you have for some reason been led to believe this is important, but it is not. I cannot be convinced that Barry's actions were not self-serving, because I have witnessed Barry's actions.

The only important thing here is you, and I have, intentionally or not, lost you some money that you could really use right now. I wanted to offer you a donation to make up for this, but this week I had my own unexpected outgoings to the vet and I could not. The SBD in my wallet is also pledged to users who engaged on my posts over the last week. However, I noticed that I seem to have made $40 o $50 dollars simply from commenting on this issue, and so all that I have earned through commenting on Barry's post and my own post about you, shall go to you. I will be able to give you the full amount, not just the liquid, because I have no intention of stopping my power down after this shit. I know this will not be enough to cover everything I lost for you, buy hopefully, if Barry is finally able to commit to giving you the full amount, then that should do a much better job of balancing things out.

I am very sorry for your family's loss, and please do not feel obligated to actively try and resolve any issue here. You do not have to defend Barry's character, even if he sought you ought and asked you to come here and do so. You should have said no, because you have more important things to worry about and this must just seem like the silliest shit ever to be spending your time on.

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Sir reading this reply from you makes me.important which I felt I am in this matter. But for what happen and for the issues that was being arise maybe has a good thing that result. Please you don't need to repay back what was lost for I know you only think what's best and also turns out can I call it disaster? Hahaha, I don't mind at all for I also win hopefully a friend in you. You and him is different in other way. I may not care if u don't talked to others but I wish and hope what we have started will continued. I will be so grateful if u drop by and comment even if you will not.vote hahaha. My page is bz because of you guys and I'm thankful of it now they noticed me, hahaha! Have a good day and be blessed.

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I’m confused. Is this the resteemed your talking about that never happened?
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I must've missed the re-steem. Wasn't the main argument vs his behavior and the way he handles criticism against keeping 50% of the rewards.

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I'm confused about why you chose to send this to me. It was not I who stated that it was not resteemed. However, I should have verified the information before making an opinion. Still, this is irrelevant, I just read his reply to me and I know what I need to know.

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You are top comment where questions get answers.

Confusion

Such as you disagreeing with your own statement if people don’t read past the first paragraphed for further clarification:

“don't feel comfortable with this at all after reading that she will only receive the liquid rewards”

“But now that I realise you are taking the liquid rewards from this”

Some people seem to think you are accusing him of taking the liquid reward from this post for himself? I assume you are talking about illiquid rewards the STEEM portion. You do clarify that up further in your comment where most don’t bother reading

But that just shows how few people even bothered to read “am donating the liquid rewards to her” I guess they all were just too busy patting themselves on the back for “doing the right thing” which would have been up voting her blogs and comments more than his post. This was very kind of you, and many others to do. More people should be encouraged to do the same. Rather they just want be butt hurt over their own lack of reading.

Claims of No

Then there your claims of her saying “no” which is being rather unfair to dianargenti. She uses words like “don’t worry, ”trying hard here but we can cope,” “I guess,” and a lot of other langue in the example you quoted. Expect those are not meaning “not” to more help. If you ever been poor, or have worked with poor people you understand that just someone trying be polite and not wanting to cause more trouble than they already have in asking. It’s definitely not a “no” to being help out more.

This is however getting off the main message the community really needs to learn about blogs like this. Go upvote the people in need not those requesting help for people in need.

Should I even remain

I’m just trying work out here if I should even remain a member of his community or not. People seem to be using miss-information to burn him at the stake. Unless I’m mistaken he did disclose that the “liquid” reward was going to her. I see that as often as I see people offer up the whole reward. Granted I disagree with that which is why I upvoted more on her own comments/blogs before I ever upvoted this.

I have voiced my own concerts directly to him in:

  • Remove all your wallet address and only include hers. Include a link back to where she states it's hers.

  • Remove your “some of my recent blogs” section.

  • And some other things to make this more about helping her out.

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It was a typo, nothing more. I think it very clear what I intended to say.

She did no use the word "no," per se, but she still told him not to do it twice.

I can't tell you whether to stay here. Once I would have said you should. But now I don't know. There's a lot of this self-serving shit going on and the feeling of togetherness I got from this place is disappearing far too quickly.

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I have been out of the house all day, I need help dealing with the simple things now, with my injuries from the car running me over as most people know who actually deal with me or talk to me, or interact with me.

I have no idea why as soon as 1 person here, who does not like me -- sowed the seeds of discord, and doubt, a bunch of other people decide to chime in, say awful things about me and make allegations etc etc.

I state right in the post the liquid rewards would go to her, and even put her donation addresses for people to send things to if they want because frankly, every $5 or $10 counts no matter how it gets to someone in need.

So because I go out of my way, to raise awareness of an issue, that like my post says - we COLLECTIVELY dropped the ball on, now I have to do whatever a couple of people say here, forcing their will upon me and sowing dissent, or else I am the BAD GUY here????

I am just sitting here having just limped back into the house, just in shock, looking at some of the downvotes and comments here when my heart has been in the right place here since day 1.

Comments got lost between Dian and myself this week and on her blog and 1-2 other places on here, we had comments back and forth and tried to get in touch by PM etc to discuss what was next. Or what I should do.

I have always been the person to go the extra mile, and I have done that on here and IRL daily my whole life.

That's what I tried to do here, figuring we needed to do better than the $240 payout her post received, also like I said, along with a few donations coming in.

I figured knowing her better than likely any of you do here (most likely, with my daily interactions with her for so long, which is why I wanted to help, knowing she is genuine) -- that she needed the extra help and did not really WANT to ask for it, along with that tone being in her first post.

I sought out personally, with PM's to people - whales etc -- votes for her post about this and I was pleased it helped her out.

But ALSO like in my post, I see what trends here daily, and know we can do better, like I said. Steemit and the blockchain can be beautiful things, I have seen with my own eyes. More than once.

And that is what this post should be about.

And to me --- THAT is STILL what this is about.

So because a couple people sow doubt, don't like me, angle their words as such painting me to be disingenuine, and then try to force their opinions or course of action on me when they have all sat idly by ignoring her first post asking for help--- now that is what this post is about??? You have made this about me? And about what your payouts are on here compared to a DONATION post to help a sister in need????

A post that SHOULD be trending, because it helps out a genuine soul on here??????

Or the wording about this post and the payouts, in my ONE post on here ever, making more than $250 --- with the wording the way it is trying to turn something good into something painted dark by you or a couple others --- THAT is what this about and that is who you are painting me to be here????

I made a 1 year anniversary post on the 7th that made over $200, for the first time EVER on Steemit. I was shocked -- but happy with the amount of comments, to me it all means community building and family.

This has nothing to do with our personal daily payouts. Nothing.

I have contributed to this community, many ways, - key word being community.

People know that my blogs rarely made more than $10 until maybe 4 months ago, but I have also been here daily working at it, helping people, laughing with people -- trying to build something. I have 900 blogs up and 18,000 comments, trying to build here. And I know most people cannot say that.

I was run down by a car as many of you know and basically disabled and being screwed by the state, so I have been online more, stuck in the house, trying to find a way to not give up on life and still help others, like I was trying to do on this post here.

It is not about me here - but some of you want it to be --- I have been stuck in my house, trying to find a way to build something new. Contribute. Help others. It is what I like doing in life. My activism shows that as well.

Some of the comments here, are tearing down the good I have tried to build in this community, with people I thought were friends here, ---- and tearing down this post, look at some of the whale accounts who have now cost Dian huge money on this payout by contributing to such darkness, with downvotes, and comments. Leading people astray because a handful of you want to police this post, tell others how to act or what to write, or how to serve their fellow Steemit Family and humans. While having done nothing to help Dian in her first post.

So unless I do exactly what a couple of you want, or what you demand to be done, I am bad, right? And I am all about the money right??? And that is what drove me to do the post for her right?????No matter how many people I have helped or donated to here, right?????

I voluntarily saw an opportunity to use my blog, with all I have built, to help someone in need again as I have done in the past. People on here always use a 50/50 post in most cases as we know, and say the liquid rewards will be donated - how is this any different?

If all of you people sowing discord were on here as much as I have been over the last 12 months searching out posts, and ways to help, not just looking for rewards, you would have found Dian's original post, it would have made an $800 payout easily, and frankly, I would have been happy for her seeing the community show up for her, the way they do daily for the other $400 and $600 posts on here that trend daily, by the same people ---- that A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT.

Her post would not have even reached the $240 payout, had I not taken the time to earnestly contact some whales, send them the post -- and ask to help.

Dian does not have the following or connections on here some of us do, that we have built up over time. I decided I was in a good position to use my influence here for good, so I did. I don't usually just sit on the sidelines when I see someone in need, even though I am struggling myself. It is just something inside me, it has always been there. It's why I have helped residents in my community for years, why I ran for city council and why I have called out the police state and corrupt politicians in public meetings and protests and on video --- for YEARS.

Not sure why more people are not actively trying to help out humanity, but hey, I am not here to judge, ---- I will leave that to some of you that feel you are called to.

I had no friends on this platform when I joined -- but now I have some here.

I did not know much about crypto and nothing about blogging -- but now I do.

I built up what I have with hard work and honesty and learning my way. I decided (again, like I said in my post!) -- we could do better and someone needed to step up and do the work to help her a bit more.

She said she needed around $800 plus other expenses. Her post made $240. I am no math expert but I know that leaves her way short and likely too timid or upset or stressed to ask for help AGAIN, like I said already.

If you people who now take issue with this, because I stepped in to help a friend, had done your jobs on here as Steemit Family --- you would have seen her post like I said, upvoted it, resteemed it, asked 1 or 2 whales to help on it, and she would be great! Because she asked me for help on that post for her family on my page, and I was glad to do it.

Where were you all the last 10 days???? I helped when she asked and needed it 10 days ago.

But you didn't. So I decided to help. The best way I could -- and NOW a handful of you are forcing opinions on me, using your words to sow doubt about my character, vote down this post and my comments here, all harming Dian??????

This should have been a $2000 post by now, but for a few of you and you should be ashamed of that. It is not about me. It never was.

Some of YOU have made it about me, --- costing our sister Dian likely some more grief as we are friends --- and you have cost her a solid bunch of payout that is going to her.

I thought stuff like this was why @ned and @dan / @dantheman created this ---- to lift one another up and help people, and not force anything on people and not censor people unless abuse was happening or bullying, or flat out lies.

Some of which behaviour is being demonstrated here again --- the ugly side of humanity. Started by a couple of you, sowed into by a handful of you ---- and ultimately costing Dian money --- AGAIN.

Which one of you is going to author the next post to help her out, since a handful of you here have likely cost her easily another $1000 or $1500 that was due to be transferred to her on payout in about 30 seconds from my wallet to hers in a week?

Who among you is next on the list to step up and help her, since you did nothing the first time around 10 days ago when she asked for help? And some are flagging this costing her rewards, and help, AGAIN.

The whales who decide they don't like me and DV this post costing her money?

The dolphin group, here sowing discord along with one powerful whale that regularly harms users here???

Instead of wasting your time, sowing doubt and discord here --- you could have been using that time, to actively help this sister out --- asking 1 or 2 whales for help in chat. Messaging people on Twitter or Fedbook for help or spreading word, globally --- so people would read the post --- maybe join Steemit seeing a caring community. Maybe they see her LiteCoin or BTC or ETH donation addresses - and send her something.

But no. You decide to attack me and make this about ME-- with your dark and leading and forceful comments leading others to believe the worst about me, and about Steemit --- and steal something beautiful from Dian, and our community..... AGAIN.

I should have sat on the sidelines, knowing it was within my power here to to do good and go the extra mile for someone in need like nearly everyone here?

I am glad for the people who are supporting this post, supporting and donating to Dian and thank them. As for the rest of you, I just think you should be ashamed of your behaviour and seeing who is going to do the next post to help her out, and hopefully get her $1000 since you cost her that in this post ---- and that is despite some huge whale votes here for the positive ---- and some huge whale votes I can see that actually downvoted this post besides Bernies several accounts.

This is not what Family does to each other. For the people who supported her in any way, on her post, on this one, or donations with comments and kindness, that is awesome and I thank you!

Kindness matters.

Proverbs 3:27 New International Version

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27 - Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.


Matthew 5:41

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41 - If anyone asks you to go one mile, go with them two miles.


Who among you I ask, is going to go the extra mile for Dian next, since this post has been whale downvoted and her rewards suppressed??????

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Please comment here and let's use our time and hearts wisely, not in darkness sowing discord among community, is there not enough of that in the world already?

I sign a lot of my posts off saying - "let's set ourselves apart from other sites and social media" etc etc --- and I mean it.

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I have been out of the house all day, I need help dealing with the simple things now, with my injuries from the car running me over as most people know who actually deal with me or talk to me, or interact with me.

I don't see the relevance of this. It has nothing to do with what we are discussing and I can only presume it is another attempt to manipulate readers into giving you sympathy.

I state right in the post the liquid rewards would go to her, and even put her donation addresses for people to send things to if they want because frankly, every $5 or $10 counts no matter how it gets to someone in need.

If every dollar counts, why are you not giving her every dollar?

I have no idea why as soon as 1 person here, who does not like me -- sowed the seeds of discord, and doubt, a bunch of other people decide to chime in, say awful things about me and make allegations etc etc.

My comment was nothing to do with Bernie's if that is what you are implying. I did not see his until after I began to scroll down after posting my own, and I did not attack you at all. I was very reasonable, this reply of yours so far is not.

So because I go out of my way, to raise awareness of an issue, that like my post says - we COLLECTIVELY dropped the ball on, now I have to do whatever a couple of people say here, forcing their will upon me and sowing dissent, or else I am the BAD GUY here????

I think we have different definitions of "going out of my way." And I do not think such a phrase can even be used by someone who is getting paid.

I was run down by a car as many of you know and basically disabled and being screwed by the state, so I have been online more, stuck in the house, trying to find a way to not give up on life and still help others, like I was trying to do on this post here.

Honestly, most of what I have read so far up to this point is absolutely nothing to do with what we are supposed to be talking about. And again, you are attempting to make me, or more likely the other readers, feel guilty. Well, your attempted manipulations have just worked out rather badly for you. Because all this wheelchair victim shit has just reminded me of another fundraising post, that I believe it may have been aunt-deb done for YOU. I also remember withholding my vote after examining your wallet to find that you were not powering down, and therefore not truly as desperate as the shit suggested. I really ought to stop smoking weed, because if I had remembered that, I would not even have wasted time giving you the benefit of the doubt as I did in this instance.

I have 900 blogs up and 18,000 comments,

Again, I don't see the relevance of this. I have made only about 3000 comments. Does that mean I am any less entitled to an opinion, or of any less value to this community than you? You may have made 900 posts, but almost every post I ever seen of yours was like, "Bitcoin gone up to $2761 in Canada!" and then of course again when it went up another 3 dollars. That isn't content. So if you have posted 900 of those, and if you have made 18,000 comments in such a short space of time, all I am getting from this comment of yours is that you are a spammer.

I thought stuff like this was why @ned and @dan / @dantheman created this ---- to lift one another up and help people, and not force anything on people and not censor people unless abuse was happening or bullying, or flat out lies.

I think they made Steemit so they could make money. But, again, irrelevant.

Not sure why more people are not actively trying to help out humanity, but hey, I am not here to judge, ---- I will leave that to some of you that feel you are called to.

I would label this pomposity if this comment hadn't so clearly revealed your true colours to me. Now I know it's just bullshit.

I had no friends on this platform when I joined -- but now I have some here.

Boo fucking hoo. Again, why does this matter?

I built up what I have with hard work and honesty and learning my way. I decided (again, like I said in my post!) -- we could do better and someone needed to step up and do the work to help her a bit more.

Hahha. Honesty.

She said she needed around $800 plus other expenses. Her post made $240. I am no math expert but I know that leaves her way short and likely too timid or upset or stressed to ask for help AGAIN, like I said already.

So you could have said, "Hey everyone, we dropped the ball on this one. Can you go and upvote Dian's latest posts." There is no logical reason that I can think of for you to attempt to keep the liquid rewards other than attempting to profit from a man's death and a family's bereavement.

If you people who now take issue with this, because I stepped in to help a friend, had done your jobs on here as Steemit Family --- you would have seen her post like I said, upvoted it, resteemed it, asked 1 or 2 whales to help on it, and she would be great! Because she asked me for help on that post for her family on my page, and I was glad to do it.

Do you have no shame at all. You are going to now label us the cunts to try and draw attention away from your own cuntish behaviour? This is not going to work.

But you didn't. So I decided to help. The best way I could -- and NOW a handful of you are forcing opinions on me, using your words to sow doubt about my character, vote down this post and my comments here, all harming Dian??????

Ironically, I was up there defending your character. I told people let's give him a chance because we may be getting this wrong. It is this message of yours that has shown me the truth.

Some of YOU have made it about me, --- costing our sister Dian likely some more grief as we are friends --- and you have cost her a solid bunch of payout that is going to her.

Honestly, I am feeling sicker and sicker the further into this message I get. I think your bullshit might fool the average idiot, but it is transparent as fuck to me. You can use this term of endearment, "sister" to try and convince others that you see Steemit as a huge family. But, if this was the case, you don't seize an opportunity to capitalize on your sister's suffering. Further more, her dad just died. If you truly had any level of empathy in you, you would know how insignificant someone questioning your honour would be to her right now. But then again, if you had any empathy, you wouldn't have done this in the first place.

Which one of you is going to author the next post to help her out, since a handful of you here have likely cost her easily another $1000 or $1500 that was due to be transferred to her on payout in about 30 seconds from my wallet to hers in a week?

I will. And I will do it correctly.

Instead of wasting your time, sowing doubt and discord here --- you could have been using that time, to actively help this sister out --- asking 1 or 2 whales for help in chat. Messaging people on Twitter or Fedbook for help or spreading word, globally --- so people would read the post --- maybe join Steemit seeing a caring community. Maybe they see her LiteCoin or BTC or ETH donation addresses - and send her something.

I don't consider exposing swindlers to be a waste of time. Furthermore, I am helping our sister by making Steemit a more honest place. Also, you just sent a 12000 word reply or some shit. You could have been spending that time helping her, instead of attempting to justify a shitty decision. And failing miserably at it too.

But no. You decide to attack me and make this about ME-- with your dark and leading and forceful comments leading others to believe the worst about me, and about Steemit --- and steal something beautiful from Dian, and our community..... AGAIN.

My dark and leading comments? Either you did not read them or this is an awfully ironic attempt to mislead readers and paint me as the villain here.

I should have sat on the sidelines, knowing it was within my power here to to do good and go the extra mile for someone in need like nearly everyone here?

No one is asking you to go a mile. Only a foot upwards and to the right. Then click, and select your wallet. Then press power down, and give the woman the money that she her family fucking needs, obviously far more than you if you haven't had the need to power down even after getting another Steemian to raise money for you and your "troubles."

I am glad for the people who are supporting this post, supporting and donating to Dian and thank them. As for the rest of you, I just think you should be ashamed of your behaviour and seeing who is going to do the next post to help her out, and hopefully get her $1000 since you cost her that in this post ---- and that is despite some huge whale votes here for the positive ---- and some huge whale votes I can see that actually downvoted this post besides Bernies several accounts.

I thank you sincerely for this bit of comedy. It has helped with the nausea. Also, I understand that probably sounds like I am being facetious, but I can assure you that I say this with the utmost sincerity. This is perhaps the most disgusting piece of human behaviour that I have had the displeasure of witnessing on this platform, which is no small thing considering the rampant spamming, self-voting and vote-selling that is currently going on. For you to have the gall to tell me that I ought to be ashamed of myself is exactly the sort of bullshit I needed to provide me with a laugh to suppress the vomit that was about to come out of my mouth. Again, I am 100% serious, though i will admit the nausea is not entirely related to you. But my God you have made it worse.

27 - Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.

Is this a coincidental piece of irony, or is God telling you to stop being a cunt and go power down. Give her the fucking money, as it is within your power, and those upvotes came from people who wanted to help her. Not some greedy, dishonest, disingenuous arsehole.


This could have all been avoided if you had just been a human being.

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I discussed some things, about me ---- because my comments represent a BODY of Work here, not just an isolated incident.


YOU and 3-4 others made this post about ME. You started it. You manufactured the dark narrative. You and 3-4 others now have caused this post to be downvoted by several whales affecting the payout to Dian while wasting resources (time, which is finite) --- tying up some of us who prefer to spend out time helping people and Steemit - the community.


I also said that earlier, on how a small faction of people made this about me, so I will repeat it, like i took the time to do 12-14 hours ago.

I am struggling with some life issues --- yet I make time daily to try and help people on here, not just focus on myself.

But since you continue to make this about me......

  • Proof is my post about Dian here where I took the time to raise the issue and level of awareness and I am glad to do it!!

  • and my overall body of work with my blogs and comments and engagement on my posts.

Look at the body of work, not 3-4 people here leading people astray with a false narrative.

Ultimately, it is Dian who is paying the price for what you are choosing to do here.

You guys have focused on me. I say it again. Not the true spirit in which I wrote this post.

  • You DON'T know my heart. You DON'T know me.

None of the small handful of you here turning this into a witchhunt :

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  • interact with me on my blog
  • interact with me on other blogs

Thus you don't know me and cannot speak to my character.

My numbers and stats (posts, blogs) prove I am very active here.

I am ~11th here out of ~305,000 accounts in posts meaning I am easy to find here, easy to interact with, because I post and comments a lot.

It means I am easier to find and interact with here than roughly 99% of other Steemians -- so you have to work at NOT seeing my comments, interacting with me, and thus -- getting to know me.

Most of you here who are critical of me have done an excellent job at

  • avoiding my comments online
  • manufacturing the dark agenda here today
  • not bothering to get to know me but cherry pick your spots to take a shot at someone busy and trying to help people here.
  • Don't read my blog or comments that are EVERY DAY POSITIVE and community focused.

You just cannot - if you are making a balanced argument. (full of spin and misdirection and manufactured narratives, yes, a handful of you here are excellent at that!)

My struggles and numbers I quoted on my life/blog since YOU GUYS made this about me matter because :

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  • You took the focus off Dian

  • My numbers = my interaction and body of work on Steemit and I did not buy my way in here -- I typed the comments, I work at engagement on my posts, and I am very busy on here -- the numbers in part PROVE that.

  • I spend my time here trying to build and not tear down.


3-4 of you guys made this about me, I say again.

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You guys. Not me.

A handful of you guys have manufactured a narrative and a problem, where there WAS NONE --- and most of the comments reflect peace about my post --- not the same 3-4 people making comments and spinning things and turning this into a witch hunt.


You are removing your support for Dian when you DV this or remove a vote. That is the reality.

I hope everyone goes and donates directly to her, like many have done!!! That is awesome!!! That is why I put her donation addresses in my post..... and coached her in her post to do it also..... but I keep repeating that too, which you also conveniently leave out.

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Read my blog and look at my comments, instead of 2-4 people here inciting problems -- some of whom just don't like me.

Not a handful of comments. Look at the body of work.

Unbalanced statements from a handful of people like this manufacturing a problem, do not help Dian, Steemit, or the community here.

If I had put up a post saying

"Please go to Dian's blog and support her"

  • people would have said there was no value in the post and you know it. People would have said, it is a begging post.

Look at some of the comments here in this post saying it --- and that is on a post from a person who is well established here!

But go ahead, ignore those facts too, like everything else.

And if I had done a post that way --- it would have received no votes and would have seemed spammy. And I think you know that too. So again with nearly everything you say - and some others here --- you are reaching using misleading statements and manufacturing a problem where there was none.

The effort was better spent by myself making a post and using my stake in the platform, to make the effort and time, to draw up a decent post with the story to it, and try and help her thru a sincere post which it is.

Just because 3-5 of you claim I am insincere, does not make it true.

Further proof of this, is the number of votes this post has received and if you remove the same 3-4 people commenting over and over here on how bad I am ---- that removes ~30? comments ---- meaning the REST OF THE 295 COMMENTS ARE POSITIVE towards my post here.

The community has no issues with me --- one whale does and always has and there is proof of that on the blockchain. Lots of comments and DV's on my posts and even on a post to welcome Itsmee.BossLady to the platform - where she was getting the rewards....... and the post was DV'd to basically 0 with 7 of their accts, on a $100 post 2 mths ago.

  • Record of Negative Bias like I said, is easy to find here.

Then 3-4 others have chimed in and piled on ----- not the community...... 3-5 of you period.

This was never about a reward for me, like you and 3-4 others here have MANUFACTURED about me.


What I did was follow the precedent that has been set in the community --- that 50/50 posts have some or all the liquid rewards go to the person or cause the post is about or the one in need. It was honestly that simple.

That's all this is about, period, full stop, I never considered anything but that, since that is the precedent.


3-4 people here, who manufacture a witch hunt, or problems, do not = the community voice or opinion and they do not represent the condition of my heart or intentions to help someone.

You are the one also who has made leading statements time after time, with you words and spin.

You outright lied:

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in this post saying I never even resteemed Dian's post --- which is that since you can see it right in my feed from about 12 or 13 days ago --- yet you go and cherry pick posts, for things that suit your narrative to paint me as the bad guy and stir up dissent.

Further proof of THAT spin is picking a few comments that suit your case against me in SOME of the comments between Dian and myself.

Convenient for you and a handful of others here manufacturing this dark agenda rather than finding the good in this, that likely 1000 other people have found here.

You make it look like your research is SO exhaustive and I am SO bad.

Hardly.

You conveniently missed this post by Dian the last few days on her page.....

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where she thanks the community and me, by name, and is very grateful.

In that post she also clearly states in the REPLIES that there is a $$ shortfall.

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Yet the witchhunt continues, so did you intentionally leave this out on your manufactured agenda here causing bad feelings????? With your exhaustive research skills, to protect the community???? Or Dian?

https://steemit.com/thank-you/@dianargenti/my-deepest-and-sincerely-thanks-to-everyone


How much time and positive energy here, is being wasted again which we cannot get back, cannot help others with, and which we cannot get back while a small handful of people try to force their opinions and solutions on something that was not broken until they said it waas????

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I have no interest in reading another novel. I have made up my mind about you and I don't want to waste anymore time here. I have far more important things to worry about currently.

I hope somewhere in this comment of yours there is a pledge to pay her the STEEM. If there is not, then I don't understand how you can even believe you have an argument here. For the last time, goodbye.

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No mic has ever been dropped as hard.

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Lol. I am afraid I can't even agree. Let my distaste for the manner in which he tried to justify not paying her the full amount get to me, and so it became more about insulting him than about helping her.

If I had been more civil, perhaps I could have instead convinced him to give it to her. That shit is on me.

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Nah man, its not. I believe the motives were to never give her 100% of the rewards in the first place.

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And I guess sir there's is no issue in my part for I fully understood and knew even before this post was made that he will given me the liquid rewards and that is very fine with me. Thank u for the good concern and be peace.

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Hello @dianargenti, no issue whatsoever on your part. I am sorry this happened to you and my condolences for the loss. The community has nothing against helping you out and I hope it has helped you recently with the expenses. This just went way out of proportion due to Barry insisting on keeping half of the rewards which was the part the community was against. Had he offered to give you more of the rewards then no one would have had any problems with it and I have done my best to try and get more users to go over to your page and reward you on your posts since I noticed you are powering down and had a few posts before payout.

Please don't waste any more time about this and let us know if you are in need for any more support. Take care!

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Give her the illiquid rewards. End of discussion.

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Funny how he never mentions that part.

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@barrydutton, I'm still reading your donating the liquid rewards, and the community wants you to donate the Steem you receive as well. This post is about a man who died and it has made me sick to my stomach. I wish I never read it now.

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@runridefly:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Who among you I ask, is going to go the extra mile for Dian next, since this post has been whale downvoted and her rewards suppressed??????

https://steemit.com/humanity/@son-of-satire/important-let-s-help-someone-today-steemit-what-do-you-say

I would certainly not consider this a mile, but it is what I have to offer. If you care about redeeming yourself at all, or about Dian and her family, you will resteem it. Goodbye.

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I am glad you answered the call on this, when I asked who else is up next to help.

It is a little late in some cases especially since you already (lied? misdirected? wilfully ignored) my resteeming of Dian's post ~12 days ago, wondering if you will claim I did not resteem this now today?

I also think the smart thing to do, now you are jumping on the bandwagon to help finally --- would have been wait 3-4 days until my post dies down, so people don't see another "begging" post in the newsfeed, like you alluded mine was --- as did others.

You have wilfully - misdirected enough people with your attacks of words, it is about time you did something productive to help Dian.

You and others tried to force me into doing something that is not needed, and you have been a mean spirit willfully cherrypicking words, posts and twisting them.

Your post to "help" her seems more about making you look good, to clean your hands, after the dirt here you have spread about me, time and again.

I think you are a bully and a trouble maker, nothing about you seems like a reasonable, balanced person to me, nor is there any social justice in it.

I am heading to Resteem your post now, hope you actually see this one.

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Lol.. You resteemed it after defeating the purpose of the post by questioning my integrity in the comments section. You are a vile human being, Barry.

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I've been sick to my stomach since I read @berniesanders comment. I totally agree with @berniesanders except for the @barrydutton being a twat. I don't regret upvoting or resteeming this post, but I want @barrydutton to give his entire payout to @dianargenti. I see the photograph of her father and see the payout and it rubs me wrong. I feel better reading your comment.

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Hi - Here is what I sent to Dian after the post payout tonite, just keeping you in the loop:

I paid you out within about 5 mins of the post being paid to me -- Here is the post I did on it for the community. Have a good weekend my friend.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/donation-post-proof-of-payout-tonight-dianargenti-paid-out-as-promised-extra-sent-tonite-as-well-as-the-extra-sbd-sent-to-her

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The rewards just need to go directly to @dianargenti as I mentioned a few comments below, if you want them to go to her directly vote on her latest content. I give @barrydutton credit for giving her more exposure but I am disappointed in him for not giving her all the rewards.

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Interestingly, I just went to vote on Dian's active comments and I came across a correspondence between the two where he asks for her blessing to make this post.

To which she replied;

Hello my @barrydutton were ok for now don't worry about us though trying hard here but we can cope up with a little help from the senior citizen which my parents is a member. Don't worry my friend I guess wat I have save from here is a big help already at least. We been able to delivered him in his final rest. His seems quite like sleeping and he rest calmly. I don't know how to thank u my friend I'll post my blog soon thanking everyone especially you. God bless u with your kindness. I'm fine now, and I'll be alive soon :)

So according to that message, she said no. Unless there is a later comment where she changed her mind that I missed, I think this is all the evidence one needs to see that this is not about helping her at all. She did not even want this, based on that comment.

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That is really sad if that is indeed the case, using someones death to profit is pretty low in my book. My votes still went to her posts instead of this one as I am not sure how much of this will really get to her anyways.

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I don't doubt that she will get the liquid, but yes, that is my main problem with this. Seeing another human's death as a potential exploit. This fucking world we live in has us exhibiting the very ugliest versions of ourselves. I don't even blame Barry. I blame the world that we have allowed to develop around us. It's all our faults.

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It really shows what kind of human that barry guy is.

Like, the worst of the worst of humans do that kind of thing.

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Read my blog and look at my comments, instead of 2-4 people here inciting problems -- some of whom just don't like me.

That will show you....

It really shows what kind of human that barry guy is.

Not a handful of comments. Look at the body of work.

Unbalanced statements from a handful of people like this manufacturing a problem, do not help Dian, Steemit, or the community here.

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@king-crypto:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Sir I'm so sorry if I'm confusing and not being understood for English is just my third language and I can't fully put in words what I wanted to say which is so hard for I can't fully let out my feelings. About that comment before that I already know that he will do a post for me. And didn't mention in there that I still need the favor he wanted to make for I already felt ashamed because he already did a big part in helped me, but still know he will made the post to give me more help even if I will asked him or not because he said it so to me before and I'm still hoping for it. I may not exactly asked him to do it but I also don't say don't so it for we have understanding in our own language that given help is also given favor to each other. I'm winning a friend in you for you are indeed also a good person as I can see it. And it is hard to me to see that issues about this arises to both parties. If this need to be cleared up in one single words to have peace between then this is the one word that I came up to ease the tension. I still do need help the help which Barry did for me and I'm so thankful and grateful for him for doing so. For he only do the promise he made for he knew I still need it. And you are one that I will thank for, for you do give me your support and favor and I am so glad I have known someone like you too. I do not know how to ease the arguments which was being brought up in this blog post everything seems cloudy and I couldn't Express to everyone what I wanted to say. But u are one of important person which I must address for u only want what's due for me and thank u so much for that. I'll be okey and time of what I can have Tru my friends Barry post and for it will be a big help in my side and this is the last post about asking help and favor for me for we both go on of what we had not all do here in the community. Assuring what help I can keep and have from my post before and from my friend Barry's post will be properly utilized and used to it's purpose. Thank u so much.

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There is no argument. I stopped replying to him days ago when I realised this was just about defending his character to ensure that he can use this model for fundraising again without questions.

I have the deepest sympathies for you and your family, @Dianargenti, but I am not going to have a proxy discussion with Barry through you. Please stop allowing yourself to be manipulated so easily. The very fact that he is leading you to believe you have to come here and defend him shows that to him, his image is more important than your suffering. If you cannot tell at this point that he is using you and your dead father, I really don't know what there is that I can tell you to make you see. Perhaps you are already aware, but feel you are stuck defending him until he gives you the liquid rewards. I don't know anymore. But this has all become too ugly and I want nothing to do with it any longer.

I will donate all the money I have earned from comments on here to you. Beyond that, I would quite like to be completely removed from this entire situation, so you will forgive me if I do not participate in this charade any longer.

My best wishes go to your family.

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Sir my deepest thank you for coming here over to let me know. And thank u so much for the very concern you have showed to me and my family I cannot say anything but I am very grateful knowing you. You don't need to say sorry to me, it's me need to apologise if it made u a little bit hope just a little if I come in there and made comments to clear him. I won't say the name coz I guess it will make your eyebrow raise :) (peace). It's only my one way of given him what I also think I must have done for I also known him as a good one. And yes indeed let's make it stop. Thank you so much. Sincerely yours, me! :)

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@azfix:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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I still stand by my opinion that she should get all the rewards and not just 50% even if she says its okay for you to take half. I respect your choice, that is why I did not vote for or flag your post in any way. I give you credit for bringing more awareness to her situation and I continue to upvote her content at 100% as I encourage others to do.

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Me too, I am glad you and others have continued on after the issue was raised on her needs.

She is very very nice.

Thanks for commenting here and how you have handled things without forcing your opinions on me, or flagging me, or namecalling, etc.

I think that is good.

Thank you for that and continuing to support Dian.

Post pays out tomorrow nite to her, unless it gets extended very late past midnight, when I will be in bed.

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i am with you there, this is a scam

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Well I didn't say it is a scam. I am being optimistic here and hoping that my suspicions are unwarranted. But we will know soon enough I suppose.

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i saw and upvoted this post about a month ago at that time the value was somewhere around 800 dollars, this post was 42 minutes old when i first saw it yesterday and the value was in the 300 dollar range.

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I read this about six times and I am still utterly confused. Are you sure you said what you meant to say?

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i am saying that about a month ago this exact same post popped up and at the time that i saw it a month ago the value that was assigned to it was somewhere in the 800 range, and then i saw that same post yesterday , and the value at that point was 300 so it appears that someone is reposting this around once a month to get money.

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When you say the same post, you don't mean also raising g money for Dian do you? Was it another charity case?

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exact same post exact same pictures.

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You actually have no idea what you are talking about, or you are spreading false info purposely for some reason, I cannot imagine any other combination here is possible.

Dian is not the type of person to put up a post like this twice, nor am I so like Son of Satire is saying - you must be confused here or something else.

That said, with now way over 300,000 users -- more content (and scams) will show up as any platform grows.

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@bdl1165:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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good day sir, if u think doing a favor for a friend to help is a scam then I don't know how to you explain to you my part. is being dead is also a scam? Please think for I know my brother and been here for a while knowing him. Thank u for ur good thoughts.

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You are removing your support for Dian when you DV this or remove a vote. That is the reality.

Read my blog and look at my comments, instead of 2-4 people here inciting problems -- some of whom just don't like me.

Not a handful of comments. Look at the body of work.

Unbalanced statements from a handful of people like this manufacturing a problem, do not help Dian, Steemit, or the community here.

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I know you deleted your comments when I asked you what I did @weirdheadaches (and I have chronic pain like you, FYI, so we related on this too)


Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Hello Son of Satire.

I hope you had a good birthday and saw my reply on the weekend, wishing you one.


Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Hi - Here is what I sent to Dian after the post payout tonite, just keeping you in the loop:

I paid you out within about 5 mins of the post being paid to me -- Here is the post I did on it for the community. Have a good weekend my friend.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/donation-post-proof-of-payout-tonight-dianargenti-paid-out-as-promised-extra-sent-tonite-as-well-as-the-extra-sbd-sent-to-her

good day to all good steemians, first i would like to say thank you but i really don't know what to say to my friend and brother @barrydutton. really i dont know how to address the issues that is being came out from this post which he did for me thinking to help me to gain more fund which i do really needed. i would like to emphasize and clear things to everyone who doesn't or maybe know a few about. my good friend and brother barrydutton knew i was not been able to raise funds which i need and prior to my recent post im asking him to help me resteem my post for i knew he had many followers and he had more friends than me that maybe can help and give their favor. and yes indeed many have come and vote, give their sympathy and favor and for that it was already a very big help and favor in my part for doing so in my behalf. and he already mention on our previous conversation that he is trying to post on his page and give the liquid rewards that he can get to me. my millions thank to say for him was not yet over for i know deep inside he will do it for me, because i believe he do think of us my family and wanted to help more. i may say in my reply to him a very much thank you and doing post to his page i guess is too much favor already but i do know that he will make for i know he keep his promise and he will do favor just to help others.

in my heart i am so grateful for i know he will do the post for me, for he knows what i have gain or raise from my post wasn't enough and he wanted to help my family. i was in grief yes indeed for my fathers passing, but when i read and found out what was happening in here, in his post for me and especially on him makes me more sad and felt so down. i wasn't been here at the time he needs me because i felt he needs my attention to clear thing up. mix emotion or anxiety to put it all for i know the one good man, a friend and the one who treated me as a sister and family in this community was being drag down, flagged and down voted for what was he think is good and right thing to do to help me.

my good friend @barrydutton is not just a good steemians friend but i family who we can turn to when we need help. for my almost 1 year here on the community i wasn't asked any favor or anything, (crying) i post and contributed what i have to let the platform be more fun and happy place. i was very much lucky that i have found and knew barrydutton whom i know is also have a names in here noticing me and became a friend and a brother.

i can't say all things that i wanted to say for now, for i've got limited time but i just wanted to say and asked this.

"for flagged, down voting the post like this, which @barrydutton thinks in this way he can help me more to reach the funds that i needed...... "have you helped me or those who also needed?"

i hope all of you who are big ones and done some, please reconsidered for me in my own personal opinion its a greedy thing if i do get all the rewards from this post. steemit community is a give and take to help, he helped me maybe it is not too much if he can have the other rewards for his as also my one way of saying thank you and as my gratitude for doing it so....

my friend and brother @barrydutton is a good person, a good soul and i believe in him for he do it with his heart and good intention to help.

i hope your hearts will open and please considered for all i know from the first time before this post have done for my behalf and favor, that liquid reward is given to me and that was a very big thing and favor to help me. and i appreciated for what he done! some of you who do the flagging or down voting i am sorry but i guess you will never knew me nor never been in my page or noticed me before this happen. but still thank you, and give my brother @barrydutton what is due and good for him. He is a good steemians who give and contributed so much in the community.

God bless you all.

and im sorry if it cause you too much my friend and brother @barrydutton

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Hey Dian, thank you for this comment and explaining everything n I hope you get all the help from the big names and I will continue upvoting your posts and @barrydutton. Take care

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Thank u for ur thoughts and understanding my friend. It just sad to know that some other who is in the community thinks that steemit became a charity, but it is not because those like me who really needs help only asking the help from our friends and to those who have the hart to give favor which I think don't harm in their returns. Good for them they don't need help and they are fortune enough to have for their own if they needed. But I don't know why some is so inconsiderate to those who are in need and making a fuss about it. In fact they have a choice to vote or walk away and not to vote silently yes indeed they are entitled for their own opinion but us who need help don't need their nasty comments for me alone myself hurt if other said we are begging for money, "begging" if they think it's the same for asking help of favor then it's their own limited thinking good for them.

Thank you for the support and steem on. Huh I want to smile for it made big issues over their but I felt sad for my friend who's name was being drag down just because of helping. God bless, my friend.

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Dian, I am so happy to hear from you. I have Upvoted your comments here and just prepared an overview of this statement by you -- and I am going to send this to people who commented here in the thread. If you find time and are up to it -- you might want to message people here replying to the handful of people who have commented and made you sad, and ask them to read your reply here, and or my overview I have drafted directing them to your comments.

That overview of your statement is right here. I hope you have a great week sister.

Thank you and give your family a hug for me please. I do care about you, and my Steemit Family.


Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

@barrydutton's heart is in the right place. He does not deserve this abuse. Plenty of people have done pay it forward posts like this before and have not faced such criticism. I love how Steemit pulls together and helps people in need. I've seen it several times and its really warms my heart. People just coming into Steemit are seeing this post and the cruel comments directed at one person trying to help. Now that really doesn't help anyone. If I could I would give Barry the biggest hug ever and let him know that there are still plenty of people who believe in him.

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You are the only person who has actually not just colluded with some others and just tried to be fair and actually stick up for me.

And I thank you for that, because this has literally made me sick. I have done the best I can, and the people that have turned on me, have really disappointed me, and hurt me, as if this is ALL my fault.

The problems here continue to come to light no matter how reasonable someone can be, pointing out the issues some of us have here --- and in the past.

Thank you for this @hopehuggs. It means a whole lot to me.

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Thank you again @hopehuggs:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

It's almost like if you aren't lucky enough to know one of the select few whales in the cartel, you're shit out of luck when it comes to needing help from the steemit community. I already learned that lesson previously. You know opportunistic generosity is just another way to pretend to give a fuck, but I don't think most of them get it. I'll support this is I try my best to support these issues when I am aware of them and hopefully we can raise awareness.

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Buddy, you have one of the biggest hearts on here ---- and those of us fortunate to know you, and have taken even a little bit of time for you-- have truly learned this.

I hope people reading this -- take time and follow you and check your blog posts.

#BroHug

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for my family here!!!

and Dian too if she wants one but it cannot be a bro hug!

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Well it was flagged by Bernie's powerful accounts several times, who took time to comment today, you can read the comments they pinned to the top of the replies here.

What I am saying is the post would have made more for our friend here in our community.

Kindness counts.

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Well said and true...

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@clayboyn:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

Pretty pathetic that people find the need to twist Barry's words into BS. Someone needs help, and they're getting it: so you see it and DV it? Go look at yourself in the mirror, chances are you don't like what you see. Up-voting DOES NOT cost the Steem investors in ANY way. The logic in half of this rebuttals could easily be disproved by the white paper. No, I would not go on FB or TWIT or IG and ask for donations, because there is no basis or possibility on those forums. This is Steemit, and to compare this platform to any mainstream social media platforms is HORRIBLE. If you think Steemit is Facebook you're severely disillusioned. This IS what Steemit was created for, ETH made wells for the underprivileged and created a sponsorship for a driver, why can't Steemit and Steem help someone on the other side of the world? The depth of people's understanding blows my mind, and the fact that people drop in to DV and then try to explain their reasoning geeks me out. I literally laugh out loud reading these people. "Oh I downvoted because I saw a lot of people asking for donations." Seriously? I saw a lot of homeless people in my town asking for change, does that mean that none of them deserve a chance? Goes to show that even after enlightenment through the world and lifestyle of blockchain people are still bitter and ignorant to other's needs. Thank you @barrydutton for helping others!

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Upvoting your comments @jgr33nwood: update: (and MANY thanks for your support, truly)

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

You really did a great thing with this post @barrydutton, just goes to show how a little humanity from all of us goes along way to help someone. Yesterday the post was at $280 when I saw it for the first time and today it's at $580+. We really hope it helps you @dianargenti, I wish I could do more but I'm just a small steemian and a minnow. Take care 👍

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I encourage people to vote directly on @dianargenti new posts so all the money goes directly to her. She has two new posts that you can vote on to help get trending if you really want to make sure the most money is given to the one that needs it.

Here are her posts if you want to directly upvote content that will give $$$ directly to @dianargenti
https://steemit.com/poems/@dianargenti/my-turn
https://steemit.com/thank-you/@dianargenti/my-deepest-and-sincerely-thanks-to-everyone
Lets upvote and resteem her content so the most is given to the one that needs it!

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Thanks for this, it's definitely the right way to make sure @dianargenti gets the most benefit out of her posts. I went to her page and upvoted 100% for the ones you mentioned here. In all honesty if it wasn't for @barrydutton I wouldn't know about @dianargenti situation. Anyway thanks again and have a great weekend 👍

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Awesome, I personally would like to see all the rewards go to @dianargenti from this post not just the liquid ones. The best way to give her the most is to vote for her content. @barrydutton profiting partially from this just kind of rubs me the wrong way, not enough to downvote/flag this post but it makes me take note.

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Thanks again ZW. (:

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Welcome always @barrydutton. I upvoted Dians comment and I'm going to write her a small reply. I'm going to continue to upvote her posts and yours too even though I'm a tiny minnow😀. If we all go against helping one another on Steemit as a community then it will fail in the future but if we are considerate with each other we will succeed as Steemians. Tk care n see you soon

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Thanks for the considerate comments on this, this has been terrible but has unearthed and confirmed some very consistent problems here --- and how if someone is targeted, censorship and FORCE --can easily happen.

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Your welcome mate and you are totally right because it seems if someone tries to do something good to help another human being you can be targeted and made to pay for it. Very sad fact here, it's like an authoritarian system being displayed on Steemit.

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Only by the few, not everyone.

But correct.

Thanks my friend.

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I want to add that if you have a weak vote and feel you want to give more, you can also help by voting on her comments over the last 7 days.

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Very good idea, I wasn't even thinking of that! :)

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It is a good idea, others have been doing this and I have UV her posts for weeks just to help her out long before this issue came up in her life.

I gave a lengthy reply above, since you are so vocal against my efforts.

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Well it was flagged by some powerful accounts several times, who took time to comment today, you may have read the comments they pinned to the top of the replies here.

What I am saying is the post would have made more for our friend here in our community.

I think we could all be kind to one another and help each other and achieve good things daily. There is no reason why we can't.

Thanks for the nice comments.

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You're welcome bro, yeah I just saw the flagging and the top comments by the big account holders. Doesn't matter though because we all still got to help. Have a great weekend @barrydutton

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@zeidlitwhips:

Well, Dian has spoken -- that link takes you right to her comment -- just give it several seconds to load.- it takes a long time, presumably because of the sheer amount of comments. It is at the end of my comments/overview here for you.

The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

You might want to consider sending this to some people who have voted and commented on this, and the related whales who have downvoted or removed support from this -- because Dian's opinion matters the most here and this behaviour in the post has grieved her further.

She is very nice.

The TLDR version in brief:

  • Is that she still needs funds, as I tried to tell everyone on this thread and provided proof.

  • That the attacks on me and flags have made her sad and during the time when she needed to focus on her family, which is true, and she considers me a brother, (which makes me smile!)

  • That she has no problem with the 50/50 format and her getting the liquid rewards and me keeping the steem power at all because I have helped her a lot, and it is her way of thanking me, and that Steemit is a give and take community (about halfway thru her reply) and again, similar statements right at the end of her post.

  • That she has been offline due to her area in her nation having issues.

  • That she wishes the flags be removed and the post supported, and names the whales in doing so.

  • That she appreciates all I have done for her over the weeks and knows my heart is right and I have supported her for a long time. That she knows I view Steemit as community and family and work hard to help out.

-- I have drafted this overview for the benefit of the commenters on the post and am sending this pasted to several people who flagged or downvoted the post, since I know 90% of you / them will miss her reply because it is buried at the bottom of the posts, and so nothing is missed or misinterpreted if everyone gets the same message.

Dian has spoken. Now you have to decide how you are going to handle this. I will not be replying to comments on this, it has turned nasty by a handful of people, where the vast majority of voters and commenters had no issue with this --- nor did Dian and that should carry weight -- her words.

She has always been my focus here -- and her opinion should be heard and matter more than anyone's here.

I will say it again for emphasis -- The balanced thing to do, since everyone has an opinion --- is for the whales to Upvote this at full power, to move Dian's reply to the top of the comments, to find more easily for everyone, since the post is from her, and about her but I am not holding out much hope for that.-- those big votes would also pay her directly, and that is our focus as well here, right???

Dian's reply to this thread, directly here in this thread -- but here is the direct link since there is close to 400 comments now.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the#@dianargenti/re-barrydutton-this-is-a-pay-it-forward-post-to-help-our-friend-dianargenti-here-her-father-passed-away-and-she-needs-funds-to-complete-the-20170814t184403899z

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Hey @barrydutton, I've read this and thanks for laying it out straight. From the little I've read on her posts I figured sometimes it will be hard to get a reply from her but I have no problem that because we all wanted to help n that's it. I did feel bad why you were down voted by many big names because I saw it genuinely you were trying to help. I am entitled to an opinion, I still think you did a good thing and a right thing for Dian. I just wanted to let you know that I have no problem or issue with your post to help her. Thank you and I'll follow the link and reply. Cheers @barrydutton

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I am Cornholio! (Whoa! Hm heh... that was cool) I need T.P. for my bunghole! Come out with your pants down!

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Thanks man. It is appreciated. Honestly.

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I am completely broke and cannot really contribute. But I upvoted this post and resteemed. In reaching more people she might get more help.

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It all helps!!!!!

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Hii @baarydutton successful greetings
Nice to meet you

#introduce my name @ firzee0717,
I come from #aceh Sumatra.
Welcome to #steemit for those of you who want to succeed here, I also want the same thing.
I'm also new here #Steem is still a lot to learn from seniors.

Nice to meet you all !!
Please help to promote me
And Please for others follow and Upvote My account @ firzee0717
I love you all

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The smiley face emoji wearing glasses in your post made it seems like a fake story.

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Kindness counts.

I use that smiley in many of my posts.

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Over $500 and climbing. Way to go Barry!

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This was flagged by Bernie's powerful accounts several times, who took time to comment today, you can read the comments they pinned to the top of the replies here.

What I am saying is the post would have made more for our friend here in our community.

I think kindness counts.

My comments / replies were even flagged down.

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This is pathetic. Bernie needs to use his status for good, not DV'ing whatever you don't agree with. I love how everyone's reasoning is direct contradiction to what DV is for.

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Hi - Here is what I sent to Dian after the post payout tonite, just keeping you in the loop:

I paid you out within about 5 mins of the post being paid to me -- Here is the post I did on it for the community. Have a good weekend my friend.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@barrydutton/donation-post-proof-of-payout-tonight-dianargenti-paid-out-as-promised-extra-sent-tonite-as-well-as-the-extra-sbd-sent-to-her

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good luck

I donated some more funds last nite directly to Dian here - from my steem wallet.

This is disappointing on many levels here how I have been labelled and namecalled and slandered - because a chosen few people decided to try and force their opinions on me --- and stood by while I was namecalled and both Dian and myself pay a price for this.

This has really saddened me.

Eventually like I last said last nite --- it seemed to turn into why it is OK for a few people, to FORCE their opinions on someone as to how to write or format a post - donation or otherwise when the normal donation template most people use here -- I tried to explain.

Eventually one man gets sick and tired of the FORCE and namecalling and in some cases the LIES spread about --- and I speak out.

While everyone sits back, says nothing, despite my work here to try to explain things.

The attacks on me, and the issues of FORCE comes up again as an issue - as well as the concentration of power here --- some of the usual issues.

I am really saddened by all of this.