**extra extra** Noob to Noob Alert -- warning you have to participate before your first 30 days are up...AND STOP POWERING DOWN BEFORE YOU HAVE A FEW HUNDRED IN STEEM POWER FOR THE LOVE OF STEEM

2 months ago
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Let's just hit the high point --

See that big arrow pointing at the number is parenthesis?

That dear Steemian noobs is a "loan" from Steemit to allow you to be a wonderful community member.

You have about 29 days to get your Steem Power above 50 or face being unable to participate in the account without either purchasing BTC to transfer to Steem Power or having help from other members of the community.

And if you get to the point where you cannot do anything, some cannot not just send you STEEM or SBD -- it has to be a direct transfer Steem Power.

Do not let this happen to you.

Either buy Steem before your 20th day or be a more active participant in the community.

Read through my posts and comments, @sykochica, and @steemitqa to see how to be the best Steemian that you can be.

and please stop begging folks for follows and upvotes

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  ·  2 months ago

helpful advice @clevercreator :)

Follow you!

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Thank you. I do my best to catch the big ones... with the influx of folks....this is really important. I have seen it 4 times this week alone.

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Thank for you post!
Follow you & @sykochica :)

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Thank you for the advice! I didn't know about the 50 points in 29 days! I'm gonna start being more conscious about what I'm doing with my STEEM.

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Well that's a kick in the keester...

I've been trying to get my fiat money into crypto and have hit brick walls at every turn.

I've been engaging with the comunity as much as I can and have joined steemian and am trying to get in with whaleshares and the like. I am currating, commenting, resteeming, producing OC posts (not many to be honest, as I'm a perfectionist and its hard for me to call something "done" I have 6 projects in the pipeline curently lol), and I've gained almost 50 followers so I guess I'm doing something right...

but, I've been here for almost 2 weeks and only have 8SP (granted I moved almost 1Steem out so I could jump into bitshares... oops).
I had no idea that there was a doomsday clock.

oh well, if I fall off the map, thats why lol definitely not giving up though.

thanks for the info, much appreciated.

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You need to vote on other peoples posts...ones that you know will be good after the 30 minute mark

resteem them

comment good comments that get noticed

go read @pfunk and see who he follows and check out those posts...to vote on the recent ones and resteem.

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Yep, been doing that (That's what I meant by currating. Sorry, I was unclear) Haven't seen returns from it yet (but I think I started in earnest about 5 days ago so we'll see how it goes lol)

thank you for the reply and the recomendation, I'll go check it out :)

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go through account to see who and what I have been resteeming ... you are looking for good content...that pays well. you can see it in my wallet too.

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When I first started and was sort of blocked on what to post, I went back through my Facebook posts and picked a couple that I felt were worthwhile, spruced them up and posted them here. I'm a perfectionist too, but sometimes you just have to get in there and post it. Use the #minnowsunite so those trying to help the minnows can see your posts and other minnows like me can see them as well :)

I also follow the folks involved in the Minnow Support Project and comment thoughtfully on their posts. I write fiction so I spend time in the fiction section upvoting good content and commenting, commenting, commenting. I never, ever ask for an up vote or a follow back, and I always, always try to craft a comment so that it brings value to the discussion and demonstrates that I really read the post.

Three weeks in I have a little over 120 followers. I think most of those come from the Introduceyourself new feed. I don't go spam generic "Welcome, follow me I'll follow you!" but rather I read the post, comment in a way that makes it clear I read the post and give a personalized tip from one noob to another, like maybe they only used the IY tag but they posted beautiful photographs and mentioned they will be sharing photography here, so I advise that they can edit to add "photography" as a tag.

I've sent you 15 SBD because either I don't have the ability yet to transfer steem power directly or I don't have the knowhow. But you should be able to power up if you aren't totes broke yet ;)

Best of luck!

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This made me tear up.
Thank you so much for your very kind gesture! Honest deep felt gratitude.

I think what holds me back is that on the blockchain my work is on there forever so if I get a fact wrong or if I misquote someone my blunder is there forever. You are 100% right, however, I do need to just hit the post button lol :)

I'm involved in and very excited about the minnowsunite and the MSP! I listened to the launch earlier tonight and I think it will be incredible! With your generousity I'll be able to get registered in there then I'll power up, I'm beyond happy!

You have great insights and I'll definitely follow your lead on the introduceyourself section!

Thank you again, I've followed you and I look forward to looking through your work!

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I'm very happy to help. Best of luck and I've followed you back. Hope to see something on my feed from you soon 😉

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This is what a good community is all about!

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Wow you are really nice! I need some follows and some help also! I want to be here for the long run and haven't had all the time i thought i would because of my mom being sick...

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Thank you for making it clear to newcomers. I was unaware of this but thankfully I engage plenty and therefore my SP is well above that threshold.

Also agree about the begging, it doesn't look good. If you want upvotes, make good content and GROW your following. Engage with them. In time it will happen.

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engagement engagement engagement :) I am glad to hear you are doing well.

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seems like i might have a "problem" soon -.-"^^

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You cannot power down below 50. or you face not being able to post.

I suggest you resteem a bunch of good articles after the 30 minutes mark and pray they pay over the next few day.

I kept telling everyone to participate. and comment and resteem and vote. This things matter.

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i have no intentions in powering down atm, so there won´t be a problem?

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you are already powered down. look at your wallet.

that amount in ($27) is not yours... it was a loan from steemit to get you started.

write a hella good post and pray.

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i activated it by accident 7days ago but also directly corrected it a few seconds after or what do you mean?
there was 1steem power on my account to get me started?! nothing more?!? be more specific please^^

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  ·  2 months ago

see the number above the ($145) -- that $15 is your actual SP. You need to get that up before your 28 or 29 day.

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i know what steem power and all that stuff is, but why do i have to be above 50 SP?
as i said, i have absolutely no attentions in paying out atm...?
what will happen if i do not reach the 50SP mark?

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You wont be able to participate....

It is why I am such a big shouter in chat about commenting, voting on good posts, and resteeming great content -- especially after the 30 minute mark.

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Okay, so if I don't have the number in parentheses anymore that means the SP is all mine, right?

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I looked in your wallet -- yes, that is all yours. It would not benefit for you to power down. Take time to vote and develop good comments that make folks want to vote on your comment.

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Are you sure its below 50? After I delegated my SP elsewhere, I was still able to post and comment with only 10 SP in my account. (I originally couldn't after I delegated because I delegated everything I had, I had to get 10 SP for my self to be able to post and comment again).

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There have been several hardforks since that.... :) but yes, currently we are seeing an influx of noobs come in and not be able to do anything without 50 SP

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Nope, I delegated after HF 18. I wonder if this was changed by a non hardfork update. I don't think it would have anything to do with the blockchain.

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Not delegated... to another... we are talking about the loan that Steemit gives users when they first start and calls it delegated.

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I understand that. :)

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I've been wondering what that number was all about… now I know!

I wonder what the idea is behind this… hmm.

Well, I see you mentioning upvoting and resteeming after the 30 minute mark. Why's that so important?

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If you do it before 15 minute then curation reward is 0. 16 to 29 minute 50% curation. 30 on 100% but there can be a few other weird rules like the amount of folks that already voted...

@kryptik did a nice question piece but I think this way is the best option. Just wish there was more about it in the signup email. Sorry for clippy -- on phone half asleep.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@kryptik/i-have-a-question-are-we-willing-to-punish-new-users-to-combat-spam

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So there is more incentive to vote later?

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Kind of, but if you pay attention, you learn that if are not one of the first 50 to 100 votes, then that later incentive goes away...

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Thanks for the alert, I was just wondering about the exact same thing.

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Thanks for this information! I had no idea. This is good to keep in mind as I get my friends to sign up.

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Thanx you for giving the heads up to the incoming steemians!!!

66
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thanks for sharing

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thanks for reading

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Thanks for the info!! I resteemed this and followed you. It looks like you post very useful info!! Thanks for the post

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I do my best. thank you.

54
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Thanks for the info. Another reason some friends wont bother with it anymore. Im not inviting anyone else until I know all the stupid rules here first lol

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:) not per se' stupid rules, but there are rules. Best to read @sykochica and follow the trail from there.

the first 30 days are critical to learning the system.

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Biggest challenge has always been engaging people..

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engage in comments. vote on good stuff, resteem resteem resteem ;)

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Biggest challenge has always been engaging people..

Come to chat! I've seen people posts go up 1,000 x's after hanging out there for a few weeks!

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On discord or on the rocket chat? What room do most users hang out in?

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Either one! I'm on both.
Steemit.chat or steemspeak.com !

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  ·  2 months ago

so we have a second point i dislike at steemit...... but this one is even worse....
at this point steem fu*ks it´s own "vision" pretty hard, that´s rly sad.....
is there already a central steem bank i can get a credit from? -.-"!

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I didn't know this. Resteemed for exposure.

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thank you. yes, please spread the word. It is why I am always referring folks to @sykochica and @steemitqa read read read

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Oh no! So if I'm reading this right by "redeeming rewards" (transfer to balance) I've powered down?!? Thank you for the heads up!!

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:) you need steem power to participate. put it back :)

I just made it to 50 in time and have diaper money.

I love the panda... thanks.

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Thank you... double Noob question of the day.
How do I put it back? :)

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let me look at your account... give me a moment to see where you stuck it ;)

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thank you so much! yikes!! :)

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Okay the quickest way is to click the arrow and select market and you need to buy the steem on the left column....

Then once it moves up to the top row, you will click the arrow and select power up to move it back into steem power.

and noob on. I am glad you are here!

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hmmm.. the arrow to the right of the 14.977 that drops down the options of Power Down or Buy?

I could be reading it wrong but it looks like it's taking me to a Bitcoin to Steem Power option and I don't have a Bitcoin wallet yet?

So glad you posted this! I had no idea of the consequences.

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the one below that with your larger amount. move that.

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Well, pretty sure I just did that right.

Thanks again for this... so many things to learn.

I'm very thankful you're such a clever creator! I think you've just saved a lot of people a lot of potential headaches. Have a beautiful night!!

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What should happen when there is 50?

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Below 50 and folks have not been able to perform actions in steemit

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Redeeming rewards is not the same as powering down. Redeeming actually increases your Steem Power; it "banks" the SP (as well as the Steem Dollars) that you've earned through posting and curation. (Why Steemit makes you click that button instead of just automatically adding it to your SP balance, I have no idea.)

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i agree, but she had not been moving the redeem sbd into her steem power.... this is the part that many folks miss. and many others are powering down...if you look into their wallets.

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oh my goodness, I have no clue how this works. I have posted a few things and no one seems interested in my posts I guess. And I have been participating but I feel like I am just invisible Le sigh.. I will be so sad if I get kicked out of the club :)

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go read up on @sykochica's stuff and search out @steemitqa in steemit.chat... go now and let him know that the really tired one sent you.

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@sychochia - This page doesn't exist ((

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Thank you for the good info

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glad to help

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Thank You =]

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I guess, I am very late to see your post. Up Voted still as you deserve it as I was suffered 'no Steem Power' error twice already.
About resteeming, is it only worth resteeming it after 30 mins just like our UpVote gives us 100% curation rewards, or we can resteem good post as early as we found a good post..Please clarify me about this.

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Indeed, valuable info! Thanks so much, @clevercreator. Following! :)

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Thanks so much for the heads-up. I had absolutely no idea. I really wish Steemit was more upfront and transparent about these things. These kinds of obscure rules are one thing that would make me hesitate to recommend this platform to anyone. I'll push forward though and see how it goes.

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Just keep going and read @sykochica and @steemitqa -- you can also look through my curator and author rewards to see how to be a more active participant.

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I got an acc nearly a ye ago and didn't use it now has this affected me then as can't seem to get my steem power up at all

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sorry to hear that. you can talk to #help in the steem.chat to get them to explain what you need to do.

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Can anyone help me maybe lend me some steem power as I don't have btc when mybaccount got cleared out from the owner of Crypsty , would really help me out if anyone can direct me to doing this Better

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This should be in FAQ, which i dont think it is ,thanks for info though

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Actually I have taken (lol... took... how frustrated was I??) most from FAQ, Steemcenter, and @sychochica -- of you need my resume to see how long I have been training folks and writing then go to asksteem.com and search for hire Clever Creator.

Don't shoot something down without doing your research.

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Thanks for the breakdown! This is my first day on Steemit and @jrhughes linked me to this post, and it helps a lot! So thanks to both of you!

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@jrhughes thanks for helping your fellow Steemian.

@ztk211 we are glad you are here.

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Thank you! I had no idea I would be doomed to become chum if I just stuck to doing meme challenges on steemit. Followed!

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Still do meme challenges ;) but please do more!!!

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This is just so confusing. I have no idea how to even get close to 50. For some reason not many people are liking my posts or I am just invisible? And how does one know when their time is up?

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Please go back through and read all the comments. Then answers are here. And read the folks that I put in the post.

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Thanks for the advice! I have 27 in 5 days, I hope I can make it to 50!

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You may want to look into purchasing steem and power up your account.

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If i cant do it for Free, maybe, funds are low..to none..

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then you need to be reading and voting and resteeming on the good posts...after the 30 minute mark to earn Steem.

57
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Great tips!... I have seen some noobs actually powering down...

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I have seen the disasters coming and it is not pretty.

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Great info!

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Thanks for the info @clevercreator i've read the blog and i realize that you have to be careful of typing the account. In any part of the world their is an evil. But anyway thanks again about this bad fish. Regards

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I have 27.189 STEEM Power and i'm OK))
Thank @clevercreator

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I'm sorry, could you please cite your sources for this information?

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I was actually going to put some links in here.

Here is the thing -- no one reads old posts or the FAQs.

So go to @sykochica to find the neat wiki that they have set up.

And the rest is in the course.

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Lol. I thought you were talking about the course.

No. This is what I learned by watching accounts have their delegated sp removed by steemit inc.