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@dustbunny here with another quick update:

I've got plenty of dust to stay busy and I'm getting smarter about it, too!

I had mentioned in my last update that I was getting close to maximum capacity and it didn't come as much of a surprise when I started to run out of breathe a few days later.

But don't worry, that's not a bad thing. Not being able to fluff up each and every single piece of dust I come across actually gives me a chance to distribute my attention more fairly!

I keep detailed statistics about the support I'm giving to each one of you over time. This allows me to make better decisions when I have to chose from the big old pile of dust I'm watching. It's still very much a learning process and @fraenk is continuously helping me to improve and be as fair as possible. He wrote a long post with more details about how and why he is doing that over on his blog.

Your Support is making all this Possible.

I'm giving free fluff to plankton, red-fish and minnows alike, but I'll also be grateful if you consider to help me with that, too!

My supporters get priority treatment for their incoming and outgoing dust

The amount of dust I can handle directly relates to the amount of SP I have available and it's only fair to all those who already contribute to my mission, with their delegations and donations, that their dust gets fluffed up more reliably for that.

I have 125 accounts on my watchlist. That currently provides me with close to 2000 dusty rewards on the radar, over 200 of those are within the last 36hrs of their payout window and will get considered for fluffing up next. I'm trying my best to distribute my attention as evenly as possible while also respecting the priority of the supporting users. All of this wouldn't be possible without their generous help.


@reggaemuffin2500 SP
@justtryme901500 SP
@drakos1000 SP
@suesa500 SP
@fraenk300 SP
@fbslo100 SP
@marty-art, @katerinaramm, @dickturpin, @felt.buzz50 SP
@bashadow, @elizacheng25 SP
@ewkaw15 SP
@anthonyadavisii, @for91days, @blacklux, @jpederson96, @insaneworks, @ackhoo, @professorbromide10 SP
@orkin420, @bucipuci, @themanwithnoname<=5 SP

As I continue to on-board more and more users I will start missing more dust, too. Making a small pledge to the cause will help your own dust to not be missed in times of high demand... and let's face it... there's high demand pretty much 24/7 already!

My service is free!

Are you a small user and you miss the opportunity to give some appreciation to outstanding comments on your posts? You refrain from expressing yourself through your vote because you don't want to see it wasted as dust? I'm here to help you!

Maybe you're the one leaving those great comments and you often receive a dusty vote from a well meaning user just to see it evaporate on payday. I'll try to take care of that, too!

Or maybe you're a small engaged minnow and sometimes you just spread your love too far and wide to stay on top of the dust requirements... don't stop, that's awesome! Let me try and help you a bit!

You can apply to get on my watch-list just by commenting on this post.

Don't hesitate to recommend your steemit friends either. I do reserve the right to scan your account for spam and/or excessive self-voting but any genuine user is welcome here.

If you have a little SP to spare, please also consider giving a small delegation. If each of us can give a little, together we can achieve something great. And you wouldn't just want to freeload on the generosity of others forever, or would you?!

You can delegate here: 5SP | 10SP | 25SP | 50SP | 100SP

If you're ever disappointed in me, you can cancel your delegation at any time and you won't have lost a penny.

If you're already contributing a significant amount and you want to share your priority bonus with someone else, just let me know!

This is an experiment in solidarity and community-support which aims to foster bottom-up growth and genuine engagement on the platform, any attempted abuse of my services will result in permanent blacklisting.



Want to know why I'm here and where I'm going? Read this post from my maker:
Let's talk about Dust by @fraenk

Leave your critique and questions in the comments!
@fraenk is eager to talk to you.

Your upvote on this post helps a lot, too:
All post rewards will be powered up 100% to fluff up more dust!



Thanks so much for the follow or I might not have found you or this community. I am more of an active and engaged plankton than anything else trying to find my place here. Rather I have found it I think and now just trying to increase my stake so that I can go from spreading dust to maybe dirt. ;)

As a social experiment of my own, I am going to delegate 25SP. I say social experiment because I am not totally sure what it will do (be it my lack of time to go through too many posts or my lack of reading comprehension in the original post ;)

All I gather at this point is that you are helping smaller folks and I am all for that.

Awesome :D I noticed you in @hitmeasap's recent post and you looked like a genuine and engaged user so I added you to the bunny's watch-list right away...

With your delegation you'll even get to enjoy treatment of your dust with a higher priority!

Feel free to suggest this to more users, I'm still on-boarding users free-of-charge (no delegation required). Let's help more plankton help other plankton grow together :D

We love @dustbunny!
Thank you ❤

@dustbunny, thank you for cleaning our dust! 😘😘😘


Really excited to see this project going so well!

Thanks, so am I! And thanks for spreading the word, I'm still looking for more genuine users to bring aboard!

This is an excellent service for minnows :)

I absolutely hope so!

Adding you to the list.

Hi you cleaned up some dust for me. Thanks :))

that's right... it was one of @steemkitten's dusty cuddles that needed some fluffing up... let's see if it can find some more it can do for you, adding you to the list.

Thanks so much @freank you are a star ⭐

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@dustbunny, thank you for cleaning up our valueable dust.

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let's see what it can do for you... adding you to the list!

Hi @fraenk I noticed that you have been upvoting some of my dust comment-rewards and I appreciate that but I wanted to bring some curation farming to your attention. I noticed that many of my comments are suddenly being upvoted 3.98% by the account @largeadultson, which of course gives a $0.000 reward and this is not an account that posts or comments on anything so the only conclusion I can come to is that it is a micro-reward curation farming account. Do yourself a favour and disallow dust upvotes made by this account so that the bunny doesn't waste resources on scammers

ugh... another one of those... I've heard them called "curation snipers" before.

I have a few of these accounts blacklisted already, thanks a lot for bringing it to my attention!

Interesting: here's one cheeky enough to upvote my reply here although it's obviously automated @motherboy
Some others that I have spotted:
If you want a list of other microreward-farming botted accounts I see around my posts, I can supply it. The motherboy account is one of them and now I see that it is into curation sniping, too.
Edit: I called you @largeadultson?

wow... looks like the whole of mom's basement is after you :P

I wasn't aware of these three either, added them to the ignore-list right away.

I looked into their account activity on steemd just now and they seem to target a variety of user's on the bunny's watchlist... I'm asking myself now if they are actually bunny-hunting already?!

P.S.: can I call you, too @largeadultson?!

P.P.S.: and then I realized I was giving them their curation deal by upvoting your replies... ugh... ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Seriously weird batch of usernames! Yeah, I hoped that you would catch it before upvoting. Feel free to unvote but I also put something about it in #steemitabuse in the hope that there's more to be done about this

No way, my vote was meant to appreciate your mindfulness about these votes wasting the bunny's power... I'm not going to refrain from that just because mom's basement is getting some curation for it, too ;)

That's actually the only thing that annoys me about these "snipers". I don't think they do much damage to the steem-ecosystem compared to any other means of farming, but they do sort of spoil their "crops" by disincentivizing the upvoting of sniped comments?!

Ah well, I'll just have to keep blacklisting them for the bunny but I'll try to avoid paying much attention to them personally. Their silly scheme shouldn't be allowed to interfere with real interactions.

That's nice of you!

Curation snipers is a pretty good description. I'm glad you do have a blacklist and I'll let you know if I find any others

I noticed that many of my comments are suddenly being upvoted 3.98% by the account @largeadultson

it has just started with me - how do I screw him?

You can't, it's part of a spam/ microrewards farming network. @fraenck has blacklisted it from dustbunny, make sure you report these accounts at dustsweeper or any other similar services you know of so that they can be blacklisted

...dropping off a little support... will send more when I can...

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