Dummies Guide to Using Steemit.Chat Effectively Everyday!

8 months ago
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Steemit Chat presents a good opportunity for communication and collaboration with fellow Steemians. Over the past week it has turned out to be a good place for Steemians to continue getting to know each other a bit more personally.

@riverhead and @cass have been working hard on improving the platform and it’s a lot faster now than it used to be! If you are facing any problems feel free to mention it in the chatroom.

Steemit Chat requires you to sign up separately with your email a/c. It's independent of Steemit.

Recently, I was asked if I wanted to be a moderator on Steemit Chat. I felt it was an interesting opportunity to observe behavior of fellow Steemians closely and accepted it along with a few other Slack/Steemit Chat regulars. Without further ado:

Ask and you shall receive!


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I’m not talking about votes here. If you are new to Steemit then admittedly it feels complicated. It’s sometimes easier to ask users in the chatroom and get answers to your queries.

Ask questions, learn and remember the answers when you get them. The next time you find someone asking the same question—please help them out!

Is it a good place for networking?

I bet this question was on top of your mind!

Chatroom is great place to network with some incredibly talented Steemians. You will find the highly influential celebrities of Steemit here! Many of them are usually active on a regular basis from their respective timezone.

Word to the wise: If you see a ‘Steemit power user’ online don’t directly DM them your link or pester them with your issues. Interact with them first as you would with a stranger on a public chatroom whenever the opportunity arises.

Get to know people a little better before you decide to share your agenda with them. We’re all normal people in here with an extremely busy schedule, minus the trolls ofcourse!

Platform for Creative Collaboration

Steemit Chat is a great place to collaborate. Collaborative articles on Steemit are quite popular. Many authors put their heads together to dish out some excellent articles. Instead of ‘trollboxing’ all the time, bounce your ideas off one another and see how you can give it shape and bring them to life.


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  • Use the ‘direct message’ (DM) facility with or without it’s ‘off-the-record’ feature.
  • Use private channels to collaborate with more than 1 person.
  • Share files with each other over Steemit Chat.
  • Message history allows you to track your conversations and the search functionality works reasonably well out of the box.

Use postpromotion-DONT-PING-ALL channel to the max!


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  • Use the channel to showcase your work.
  • Promote your personal content once every 60 minutes.
  • You can share multiple URLs at the same time but stick to the rule for re-posting.
  • Allow others to post their links too.
  • Help other users such as yourselves by voting for them if you feel they deserve it.
  • Use the channel to promote work by other authors. They will be appreciative of it!
  • Before sharing NSFW links ensure your articles have NSFW tags in them.
  • Be polite when asking people to see your work. Don’t force anybody!

This is a great place for discovering content if you really want to make a difference to you and fellow Steemians. The channel certainly feels spammy but you’ll find many gems here and support from fellow Steermians!

I repeat, DO NOT tag ‘@all’ on ANY channel!


It’s a surefire way of getting yourself nuked. When you do this it notifies everyone on every chatroom! It happens to the best of us when we are in a hurry. Kindly double check before you share anything when trying to tag someone. Especially if their username begins with the letter 'A'.

Don't notify @all unless you want to turn your channel into a trollbox with everyone reaching for your throat.

Keep in mind that whales are watching this channel, top curators are watching, curators for whales are watching and ofcourse the mods are ready to nuke you!

List of useful channels on Steemit Chat

  • welcome — For Steemit and Steemit Chat newbies.
  • general — Most popular discussion channel. Don’t paste your Steemit Links here!
  • postpromotion-DONT-PING-ALL — Promote your work here.
  • steemitabuse-classic — Report abuse/spam/scammers and help us nuke them!
  • help — Ask for help related to your Steemit a/c. A/c recovery questions go here.
  • announcements — Official Steemit and related announcements only.
  • price — Discuss Steem price and related discussions.
  • trading — Discuss trading strategies etc.
  • dev — For developer discussions.
  • mining — Steem mining and related topics.
  • marketing — IM and Aff-marketing channel.
  • music — Share your original music as well as favorite tracks here.
  • travel — Share your travel stories and help others with their travel plans.
  • steemitwebsite — Steemit website related discussions. Post issues here.
  • automotive — Motorheads join here for motoring discussions!
  • random — Talk anything random but don’t promote your posts.
  • girlpower and mammasittas — Girls and Women on Steemit unite!
  • Country specific channels such as: India, USA, China, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil etc.
  • User specific channels such as firepower —this is my channel! Feel free to join and let’s talk.

New users please use welcome to get accustomed to the chatroom and for introducing yourselves!

Co-operate with channel moderators

Please co-operate with the mods of your respective channels by not spamming or trolling around.

If you find someone doing something illegal in private channels please feel free to bring it to the notice of other users.

Don’t Troll or Harass anyone!

Please don’t abuse other users as well as mods. If you have a personal issue with somebody then take it on DM and resolve it amicably.

If you continue to troll then you can be permanently removed from the chatroom and your posts may be flagged. There is no incentive for troubling fellow Steemians and ergo avoid doing this!

Note: We have few active female users on Steemit Chat. Don’t make it uncomfortable for them by behaving like a pervert anytime you see them online. Don’t call them using the Desktop App. If you’ve nothing good to say then keep quiet. Ask yourself – if this were a male user would I still say this?

Help us all in making this a great collaboration platform for creating fantastic content and earning from it on Steemit.

Appeal for Rep reversals


If you feel that you have been wrongly flagged to a negative rep then please file an appeal in this way and share it in the steemitabuse-classic and steemitabuse-appeals channel for consideration.

You are also welcome to post it in postpromotion-DONT-PING-ALL channel so that people can upvote for you and help fix your reputation.

Build your cred

Stick around and help out and engage in some great discussions. You can also help the community by finding, reporting and fighting abuse cases.

Keep this in mind and it will help you build your rep on Steem Chat and Steemit. You will get noticed more easily and stand a greater chance in increasing your following and improving your rankings on Steemit.

If you have any questions or doubts feel free to ask. I’m on Steem Chat for most part of the day and I’m happy to assist you if you have any problem.


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47
  ·  8 months ago

I'll follow! re-post time is 2 hrs though.

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64
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Yeah, we changed it today. It might be changed again depending on how much spam the mods have to deal with. Thanks for updating here. :)

65
  ·  8 months ago

What a wonderful guide ! Awesome job !

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64
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Thank you! :)

66
  ·  8 months ago

You are doing great @firepower.
That's great post with detailed explaination.
Upvoted.
Happy Steeming.

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64
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Hey @mindfreak thanks. I hope you find the chatroom and community useful.

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  ·  8 months ago

Actually #postpromotion is becoming the general channel and doesn't allow for post promotions because it is flooded by no-life's chats, while the general is slowly dying. Pls fix it.

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Thank you. I've made a note of this and I actively encourage people to discuss in general. But things gets out of hand when they keep mentioning each other when they upvote causing more to join in and start talking. General won't by dying anytime soon though. It's just that people go off topic easily on almost every channel...

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Thanks! Upvote!

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64
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Thanks for reading. Please follow my blog for new articles.

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49
  ·  8 months ago

I will surely subscribe! It would be remarkable if you wrote article about steemd! Me the mining and robots which are drawn interests - what mean that? Or it is simply different pictures...

64
  ·  8 months ago

I'm sorry if this was covered and I somehow missed it while reading, but is it possible to add other users into a DM chat with a user or can you only use the private chat feature to accomplish that? If it's not available, I would love to see that feature added, as I have DM'ed a user and after we chatted I found we should have some others in the convo. Instead of copying and pasting the lengthy convo it would be great to just click a button to add a user to the DM.

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I agree with you! This is something that we could use here. However, at the moment this feature isn't available and only private channels are. Slack had this feature where you could DM more than 1 person. Rocket Chat is still a bit limited and ergo we have to use the alternative. I've proposed this feature but I don't have any timeline on its implementation.

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  ·  8 months ago

Good to know! I am glad to have a place where I can directly talk to other users I admire about ideas without the need to do so in the comment section (possibly completely off the topic of the original post) I made a post about this very idea Need for a place to trade ideas after I was down voted for posting a link in a comment section of a user I wished to work with. I wish everyone were instantly added with the same username like Facebook messenger, but am greatful any system like this is available

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  ·  8 months ago

Yeah. Not everyone appreciates if someone pushes their work in someone else's blogs. But it's good that the negative rep has been removed. Many users are available in general channel and you can strike conversations with them there.

57
  ·  8 months ago

I love these kinds of posts because it's a good indicator of a healthy and growing community. Now if only we could encourage new users to get in there and start commenting on their favorite posts.

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Thank you for reading through this article and commenting. I'm certain new users will come on board in waves and help grow this community even further!

70
  ·  8 months ago

great job on this, mate :-)

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64
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Thanks Rok! :D

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I heart this post SO HARD.

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64
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Thank you for reading :D

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  ·  8 months ago

Pssst...

@firepower just abused the @all tag.

Can you believe it?

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64
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haha! FML! The most ironic thing that could have happened!

69
  ·  8 months ago

Great post with awesome info!
And I love the mic drop at the end!

Keep it up!

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64
  ·  8 months ago

Hey! Thank you so much. The mic drop is turning out to be a signature move! haha!

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Can't wait for all of you in the chat. Looking forward to get to know you :)! When you are in the chat message me.

I welcome you all

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64
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Sure thing.

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Excellent tips and I hope people follow your advice!

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Thank you so much for reading through this and taking the time to comment!

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Orite...! Thanks for the guide. Much appreciated.

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Your welcome. :)

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Thanks Firepower. It really helps as a new user to get a sense of the culture.

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@firepower this is amazing! Bookmarking this for sure. Good job!

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Thanks! :)

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thank you for this @firepower. This is very helpful on how to use Steemit appropriately. I've been a member a few hours and am quickly finding that I need to actually stop myself from reading or I'll probably never get anything posted LOL

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Good call! There's a lot to read and learn around here. It's best that you spare some time in the day. If you go at it in one shot you may feel burdened by the information!

69
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in before someone pings all with this post. xD

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64
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Sadly, we have 10-15 pings happening everyday. Some by accident and some on purpose. But the group reaction is quite fun! :D

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Haha there definitely are a lot of mixed feelings popping up in the chat.

70
  ·  8 months ago

Great post @firepower ! What if i think some channels (by subject) are missing?

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64
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@serejandmyself currently you can create private groups. Public channels are currently disabled. You can add like-minded users into your private group.

66
  ·  8 months ago

Yeah bro nice post dude!
:D

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64
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Thank you so much!

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Boom! Guardian of the steemit chat! Keep it up brother!

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64
  ·  8 months ago

Dude! Thank you so much man! :D

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Excellent guideline, thanks.

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You are welcome. Cheers! :)

72
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Thanks for sending this to me in chat. The more I learn about the proper etiquette the better.

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@hanshotfirst Your welcome. Feel free to ask any queries if you have. Cheers!