The influx of new actors on Steem.it has brought many sock puppets. Tens of thousands in my estimation. Some steal content. They are looking for the few dollars that Steem.it can provide. They take and offer nothing to the Steem.it community.
The influx of new accounts looks great on paper. But, 10,000 followers to one acct for the purpose of resteeming and the promise of vote selling? It seems to me that this a widely known problem which is kept quiet.
Below is a screenshot of six similar responses to an article.
They are obviously disingenuous replies. I doubt if more than a common bot is used.
And yes, I was in the habit of upvoting these post until they started to overwhelm my comment section. Then I started to figure it out. "I appreciate your valuable post . . . "
This will end Steem.it as a social media platform.
There is nothing social about Autobots copying old posts and voting-bot curation. (For that matter just open a smart contract and set the AI free and cash out every few weeks.)
Until the "Leaders" of Steem.it acknowledge this is a problem it will be swept under the rug.
The answer to your question: I am here to write. Others are here to post art/poetry. People are creating social groups and interacting. This was the intention of Steem.it.
Now, some are here to gain the system. We need to weed them out. Creating thousands of accts for bots is counterproductive. IMHO
Didn't Steem.it hire a communications expert/person? They have not been heard from since.
This Henry Gant, Man About Town.