Mrron, Where Have You Gone?

in steemit •  2 years ago

@Mrron where have you gone?

You joined us twelve days ago and we haven't been the same since. You were quickly found by @thecurator, followed rather quickly by none other than the real @berniesanders. and @kushed. and @juneaugoldbuyer. and @complexring. and of course @steemed @itsascam @steemroller. You made over $1000 on your very first post -- you must have been very happy!

So you posted again. And made over $1000 again. I questioned you and you replied -- even became a "follower" of mine.

Another post, another $1000. But -- uh-oh -- the flags began. So the fourth post only made you $500 (and 17 flags), and the fifth only $400. That was the last time we saw you, not so much as a comment or a vote since then.

But it's ok -- @lakers gave us more just like you!

@lakers was mined, and found a few pow's between April 30th and May 2nd. Then no activity until nine days ago when we got lucky again! On that auspicious date, @lakers created two new accounts for us, @lifeisawesome and @honeyscribe. (I have asked each of them "who is @lakers", but I guess they didn't see the question.)

What did @honeyscribe do first after being created? Why, upvote @mrron of course! Then upvote @lifeisawesome. Then create a post.

@honeyscribe has yet to make a post worth less than a few hundred. Oddly enough, neither has @lifeisawesome. I'm so glad @lakers finally got around to creating them for us!

Now, @msgivings didn't need any help, she's a self-created type of blogger. Luckily for her, @thecurator was the first to find her first post. The rest, as they say, is history. Thirteen posts, $14,000. She's totally legit, though -- after all, only 106 steemers have a higher reputation than her! Brilliant writing all around. Hopefully she doesn't go anwyhere. But if she does, we still have

@travelguru! An all-around great guy. I feel lucky to have met him. He's alpha, after all (just ask him if you're not sure). He mined himself an account two days ago and authored a post. We all loved it! $2000 for you! I can't wait to see what he writes next -- it will be EPIC!

And, if we start questioning, or start to get bored, don't worry. Someone will create someone else for us to give our money to.

At this point, @mrron, I miss you. Tell us more about Pakistani spices, like you used to.

EDIT: @techreview welcome to the list

EDIT: to those who I have offended, thanks for letting me off the hook with my rep intact!

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This minnow smells fishiness. ;D

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You and me both :)

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I made comments on several of @msgivings posts in real earnest. Of the "it's irresponsibe to tell virgin girls they'll be cheated on for being virgins," type of response. I was shocked when that article went on to trend. The reasons why magazines don't publish attitudes like that are legal reasons. How could so many people have voted for something so many parents would object to?

It's actually a relief to consider something stranger going on behind the scenes. Do you have any theories you'd be open to sharing?

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I read her posts and just quietly shake my head.

My theories are around whales basically giving their friends money that would otherwise go to people trying to be part of a community.

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That would make sense, for sure. Even be a likely type of abuse of this site. It would also be quite the betrayal of the community here. I hope that whatever it is gets the notice it deserves.

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Maybe @ned will come by, he seems to be the one I can relate to.

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I could be wrong -- maybe one will swim by and help explain to us.

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I appreciate your approach. When something looks really, really bad, it's great to ask a question about it in a way that doesn't jump to conclusions. I think that's what you've done here and in earlier posts. I wonder if there's a tag for questions or something like that. It would be great to get more eyes on this, especially more Steemit-expert eyes than my own.

Lol. These waters seem very murky:)

Very good post! This is an obvious manipulation by whales creating different accounts in order to generate more profits! They post some articles which are likely to be copied from some old paper magazines (so you can't trace them on the internet).
Also, if you they never post introduction or post some introduction which does not actually say anything that can verify their identity (no photos, no info to verify)

Interesting..Mmmm..my face looks confusing now, I admit that

This is a comment about your sonnet but for some reason I can't post it as a reply to the sonnet.
This is this first decent poem, that I've read on Steemit and it's a sonnet! I actually want to cry. It was beautiful and clearly from the heart. There were two, clear contrasting ideas; the rhythm was perfect and your turn was well timed. Keep writing for yourself and the few of us who found you.
There is so much mediocre and bad poetry on here that is upvoted, so never judge your poetry by the number of votes. (I just found you via your comment on one such poem. You seemed to like it, but personally I thought that someone who is making so much from their poetry, could at least make sure the meter is correct, like yours was.

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Wow, thank you. That is truly appreciated!

Upvoted and followed. Great post. Glad to see someone throwing a critical eye over on suspicious activity. Who watches the watchmen?

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