[GUiDE] Let me be your Witness Proxy Vote on STEEM.
Unlike other cryptocurrencies where we can have 100s or 1000s of unknown miners or pools on STEEM consensus is made by people called witnesses.
They are the ones mining blocks and accepting forks/changes in the code.
If for example STEEM INC changes things in code, witnesses may deny it and the change wont go live.
This is why it is important to choose them wisely and review often.
Not everybody has ability to choose right ones or monitor current ones so STEEM came with idea of proxy.
Proxy means you can pass your witness vote to somebody else by this you support the network without doing anything.
Its better to pass vote and help the network than not vote or not keep the list verified and updated often.
To explain to newbies - this vote costs you nothing, passing this vote doesnt make any change in your funds or power. This is just another setting that has nothing to do with posting or voting on posts.
Right now with latest updates its very easy to pass your proxy vote to me or somebody else that you prefer.
Just go to https://steemit.com/~witnesses and on top put my nickname - kingscrown in the field.
Notice put me in PROXY field, not in witness field. Im not a witness and i will never be, I only plan to monitor current ones.
How do i choose witnesses?
I look for missing blocks, for their voting preferences, fairness, github commits and activity on STEEM.
I change those often depending on circumstances. So if you are not familiar with how STEEM works on the inside yet would like to help the network - consider giving me your proxy voting.
If after some time you will decide im not doing a good job - you can just switch to manual any time. There is no risk involved at all.
Are you a witness i have overseen ?
Contact me on chat or in comments here and i will review what you are doing.
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kingscrown tweeted @ 04 Sep 2017 - 02:40 UTC
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@kingscrown, please write more about that and explain a little more your plan of actions with the proxy votes on a different posts if possible.
I like your ideas and it is a good deed for steemit.
I will follow the link to pick you as proxy.
Keep on steemit!
I have set you as my proxy long ago!:)
would be nice to have a history of all actions the witness made, so people can do some research about them. Otherwise you never know who you are giving your votes.
Didn't know something like this existed haha...Anyways You have my vote!
Ps: I am so in love with your Crypto Blogs!! <3 <3
Thank for support man :)
Thanks for the heads up, buddy! You've gained my undiluted trust since I've known you on Steemit. No brainer, man. I've put you down as my proxy. Good luck, mate! :)
Just set you for my second account, after reading your posts since June 2016 Thanks! I trust you
Thank you for trust!
you are very welcome !!!
You are my proxy now!
hi friend I sent you a message on discord :)
I'm not sure it would be responsible for anyone to pass along their vote or allow anyone to act as a proxy. This gives some users imbalanced voting power and leaves minnows at a disadvantage.
Who is more likely to get passed a proxy vote? Large accounts.
This may allow a single user with a bunch of followers to unfairly influence important decisions that would be better represented with one vote, one account.
If large accounts or personalities have a certain position on a particular issue they should have to campaign and blog their sentiment to the community and have them cast their vote accordingly, not cast hundreds if not thousands of votes for others. There are too many ways to exploit this kind of feature.
How come posts like these attract so much spam? Do they get curation rewards simply by commenting, and choose to comment on anything users with high reputation score posts?
I get the spam due to being popular author, have to live with it - but its annoying
very hard to be a beginner steemit to get a lot of upvote
nice post @kingscrown... awesome
What's "awesome" ? lol
this information should be passed on resteemed and upvoted.
you have a big expirience in steem it is help us thanks
hm, sounds like maybe
I've set you as my Witness Proxy.
Also upvoting this post Sir
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That is handy to know about and will set you as mine. Thanks!
I have set you as my proxy.
greet post @kingscrom thanks for sharing
Nice post @kingscrown
i wish will be :)
You are my proxy now!
but i have a question..
i think i had 3 witnesses,, is it important that i must have increase them more and then set you as my proxy or it doesn't matther??
and does proxy mean you vote for our witneeses instead us? and is it better to us , is it help us to get as power account ? or.... no .. it help you and steem miner and steemit? i just wanna know more about that and increase my info.. regards
This is a fantastic topic for me. I like the idea and this post.
Thanks for this beautiful post.
I would appreciate giving you the proxy voting power.
For info, where can I view all the witnesses that you have voted for?
On another note, thank you for doing the police work on Steem and monitoring and helping witnesses!
Keep steem'in hard XD
Great post ...i found it usefull thanks to share it...
Interesante post, muy ilustrativo
Saludos desde Ecuador :)
Care to elaborate what is so interesting? Love how people just express the opinion in three words without actual concern.
That is nice and this information will go a long way. People don't have to go through the stress of selection, others can do it for them.
It certainly makes sense to pass you voting power to someone else if you have no idea what you are doing!
When ever I saw you post ,I learn a new thing everyday! Thanks man
Great post, i has upvote, i'll be back, thanks
Right and done ✅
You seem very fit and have way more knowledge than I do about how this whole thing works from the inside. I too believe it isn't good just to sit around and post but be active in keeping the Steem network goin in a positive direction.
Thanks sounds good :)
Have set you as my Proxy... @kingscrown :)
I just think while all the witnesses are mainly steemit/cryptocurrency creators and developers other type of content won't get a lot of visibility. The top should be more diverse.
I always wonder what's the difference of voting for a witness and voting for a proxy. good thing I've read your post. Well sure, I'll set you as proxy if you wish 😉
This is a great idea for minnows who aren't prepared to put in the time to vet and vote for 30 witnesses. Thanks for helping us keep the site strong.
Personally I'm pretty happy with my votes, so I'll keep doing mine for now. But in the future, I might have to use you as a proxy...
I have set you as my proxy too, hehehe
would you upvote my post??? :D
Thanks before, because it hard for me to get attention :(
Nice info, thanks a lot for info.
Hi way not you share your strategy with people and make some good group who follow you like you just post name with one line description what every name.
cryptocurrency Is one of my favorite topics ever! There is always something interesting to cover. Thanks, this info should be spread around so everyone can read it
I have set my proxy to you : kingscrown
Nice @kingscrown !!! I set you as my proxy on the voting!!! I am a beginner in SteemIt and Crypto currency but I follow your posts and I love them!
I also upvoted your post!
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Anyone care to elaborate on the negative consequences of giving someone your witness? I'm not sure I fully understand the implications.
I have no problem with doing this except there are 2 people I absolutely insist on keeping.
Wow new Story
Thanks for the tip!
I was not aware that you could proxy vote. Sounds like a good way to go! I trust you to look out for our best interests!
just made you my proxy and subscribed to your newsletter. I'm new to the whole cryptocurrencies world and I'm absorving everything I can. Your blog seems like a great place to start.