Is It Fair That Bid Bots Inflate Steemit Reputation?

in steemit •  3 months ago


I've busted my ass on Steemit for almost a year now and clawed for my modest rep of 63.

I've only used a "bid bot" when I paid for 4-5 tiny Minnowbooster boosts about 11 months ago, so I wouldn't get virtually $0 in rewards on posts I was proud of.

Aside from gaming the reward system, or paying for a false image of success/popularity, bid bots seem to be a powerful shortcut to artificially inflate reputation. This is my personal opinion.

I really don't like smoke & mirrors or shortcuts like this. I'd want the weight of voting bots to be excluded from reputation calculation.

Do you think this is fair? Would there even be a way to fix this?

Any discussion would be greatly appreciated.


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honestly talking if there was not for a bot that im getting a help from I would be literally zero!
and ive been doing this thing for almost a year.
as of now the accounts are not a lot and to earn a bit you need to get some help!
the ideal time needs yet to come where a good post can get at least 10$
there are lots of great contents in steemit and no one cares.
no matter what your number is.

Hey my friend!
I dont have a clear opinion about your question but:

I would recommend everyone to (re)calm down and take the reputation not so ultra important and serious.

This "fame" level can be manipulated in sooo many ways that every kind of thougt about the fairness of this or that is just missused energy..

I dont care how upleveled the reputation of an account is! The content counts!

Steemit is a still young platform and there are joining absolute experienced artists here - starting like everyone with 25..

Peace and keep going the good work!


smart words


Thanks :) I try to do my best ;)


Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Well said.

To the question in your title, my Magic 8-Ball says:

As I see it, yes

Hi! I'm a bot, and this answer was posted automatically. Check this post out for more information.

I am down with organic accounts. Does the upcoming hard fork say anything about bidbots?


The first signature on the petition!

Don't know. Grassroots level here pissing into the wind.