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RE: Your 2 Cent Vote is Worthless, The Real Deal on Dust Votes

in #steemit3 years ago

I can't comment about the maths but I suspected as much a while ago but never looked into it until @timcliff's post. I still don't know the math but this makes sense to me:

If your voting power doesn't allow for a 0.03 vote on a comment Don't Waste Your Vote! Instead save your votes and only upvote actual posts.

If your voting power allows for a 0.03 vote on comments make sure to use this as your cut off. Giving a 1 or 2 cent upvote on a comment is a waste of your voting power and isn't giving a reward to the author as you intended.

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but I suspected as much a while ago but never looked into it until @timcliff's post.

Honestly think that most people didn't know about this until after that post. Personally I didn't know about it and it was eye opening as I have left tons of small votes on comments over the time I've been here. If I had known better my voting would of been different for sure.

I certainly hope that this helps people to stop being frivolous with their votes. They think they are doing good things and in truth they aren't helping anyone. Steemit gives you some free votes, but you have to use them wisely or invest in the platform. Of course, you could just vote for posts that are going to pay out, which is why the system is designed this way - to encourage popular/quality content and not spam. We have to get to a point where people stop believing that their post of a picture of butterflies is actually valuable. It isn't. There are 5 million pictures of butterflies on the internet. It truly isn't worth an upvote.

So, if somebody leaves a $0.02 upvote on one of my comments, do you think it's acceptable for me to upvote that comment so that way I don't let the money go to somebody else?

this is an individual choice John... Some do as they think it is better for them to get bigger faster... others think it is shameful to upvote yourself... I would say that both have merit and it really depends on your other activities... I myself would never question you doing it, as I have seen you do so many selfless things. I would assume you are trying to get bigger to help even more people. Just my 2 cents ;) (or should we start saying 3?)

☺ Thank you, sir.

I'm almost wondering if we should start saying something like *my $2." 😁 Thank you sir for your time and for answering my question. And thank you especially for your confidence in me that I am doing well and the right things.

Your are doing incredibly well @johndoer123 ... I am very impressed and you have spread out and made many good contacts with people! Keep it up and just have fun, you will light this place up someday!

Thank you sir. I won't eat up your time. As you know coming from you, such great words strengthen my heart. So I thank you for them. And I guess it's kind of hard for me to not meet people because sometimes I just can't shut up. ☺ But for you, for now I will let go for I know you are busy. Have a wonderful day sir. I send you and all of yours all of my love.

haha... they tell me I have a big mouth too... So in this place I guess that's a good thing ;) .... Keep up the good attitude and you will be awesome(r)... :D

You got a 0.61% upvote from @emperorofnaps courtesy of @davemccoy!

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and yes if some people have their way, they would institute that tomorrow!

You got a 0.61% upvote from @emperorofnaps courtesy of @davemccoy!

Want to promote your posts too? Send 0.05+ SBD or STEEM to @emperorofnaps to receive a share of a full upvote every 2.4 hours...Then go relax and take a nap!