SUCCESS: Steemit.com To Display Top 100 Witnesses Instead of Top 50 on the Witness Voting Page!

in steemit •  6 months ago

As I posted about several times, the top 50 witnesses have been getting an artificial boost in their votes because they are the only witnesses that appear on the witness voting page on steemit.com.. Now that is going to finally change!

As you can see in this thread on github, numerous Steemians/Witnesses commented on the need to change the witness voting page to support more options and @roadscape has kindly put forward the code change. As it happens, it's just a change to increase the limit from 50 to 100 witnesses, but that is something at least.

You will see in that thread on Github that I actually offered a concept for a completely redesigned witness voting page, partially based on @Drakos' Witness page... But maybe that will come for another day.

I don't know when this change wil go live on Steemit.com, but Steemit.inc's head coder Michael Vandeberg has approved it.. And so it shall be.. I guess!

Wishing you well,

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This is good to see. Just having a larger selection of witnesses to vote for will definitely increase the competition and also keep witnesses motivated to keep adding value to the platform

we should see something like: https://steemian.info/witnesses
I am going to add my voice on github

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I have already pasted the link and image from the post I made previously for a redesign of the witness voting page that takes the useful parts from the steemian page, yes.

Well this is a step in the right direction...

this will make another 38 available for the general publick to vote on but will also activate 12 dead witnesses to be available for votes that are useless. then one of the big issues would be to indeed signalling who is active and who is not. I really think this is crucial. (this is coming from a witness that would not be in either lists: @swisswitness)

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The more people can see the dead witnesses, the more pressure there will be to stop the votes for them. The dead ones dropped out of the top 50 pretty quickly after myself, @drakos and @sircork went on a mission to raise awareness about the issue.

Steps are also afoot to get 'vote decay' added in to the system, so that old witness votes get cancelled.

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what would old witness votes entail?
that people have to re vote for witnesses? might be interesting but would be bringing on a lot of politics.
I would just settle for votes for dead ones decaying

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I made a couple of posts on the topic 7 months ago. There was a fair bit of discussion on the merits of various approaches: https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@ura-soul/enhancing-steem-s-proof-of-stake-model-through-expiry-renewal-of-witness-votes-based-on-account-activity-levels-revised-based-on

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but that is what it has been for 7 months. Discussion and a "want" from the lower witnesses to get a fairer chance to climb the ladder.

This seems to have been ignored most of the time and it is good to see that there is renewed activity on this topic (especially since I am part of one of these new witnesses now, lol)

That is good news....we need to have real choice rather than just thinking the 50 you see are the only ones there are. Victory for your persistence mate :-)

This is the good news , nice post . Keep good work every time .

Your post is always different i follow your blog everytime , your post is so helpful . I always inspire of your post on my steem work . Thank you for sharing @ura-soul

Ok this is a good change! As it would give others the advantage of being viewed at a glance!
I'm wishing you success in your witness voting as well.
Keep steeming

This definitely shouldn't hurt the platform.. although, I'd argue that all potential witnesses should be listed. That way a user can make an informed decision when reviewing the entire list of witness candidates.

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True, it's a step in the right direction.

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When I first started being asked to vote for a witness, at times, I'd be given a name that wasn't listed. This was confusing and caused me not to vote. This change is a step in the right direction.

Nice! Good to hear about this, next thing all witnesses on a diff page :)

obviously thay will help all steemians to choose their favourite ones out there

How can a change so tiny take so long to implement? Literally one line of code. >.<

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generally these changes appear to me to be more political than technical - they require support to get accepted by steemit inc i think. that said, in future i will consider putting in code changes for steemit.com to github as roadscape has just to see what happens. the problem is that to test it properly means running my own version of steemit.com which isn't simple because it uses technology that is different to most websites and i am not familiar with it.

The full change to improve the witness page is much more than changing one line of code and still hasn't been done.

I hope I shall success on steemit.