At this point in time, most of the Steem accounts which produce the normal amount of posts/comments/votes are back to normal. This is unfortunately not true for @SteemitBoard.
For those of you who don’t know, @SteemitBoard is an account that “gamifies” your experience here on the Steem Blockchain. It comments every time you meet milestones in your account and also upvotes your post when this happens. This is really exciting, especially for new people but also for people who have been around here for a while. Here are the 3 reasons I think you should support them:
1) They are retaining users that wouldn’t normally stay.
It doesn’t take a genius to determine that most people don’t earn what they’re worth when they start off here, and this is largely due to the fact that nobody knows you here yet. You haven’t met your Steem Network yet. The people who aren’t getting anything in rewards (or maybe they’re getting dust) can get excited and a feeling of rewards coming in when they see their new badges they earned for interacting on the Blockchain! The little upvote they get each time from @steemitboard is also great! All of this, and the comments they leave, are now being threatened by the new hardfork 20. The new RC system does not leave enough access to SteemitBoard to do the commenting & upvoting they need.
2) They do extra things like host contests.
I really enjoyed playing the SteemitBoard World Cup this year. Essentially, all you had to do was upvote a comment on each WC18 post they made, and you would win a badge if you guessed the right team. The people with the most badges got the most from the SBD prize pool at the end of the tournament. I don’t even like sports but would enjoy an NFL or any other SteemitBoard-based contest. They also give out personal badges for doing cool things like voting them for witness (cough cough) and donating to the SteemFest Travel Relief Fund (@t-r-f). To see my badges, you can go to http://www.steemitboard.com/@amvanaken
3) They are one of the few Steem Accounts that tries to interact with everybody.
When you are brand new on the platform, it can be kind of cool to get updates on your progress. I know my face lit up the first time I got my first SteemitBoard badges. They give these to everybody and also let us keep track of what level each user is at. People are either a Dead Fish (inactive user) or something from a Minnow to a Whale, and this is displayed on everybody’s SteemitBoard profile. This is a nice way to get a feel for people’s history and current status here, and so will their badges.
Will you help support @SteemitBoard?
After reading this, what do you think about SteemitBoard?
Do you realize the role they play in this ecosystem? They are making Steemit more fun and the majority of people I talked to really like @steemitboard as well.
Here’s how you can help:
You can vote them for witness by going to the menu button at the top right of Steemit.com > vote for witnesses > you should now see them near spot #100 in the witness list.
You can delegate any spare SP you may have. Every bit of SP delegated to @SteemitBoard will help them generate resource credits which will allow them to make the comments they need to make daily. We have already started delegating our extra SP to them and we hope you do also.
You can also send them any spare STEEM or SBD you may have. The project is ran by smart people and they know they need to power everything up. They have never powered down so that they can help support every Steemian.
Let’s do our part, for one of the first accounts to comment on (almost all of) our blogs, @steemitboard !
If you decide to delegate to SteemitBoard, please comment below about it; we will thank you by upvoting your comment. Feel free to read up more about this here: https://steemit.com/steemitboard/@steemitboard/steemitboard-knock-out-by-hardfork