Clusterfuk on the timing of shows is rampant. too many are going into competition with each other for an audience. I have seen people jumping from one server to another while two shows are going on, for the chance to win a prize from each, which is given out as part of an attendee reward.
Continuing with the Discord server's. The invitation offered in all Servers to vote for a witness is understandable to give visibility of the witness supporting or supported by the community. We are told who a witness is, they do good stuff for the community, maybe a project they are involved in. They are pushed to get a witness vote. Peer pressure to vote for a witness. I hear then see not what a witness does.
The MinnowBoobCamp https://discord.gg/gsnapHu I am strictly attending the server out of expanding the visibility of our own community and the possibility of interactions. Not wanting to judge the cover by the book and trying to remain open to all communities. There will be a show hosted there by Eagle Spirit, @underground and @sapphic will be interviewed on the show. Hope I am around for the everyone tag when they announce the start of the show.
EagleSpirit is active in many communities throughout the Steemit platform and Discord servers. I do not have many interactions with her myself. Though I do see her participating in quite a few.
I do not know too much about this new show, I will be attending to find out more though.
A problem I am beginning to find with Discord shows, many new shows are taking the same time slot as others already use. For 22 hours of the day, there are no other shows going on. The puzzling thing with this to me, is those setting up the new shows know the time of the original show that took place at that time. I can't go and show a visitor support to all the shows that now take place at the same time. I will stick with the shows I attended first. Not all shows I attend are promotion shows, some shows are just chatting or interactions with other communities.
The community is shouted out so often, why are so many communities competing against each other. To me it seems counter-productive. There are many servers out there, and many people in different time zones. Why not offer a show to suit different time zones?
With the witness stuff, okay I have heard a witness has no obligation other than to do a specific job on the block-chain. Simply to track and record actions on the block-chain.
When I hear, a witness does this or a witness does that. Let's go support them, it leaves me wondering. How many others are out there doing good things but do not get support as they are not a witness. I hear the rewards the top witness gets. more than a decent weekly wage, I expect there are some costs involved that get taken out from the reward. Things like the energy supply needed to run the Node, replacement parts and time consumed by the operation of the Node. I have not been behind those doors to know what goes on there.
One thing also said about the top witness, if all the minnows plankton and dolphins all voted to the same witness it would still not get them to the top 20.
So far, I see voting for a witness will do nothing for me. The witness I vote for only has the obligation of keeping the Node running. For that throw anyone in there. It makes no difference to me. Once they are there, the obligations change it seems. If a witness is telling me about the things they do for community in an effort to gain a vote to their witness. I see it no different to a politician canvassing for a vote. To this I see the exact same thing. Once the vote is gained, there is little reason to talk to that person.
An opportunity to make changes that can have positive effects on the lives of billions is being missed due to the human nature of greed.
I am not against, I am for change.
Some other groups I invite you to take a look at are:
The @IFC Discord group: https://discord.gg/uSGDtKR
The @cryptoempire Discord Server: https://discord.gg/9JhyHXg
The @asapers Discord Server: https://discord.gg/2gJD7PW
The @buddyup Discord Server: https://discord.gg/3d5H3K8
The @steemitramble Discord Server: https://discord.gg/QJzP2zm
@danielsaori @yehey @pharesim @yabapmatt @steemcommunity @enginewitty @jackmiller
All these witness have come at the recommendation of
Jan23com to the The Hive.
They do not reflect the opinions of individual members of the group or the group as a whole.