It's okay to use bid bots, but please bid small (not more than 1.0 SBD/STEEM) so everyone can share the rewards.

in upvote •  9 months ago

It is nice to see that STEEM blockchain allowed to have a bid bots so we have the chance to get an extra boost to our posts, especially for new members and authors we commonly called them as minnows.

New members post even with good content, doesn't have the chance to be seen because they don't have enough followers to RESTEEM and UPVOTE their posts. Their post will never be in Hot or Trending page, no enough views and $ value due to lack of exposures.

Thanks to bid bots, they can send small amount of SBD or STEEM with their link and suddenly have someone (bots) upvoting for them. A nice return of investment (ROI). But the problem is many steemians abused these services, some actually send a large amount of SBD or STEEM so they can get higher percentage of rewards. In Game of Thrones, that's greed ... SHAME SHAME SHAME!

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For those who don't know how to use Bid Bots.

Here's a quick tutorial. Let's use @Automation bot as an example.
USAGE: Send 0.010 SBD or STEEM to @Automation with your post to upvote. After 2.4 hours, the @Automation bot will upvote your link as long as it is not 3.5 days old. The bidders of that rounds will share the rewards according to their bids.

The small amount we sent to bots the HIGHER opportunity for MANY USERS to afford to bid and get a higher returns. But some members send a large of bids, to get more shares. Some send their bids minutes before the rounds end. This is obvious approach to trick the system and get more rewards. There is a service called @transparencybot that disclosed some steemians that abused the system.

My Proposal to improve bid bot services.

  • Set a minimum bid 0.01 and a maximum bid to 1.0 SBD or STEEM to all bid bots services. So minnows, dolphin or whales are in the same playing field where everyone can afford to use these bots services.
  • As community, it's okay to use these bots services. Please bid below 1.0 SBD or STEEM nothing more, DON'T BE GREEDY! So everyone can afford to bid and get a higher returns.

If the bot owner main objective is to help new members with good content, this will not be a problem for them. It will be less revenue but more Authors with good content will have the opportunity to earn more.

REMEMBER: It's OK to use bid bots but please bid small (not more than 1.0 SBD/STEEM) so everyone can share the rewards.

Send 0.010 SBD or STEEM to @Automation with your post to upvote.
Send 0.100 SBD or STEEM to @Shares with your post to upvote.

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I wont lie, am among the greedy ones you refer to, maybe because its very painful to sit down and make a very quality post or artwork and at the end you leave with something less than $1. Well, it doen't change the fact that its a greedy and bad thing to do. Thanks for sharing this with us, I will try to make a change... You also have my vote


Most of us have some problems when we started brand new in steem community, we don't have support and our hard work is not getting nowhere.

I must admit, when I started I also bid higher than 1.0 SBD. I want more so I bid 2 SBD, 5 SDB and soon. But I've noticed I'm not actually gaining, I'm losing because there are others doing the same approach. We became "crabs in the bucket" we kept pushing each others down to make us better. It's not working.

The bid bots is an excellent addition to the steem blockchain and we can fully maximize the results if we all bid less than 1.0 SBD, we get more returns. And hopefully, bots owner will set a max bid to 1 SBD or STEEM.


True... and we are actually making them richer... Thanks for sharing this tho. I can finally tell myself that i have learnt something new today

good job @yehey, fair enough to get share upvote together.


That's what I thought, please resteem, upvote and spread the news so others will follow.

Good. I will choose you to be my witness. Thank you very much.


Cheers to you and Thank YOU.

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very well explained @yehey...thanks for reminding me "DON'T BE GREEDY! So everyone can afford to bid and get a higher returns."

Hope everybody will practice your suggestion.

Thanks much@yehey:)


Thank you for chiming in. I am hopeful that many will use the 1 SBD/STEEM limit for bid bots.
Just a matter of time, we will see.