Are You Paying Randowhale? Do You Know How He is Using YOUR Money? Not to Upvote You with His Massive SteemPower.....Read Here

in #whales6 years ago (edited)


Randowhale is a "service" here at Steemit. It is a bot that you pay, and in return, RandoWhale upvotes your posts at an undetermined amount of SteemPower (which is what controls the amount of payout you can give each user). The idea is to give you exposure and payout when you're small, just starting out especially.
Here is a part of the description from Randowhales page.
This part explains the payouts given...."randomly" with some larger votes "mixed in"


No who exactly is getting these larger payouts that are "mixed" in

Here ya go, here's the list provided...

Let's start with the measly little payouts he gave his paying customers like YOU or a new user with very little money or SteemPower in the system trying to better their account through this great service!





Now here are the accounts that received the ever so gracious

larger votes know....just get mixed in the bunch:

I went ahead and highlighted the accounts owned by the RandoWhale owners BernieSanders and Friends:


So what happened there? You sent him your money (probably 5-10 dollars) for a random upvote from his massive SteemPower. You got a vote of a few cents or maybe a buck and change if you're real lucky, but DAMMIT....wouldn't ya know, you didn't hit the big vote. Guess who did....he took YOUR MONEY TO PROMOTE and he paid himself and his buddies and bots this:

131.924 SBD or roughly $1,288.90 USD. Damn, that would have been nice to get on your post huh? And you paid for this service huh? That's really shady huh? Who's "raping" the rewards pool?


Besides paying himself thousands of dollars in the payout period, and paying his customers peanuts and the crumbs he wipes your way, he also uses the money YOU GAVE HIM to FLAG users like @haejin. Oh and MANY MORE. This is just a small taste. Look how much of what could have been voted on YOUR POST, because you paid him YOUR MONEY for the now seen to be impossible chance of a big UPVOTE, he instead uses to FLAG users he doesn't like on a personal basis, and accuses them of stealing from Steemit while he robs the minnows blind, and many others just trying to get more exposure through what they believe to be an honest service.
Did you pay for him to flag these users? Or did you pay for him to UPVOTE your post?


Look at ALL that money (1327.05 SBD/$11,983.26 USD) he could be using as a positive service to YOU....but he instead uses to degrade and belittle users. Users he has already attacked many times before, for no reason at all. Well, actually, he does claim they abuse the rewards pool....and they use bots to vote, and he does claim all this with no evidence at all....but this tells a different story of who abuses the rewards pool and uses bots to vote, and the evidence is right in front of you.

@Haejin has used randowhales services and paid good money for them. And how is he repaid? With HUGE percentage vests in FLAGS against users that are fans of his work and standing up for him against @berniesanders. Why??? Because @berniesanders and friends run Randowhale.

Here's something even worse to add to it all. He is using these accounts to launch an attack on the user @uknowjpbitcoin. He is suppressing any attempt this user has to make a comment on any thread. He is doing this with the accounts that he is propping up through RandoWhale. This example below is an automated system running that is immediately flagging this user's account anytime he tries to post anything at all. This is what every single comment by this user looks like. Look at that list. Seems the lucky winners of all the big votes are their bot posting accounts being used to oppress users on the site. When you gave to RandoWhale, is this how you thought the project was going to use your money? I know I didn't. Yes the link this user has posted has a damning title, but this user has been experiencing this terror bull shit for the last several days....I can see why he's so upset about it. Dare I say that by using RandoWhale you are actually supporting terrorism on Steemit? I do. This is the definition of that to a tee. But for the sake of conversation let's just call it extreme abuse, censorship, and a community member acting in a very disgusting way toward another.


You pay this "bot" to grow it's steem power so that YOU get a fair UPVOTE. Randowhale uses a large majority of that SteemPower that YOU GAVE HIM, to flag other users and pay himself and his friends all under the guise that YOU might get lucky and get a big vote.. Hmm...sounds like Randowhale is just another scam being run by BernieSanders and friends. He is stealing your money that you pay, under agreement with him, and using it in a negative way against other users. Did you pay your good money for THAT?!?

If you are new to to Steemit, DO NOT BE FOOLED!!!! DO NOT PAY THE BOTS HERE!!! They are not your friends. In fact, they are likely flagging your friends with your money.

This is Absolutely Unacceptable!



Even some witnesses on this site are supporting this type of behavior. This must be corrected, or Steemit will never become what it has the potential to be. This is everyone's community, and everyone's responsibility to decide if this is what Steemit is all about or not.

And I keep hearing this guy calling out ned and dan and jeff and phil and I don't give a shit what any of those people think, and you shouldn't either. You should care what you think. You should think about your community. It's not up to ned or dan or berniesanders or haejin or me.
It's up to YOU.
Is this acceptable to YOU in YOUR community?

Save the person signing onto Steemit for the first time today.
Save them from getting scammed right as they walk in the door to this community.

Now let's see what funny jokes they have for me down below...


This is getting ridiculous. I have made more money learning from @Haejin in about 2 months than by trying to learn from hundreds of other people from across all the social media sites for over a year. @Haejin has never asked me for 1 penny of money. He does it all out of the goodness of his heart. The terrorizing being done by these bot accounts has to stop of Steemit will die.

In all fairness, @haejin asks for upvotes, which are money.

He makes money, and enjoys making money. I don't think this is bad, but it is true. Hundreds of users have voluntarily used their stake to upvote haejin, and that's probably why he keeps doing his videos. For the money.

That's also probably why I'm still writing articles. For the money. Let's not get confused that we are in some harmonious 'free' society.

Upvotes are given at no cost to share support. The money is on the receiving side only except for sp curation reward. So this is a win-win.

He might be asking for upvotes, but he gets them organically anyway. We should all be so consistent, successful, and motivating.

I believe we generally feel similarly, but there is a reason that I am being obtuse here.

We are all earning money. This is great! But these flag wars have a tendency to divide us, and we resort to saying things that aren't true - sophmorisms.

@Haejin has never asked me for 1 penny of money.

Why does @fernowl13 say this? This is not a claim that berniesanders is making, no one ever 'accused' @haejin of soliciting funds. They accused him of 'reward pool rape'. Now whether that is an actual thing, or if it is a thing we should worry about, that is the discussion. We cannot get confused about red-state, blue-state or urban-rural discussions - or any other topics that might divide us.

He does it all out of the goodness of his heart.

Bull. I don't believe you for a second. I bet he does have a great heart, but he is an economic agent like us. I love what he does, I watch his videos. But don't use rainbows and unicorn falsities to fight bernie, use logic and philosophy!

@haejin makes a lot of money on steemit. People have complained about it, its that much! I am thrilled to be part of a platform where one of the biggest problems is that there are people making too much money!

But talking about whether he's charged or not? Isn't that missing the point? He's here because Steem is a revolutionary new system of creating value, where we are hacking the market system, agreeing that these token have value, then agreeing how to distribute that value based on our stake.

This may be unfortunate, but I think Bernie may have every right to vote how he likes with his stake, just as ranchorelaxo, you and me have the right to vote with our stakes. I certainly agree that we are doing it better than bernie (How much curation do flags get?), but that is Bernie's choice. All we can do is opine here in the public opinion.

I'm going to rip-off something I've previously posted.

It's always been my motto to not trust the altruists. A person who doesn't care about rewards or gains can be a saint or an idiot. But a person who reject rewards and claim to live for others is always evil. In my life I have never found an exception to this rule.A person who live for others will loose their reason to exist if everybody become well off. If @haejin declined payouts I wouldn't have stuck with him enough to learn TA.
NEVER Trust a Person who Live to Help Others; Only Trust those who just happen to Help Other people.

To me @haejin is like LOL or DOTA but waaaaay better. You can reward him if you like. You get the same content whether you reward him or not. I've come to trust him because of his excellent results. But initially I'd have shown contempt/disdain if he had somehow declined rewards.

Altruists are just Evil that hasn't fully blossomed :
My full comment was on the above article.

You are right. The entire society is set up so if you do not have money, you do without. Up to and including dying of starvation, freezing to death or whatever. We have made money into a god. I still stand by the FACT that Haejin has NEVER ASKED ME for a single penny and he does it out of the goodness of his heart. He has continued to do it even though some fat whales are making sure he doesn't make a penny.

Yep. He doesn't charge a penny. He just take all the rewards that are voluntarily given to him like any self-respecting confident person would. He never ask for a penny and never rejects a penny. I have yet to see a person who is good that reject money. That's what I'm saying.

I'm a massive Ayn Rand fan BTW. I've written many posts on steemit.

If you don't like the way it is working than alter the rules of the game to be FAIR. HAEJIN has more than enough money outside of STEEM....

Do you understand that this is meant as a positive comment about @haejin. I just don't have delusions about world.I haven't met a single good person that reject money/rewards; only good people who doesn't care about money/rewards.

@haejin doesn't care about the money (hence the free access to everything) yet he's reaping everything that is rewarded to him. Therefore he doesn't reject money and isn't evil but a good person on steemit.

Do I make myself clear?

The only fairness can be achieved through free movement and voluntary transactions.

Long live lazize faire and may we have our Utopia of Greed (Galt's Gulch)

I don't see how this is a "revolutionary system of creating value" when it's obviously necessary to bicker over a couple of hundred bucks. If this money pool function is not working, then steemit is fucked beyond all the hype, as it's a very primitive social network which has actually NOTHING ELSE to offer. It's a blockcharin crypto that uses a very simplistic service-free social network setup as marketing ersatz. In effect, @haejin is one of its best marketers, while berniesanders and similar web leeches are absolutely NOT.
You are correct that haejin is also here for the money, but his self-marketing is intelligent and he is a very good analyst = value.
I don't know what you do, you may also be a value creator. But up-an-downvote bots are obviously worthless.

Ok, so, as I said to @fitinfun, I think we agree here, I am being perhaps a bit obtuse philosophically, because its saturday morning and I love a good philosophical discussion.

If this money pool function is not working, then steemit is fucked

Probably true, but I think it is working. Let's check out @haejin's page - I see thousands of dollars in the last few days. The only thing hidden is a resteem by @libertyteeth, who, for good or bad, decided to go toe-to-toe with bernie.

Is this not what a functioning society looks like? Did someone tell you that it would be rainbows and unicorns all the way?

up-an-downvote bots are obviously worthless.

Bots are tools made by humans. That humans can be terrible is, historically, accurate.

Our 'job' here is to use our stakes to determine what is valuable. That not all people will agree is recognized in the whitepaper. The system is working.

Here is my thinking. We have our incentives misaligned. steemit has more valuable content than spam or plagiarism. Minnows barely earn any curation and for whales loss of curation doesn't matter much.

So what if make flags cost 3% or even 4% voting power instead of 2%. There is less incentive to flag. Positive reinforcement works better than negative reinforcement. There will always be abusers and bad actors.

Not many would go around flagging left and right if they had to choose between 3 upvotes+positive interaction+curation rewards Vs 2 Flags+negativity.

People will require of themselves a very good reason to use their VP on flags. So naturally the flags would concentrate on content than can easily be identified as "Bad for steemit" (Spam, plagiarized content, promoting terrorism, spreading false info etc.)

Don't try to control actions. Instead, adjust the incentives and actions would follow.
Don't try to make things perfect. Keep it simple. Keep it elegant. Too many moving parts means too much complexity means too many ways things could go south.

I agree with your underlying analysis of incentives!

I think charging more VP for a flag could be a very elegant solution, to ease things in the right direction.

Not steemit, but the blockchain tech, yes 🙄. It depends on how you apply it. Developers are still experimenting with the tech and things will improve and get better with time. Just try to stick it out , ok. 🙂.It's a bit hard to apply anything flawlessly to dynamics and unpredictability of human behaviour.

You are right, but it has to be done in an appropriate manner, would you not agree. There is no logic and reasoning in the way the guy was called out and so, you too are being biased if you fail to acknowledge this fact.

There is a problem with the flagging system and also the reward system which needs to be addressed urgently.

Flagging damages someone users rep and have the effect of sensoring them, it is not just used for lowering rewards and that you need to acknowledge. For that reason they should not have the right to flag users however they feel until the flagging system is fixed. It gets to the point that people are being flagged for difference of opinions. Totally unacceptable!

To be precise, It is clear that Haejin's pay has skyrocketed a bit too much after some 3 to 4 months and his rewards need to be lowered. However; it should be done in a professional manner. Otherwise we risk losing valuable users on this platform, especially readers (curators isnt really the right word until the system is adjusted-I do not consider a simple upvote to be curation).

You are probably right. That the system is not perfect, I am in total agreement with you.

There is a problem with the flagging system and also the reward system which needs to be addressed urgently.

Do you have any suggestions?

For that reason they should not have the right to flag users however they feel until the flagging system is fixed.

Are you really sure that taking people's 'rights' away is the only solution to this problem.

Literally the only 'rights' we have on this platform are to upvote and downvote with our stakes.

That reputation is nothing more than 'how many net upvotes and downvotes have you gotten' - this is not the best system, I think we can all see some of the potential and actual problems with this. People can self-vote a high rep or be attacked to a low rep, but generally on average the rep calc more or less tells us something. Acknowledging its limitations, I think it is more useful than not having the number.

Do you have any suggestions on how it should be better calculated?

Yes, I have a few suggestions; and you have a point about taking away people's right. What I really wanted to say is that people should be more careful with their downvotes and should always try to not use emotion when flagging someone. It shouldn't be done arbitrarily because it damages the users rep.

Here is one thing we need to adjust. When choosing the purpose for flagging, should it be for disagreement with payout, it should not affect the user's reputation. For other flagging options which are justfiable, like plagiarism etc, the effect on rep should come into play. Infact the flagging option should be changed to payment adjustement or we can remove it from the flagging option entirely and have it separate.

That flagging/downvoting could become a multi-step process sounds to me like it has potential!

I'm not sure why someone who has thousands of loyal followers whom he is helping, would deserve to have his earnings lowered? A whale gets there by either adding thousands and thousands of their own dollars, or by adding the earnings of all the people who upvote them. I think cuttings what someone earns simply because they are popular would do nothing but deter people from trying and give the big whales even more power because you are making it harder for the little people to become whales.

Bernie has every right to vote but he doesn't have the right to create 60 fake robot accounts and destroy someone's earnings out of spite. Bernie is actually raping the rewards pool by offering votes through fake accounts. Everyone that votes for Haejin is real and has decided his information has value.

Bernie has the ability to vote(flag) and create as many bots as he like. But he doesn't have the right to do most of the things he is doing as they are clear violations of NAP.

Those who are not the first violators of the NAP has the right to use whatever force that doesn't go beyond neutralizing and/or preventing the first aggression.

These are the principles I stand by.

I was under the impression that anyone with a sufficiently large stake could create any arbitrary number of accounts. Those are the rules.

Want to change the rules? Maybe we should. I'm not sure how, since everything runs from stake. I have 6 accounts, and why shouldn't I? They vote how I tell them, after all they are me!

Bernie seems to do the same, although, yes I agree, in a offensive and frustrating manner. But philosophically I am having trouble escaping that it is his right to do that here on this platform, because this platform was made that way.

Can we change the rules? YES! I think there have been 19 Hard Forks so far.

But how would you change it? If not to allow for the free use of one's stake, then I'm not sure you will be left with a plaform that is worth having.

Looking forward to your ideas!

Right. Because one jackass running around with 60 accounts dictating not just positivity, but NEGATIVITY toward other users in a manner that is crippling is a great use of the platform. It's great to agree with something in principle, but in practice it can be a whole 'nother ball of wax. 19 hard forks already you say? Yeaaaah, I'll pass.

For me, and for many other users, we would literally never have come to or use this site if it weren't for the content Haejin provides. This childish drama and bickering has me rather put off this awful platform (and yes, the reddit/craigslist interface is depressingly dull). If Haejin announced tomorrow he was moving elsewhere, I would gladly leave and never look back. So all these children having a pissing match would do well to get things sorted if they would like to have anything left of Steemit 12 months from now. They can hard fork until the sun goes down, but that's not going to save it.

"Upvotes are given at no cost to share support. "

Oh, really? Can you direct me to the free Steem Power store?

Upvotes doesn't charge fees as steemit is fee-less and stake based.
But they do have a cost due to limited supply of 10 per day or else you'd drain your voting power.

It's mining through human action instead of hashing. Upvotes have a human action/interaction based cost that is clearly measured using VP.

When @fitinfun made her comment I think she tried to communicate that nothing on your steemit wallet leaves your account. She probably didn't thought about the voting power drain.

So you are both correct in your respective contexts.

Just spend a minute flagging the fools and upvoting our friends. Don't get emotional or on a crusade. This too shall pass. Don't get distracted from your goals, that is what they want.

I feel the same way, @Haejin is the only source I make sure to check in with on a daily (sometimes hourly! lol) basis. I have learned so much from him, and I love the gentle approach and kindheartedness that shows through in his teachings. Its a rare trait that attracts people naturally. There has to be a way that Steem can get control of this kind of out of hand behavior.


I really could use some followers and UPVOTES so my rating and post can be seen. I'm only trying to help @Haejin because I believe in him, what he does, how helps people and what he stands for. Please follow me and upvote my post so my rating get better. Please :(

Use steemfollower instead. It's free and works great to get exposure and meet people.

How does this work?

I really could use some followers and UPVOTES so my rating and post can be seen. I'm only trying to help @Haejin because I believe in him, what he does, how helps people and what he stands for. Please follow me and upvote my post so my rating get better. Please :(

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like we have a civil war brewing here on Steemit. This could get interesting...

Seems that steemit as a very young network in its beta has already contracted cancer. It will possibly soon be ruled by bots, as society is being ruled by egalitarianism bots, as humanity always loves to be ruled by its psychopaths.
It will depend on the intelligence of the users if this goes up or down... well you know my opinion of steemit, and maybe on humanity.
I would prefer to see @haejin on, they are aching for sensible content, and they got moderation.
This sort of thing couldn't happen there.
Thanks for the elaborate writeup ;)

I've been on here for ~ 6 months, it took me 1 week to see the dynamics of this community and a month or two to finally back off. Nothing seems to have changed since, and the powers that be seem to be treating this as a get-rich-crypto-social-experiment letting everything run its course.

Absolutely. Not my sort of network, dishonest to the /core/
Rank, rudimentary and rude - unenticing.
I came and may stay for awhile as haejin is easier to follow here than on youtube, but I will soon be able to do without this anyway

Bots are scripted by humans!

I find the disparaging comments about bots interesting, and worthy of a discussion. Is a bot bad, or good? All a bot does is automate tasks that I give to it. The programmer is the master of the bot.

Those that can't program are illiterate in today's digital age.

If, as you say, psychopaths are programming the bots, we are in for a harsh ride!

But, is anything really happening here? Haejin is still making money hand over fist! Can minds dot com do that for him?

I really could use some followers and UPVOTES so my rating and post can be seen. I'm only trying to help @Haejin because I believe in him, what he does, how helps people and what he stands for. Please follow me and upvote my post so my rating get better. Please :(

this childish behavior from @berniesanders etc. is totally against for what crypto stands. bullying and abusing with their power of money. doing/giving nothing, but doing harm to the community. manipulating and destroying such a great socialmedia platform - thanks for downvoting my opinion by the way :)

I really could use some followers and UPVOTES so my rating and post can be seen. I'm only trying to help @Haejin because I believe in him, what he does, how helps people and what he stands for. Please follow me and upvote my post so my rating get better. Please :(

This is an appropriate post about the topic. Unfortunately @libertyteeth's call for a hard fork was not an appropriate response.

The only solution that I can see, again, unfortunately, is to 'fight' the flag war in the court of public opinion, as you do here.

People will have to read, try to understand, make up their minds. In the end, I come here to find and read good content.

But of course this is a decentralized place so if you think there is something wrong, you will have to write an article like this one and convince others.

Keep it up scarlet7!

It wasn't a call for a hard fork, it was asking whether such a call would be appropriate. This has really affected many of us negatively, including myself. I'm starting to feel better about this situation, especially with this post.

Which I just went to upvote, and found that it was nuked to oblivion. Gave it a 100% upvote, but that still wasn't enough.

Yes, I don't want to offend, you asked, and I answered, but over here in a different thread, sorry about that.

I think though - @haejin's team is 'winning'

haejin payout.jpg

A few more thoughts -

That's a lot of money. You must admit it is. So we at least understand why they think it is a lot of money and might get upset with it. Remember, we live in a world that has told us (them) that rewards should be distributed 'fairly'. They think they are doing good.

Concentration of the SP is a top problem named about Steemit Platform. The only way to combat it is to buy it from them, power up and fatten up our own stakes here, slowly creating the world we want. Also adding more use-cases, more value centers (like did, and like any other sector 'buying-in' would. Imagine if a local government decided to buy in and do all of their accounting and records on Steemit? They could do it! Probably they would create their own condenser, like utopian did, but the steemit condenser shows everything.)

Anyways, my two cents, Love and Light to you LibertyTeeth

Thanks. As you may or may not know, I'm recovering from multiple concussions and sometimes the irritability symptom makes me think I'm under attack when I'm not.

Sometimes it's right, as my invisible posts and comments this morning showed. I upvoted all my comments back to visibility, but now I'm down in the 20s in terms of voting power. Oh well, it'll recover.

I really like the way the community is responding. I didn't get a similar response a few months ago when he first attacked without provocation (and that's okay, as I'm not providing the MASSIVE value that @haejin is) -- and neither did the many, many others who were attacked by this sad broken-headed whale.

Meanwhile, ZRX looks like it's getting into wave 3. It's a lot more fun going back and forth to the Binance tab, while continuing this discussion. Although my prior blogging has fallen pretty much completely off. The garden is covered in white, and I've not Flame Painted in some time.

Anyway just followed you. Love and light back, Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you friend! Get well soon, 2018 is going to be a great year :)

This is pointless. Flags can only remove rewards, which these flag abusers generally acquire with sock-puppets anyway. The community can't regulate their behavior. This isn't real-life.

I try to maintain optimism. But perhaps you are right. I'm still having fun on steemit, and tried my hand at a bit of philosophy today in this thread.

I'm not sure what you mean by sock-puppets, if you mean the free steem given to a new registered account (so that seems like something that should probably change), but if I delegate my SP to any number of new accounts I can make with my steem, and I write scripts for how they should act, they are only carrying out my will.

And since it is indeed my SP, then it is my right that my bots vote the way I want them too. That trolls exist is an internet problem, not a steemit problem. In fact, it almost seems (maybe just in the tags I hang out in?) that there are surprisingly few trolls on steemit!

So what do we do for bad flagging behavior? Unfortunately we only have flagging...

I think 'talking it out' helps too. Pointless though it may be.

The large flaggers don't seem to be particularly concerned with earning on their main accounts, and they are capable of making many alternate accounts and posting from them. Attacking their reputation with flags, or earnings when they use most of their stake to downvote, therefore seems mostly pointless from a game-theory perspective.

No judgment, it is what it is.

Probably the only thing that could affect this particular user is in the witness department. I see he enjoys automation, he probably is a good dev!

I still (optimistically) think maybe we can all get along ;p

True, but if people are exposed to this content, they can get decide what they want their money to represent. Bernie has a place here, we can all exist here at once. No fairy tales needed. Just trying to help those who don't know and give this guy their money. Just letting them know what he does with it. It's all out there, I saw it, thought others might find value in it. I don't need the money here either, sure it's a nice side score, but I've got a shit load of steem not on these boards. And it won't be. I don't need to pay myself here, I make great money in the markets and with a full time job. And the people I support don't need me to pay them, that's why I chose to keep my SP low. My vote talks just as well.

I really could use some followers and UPVOTES so my rating and post can be seen. I'm only trying to help @Haejin because I believe in him, what he does, how helps people and what he stands for. Please follow me and upvote my post so my rating get better. Please :( know.... I think I see your master plan. Keep sucking up BS' Voting Power ;p

Yep I certainly will. I am not on this site to earn money so with @BERNIESANDERS wasting his steem power on me helps other people. I could care less. When my BEAST ROBOT is finished (my programmer is creating it now) if he doesn't stop meaning with @Haejin and his followers I will personally destroy every post he placed to the tune of $0

I thought it was kinda of annoying.... all the posting.... But now I see it's actually a quite brilliant strategy. I see he's not still smashing you. If he does, make sure you post all over the board, and don't ask for votes, play the victim. Post in every category possible and post something relevant, then when you're flagged down by him, play the innocent victim card. Let every community see his ass, let them smell that stench for themselves.

I just really wish he didn't make Futurama look bad. Futurama did nothing to deserve him representing a piece of their art.

Thanks you for sharing this information. It seems no place is unscathed from the human greed and jealousy, even this new space. Hopefully, with time and cohesion of the community, we'll see less and less of these behaviours

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Thanks for all you do Haejin. You are a blessing to so many of us minnows. I gave you an upvote, but it cancelled and went to a downvote. Not sure what is up with that. Looks like something is rigged to me.

Great work. Upvoted - Resteemed and Promoted.

I really could use some followers and UPVOTES so my rating and post can be seen. I'm only trying to help @Haejin because I believe in him, what he does, how helps people and what he stands for. Please follow me and upvote my post so my rating get better. Please :( I try to help @Haejin a lot I spend hours every night advertising for him on Twitter.

How hasn’t randowhale and berniesanders been banned yet? Just a toxic part of the community.

Block-chain is decentralized specifically to avoid things like mob rule and centralized "banning."

Perhaps you know understand why many people seem to prefer centralization.

Apparently asking whether we should make a petition to ban someone is "inappropriate", according to another comment on this post.

If there's a dog terrorizing the neighborhood, it gets put down. Just because this neighborhood has "crypto rules" doesn't stop people in the neighborhood from wanting to see the angry dog gone.

Hard Forking to allow banning - you said it yourself in your post -

is ripe for abuse itself

To appeal to Dan or Ned to 'put' Bernie 'down' is a lot like appealing to the government to put down a dog terrorizing the neighborhood. Do you think that governments should be in charge of local dog euthanasia?

I know I am being obtuse, but I assure you we are agreeing on the principles of liberty.

What is the proper way to 'put' Bernie 'down'? I suspect it has to do with his role as a witness. A lot of people seem to like his antics though...

Yes, you're right. I've already removed my votes from two witnesses due to this ongoing feud. Although today, @uknowjpbitcoin is saying Bernie has "moved on", so perhaps it has ended at the source.

The fire he lit though, that's still burning; I'm still being attacked and mocked, today. Good for them; show their true colors to the world, permanently etched into the blockchain.

My post was more along the lines of exploring the options, than saying "this is what we must do, now." Not looking to thugs with guns -- rather, looking to those who created this community, as to what their feelings on the direction their community has grown, are.

[Edit: and also, to see what we as a community can do in response. The townsfolk have torches and pitchforks, but what's the best use of them?]

Appreciate the dialog, thanks.

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