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My fellow Steemians,

Welcome to my tenth witness update. I do these weekly on Fridays as some other witnesses do, so I may keep my followers and the community up-to-date. Hopefully, this will show that I strive to be an active and reliable witness and that I may hopefully gain your witness approval vote.

I will use @jesta's template for these witness updates as he is awesome. And as always for witness update posts, I will use the Power Up 100% option.

1. Accomplished the week of 2016-11-25

  • Posted about the "Welcome to Steemit" page that is now live on the site! See the post The Official "Welcome to Steemit" Landing Page is Now Live!. This was done in collaboration with @timcliff for quite some time, so it was fantastic to finally see it put into production.
  • Paid out more than 500 SP to all the participants on my recent free giveaway at Steem Power Giveaway #3 - Completely Free. There were more than 100 submissions and even invalid and late ones, but accepted nevertheless! I will continue to do more of these in the future.
  • Upgraded my servers to the 0.16.0 release candidate 3. See the post Steem 0.16.0 Official Release for more information. These include my primary dedicated witness node, my backup witness node, and my public full seed/api node. I have signed more than a dozen blocks so far with this new release. The RAM usage is significantly lower than ever! My seed node is taking a long time to sync from the network and is not responsive at times, which I will investigate more into.

2. Upcoming projects/goals

  • Continue to spend time on the codebase.
  • Monitor my steemd nodes with the new 0.16.0 release candidate.
  • Continue with @timcliff's wish list and trying to implement some of the items there.
  • Continue being active on Steemit, Steemit Chat, and GitHub.

3. Thoughts from this week

This week we saw a few new additions, tweaks, and fixes to the site. One was the "Welcome to Steemit" landing page mentioned above. There can of course be more changes to it. Also new to the site are my code changes I had submitted. These are listed in my last witness update post. For example, did you notice the "Settings" link in the user profile dropdown, or a few clarifying word changes to the hamburger menu? As the codebase is open source, anyone can submit changes to it!

The hardfork is coming soon, bringing economic changes that will hopefully help the price of STEEM in the long run.

There continues to be many great ideas on how to bring Steem and Steemit to the next level. It'll be an interesting ride for sure. Are you a Watcher or a Player? Watcher or Player?

Finally, thanks to everyone who have voted for me as witness. I am currently at 43! Thanks to all who support me and like what I do. It is all very much appreciated!

4. Previous week's update, other links

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Thanks for the update.

I am curious why it takes so long to sync the blockchain, is this normal or something going on with 16 ?


Of course! I'm not sure why it is, but it's syncing fine and at a reasonable speed on all the other nodes I've upgraded on. I suspect it's just this one particular instance I have.


ok, thanks again :)


Well, I've rebooted that particular server and now resyncing steemd from scratch from the network, seems to be doing much better! It's been on for more than 50 days straight lol


hmm, I started one 20 hours ago and just Got block: #5220000.. Doesn't seem to be moving along as expected lol


Still got a bit left to get to 7 million blocks! My syncing is doing well, in fact, you can see it jumping higher and higher live on, now past 2 million blocks

Awesome work @bitcoiner! You're a huge plus for the Steem community!

Great job on the landing page! You and Tim make a great team IMHO.

For your sync issue ;)

Keep up the good work.


Haha thank you thank you!

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Keep up the great work @bitcoiner! I look forward to the day I wake up and find you in a top 19 witness spot :)


Thanks for the continued support @timcliff! If I wake up and find myself in top 19, I would wonder if I'm still dreaming and go back to sleep LOL.

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about the welcome page: re "3. Create your "introduceyourself" post" I think introductory posts tend to use "introducemyself" much more often now. I did not know that until weeks ago - proving that I am old enough here... :)
thanks for the work though! well done!


Good point, this was noted on the list of changes to do. Thank you!