Witness "gtg"

in witness-category •  last year

Hello, World!

My intention is not to make it into top 19. I could name many other candidates (clearly more than 19) with greater commitment to steem(it) who are a lot more appropriate as witnesses, but I'm sure I can be useful as a backup witness.

I introduced myself here:
https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@gtg/hello-world
Those of you who use https://steemit.chat know me as Gandalf.
For some time, I’ve been using my magic powers (mostly those related to security and infrastructure) to improve steemit. For example, I’ve improved our "Perfect" Forward Secrecy and made our communication with site more secure.

My seed node (EU based):
seed-node = gtg.steem.house:2001
You can also use it to rsync data dir
rsync -Pa rsync://gtg.steem.house/witness_node_data_dir .

My witness node is on a separate data center (an EU-based one as well).
If you believe I can be of value to steemit, please vote for me:
vote_for_witness YOURACCOUNT gtg true true

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Thank you for spending your time to make steemit secure. Thanks to people like you we have a much safer environment. Were you paid for your effort on steem?

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I get the feeling that it takes a lot of people (many of whom are not core developers) to make Steemit run. We owe a great deal of thanks to those who help, provide ideas, and test out matters like security. Thank you!

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Quien me puede enseñar soy nuevo
este es mi whatsapp 8297744239

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I don't know if I was paid for my effort on Steem or not. I don't know how to check and find out. Can you teach me?

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With people like you steemit will be a safer community for everyone here.

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🙌 I voted for you. Thanks for your work.

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Thank you for spending

Thanks for making steemit what it is. You are an important part of this community. You have my vote.

It is very important to have someone manning the gates thank you!

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Yep

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My pleasure :-)

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Give this man a gun and a camera.

You have my vote!

I have voted for you as my witness. Thank you for your support @gtg

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Thank you :-)

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I dont understand,what does it mean if I give you vote as my witness?

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Please take a look at quickstart guide and frequently asked questions, especially at parts about witnesses and Delegated Proof of Stake.
Most voted witnesses are elected to be full time block producers, keeping an eye on security and reliability of the platform.

Thanks for your work. I vote for u.

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Thank you :-)

you got my vote! i like what i see from your work! please refer to my previous post if you get some time, thank you gandalf! p.s Im the biggest lord of the rings fan ever

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Thank you :-)

I voted for you. Thanks for your work.

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Thank you :-)

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@gtg aka Gandalf already voted for you :-)
Thanks for all your efforts and support, will you be called Gandalf the White after the votes?

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Thank you :-)

No, Grey is fine ;-)

Btw, I don't think that adding image to each reply is a good idea. It's unnecessary and redundant.

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Ok, ill think of something else :-)

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I came up with something, non redundant and gives me an image in your reply list. Its a white background at the end of my post, is it any better?
fblanco.jpg

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But what for? It doesn't make any sense to add a meaningless image at all.

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My idea is when i reply or comment steemers can easily know its me (im working on building a group). That's why i do this.

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When you reply or comment it is always signed by you, no need to add pictures with your username or empty pictures. That doesn't make any sense.

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All right, ill take it as noob mistake and move on. Thanks for the advice.

You got my vote! Good to see someone with a security mindset active in this community.

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Thank you :-)

I have voted for you because you are using your magical powers.

Terimakasih telah menjadi bagian terpenting bagi steemit.berkat dukungan kalian steemit pasti akan terus maju...

UPVOTE, ADD ME IN UR BLOG OR GROUP

Greetings fam,
Thank you!
Here, have my upvote.

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Thank for all steemit developers

hi @gtg , i'm a newbie and i need your help to get reward.
please help me my friend.
love you,

Thnaks. Great information. Im from Acehnese.

Thank you

Welcome to Steemit!
I wish you a good day and inspiration to create in our community !
Please You would help me with a "Upvote" and "Follow" in my Blog @manhlaba. Thanks

Tanks god worck Im now In steem :)

Thanks for great work you are doing in Steam It

you have my vote

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Hello, i am voting for you! Regards

hello friend

steemit can't be better without your hard and sincere work. on behalf of all users I'd like to thank you a lot

thank you ..I voted for you

As the computer world beyond user interfaces is a magical realm to me, the only way I can get my brain to completely understand it is to just let go and tell my self it's all made of unicorns and runes being cast to make the magic happen :) I thank you for your work:)

Hi gtg. Thanks for your effort. You got my witness vote and a follow. Being a newbie in the Steemit community I would be thrilled by an upvote from you. The best of luck with your campaign.

Hello, i am voting for you! Regards

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Thank you for your trust.

your efforts and witness work is definitely needed in an environment like this. i'm just getting my feet wet here in steem and have noticed many innovative solutions.
carry on...

thank you @gtg for looking after us nice to meet you

voted for you - thanks!

Thanks for your work.

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mee too i voted you

I cast my vote for @gtg. This is one very cool person.

Thanks!

I appreciate the work you put in for us. Even if you were paid or not, your one of the veins that keep us running so you deserve a great deal. Thanks again hope my little bit helps

very good post vote me

Hi! thank you for making it secure, and I hope you can make this more easier by developing an app.

I will be try

wow nice you are a good person for the job, your honesty and humildity are big

hi ! I am nerypirona! thanks

I think you would be a great witness . I appreciate your time helping me 🙌

I am new to the community! I wil surely learn a lot from you! Keep going!
Upvote !!!
if i do not the right moves please correct me!

good story bro

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Im a little too late here. Being new to steemit didn't know about this witness process. Good job gtg!!!! im voting for you

In voting for you

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Thank you.

It would be nice if we can add a question answering functionality to steem, something like qoura, should not be hard.

Also it would be nice to add privacy support so that users can decide which posts are public which are not something like lists in facebook, it's achievable by encrypting private messages with symmetric keys and share the symmetric key with the list (one by one encrypted with their public)

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Quora-like system is just matter of UI, feel free to create such :-)
For now, take a look at ChainBB.

As for privacy, it's not what Steem is designed for at least in his current shape. There was some basic implementation of private messaging (messages encrypted with memo keys), but that's not really a good use case for a blockchain based storage. Something that you would like to keep private shouldn't end up written permanently on the blockchain. Once your private key would be compromised, anytime in the future, all your past privacy is gone.

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exactly, UI can take this thing to the moon, average users don't understand block chain but if they could find the answer of their questions on steem when they google it, assuming that it will be user friendly enough they would appreciate it's potential. it would be nice if such developments could be crowdfunded by steem users themselves.

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Of course they can be crowdfunded. Directly by transfers or indirectly by upvoting posts related to such projects.

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about privacy you have a point however it's much easier to give up your facebook pass than your private key, assuming that facebook has not given all your privacy up to NSA already LOL.

Very nice,,,

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I am very thankful to them for making Steemit walk. We owe a lot of thanks to those who helped, gave ideas, and tested things like security. Thank you!

@gtg nice to meet you, my vote do you have, though my upvote is small you have it. this is the post to promote you as a witness? Greetings from a new Minnow from Belgium.

@gtg nice to meet you, my vote do you have, though my upvote is small you have it. this is the post to promote you as a witness? Greetings from a new Minnow from Belgium.

plese add me in your group or blog.
I upvote you @gtg.