@ura-soul Witness Application

in witness-category •  2 months ago

As part of my continuing support of the Steemit platform and of the Steem Blockchain I am currently running high capacity computer hardware that can form an important part of the Steem/Steemit ecosystem and architecture – A ‘Witness’ server. Here’s a description of what Witnesses do and why I’m asking for you to vote for me.


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Introduction


I am paying to run a high powered webserver that forms part of the hardware network that runs/manages Steemit behind the scenes. This is a significant monthly investment in terms of money and time and allows me to help the Steemit community directly – but I only get reimbursed if I excel in the role and the community supports me through their witness votes. Since I need to get votes from users of Steemit to stand a chance of getting any financial payback from my investment and to make my effort sustainable I will be showing here why you will be benefited by voting for me and what I will do for you and Steemit!

Background - What is a Witness Server?


As you may know, Steemit is different from most current social network websites in that it is, on a technical level, a much more community oriented system than Facebook/Google+/Twitter etc.

Steemit relies on the cryptocurrency and blockchain called ‘Steem’ and Steem itself relies on a distributed network of webservers (computers) to carry out the tasks of managing all of our posts, comments, votes and other functions – in contrast to the centralised model used by large corporations who run existing social networks. Instead of having warehouses full of computers running 24/7 to keep the website and blockchain going, a network of servers are run by Steemit users (without any formal contract being involved) which take on the task of processing the data for Steem and keep the whole system running smoothly. These servers are known as witness servers and their operators might be known as witnesses. Witnesses process Steem’s ‘blocks’ and transactions aswell as influence decisions that affect the rules which govern Steem and thus your experience of Steemit.

Comparing Steem ‘Witnesses’ to Bitcoin ‘Miners’


Some of the tasks of witnesses are similar to the tasks carried out by ‘miners’ on the Bitcoin network and other cryptocurrency networks, however, there are important differences due to the way that Steem differs from Bitcoin in it’s design, intention and functionality. ‘Miners’ of Bitcoin are tasked with running computer software that constantly processes transactions that are made on the Bitcoin network and then building ‘blocks’ from them which are used to form part of the ongoing ledger record system known as the ‘blockchain’ for that currency. When a Bitcoin miner completes a block they are rewarded with payment of a certain amount of Bitcoin that covers the costs of them running the hardware and for their time in participating in maintaining the Bitcoin network and making Bitcoin a success. The Bitcoin model is known as ‘Proof of work’ in that each miner mathematically proves that they have done the calculation work for the new blocks in the blockchain before they are paid any reward.

The Steemit model is similar, but different and is known as ‘Proof of Stake’. Proof of stake refers to the way that the Witnesses must demonstrate that they have a sustained interest in the success of Steem and Steemit. Every user of Steemit has the ability to vote for 30 witness candidates and whichever candidates get the most votes will also get the most blocks to process and thus stand to be paid the most for their work. Currently only about the top 70 Witnesses stand much chance of recouping their running costs. Witnesses receive payments for processing blocks in the blockchain only once they have received enough votes in comparison to their competitors and so that requires that they are active in the community and can gain sufficient witness votes from others in the community. This means that everyone who uses Steemit can have a say in who operates the technology that runs Steemit and as we shall see that means that we all also have a say in how the network evolves as time goes by.

Witnesses do more than build the Steem blockchain. Witnessing is like being a member of a parliament too.


Beyond just processing the blocks and transactions for Steem, witnesses are also required to participate in the setting of the exchange rate between Steem Backed Dollars and Steem in the market and also in defining the cost of creating new accounts on Steem. Witnesses also have a say in whether or not changes to the rules of Steem are accepted and these rules may effect important aspects such as post payout formulas and other practical aspects of Steem and Steemit.

On a practical level, this means that a witness has to perform some tasks that would otherwise be only performed in banks and currency exchanges – plus also must have some degree of understanding of a variety of different systems - including software, networking, social networks, economics, social psychology and other design principles that are relevant when making decisions that effect large groups of people. As you can imagine, this is quite a specific set of abilities that are not commonly found together in one person, so the job of witness and the witness voting process is an interesting challenge both for witness candidates and for the voters of Steemit.

Significant changes to Steem are called ‘forks’, which refers to a ‘fork’ in the path of the software and a change in direction. Witnesses can choose to adopt a suggested fork or not – meaning that all witnesses can lend their own ‘vote’ to such packages of changes or reject them. The overall structure of this is not unlike the way a parliament contains representatives from the community who have been voted to act in the best interests of the community, based on what the community knows about the representative.

About Me


I was born in 1978 and wrote my first computer program aged 4 on a Camputers Lynx – it created an image on the screen of animated truck with flashing wheels! My mother was one of the first ever female computer programmers in the 1960s (she was a structural engineer who helped produce the maths for the unique design of the roof of the Sydney Opera House in Australia – among other things) and so I was always around computers and saw them evolve from the earliest home versions to where we are today. I received a degree in Applied Computing from the University of East Anglia in 1999 which covered a mixture of computer science fields, business fields and the study of how to merge the two through practical systems design and engineering.

My first professional job was as a software engineer for a City of London based software company who specialise in software for international investment banks. I learned the practicalites of running and managing large, high importance databases (containing financial data worth many Billions of US Dollars) – plus of how to create and maintain financial management software as part of a large team with many distributed clients.

After leaving the financial world I focused more on my passion of making music and sound engineering for a few years. I then joined a project to create a startup social network in London for creative artists in the very early days of social networks – before we even really knew that Facebook would be the dominant force in the market. I was a user of the very first social networks and met many great people through them – I realised that social networks offer humanity a hugely powerful opportunity to share information, wisdom, connect and maybe find a new balance that was not possible previously due to barriers of distance and politics.

Following a near fatal car accident in 2003, I redirected my interests towards learning how to heal and was able to successfully combine my knowledge of systems with my new access to the wealth of information on the web to integrate new understandings and a deep awareness of what multi-dimensional, holistic healing really is. I now do what I can to grow my own food, be self sufficient, outside of the mainstream support systems as much as I can in England and generally maintain the intentions to heal, balance and evolve in any helpful ways that I can. I generally aim to evolve life so that we are all empowered and no longer controlled or artificially dependent on hierarchic groups and thinking.


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About My Website: Ureka.org


In 2006 I used the experience I had gained from my varied interests to start my own social network called ‘Ureka: Earth Heart Community’ at https://www.ureka.org. I used an open source framework to create my own custom social network that runs using PHP, MYSQL and other typical web languages. As the designer, coder, tester, marketer, community admin, server admin and everything else at ureka, the early days were very busy keeping for me as I kept it online and developed new functions for it.


ureka.org

Along with these parts of my life I had also done a great deal of research into the world’s financial systems and many other more esoteric topics and concluded that I did not want to participate in the many systems that had been ‘gifted’ to me by the big banking families and various other ‘special interest’ groups (who try to dominate society and who are, really, leading us to destroy our ecology/environment and who do not have humanity’s best interests in mind). I therefore chose to treat ureka.org as a ‘quality not quantity’ website, where rather than focussing on getting as many users as possible, I focused on attracting those among us who intend to create real balance and sustainable/progressive changes. After a few years online it still exists as a functional platform which I intend to continue to evolve and plan to integrate Steem’s ‘Smart Media Tokens’ (SMT) into in the near future.

Ura Soul as a Witness


I support Steem’s intentions and it’s potential to evolve social networking and economics whole heartedly. I have put a lot of hours into making posts on Steemit and have found I am having a success here among my fellow Steemians that really shows just how heavily censored dissenting voices are on the mainstream networks such as Facebook and G+. I know for a fact that my comments on Youtube have been censored regularly and it is refreshing to find that I can communicate in an honest and transparent way on Steemit that I have not been able to do for years on the corporate control systems that are now household names. I greatly value the ability to receive payment for my posts on my topics of interest since there are not many avenues where thinkers can be paid for exposing the subjects that the dinosaur corporate world does not want to be exposed!

For this reason alone I want to support Steemit’s success – however, I also intend to create my own SMT (Steem backed Smart Media Token) for Ureka.org and this means that my own site’s success will be heavily tied in to the success of Steem too. Therefore, as a witness I am highly motivated to make the best decisions for Steem/Steemit. As a human being who intends real balance for society, I feel I am well suited to do my bit to guide Steem into being a reliable and strong vehicle for humanity’s liberation in ways that serve everyone and not just a few who have the largest wallets.

I will regularly post updates to Steem about my performance and experience as a Witness, plus continue to create new projects that help the users of Steem/Steemit to enjoy the experience more and maybe gain greater success too.

I have many posts on Steemit that cover many topics - I post a summary every time I get 200 new followers - so you can jump into looking at those to get a quick overview of what I've posted about in the previous weeks.

My Steemit projects


  • Created 4 themes for Steemit.com that totally change the appearance of the website to give the site more of a personal feel and to get rid of the boring grey and white colour scheme.
  • Created a browser extension that makes it easy to search for similar posts to existing posts – making it easier to improve the quality of our posts and to minimise duplication of ideas that are posted.
  • Created a browser extension to make downvoted posts MORE visible, instead of less visible - to attempt to prevent deliberate censorship attempts on Steemit.

I have plans to develop some other interesting tools for Steemit in the future, once time is available. If I make it to a top position in the witness list then I will happily set aside significant time in my life to develop large scale systems that significantly evolve the Steemit experience.

I am also planning to make a video series for Youtube/Vimeo etc. which will promote both Steem and Steemit by educating the wider world as to why they are a great platform for the future of the internet and dispelling the common misconceptions that act as barriers when people consider moving from other social networks to new ones such as Steemit. The psychology of change is one of my main interests in life and I will have fun exploring the topic and motivating new users to visit Steemit in the process.

My Witness Server Hardware


The Server I am currently using has a great specification, meaning it is capable of performing well for many months ahead. Running the code that manages the Steem blockchain requires quite a lot of RAM (memory) and the amount will continually increase as Steem is used more and more.

My server has:

16 high speed CPU cores
92GB of RAM
SSD Storage
1Gbps Internet Connection
Security Hardening

Once I become more established as a witness I will also launch other servers that perform other roles – including setting up a seed node to allow others to access the Steem Blockchain reliably, plus also setting up a backup server in case the primary server fails.

Voting for me


Thanks so much for reading through this post and I would greatly appreciate if you would take 20 seconds to visit the Steem Witness page and vote for me there. You will need to type my name into the search box to vote for me if I am not visible in the top 50 list of witnesses. Just type ura-soul into the search box on that page and click ‘VOTE’.


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Wishing you well,
Ura Soul

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Nice post! Glad to have you as a witness on Steem.

Currently only about the top 50 Witnesses stand much chance of recouping their running costs.

I don't know what number you use. At the current prices, only 2-3 blocks a day could be enough to make a witness profitable. This in turn mean a lot more than only top 50 witnesses are profitable. I would encourage you to correct this information or correct me if I'm wrong.

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Thanks - I was deliberately vague with that figure as I didn't have the exact figures in my memory. Checking around again it appears that maybe the level to breakeven for the cost of renting a typical server might be about 100?

One of the witnesses (dang) just quit being a witness because he couldn't break even, even though his own voting power was big enough to give himself a boost up to around the 100 mark. This is something I am new to, so am learning as I go :)

Btw, it would be great if you would spare me one of your 30 vote slots - are there many witnesses that you support and recommend? Besides voting for you, I am currently only voting for about 5 others who I know from communicating on Steemit. Cheers!

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You clearly need to get more familiar with the witnesses. I'm surprise you are only voting for 6. Don't be too scared to vote for some bad "witnesses". Your choice will be better than random chance.

Block per day can be seen here. My guess is 2-3 block a day is enough to break even.

https://steemdb.com/@ura-soul/blocks

I don't have a free witness vote right now but I'll consider it in the future.

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Yes, I do need to examine more of the witnesses and their stats to figure out who to vote for - I just thought maybe there were some you voted for due to their intentions on a personal level - these are how I ideally choose who to vote for, coupled with their technical abilities and performance, since they will maybe influence which hardforks get support and which don't.

Thanks for the link to steemdb, I hadn't seen the witness block log there before - I was surprised to see that your graph only shows a few blocks from the last few days. I was able to see the list of witnesses that you are voting for in there too (although it might be a bit out of date since mine is out of date - i stopped voting for jerry and added a couple of others). I happened to notice that these ones in your vote list are running old versions of the witness node software:

joseph
theprophet0
krnel

It would be greaat if you would consider switching one out for me to give me a chance to perform better. :)

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I don't recommend specific witnesses because there's a reason I vote for each witnesses I vote for. What witnesses you should vote for according to me, the 30 witnesses I vote for.

There's good reasons to vote even for witnesses I don't vote for. All witnesses have their reasons to be here.

As for the witness version, the 0.19.2 only affected the seed nodes according to gtg. I can't confirm this though, I tend to think it is exact.

Also the steemdb lists votes received and votes cast are updated maybe once a day or close to it possibly more often.

As for the graph, it only shows a couple of days and half a day for some reason. Graph from any witness look the same. The graph don't show earlier days even though the witness were active.

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OK, sure, I understand about your voting choices. Thanks too for the tip about the graph.

I looked through the release notes and code changes for version 19.2 in github and found that there were a few bug fixes in 19.2 that led them to say that:

Steem Equality 0.19.2 Release Notes

We recommend everybody update to 0.19.2 due to p2p network stability fixes.

I am quite experienced in managing open source projects in Github now, so maybe at some point I will even get involved with bug fixing there.. But not right now!

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OK, sure, I understand about your voting choices. Thanks too for the tip about the graph.

I looked through the release notes and code changes for version 19.2 in github and found that there were a few bug fixes in 19.2 that led them to say that:

Steem Equality 0.19.2 Release Notes

We recommend everybody update to 0.19.2 due to p2p network stability fixes.

I am quite experienced in managing open source projects in Github now, so maybe at some point I will even get involved with bug fixing there.. But not right now!

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We recommend everybody update to 0.19.2 due to p2p network stability fixes.

Yup read that push. Encouraged every witnesses to update at first then partially change my opinion when I read gtg comment about this issue.

Witnesses which are on 0.19.1 didn't seem to have issues nor did the network at large had issues. Doesn't mean it couldn't cause issues. Updating was so painless, I think they should have done it, yet now a serious enough issue for them to lose my vote at this moment.

You'll catch up pretty quickly on learning about the witnesses, who they are and what are their strength and weaknesses.

Thank you again for supporting my witness and I look to collaborate even more with you in the future.

It's good to know you can code. That's obviously a good asset.

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I don't really know what gtg does in regards the actual coding of Steem - I only know him from his posts in the witness group as gandalf and his 'steem in a box' system (which repeatedly failed for me and which caused me to lose 5 days attempting to figure out why.. thankfully, tim cliff's manual system worked first time).

I agree, in general it is best to update when advised to - unless there are very specific changes that you totally understand 100% and know 100% will not be a problem to not integrate. Given the ongoing problems with Steemit and the fact that their real causes have not been transparently revealed, I think it is a good idea to do everything possible from a witness position to mitigate that. While I have no specific reason to think that the problems are related to a failure to update or even to anything involved with steem itself - as a 'best practise' for system maintenance and debugging it is usually best to be running the latest version.

I am actually a trained system architect, designer and developer - so I am a bit more like Dan than an average coder and that's part of why I usually leave coding to others who see themselves as more development oriented than as designers/architects.. That said, I do have a few projects on Github for PHP.

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I disagree in voting for 'bad witnesses'. Your votes should be there for a reason, not just 'randomly' plopped on someone that hasn't ever given you a vote or comment or you've not seen around the community or hasn't done anything you approve of. Make your votes count my man.

u got my vote :)

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Thanks! :)

Just voted man. Excited for you. Godspeed.

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One thing I would like to make sure of, is that there is nothing in your philosophy or leanings against the original stake-weighted voting system here on Steemit. Many say it is "unfair" not understanding what stake-weighted voting is. Basically, I loved reading this post and your life story, and you've got my vote. As long as their are no Communisitic ("redistribution") leanings, I am super excited to have you as a witness.

I hope that won't be seen as a strange reservation/comment. it certainly is not personal. Just wondering.

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Great, thanks for your support! :)

Before I say anything else, I just want to make clear that I support FREE WILL and real balance - so regardless of the political ideology that some of my ideas might be associated with in any particular observer's mind, the reality is that if any idea/policy results in overpowering people and preventing them meeting their needs then I don't support it. Given that communism typically has involved huge overpowering of people and destruction of much of Earth's greatness, I could never support communism. I also don't intend to decouple Steem Power from vote weighting.

I do have some problems with capitalism as it stands, since I can't fail to notice that nearly all of the world's wealth is in the hands of a tiny minority - while other people die of hunger - this too is out of balance and needs to be corrected.

If I were going to slot the infinite potential that I am into a political box it could only be something like 'voluntaryist' ;)

When I first used Steemit I did not like it much because I realised it can easily be taken over by groups and individuals who have the most money on Earth (and I also got paid almost nothing for my first 100 posts). I have seen more than one excellent social network be completely (and deliberately) destroyed by certain corporations who took them over (such as Cisco taking over and then totally failing to maintain tribe.net). For this reason I am interested in making choices that can ensure a level playing field within the community, so that everyone with a voice can be heard when they have important messages to share with us.

A level playing field though, does not mean 'everyone gets paid the same' or 'ignore Steem Power levels when voting' - for me it is more about making sure there is a balance so that we neither have a dictatorship/oligarchy (where too much power is concentrated in too few hands) and also we don't have a situation where everyone gets almost the same amount regardless of the quality of their input.

Essentially, good ideas and 'proof of brain' must not be shut out because people with giant wallets want to come and distract us with worthless noise. Given that 'proof of brain' is the design idea within Stemit, to me this all makes perfect sense. The tricky part is ensuring that all needs are met - just as in the wider society - so big investors get their returns, but everyone else doesn't get depressed seeing 1 minute posts with a cat photo getting $200 payouts, while heart felt, world changing and powerful posts that took hours get hundreds of votes and a payout of a few cents.

Steemit already includes in it's algorithms a certain amount of built-in wealth redistribution - although I don't have any data on the details of how it is playing out. At present, if I were going to look at ways of improving the balance in the community in these areas, I would first focus on making sure that good content is easy to find by helping curators curate better and making searching and categorising posts more effective. In other words, I would look to optimise the website functionality to empower everyone in useful ways before I even thought about changing the payout dynamics.

For reference, I have no intention at all at present to push for any changes to payout dynamics. As far as I am aware, witnesses mainly just get to accept or reject packages of changes, as opposed to being able to fully design and implement significant changes of specific types according to their own ideas. Apparently, this is something that could be improved upon since it has generally resulted in witnesses just accepting whatever they are given as a package because they like some parts, but then end up accepting things they don't like too. This is exactly how modern governments trick us into accepting crappy policies - they tag on poor ideas onto legislation that is mostly acceptable. I'm not saying that there is anything malicious occurring in the the choices that are going into the changes that make it into the hardfork proposals, but I am saying that it would be ideal for witnesses to be able to vote in a more granular way - so as to accept or reject specific changes - rather than just big bundles of changes that are stuck together..

I'm sure that was a longer reply than you expected there. lol. It's a big subject though and one that I regularly get judged inaccurately about when I talk about these subjects in anarchist groups.. For somer reason people are obsessed by the capitalism/communist conflict and often totally refuse to consider that anarchy can operate on it's own terms. ;)

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Thanks. I appreciate the thorough explanation. I think if the market wants to see cats and pay 200 dollars a post to do so, then so be it. I cannot and do not favor synthetic change as far as the market is concerned, for better of for worse, as the market corrects itself, in the absence of intervention, and in the case of the 200-dollar cats overtaking the place, the market would either get sick of it, and demand for new, quality posts would arise...or the market would leave, and the site would die, which is a disincentive for all investors.

Anyway, I can support you as a witness as long as the bedrock is non-intervention in the sense that cat pictures are not put under attack in the interest of "fairness." :)

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You are welcome. I just noticed that I mis-typed a paragraph in there which i have corrected now:

I do have some problems with capitalism as it stands, since I can't fail to notice that nearly all of the world's wealth is in the hands of a tiny minority - while other people die of hunger - this too is out of balance and needs to be corrected.

on the subject of the diamond cat problem:

in the case of the 200-dollar cats overtaking the place, the market would either get sick of it, and demand for new, quality posts would arise...or the market would leave, and the site would die, which is a disincentive for all investors.

The problem I am pointing to is not an issue where the market (steemit users) really DO want to see such things, but to the problem where those with the most money simply post any old crap and vote each other up on it just to drain the post payout pool. From a strictly 'financial only' approach, it makes sense for them to do that, but it is also anti-social and against the entire design of steemit which is intended to provide a space for 'proof of brain' to be the deciding factor (according to the whitepaper etc.). The market could die in such a situation and, indeed, I know of many people who left steemit never to return because of this exact problem (which was worse in the past than it is today). Some of those who do these things really don't care about whether the market dies or not and it is quite possible that some of them specifically want the market to die - what if Marc Zuckerberg suddenly decides to swamp Steemit with pictures of things no-one wants to see and they full up the trending list? Great for him, not great for Steemit.

It takes some kind of action to prevent what many would see as abuses of the system and generally it appears to be possible for the community to take action through posts and organisation against these problems and to stop them to some extent - so if that kind of action is appropriate then that's what I might help out with - rather than attempting to support some kind of code change. I have already done that with craig grant, for example, after it was exposed that he works directly with African scammers to get his 'magic money', with which he then bought steem with and drained the payout pool. He is now much quieter here.

In the face of unfairness it is not unfair to take action to restore balance - the key here is 'balance' though and balance means 'no part or aspect is being overpowered'. True balance is a rare thing so far on this planet, but when it is found it is the best of all things! <3

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You are welcome. I just noticed that I mis-typed a paragraph in there which i have corrected now:

I do have some problems with capitalism as it stands, since I can't fail to notice that nearly all of the world's wealth is in the hands of a tiny minority - while other people die of hunger - this too is out of balance and needs to be corrected.

on the subject of the diamond cat problem:

in the case of the 200-dollar cats overtaking the place, the market would either get sick of it, and demand for new, quality posts would arise...or the market would leave, and the site would die, which is a disincentive for all investors.

The problem I am pointing to is not an issue where the market (steemit users) really DO want to see such things, but to the problem where those with the most money simply post any old crap and vote each other up on it just to drain the post payout pool. From a strictly 'financial only' approach, it makes sense for them to do that, but it is also anti-social and against the entire design of steemit which is intended to provide a space for 'proof of brain' to be the deciding factor (according to the whitepaper etc.). The market could die in such a situation and, indeed, I know of many people who left steemit never to return because of this exact problem (which was worse in the past than it is today). Some of those who do these things really don't care about whether the market dies or not and it is quite possible that some of them specifically want the market to die - what if Marc Zuckerberg suddenly decides to swamp Steemit with pictures of things no-one wants to see and they full up the trending list? Great for him, not great for Steemit.

It takes some kind of action to prevent what many would see as abuses of the system and generally it appears to be possible for the community to take action through posts and organisation against these problems and to stop them to some extent - so if that kind of action is appropriate then that's what I might help out with - rather than attempting to support some kind of code change. I have already done that with craig grant, for example, after it was exposed that he works directly with African scammers to get his 'magic money', with which he then bought steem with and drained the payout pool. He is now much quieter here.

In the face of unfairness it is not unfair to take action to restore balance - the key here is 'balance' though and balance means 'no part or aspect is being overpowered'. True balance is a rare thing so far on this planet, but when it is found it is the best of all things! <3

Voted :) Going to tell few friends to vote for you.

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Excellent - thanks for your continued support 8D

excellent application. I will vote for you, or get my proxy to vote for me. You sound interested in the future and growth of this platform, community and open-minded, and humble to ask the community. Thanks @ura-soul count my vote in!!
Cheers!

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Excellent, thankyou for your support! Steemit has been a bit broken recently as I imagine you know - so some votes are not being logged. So far I am not seeing yours logged, so if you did vote already it would be great if you would double check it. Thanks again!

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no problem my friend!! I hope that you will consider curating some of my posts, if you like them when you become a witness. I have already passed the info on to my proxy to vote for you so it should have happened.
Cheers! :)

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good morning/evening,
Did you get my vote yet. I hope so. I contacted my proxy 3 times to make sure he voted for you in my stead. You are gonna make a great witness. Remember" Don't you forget about me" :)
Check out my blog every now and zen.
anywho, let me know if it is all good with my vote when you can.
Cheers!

I voted for you. Goodluck!

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Thanks a lot for your support :)

Great application. Support @ura-soul as witness!

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Thanks for your support. :)

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while I was at it I also voted for: someguy123, ausbitbank, teamsteem, timcliff.
where do I find a full list of witnesses?

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Excellent! Thanks for your support! The best list I have have found for witnesses is this one that shows which ones are active, who is missing blocks and other details related to their activity. :)

you have my vote too, thanks for the lengthy explanation of what a witness does. Good luck to you @ura-soul

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Ah great, thanks a lot for your support! I followed you back. :)

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you are very welcome, have a great day.

you are genius my friend,you are designer, coder, tester, marketer, community admin, server admin and everything else at ureka which is your own company..How you manage all this thing at the same time?.I wonder,that is really awesome man.You have a great experience friend.I also know dot net,sql server but the basic that is why I am not getting job..so I am learning dot net deeply..I know how the website is built and about webserver.
that is why I want to earn money from here to complete my advanced dot net course..As you are senior Please suggest me some idea if you have..Do I change dot net to Php or not?do i need to learn something else?..Please reply if you have some time..thanks once again..

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I am deeply committed to bringing certain changes to our planet - so I have a lot of motivation and I do not have any children or a wife to keep me busy ;)

I have used an early version of dot net and several different SQL server platforms - including sql server. If you want to make websites then there are clients who will pay you to work in dot net I am sure - but I think PHP is still more common. I haven't looked into dot net for a long time, but I am guessing that it is used more by large corporations who are invested in Microsoft products already. In my experience PHP is more commonly used and is more accessible and basically free too. If you know the principles of programming then PHP is not difficult to learn - in fact it's quite easy.

It comes down to what you want to do in life and what kind of projects you want to work on, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have experience in several different languages.

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thanks to reply my friend and thanks for the valuable suggestion..yes I was also thinking to learn php
because dot net framework is very vast..and I have heard from many that learning php is easy as compared to dot net and php has many job option..so I will definitely learn php from youtube there are lots of video of php..I am feeling now confident after reading your reply..If you know some other field from where I can earn money without investing please tell me..you are very kind person.God bless you..

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Great ok, you can learn PHP through playing with the elgg plugins since they are all open source and there are many of them to learn from. If you go to the PHP.net website you can view the reference for the language and learn about all the commands too.
earning money without investing usually means being creative in some way - maybe you can create a simple tool of some kind for steemit using PHP as a test project.. if it is useful then you will get some votes and payout here for sure.

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ok i will try my best..but can you give me a hint what kind of tool I can create for steemit with php,already there are many features in steemit?and it will also take a time because I have to learn php first very deeply..then I can create a test project and then contact you..but thanks for the suggestion of elgg plugins.you are very nice my friend..whenever you got the time you always reply..

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i have been helped by many people and i can feel when it is good to help other people - so i do ;)
i think you will need to do some research to find a good tool to make for steemit - i can only think of big projects at the moment - but if i think of any small ones then i will let you know.

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ok thanks for the help my friend,I really appreciate your hard work..Ok I will research on it..I will keep in touch with you through your post..

I learnt a lot from this single post about you, your experience and also more about Steem witness. I went ahead and voted for you. Keep up the good work.

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I'm glad to hear you like it - thanks so much for your support - it means a lot to me. I followed you :)

Excellent post @ura-soul! Very informative. I am quite impressed with how thorough you were for this explanation because it helps new users like myself to become familiar with the behind-the-scenes operations of this new blockchain-based social media platform. I believe in you and have submitted my vote for you as a Witness.

Your background story is also honorable! You started at such a young age, and it's cool to see how your mother influenced you with her own work! The fact that she worked on the Sydney Opera House roofing is mindblowing — I have always admired its structure and its mathematical precision with Sacred Geometry!

I too find it intriguing that you've explored music & sound engineering on your journey as well! I am an independent music artist, and it's a passion of mine to communicate through my artistry. I venture off into topics both playful & serious, lyrically crafting a story of introspection, duality and balance.

Lastly, I want to also express that your replies to @teamsteem & @kafkanarchy84 were very informative and expounded upon some much needed insights! Thanks again, and I wish you all the best on your journey to becoming a Steem Witness and with your own personal endeavors with Ureka.org!

Peace & Blessings,
Mr. Wildenfree
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Thanks for your support and your kind words. :)

We visited the opera house once and I remember it has amazing acoustic properties in there - so it's more than just a pretty shape, for sure.

Your approach to music sounds great to me - music is really all about balance and it's really exciting to me to hear and feel carefully balanced music. Have you uploaded any of your tracks to @dsound?

Thanks for being you! ;)

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You're welcome and I appreciate you! Yes I've been steadily uploading my debut album to @dsound about one song every day or so. The posts are shared on my steemit blog and include the lyrics plus a bit of the context for the album! This particular album titled "The WILD" is a depiction of one side of that duality, and as I move forward I will be exploring other trains of thought and how it all integrates together — so i'm excited about the process to say the least!

Hello @ura-soul
Congratulations to your decison to become a witness on Steemit.
I have sent a DM to 1 of 3 available ID's with your handle on Discord. Could you confirm by reply to this comment that I got the right Discord ID?

Many thanks
@globocop

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Thanks - yes, I can see your message in Discord - I replied to you there.

Awesome @ura-soul!! I know you will be a fabulous witness. Great application..upped and resteemed!

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Excellent! Thanks for your kind words and support :)

You have my vote. You're exactly the sort of witness the platform needs.

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Great - thanks for your support :)

I like your post. @ura-soul I have followed you. You're doing good. I wish you continued success.I will keep on following you and commenting on the upvote resteem. Goodbye for now, my familiar :)

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Thanks for sharing this post keep up the good work

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you are welcome!

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Thanks for your support - I followed you back. :)

I have voted for you. Hope you can get your first block soon. I just got my first few days ago.

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Oh great, thanks! I'll vote for you back ;)

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Thank you!

Your worldview and your experience will be useful to everyone. I vote for you.

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Great, thanks for your kind words and support! Steemit is having some problems logging witness votes at the moment and I am not seeing yours in the log yet, so if you have already voted it would be great if you would double check that it has saved against your account.

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Excellent! Thanks for your support! :)

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Good luck! :)

excellent post, congrats and good luck

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Thankyou!

Excellent proposal; Voted; We will be in very competent hands for the exciting times ahead with this great new community.

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Thanks for your support. :)
My notifications show that your witness vote was made and then cancelled - I don't know why.. Maybe you can just check to see if it is still listed in your witness page? thanks

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Fixed -I hope. Maybe when Steem gets past its beta stage, navigation will be more intuitive.

Good job! Voted for you as witness.

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Thanks for your support!

Quite a long read and you got my upvote (i hardly vote for witness because i'm a lazy type).

Wishing you a successful time as a witness of our great platform.

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I thought to cut it down but I have a lot to say! Thanks for your enthusiasm :)

I will vote for you because I like your posts :)

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Can you check did I vote for you? Steemit is not working properly lately so I'm not sure.

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Thanks! Yes, it looks like your vote was counted. :)

Nice post with lots of informations. Enjoyed reading. Thank you

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Thanks! You are welcome!

You just got my vote!!
Join the #gratefulvibes Challenge at my blog if you have some time.

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Thankyou!

I voted for you! good luck...

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Thanks!

I voted for you @ural-soul as a witness. Best, CKA

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Thanks! I followed you back. :)

I give you a vote amigo. Always liked your posts and engagement with the community.

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Excellent, thanks! Due to Steemit's recent connectivity issues, some votes are not being logged correctly - I haven't seen yours for me in my log yet - so it would be great if you would double check to see if it was logged.

hey friend I have joined your https://www.ureka.org.You have build a great website..which front-end and back end You are using to design this website?
it is looking awesome..I am very happy to join you my friend..thanks once again..

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Thanks! Ureka uses the elgg framework along with PHP, MySql and the usual HTML, CSS and Javascript (with JQuery).

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elgg framework is good..ok I will also try to make website like Ureka after learning php,Mysql..
thanks once again..

my curator name is danishali22786 in https://www.ureka.org..

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Thank you very much for share this post.
It gives me many information to know Bitcoin.
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I Thank You

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You are welcome!

I am always with you my friend @ura-soul..you are doing a great job..but as now you can check my steem power is very low so if i give you any upvote there is no benefit as I am new here but I promise you whenever I have more steem power I always upvote your post my friend..trust me..thanks for sharing..all people will support you because you are very kind to anyone..

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