Oracles - A Steemian Based Witnessing the Witness Group - "Dead Witnesses" And How To Prevent Another BellyRub Incident!

in witness •  7 months ago

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Not all Witnesses know everything.

Good evening Fellow Steemians, this account and the Discord Channel that accompanies it, is built with the sole purpose to prevent the unfortunate events that took place with Bellyrub and it's ( verified scam, and here ) owner @zeartul who is still currently a witness.

We'll get back to BellyRub/Zeartul shortly.


What is the purpose of the Oracles ?

The early purpose (this is subject to change as we get input from members ) This charter is to ensure that our 30 witness votes per group member goes the right person, with the right qualifications and will uphold all of the rights and privileged bestowed upon him from our Oracles - Witnessing The Witnesses Group.

By having a group of fellow Steemians oversee this in a transparent way, we can provide a "vetting mechanism" to ensure the quality and responsibility of SteemIt Witnesses going forward. These mechanism will be chartered and developed by this group and posted on this account shortly.

Also, we must give credit to the creator of the idea where the whole concept came about via @steveblack post here.


Who can Join?

Anyone! if you are minnow looking to have more say in this platform this is an ideal group to get to know. If you are Dolphin , or even a current witness I'd suggest stopping in and saying hi to the community. it's a great way to get engage with the people who give you the necessary votes.


What this account isn't?

This is not a place to tear down Witnesses , or create animosity amongst other witnesses , or the community , or create a "club of collusion" . We are hear to facilitate the honest and transparent discussion of what makes a great witness and why do you think you should become one. Nothing more and nothing less.


Other Purposes/Ideas:

Myself and @swolesome will be taking this opportunity to create the "Yelp" for Witnesses. Which will have ratings/feedback on all the witnesses. SteemIt is just going to grow leaps and bounds soon and to handle the # witnesses that will come on board we'll need a reliable system to keep everyone transparent and honest.

We'll be using this account to have transparency of our meetings ( transcripts posted here ), along with survey's given to all witnesses who care to join to receive a "certificate of trust" from the group.

Most importantly, we want to educated everyone what a Witness is. We might even create our own node and go through piece by piece with everyone in the community how it all works and what is involved.


Back to BellyRub and Zeartful... after reading this post- If you are witness voting @zeartul, please remove that scammer's vote by @themarkymark , I came across this quote:

There are a lot of people with a lot of voting power still voting for @zeartul and helping him maintain a passive income. Although it isn't a lot ($250 or so/month) it should be zero.

BUT, even more important was this...

No one knew the type of person he was until it was too late, but we know now. If you are not sure, check your witness votes and support witnesses you believe in and have an agenda aligned with yours. There are lots of options but witness votes should be visited frequently to as many people support witnesses in the top 50 that have been offline for many months.

Nobody knew that type of person before it's to late. Well, maybe our group can change this. Also, the whole idea that your vote should align with the agenda of the witness can be solved with our group. But, even more important there are witnesses in the Top 50 who have been offline for months! We need to be more engaged with our witnesses as a community.


If you like what we are doing please visit our Discord and as we all like to say come on in and get some Witnessdom! and a special thanks to the following Oracles...

@gogogadgetupvote , @steveblack , @ausbitbank and @swolesome I might have forgotten a few of the crew my apologies!

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Happy to help in any way I can! Together we have power. Voting Power! WITNESS VOTING POWER!
It's important to teach new Steemians as much about the platform as we can, and far too many of us don't even know what Witnesses are, let alone how important their job is and why things like the bellyrub incident really shouldn't be allowed to happen. Glad that I can be a part of this project!

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Great @gogogadgetupvote appreciate your help and support! looking forward to creating the necessary vetting to make SteemIt witnesses the best there is. Also, to better educated minnows about what the role of a witness is .

Hope to see good things from here. Thanks for the invite @steveblack

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Great to have you part of the group @armshippie.

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Welcome to the group @armshippie. I am so happy to see this idea gaining traction. I am proud of everyone who stands up to be counted and joins us in this initiative.
Peace bro.

Where is a good place to watch for news on best witnesses? It is easy for many people to get duped into giving their votes to people with catchy posts, lots of feed activity, an $$ promises. I prefer to vote for the strong silent type that just performs like a trooper every day, no matter the storm.

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Hi @creativetruth this is what we are building with the Oracles account here. A one-stop shop of updates/news and even understanding witnesses. We'll report as a group on who we think is working out as a great witness and even onboard new witnesses through the group. Most of the action is in our discord .

I love the feedback on what you like as witness this is what we need! come join us :)

This is much needed. Beyond a Yelp, which can still be gamed, it is important and absolutely necessary that we start holding our witnesses accountable.

As our governance they are key to the health, and thus future, of Steem.io. Count me in if you need a hand. @steemitqa knows how to easily reach me. I think my blog shows I am a good fit.

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@fknmayhem thanks! Yes, Yelp was just more of analogy - we'd use the blockchain in some form for it ;-) . When you think about it when SteemIt get's 1 million , 5 million users the # of witnesses well grow. I'm reading over your "Holding Our Witnesses Accountable" and will post it in our discord. Looks amazing!

I agree w/ the governance is the key to a healthy platform. You are def. a fit and will reach out to you for sure! Thanks for the comment and feedback.

"nobody knew" but nobody's voice was too small, however, there were many nobodys, who were afraid to say anything about it.... because they knew that "sombody" was a lot bigger than them... and when "anybody" did say something, "noone" who had influence would listen....

thank you for your vision!

Hmm, I didn't know that some witnesses are offline. I thought to be a Witness, you had to show that you are active. Most witnesses whom I follow contribute content regularly. I'll have to check out the post about the scam, since I don't know about it. It will be good to know to keep in mind, keep an eye out so that I don't vote for scammers. This is good info for us all. Thanks.

good initiative. vetting process should be introduced and expanded following methods that ensure privacy to make sure that this type of incidents are not repeated. btw tried to join discord and it didn't go through

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