SOMEBODY with great influence and readership needs to halt the misinformation being published!
Incorrect facts are being innocently published by new authors and visiting reviewers, simply because old posts can't be edited and new ones aren't being written by knowledgible authors.
The obvious result of this is that new readers and authors arrive with misconceptions. When they try to check the misinformation that has been fed to them (assuming they bother to) they will need the investigational skills of @sherlockholmes to uncover the accurate, current facts.
My original post with same name gives examples. It seems to me that new users arriving to slowly discover that they've been misled by current posts about steemits OWN WEBSITE will have a hard job believing anything else they read here! The confusion is increased by the fact that outdated information - or more importantly, new posts and reviews on other sites based on outdated information -hasn't even been corrected in the comments section.
It would be great to see a thorough, clear explanation of how steemit works today given by a highly reputeable author. Inclusion of things like correct attribution for images, the attitude towards people asking for upvotes or followers, self-voting and copy-pasting of comments would be a kind addition too, perhaps in an etiquette type post. New users should not be blamed for following the now controversial advice given in high value posts!