Time to say good bye: Shutting down dropahead!steemCreated with Sketch.

in #xx-votesplus2 years ago

decibel, our curation bot, stopped working due to an internal API issue and we were not able to fix it soon. Then we realized that it was over. We are aware that this is not good news for many people, especially for the curation team and our founders, but this is the reality and we should keep moving forward

Why are we ending the dropahead project?

Short answer: Lack of funding. Yeah, it is always about money! Long answer? We can say that hence the strong support we have from our membership and founders, the team has been reduced considerably and there are not curators interested in doing it for little money. Steemit is a for-profit platform itself, so we should stop when numbers don't fit and we only see economical loss upfront.

#That was an uphill struggle, but it was worth it!
Hopefully, we can say that it was worth every effort because we helped hundreds of people! While many other initiatives are created to use people, we were used by people instead and that should be a great satisfaction for the whole team.

Big thanks to our collaborators during the last mile!

We mentioned our recurrent collaborators in previous posts, so we want to make a special mention of the people that stayed fighting till the very end:

@joelsegovia and @develcuy

May the 4th be with you. Goodbye!

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That's a shame, but I knew something was up and that maybe the project was going to shut down when Decibel was no longer able to detect anyone's language in a post. The bot kinda just broke down.

I appreciate what this initiative was able to do. I was able to discover great content from it and to share my own content with others.

I guess it ran its course. I understand that curators are working hard when they curate and I can understand them wanting compensation. I also understand not having the necessary funds. It being about money is not necessarily a negative thing. I'm grateful for what you could provide for the time you could provide it. :) All the best for any future projects.

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