Replay: Weekly @YouAreHOPE Transparent Town Hall with Founder/Witness @SirCork

in youarehope •  14 days ago

Hey HOPE-ful Steemitizens!

Here's the replay of the 5th YouAreHOPE Transparent Town Hall, now finally returning to a weekly format, but moved to Friday nights, and no longer on Tuesday nights. Tuesday night just wasn't working out for my schedule and I missed several weeks after returning from my six country world-circumnavigation steem meetup trip back in March.

I apologize for missing so many weeks, nearly a month, but was always available and accessible to the community during that time in the YouAreHOPE community discord, of course.

From now on, I commit to keeping the weekly open community discussions going on the air, and they are always well attended by concerned and charitable steemitizens, so I am thankful to you for all of that.

Without further ado, here is the latest recording of the live weekly @YouAreHOPE Transparent Town Hall with @SirCork

Thanks for continuously mentioning, promoting, and supporting @YouAreHOPE, doing good work and service missions with the help of generous steemitizen donors, and the earnest, transparent efforts of the Agents of HOPE, steemitizens themselves, like you, acting as our boots on the ground to deliver humanitarian aid and basic fundamental Help, Opportunity, Purpose & Empowerment for disadvantaged people, in economically distraught conditions all over the world.

Join @YouAreHOPE discord here: https://discord.gg/TWk2TdE

Watch our Town Hall meetings on the @SteemStarNetwork here: http://SteemStar.net (includes links to multiple viewing outlets and our SSN discord as well)

See you next week!

Yours in service,
@SirCork
Steem Witness #69 in partnership with @RhondaK


Here are just some of our primary steem community and worldwide contributions:

  • @YouAreHOPE Foundation - Steem Exclusive Worldwide Humanitarian Aid Foundation

  • @tarc - Large scale steem powered animal rescue center helping homeless dogs in Central Appalachia.

  • @SteemStarNetwork - The 24/7 live stream at the center of the Steemiverse

  • @thewritersblock - premier authors and publishers community on Steem

  • http://SteemShelves.com - keep those well written posts where people can see them!

  • Learn more about us at http://SteemAgency.com - see all our witness projects and tools for the community here, including dead following/follower management tools and the awesome "When Lambo?" Steem/SBD to USD Calculator!


YouAreHOPE brings Help, Opportunity, Purpose & Empowerment to disadvantaged people worldwide via our Agents of HOPE, in-country steemitizens, who work as boots on the ground to deliver food, water, clothing & more with the help of our generous community & the border-less power of the STEEM cryptocurrency on and across the transparent STEEM block chain. @YouAreHOPE was founded by Steem Witness @SirCork in October, 2017. Since inception, YAH has provided fundamental human needs to almost 2000 people in a dozen countries, thanks to the generosity and love of Steem community users like you.

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When I was a child I imagined myself as a Superhero, of those who can fly like Super Man does, but I've grown up and I see things differently.

In the real world there are Heroes that are worth Gold, Very good work. @youarehope // @SirCork // @SteemStarNetwork

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I upvoted this right away, but failed to respond. We have since spoken in discord, as well, but i wanted to publically thank you for the very kind and encouraging words.

You are are very insightful and philosophical man, and i admire that. I also admire all the work you have done for the children and people in your community in Venezuela and I am very honored and proud to have been a tiny part of your efforts there. Thank you for being you, my friend!

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My friend and brother of heart, Honor is mine.

Nothing is more important than bringing smiles and fidelity to communities that only need a little push to get ahead.

Since I had the opportunity to work hand in hand with You Are Hope I have learned to value the beauty of life and you have been the person that inspired me, you are a person who takes the time to listen and see the two sides of the coin, you have the patience and commitment to help the dema and that shows that you have the greatest heart of the universe, I mean it very seriously. Thanks for being my friend. @sircork

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Likewise Big DUUUUUDE!

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each every one child's imagine such as a it dear /@bigdude
really like your comments

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Thank you very much my friend.

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You are a superhero to many of us @bigdude with all the work you do defending and aiding the oppressed, the fatherless and the destitute. You are, at least in my mind, Superman!

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Wow, what an honor to be considered a Superhero.

The only truth is that I am a person like you or like any other, I fight for all those who need it most.

You are the Heroes, you are responsible for what I do to be a reality, for God to Bless you. @sgt-dan

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Wow, what an honor to be considered a Superhero.

The only truth is that I am a person like you or like any other, I fight for all those who need it most.

You are the Heroes, you are responsible for what I do to be a reality, for God to Bless you.

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I have double posted comments by mistake too, but I like to upvote good comments and it does not cost me anything! Plus it is fun!

Selfish Sgt-Dan

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Sorry, my internet that day is very slow and I did not notice if it had been published twice sorry!

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Good to see a post from a legit charity here on the trending page. Way to go, Cork!

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I thought this was worth doing. The world needs to see that we are doing GOOD here amidst all the trash on the trending page. I used bots as you know, and I'm proving a point with them right now.

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This might be one way to save the trending page.

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Kind of my primary goal is to show that if you want to survive in this environment, you have to play with the tools of this environment. I was never all that anti-bid-bot anyway, as I am a FIRM anarcho-capitalist and voluntaryist, and frankly, jealous whiners aside who haven't been able to become successful enough in life to use them, themselves, the bid bots are a free market economy construct engaged in at all levels by user's voluntary activities, be it operating one, funding one with delegations, or voting with them. And all of that is allowed in a dPOS based chain and our code.

VOLUNTARY, FREE MARKETS are what are in play here, and SHOULD be.

This is how the game is played here. Don't like it? Don't play. No amount of wishing markets worked otherwise is going to work. Otherwise socialists would win and starve us ALL to death.

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really like getting a good comment dear @sircork
followed it

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we can help each other to success..
please upvote and follow me..
I am new here...

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awesome comment dear /@rhondak

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we can help each other to success..
please upvote and follow me..
I am new here...

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Here is another superhero! One of the Queens of STEEM and on my shortlist of #TEAMGOOD members. WonderWoman has nothing on this lady.

My ode to you @rhondak! Continue to fight the good fight on the ground for our 4 legged friends and for justice here at STEEM.

In other words, You go girl!

It was another superb Transparent Town Hall I throughly enjoyed it, and I like the new Schedule Friday nights are now jam packed all the way with great shows on SteemStarNetwork.

I fully appreciate what you have done to get this to trending, Charities need funding to do good works - and that can only come one of two ways - putting your own money in or getting support from outside. I know @youarehope get's so much community support..but it could have so much more - I really do not understand why Steemit has so many who could upvote these posts massively - yet they don't. No cost in upvote and sharing, it's not like you can miss @youarehope it's all over Steemit.

You have made an incredible difference to the lives of so many struggling in the worst conditions in the poorest regions of this planet, this tireless effort is something we should all support however we can.

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I don't understand it either. All I can assume is that the small minds behind some of the big money don't like ME, so they the leave the world's most suffering people in the most distraught of situations, like all the orphanages we've worked with in Venezuela for example, to cope along with the wonderful and heartfelt generosity of minnows and plankton, rather than lending a hand here.

Then again, isn't that always the way? The rich get richer and the poorest do the most for each other?

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Well if it is not another #teemgood guy! I will keep it short and sweet, you and those like you sir, you ain't the greatest karoake singer of all time but, you still...

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Really great initiative team, literally your work reflects the real meaning of the line as "We belongs to one family and that is Humanity", and helping those people who are lacking the basic needs, can give them new hope and in my opinion there are less people who believe in true development of the human beings because the greed is increasing and the next thing is greedy politics which is suppressing the humanity. Keep doing the great work and wishing you an great day team. Stay blessed. 🙂

Less is more, if everyone can contribute at least less then we will have more to give.
-Own Opinionated Thoughts

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So wise and very well put. It is not the amount one gives, but the gift itself. It never ceases to amaze me that it is normally the poor that give and not those with means.

Excuses like, ...giving makes people lazy...; Let them earn their way like I did...; Let the parents take care of them....

The You Are Hope Foundation primarily focuses on the care of defenceless children and the needs of those that are in destroyed economies.

We belongs to one family and that is Humanity

I wonder if that would be too long to use as a tag? I will just leave this here:

#WeBelongToOneFamilyAndThatIsHumanity


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Thanks for your kind response and for highlighting the tag line. Wishing you an great day. Stay blessed. 🙂

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You speak volumes here ;) Thank you!

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Welcome and thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂

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like getting a good article dear @chireerocks

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I expected the link to the discord server of this Great group be included in posts like this for people to join if they so desire.

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good point, oversight, i'll add it now, it's in all our other posts from the past year and on the account profile, I was just doing too many things at once and posting this while in two other simultaneous voice meetings for communities I help manage. lol. standby for post update, and here's the link now...

https://discord.gg/TWk2TdE

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Wow, I understand. Thanks for updating it.

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Thanks for catching my mistake! <3

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post updated for @YouAreHOPE discord and @SteemStarNetwork viewing options and community as well.

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The great work have done for us beginners

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i respected your expected dear /@dubem-eu

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we can help each other to success..
please upvote and follow me..
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In our lives, we will often see that someone has been wronged. This happens both professionally and socially. Many people who deserve recognition don't get it. By starting to fight and making sure that others get what they deserve, we become real heroes. We are thus making a lasting impact on their lives and will be rewarded with love and help in the future when we need it. Karma's law says, " whatever you do, you'll get three times as much back." In this sense, helping others is selfish, but it is still a good thing that we must do without fear, with love and with the knowledge that someday we will be rewarded for it. Helping others brings prosperity and happiness to our own lives.

@youarehope & @sircork thanks for all the work you do on SteemIt here. Keep it up!

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Giving it all we've got captain!

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very thankful commitment dear /@steemitqa

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if you put the same comment in one more place on this page, I'm going to drop @steemcleaners on your spamming butt and not just flag you myself anymore. Look around, is anyone else acting like you? Are you getting flagged all the time for your useless spam? Maybe stop doing it then? Why would you even bother, what do you hope to achieve with this crap posting and filling up peoples comments with your useless spam?

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Do you want to join the party? Let me give you a little advice.

  • Read the post.

  • Watch the video

  • Write a comment what the video and post are about and quote from it in your native language then use Google to translate it to English.

  • Be sincere. Some folks here have influence, history and very recognizable names on STEEM, you are not a member of that club... yet (You're Eligible Too).

  • Don't be a brown-noser. It gets tiresome after a while.

Easy peasy squeezy

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Although I may not agree you with 100% on the Bot thing, I totally appreciate what @youarehope is doing. Keep on keeping on. You're rocking it. my man :)

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For YAH, this is basically a one off. As to bot disagreement, you may not like them, but it's not even my opinion that it's an unfettered free market economy at work. That's just a simple fact, and I'm a HUGE fan of unfettered free market, voluntary economies. 100% of the time. It' is the MOST fair way for things in life to work, not the other way around, as people who generally don't do well in such economies would claim. Why they don't do well in these economies has reasons that abound, but unrestrained potential beats regulated unfairness every single day.

Note, I accidentally posted that as YAH, and want it in MY own words so the comment I just removed was this one, verbatim, from the wrong chrome window ;)

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As Cork's witness partner, I find myself at loose ends over the bot issue, because I don't like them, either. However, the market demanded them, so here they are. I'm working on other initiatives to try and bring organic curation back into play. But in the meanwhile, I do support Cork's decision to bot this post to the top of trending, because Steemit is hemorrhaging users and new signups are down by 50% between March and April. I think part of that has to do with what people see when they're directed to to the trending page and it's the first thing they see. So yes, I'm all for putting some of Steemit's heart on trending--the communities, the philanthropic initiatives--the good news, in other words. Not just our dirty underwear. LOL I hope to see more posts like this one parked on top of trending in the days to come.

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As a pragmatic plankton that believes that upvote bots are the ruination of this platform and destroy the dream of its creator, I concur with both @sircork and @rhondak. So let me leave this for All the commenters...

I hear you talking that talk, now will you walk that walk?

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Hiya Axey ;)

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@battleaxe, the TEAMGOOD momma. Sharing the love and shaking it all up. Continue to fight the good fight girl. L'Chaim!

Great job. R esteem.. Your effort certainly makes the world a better place..

this is my first time hearing of this! well at least the trending page can work some times.

ill be following you guys to keep up :)

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It works if you pay for it to work :|

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Cork had a great idea here with this post to get the message out about the philanthropic and community-minded people who are very active here on Steemit, but who stay buried under the noise. I am so pleased to see this charity post parked at the top of trending. :-)

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excellent comment dear /@masterroshi

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Poor me, my bad! I missed that...
Cheers for @sircork and team @youarehope

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Yeah, they M * A * S * H * e * d that Trending page for sure!

This post has been shown by @tenorbalonzo to 9400+ followers. Please check the @tenorbalonzo page

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thank you dear /@tenorbalonzo
i followed you

Waoooo! This is really sensational and inspiring... Its a perfect example of putting a round peg in a round hole. @youarehope "its a hit back to back"

This is positive side of steemit! I love your idea!

WOW! You and your teams on the ground are doing fantastic work! You brought up interesting points about helping groups vs helping an individual with the same amount of steem. It is difficult to turn down a person in need and I'm certain you do want to help, but you have a mission and you stand by it. It's tough for the individuals, but I hope they will come to understand in due time.

Also, about your website, I might be able to help. We can discuss more when you have time. Amazing! I respect you :)

@robchen

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People always understand when i tell them our mission and usually end up becoming supporters even if i turn away their less than desperate or scaled up needs sometimes. I would love some disussion on the site, i can tell you specifically what i have in mind, with examples, there is a fantastic not-for-profit theme i used last time and I had even built steem donating in, then i creamed it oops, i might have it local but ive not had time in months to look. thank you so much for listening!

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I used to have an external website for @hyperfundit.com, but google analytics showed me that traffic was at best 10% of the views I get on my steemit account.

Thus, I had a ridiculous idea of moving the website to steemit so that it can get the same kind of exposure as my steemit posts.

Since the move last week, I launched one campaign post and the results have been better than I imagined.

  • Huge increase in traffic
  • All future posts will have headers and footers to keep new visitors engaged and informed about specific pages I want highlighted
  • Everytime someone resteems a post, they are essentially resteeming the website

Also, little benfits like saving on server fees and maintainance.

There is a huge flaw though, a major downside is that there are only 7 days to make an edit. After the 7 days, if anything needs to be changed, the whole website needs to be reuploaded. Depending on how your website functions, whether it's informational or dynamic, this may or may not work for you.

If it works in your favor and you want to do it, the only thing I'll need is a layout of your website with images and the text that comes with each page. I can preview with my own account and copy the markdown into a series of word docs, which I would then send to you and you can upload it without ever having to hand the keys to me.

Give it some thought and let me know if you'd like to do this. I can set it up for you within the week, no charge. I just wana help the cause! :D

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That's pretty interesting and I see what you did there, but that's not exactly what I was looking to do. I had a very elaborate website, that was pretty much world class and held it's own against those of major international charitable organizations, including as mentioned elsewhere, integration with payment of steem or sbd for donations and carrying both feeds from the youarehope blog here as well as accommodating publication of new blogs on both website and steem simultaneously from its control panel as well, using wordpress as a framework.

While the YouAreHOPE Foundation is indeed, exclusive to steem, our intention is to be a world class scale charity and the limitations, as well as the "professional image" of choosing to be only published here, doesn't scale to where we intend to go.

I'm going to have to try and resurrect what I had. I just found a forgotten and out of date database dump from that project in my google drive that will help me accelerate resurrecting it. I think I am going to take that route first, or just rebuild it from scratch, it made the united way and the world hunger fund websites look absolutely amateur in comparison, if I do say so myself, but then, I've been creating various web applications for nearly 20 years of my 35 year tech and software development career.

I super appreciate the offer, and I really need to get into what you are doing with @hyperfundit as well as what @jerrybanfield is doing with @fundition. Both of which are probably things @YouAreHOPE should probably support, given the nature of them and us. We've done well for the last 10 months, serving thousands of desperate people around the world, but avenues to expand on that operationally are always worth investigating.

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I've been creating various web applications for nearly 20 years of my 35 year tech and software development career.

Now I'm embarrased I asked lol, but yes your vision does sound elaborate and exciting! I'll keep an eye out for the site launch!

Thanks for stopping by @hyperfundit.com earlier :)

@fundition team is doing amazing work, and also @upfundme too

Keep up the awesome everyone!

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Sometimes I just feel like doing something different when I see some posts... Now, I realize that I need the help of other people to survive... Thanks for this post, it really helps

wow, this is wonderful initiative.
i love this type of charity work.
hey @YouAreHOPE, waiting for your next informative update

Great information....

hey,,,,Wow is a very nice post because I look very good to see this post.

Saludos luz fermin, todo lo que sea bueno para el crecimiento de los miembros de steemit vale la pena apoyar.

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Greetings light fermin, everything that is good for the growth of steemit members is worth supporting.

Thanks for updating you a lot. Thanks a lot.

Its good sample for another stemians to do

really appreciate the ideas .... GG

Quede encantado con el trabajo que hacen, es motivador.

Amo este tipo de trabajo y por esa razón inicie una fundación llamada VASE la cual realiza varios trabajos pero en especial en la alimentación para los más necesitados. No cuento con muchos recursos y por eso acudo a ustedes para ver como podría integrarme y seguir ayudando aquí en Venezuela. @youarehope @SirCork

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Let's just leave a translation here:

I am delighted with the work they do, it is motivating. I love this type of work and for that reason I started a foundation called VASE which carries out several jobs but especially in the food for the most needy. I do not have many resources and that is why I come to you to see how I could integrate and continue helping here in Venezuela. @youarehope @SirCork

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Thanks Sarge, would you be so kind as to direct him to our Venezuelan teams channel in YAH with some more spanish and he will find our bi-lingual agents there who can further discuss what we do, and what they do, and they can take over and find out if there is any specific mission in progress that might be a candidate for YAH support? (I'm thinking Reny and Nathan and so on...)

If that's not too much trouble? Thanks...

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Si desea involucrarse con el trabajo de You Are Hope, ¿podría visitar nuestro servidor de Discord? Hay muchos hispanohablantes ubicados allí que estarían encantados de conectarse con usted y discutir sus esfuerzos actuales.

Esta es una invitación para el equipo venezolano:

https://discord.gg/pfNPZv

Hello friend, excellent publication, I liked it a lot. Count on me, I invite you to visit my profile and count on you too, Regards

Saludos, no viene al caso,lo siento que te lo diga pero no te olvides de mañana.. es el día de las madres... quierela, consientela... amala.

Saludos, no viene al caso,lo siento que te lo diga pero no te olvides de mañana.. es el día de las madres... quierela, consientela... amala.

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Greetings, it does not matter, I'm sorry I told you but do not forget tomorrow ... it's mothers day ... want it, conserve it ... love it.

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Redundant wallet information is redundant, quit filling witness and rpc nodes with unsolicited spam.

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I am very positive about the future of Steemit and will continue to support it. Great post by the way. Up Steemit.

childhood imagination those were the days I really miss them

Excelente trabajo que contagia. Quisiera saber como podría recibir de su apoyo ya que inicie una fundación pero queremos llegar a la meta de dar mil platos de comida al mes a personas con necesidad pero no contamos con los recursos. Somos de Venezuela y queremos ayudar en estos tiempo de tanta necesidad. @SirCork

Fore I will participate in discussions, because in steemit I am still a beginner, continue to provide good information to us beginners, hopefully this kind of information spread.

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good & nice comments dear brother /@nurhayati
i followed you

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Thx you😍

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Stop spamming the exact same comment on every post you touch over and over again @nice-boy, seriously, you have been seen spamming everywhere with your multiple nice-whatever accounts. Stop it. It is unwanted here.

that's nice

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It seems like a good project and I hope you and they have many successes.

Someonw should just upvote my comment

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Any particular reason why? I mean you didn't even spell all the words right in it. No value add, and no quality control means no vote for you today. I did however, mark you as a spammer in steem-plus's sincerity engine.

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Sukse selalu kawan

Nice post Thanks For Sharing

Good luck

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i am new member plz vote me

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You got a 16.71% upvote from @postpromoter courtesy of @youarehope!

Want to promote your posts too? Check out the Steem Bot Tracker website for more info. If you would like to support the development of @postpromoter and the bot tracker please vote for @yabapmatt for witness!

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I guess... thanks? Then again I don't vote bots. Thanks for the help.

I resteem your post !

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Well that is nice!

가치있는 일을 하는 사람들의 생각을 볼 수 있다는 것은 정말 행복한 일입니다. 당신 때문에 행복합니다.

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Let me just translate this for the rest of us:

It is very happy to be able to see the thoughts of those who do worthwhile work. I am happy because of you.

Congratulations @youarehope!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 2 with $ 652,69
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That is completely irrelevant here, so why did you put it here?

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wow ! thanx for sharing this post

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my choiceful your name dear /@nice.man
thank you

very useful article dear /@youarehope
really like it

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STOP SPAMMING THIS COMMENT. idiot.

I have followed you and your voute, add me as well as your friend and help me in improving steemit.

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I upvoted this right away, but failed to respond. We have since spoken in discord, as well, but i wanted to publically thank you for the very kind and encouraging words.

You are are very insightful and philosophical man, and i admire that. I also admire all the work you have done for the children and people in your community in Venezuela and I am very honored and proud to have been a tiny part of your efforts there. Thank you for being you, my friend!

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remind me in discord what your screenname is over there please? since you stole my comment? (this comment was edited and replaced, since I did't catch my own words being played back to me in my exhaustion from doing REAL work, unlike you, who just scams his way along accomplishing nothing but drawing contempt and disgust for himself from others.)

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You must have been bleary-eyed, my friend. @jabed76391 did a copy and paste of your previous comment. I will let you deal with that.

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Son of a bitch so they did. Time for some asshole flaggin'!

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Just realized you are a low life plagiarizing comment thief @Jabed76391. I'm sure your parents would be disgusted to know this is what their child came to be. Go away, this is not welcome on this platform.

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