Here's the first post from a new telegram channel dedicated to Better Ballot Bot for staking voting power on BitShares.
👁 NOTICE 👁 BOT IS CURRENTLY IN TESTING PHASE 🤖 ASK HERE BEFORE SENDING BTS TO BOT TO BE SURE THAT THE BOT IS RUNNING! 🏃♂️🏃♂️
Welcome to Better Ballot Bot — The Bot that will propose to you!
🗳 Better Ballot Bot 🗳 helps you set up your VOTING TICKETS to enable participation in BitShares governance.
The BitShares 4.0 and 5.0 main-net releases brought big changes to voting. You now need to lock up, or “stake,” BTS to acquire voting power. Longer lock times give a MULTIPLIER effect to your voting power. ✊
But the operations that stake-lock your BTS are so new that they are not yet supported in the Reference UI wallet. Thus users who are not comfortable with the CLI wallet have limited options to enable voting… until now! 🤩
Better Ballot Bot works by wrapping voting_ticket_create operations in a PROPOSAL and proposes them to your account. This proposal can be REVIEWED 🧐 and APPROVED ✅ in the Reference GUI wallet, even though the wallet does not support the voting ticket operation itself.
What does it cost? 10.0 BTS per request — just enough to cover the transaction fee to send the proposal! (You may send a few extra BTS as a “tip” if you wish 😉)
How do you use it?
Transfer 10.0 BTS to better-ballot-bot with a MEMO attached in the following format:
Be sure to change your-account-name to your actual account name, and be sure to send the transfer FROM your account. (The bot won’t let you propose to someone else.) Also, note that the amount field is in units of 0.00001 BTS, — so 12300000 is actually 123.0 BTS.
Target is one of: lock_180_days, lock_360_days, lock_720_days, or lock_forever.
The Bot will reply with your proposal within a few minutes. (NOTE: During testing phase CHECK HERE FIRST to make sure Bot is running!)
Also ask questions here! We’ll do our best to help!
The Better Ballot Bot was developed by Brendan Jensen and Christopher Sanborn of the Bit20 Creative Group and was graciously sponsored by the BEOS project (t.me/officialbeos, https://beos.world) to fund the development effort. Better Ballot Bot aims to bring better governance to BitShares.