Introducing, the bot that rewards your influence

in #busy3 years ago (edited)


We are running an experiment with our upvoter bot for weeks. If you tried to post on using the tag "busy", you may have noticed that the account automatically upvotes your post.

How does the bot work?

The bot will upvote you based on the weight of your followers. The more influential followers you have, the stronger upvote you will get from the bot.

  • To get an upvote, you need a minimum of 500 SP following you
  • To get a 100% upvote (around 10$ value), you currently need 12 Millions SP total following you (25 whales).

How to get a vote from

It's free and instantaneous, you just need to:

  • post using (works on both version: v1 and the new beta)
  • use the tag "busy". It doesn't have to be the primary one

The bot upvotes maximum 1 time every 12 hours per user. (2 upvotes/day/user)

How to check my followers weight?

Thank to @jesta he made the awesome SteemDB API with this precious information, our bot is using it get the weight in VESTS of your followers. You can find this info if you look here: and change fabien by your username and search for the field followers_mvest. (This value is in VESTS, to get a 100% upvote you will need 25 billion VESTS)

If you don't know how to do the math, try to post on and see for yourself the voting power % the bot will give you.

I hold 1 million SP but have 0 follower, will i get upvote from the bot?

No, bot don't reward users because they have a lot of Steem Power, the bot only looks for the weight of your followers, without at least 1 Dolphin or the equivalent in SP following you, you don't get any vote.

What if I post bad quality content?

We don't have much policy on the upvoted content for now. We think if you really post bad content you will most likely end-up losing followers and influence in Steem and not get so much voting power in your post by the bot.

What if everybody use the bot?

When bot run out of power, we set a higher number of whales required to get 100% upvote. Now it's 25 whales but if power go lower 50% we will change to 30.

Why we do this bot?

This bot has been started has an experiment, the goal is to reward influence. The bot give a new distribution model for users and a more stable income.

Give power to influencers

If you like the concept of rewarding users based on their influence and you have some Steem Power sleeping, feel free to delegate some to account using Vessel or SteemConnect.

Is the bot Open Source?

Of course! See here:


What's next?

We are looking forward to do an SMT with a completely different reward mechanism. We would love to base the reward on user influence directly without depending on the vote per post reward mechanism. Let us know your thoughts about this! This experiment and your feedback will help us

Join us in Discord

Steem on!

Busy team


I looked everywhere on the internet for something like this! You are the man!?

I thing your upvote weight is higher

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This bot is based on a more sophisticated idea than I thought first, as I've already told. It's a really good implementation of Steem redistribution, but my personality force me to be excited more in the next step, the SMT. And communities... I don't like Christmas but I feel like a kid at Christmas when somebody starts a new, powerful thing. :)

Why don't you like christmas?

It's about lies.

It's a celebration of the solstice, the sun will stop setting lower in the sky and longer days will begin. The promise of spring lol

Well i don't agree with you but what celebration event then do you like?

New Year's Eve

Thats really a great idea, it helps new good authors to get some exposure and encourage them to work more on good contents. Thanks for sharing.

Greetings! Do you think Steemit has what it takes to be one of the top 10 global social media platforms?

We do! Are you willing to help us do what it takes to fix steemits vulernabilities so we can bring this platform to the mainstream?

I represent an media alliance with over 10 million followers. We see that steemit needs a few small, but very important changes to make it to the next level.

Please share your solutions with us! And help us attract the attention of steem developers. Share your wisdom and thoughts with us at

Together, we will bring steem to the Mainstream!

I am excited to try this the soonest. This is ery helpful, Thanks to those who created this concept.

Yes give it a try.

i love, and can i translate this article to make steemian in my country understand and wanna post their article by using ...??

Sure you can translate this post, and thank you for your support!!

Seeing the above, I suppose it's ok to just do it. So I did a Chinese version. Not exactly a translation, but introduced the main points.


I am very excited to try this the soonest. This is very helpful. Thanks to those who created this concept. great job!

hy @fabien This is the article of introducing, the bot that rewards your influence I've translated in Indonesia.

you're welcome @fabien , i'll translate it soon. it's honor for me to get replay from you.

two days ago, i use busy to post my article. and its really great place for posting anything i want. thanks for creating and make us easy to post. respect for you

i actually now use like over 80% of total browsing time on top of steeem blockchain :)

nice post, i am now continuously using and i found it is a great website and it works a lot faster, i think bot is great induction in this way peoples also getting good reward by using busy and i am also so excited to see SMT's on, i personally see a really bright future of

Wow, this is really exciting! What a nice way to reward those that are followed by lots of people :)

I found it:
A rare occurrence.
The last time that I searched for it, I checked more than one page backwards and did not find it.

My original comment was:
Nice, but why does not claim its rewards?
They are subtracted out of the reward pool anyway.
Not claiming them hurts both you and the users that you reward.
This comment is posted roughly 8 months after the thread, and since then casts the votes alongside for some interesting and unknown to me reason.

/end of original comment

You got upvoted from @adriatik bot! Thank you to you for using our service. We really hope this will hope to promote your quality content!

This comment has received a 62.50 % upvote from @steemdiffuser thanks to: @stimialiti.

Bids above 0.1 SBD may get additional upvotes from our trail members.

Get Upvotes, Join Our Trail, or Delegate Some SP

You got a 74.28% upvote from @proffit courtesy of @stimialiti!
2-25% Return on investment. Check for current status
Minimum 0.01 SBD/STEEM to get upvote , Minimum 1 SBD/STEEM to get upvote + resteem

It is really a great initiative to award new steemians.

This is really good to know, I tried so but sadly it gets hang when I try to upload picture. I need to then edit my post on Steemit and upload that pictures.

Strange, there might be an issue with Busy1, i suggest you to try Busy2 instead.

Do you have the link to busy2?

This is a good initiative. However, I have one major issue, and which prevents me from even using Busy to write on......I am not able to edit my posts in Busy! This is a HUGE problem for writers, because most writers edit their posts multiple times after they post it....IS THIS FIXED IN THE NEW VERSION?
If you have a SMT, how will people store it? ON here or somewhere else?

Hey yes! You can edit post or comment in Busy new version. SMT will be stored within your Steem account basically you would have a balance for Steem, Steem Power, SBD but also Busy, eSteem etc..

Hey edit works on old version!

Yes, forgot to tell you :)

defintely I need a for dummies today my post doesn´t show the images :S Idk why? but I like very much the project ^_^

I have exactly the same problem. Even so this is a great project.

Interesting bot

Wonderful I will give this a try! It seems the voting power is currently going out much faster than can be reloaded and a higher minimum threshold might be necessary along with perhaps a daily post limit!

Sounds interesting so you get rewarded for the amount of followers you have and how much they have been investing.

Does the bot check if the post has been posted from busy and for the tag or just if there is the tag?

You need both, it has to be posted from v1 or v2 and include the tag "busy"

Hello, Recently he got this error while trying to login to busy.

Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0

It was fine 2 0r 3 days ago. any help guys?

Maaaan, busy has chance to take over. Especialy the new front end. Is there some chance of incorporating direct messaging?

Hey Andrej! Direct messages is something we want to do when there will be a ton of users Busy. We are focused on publisher experience for now.

Glad to hear that :)

Does anyone know how many mvests = 1 SP? I tried this out an hour ago, but it didn't seem to work.

The bot is sleeping now due to some issue with Heroku provider, it will be back and upvote all what he missed.

Great! Thanks for clarifying that!

I had the same issue

Seems to be working fine now. Try it out! :)

Today first time i get learnt about this bot.. looking forward to use this bot and get some extra advantages.. thanks for this bot

Very interesting, so the amount of power you give to the vote depends of how many steem power my followers have?...
I should try this, my 1700 followers should have more than 500 sp, hardly doubt i have 25 whales following me tough...

a minimum of 500sp

That excluded the redfish rank! Lol!
Still it is great,

I can't post on Busy, everytime I add an image, the website show me script errors, use a lot of CPU, browser unstable, etc. Tested with Firefox and Edge. There is no way I can post with a picture, only text.

sir i saw the web page a problem, I think the server is still very weak. I tried to make a post, and tried to upload a photo but there was a problem. please fix it sooner.

I was wondering on what depends strength of vote... Now I know :)
Thanks for this great service :)

Nice explanation @fabien
I have "followers_mvest": 2812281.1873560003005, but bot hasn't upvote my post yet

This is really good. Thanks for sharing. 1 week

Reminding @zahabu of this post as requested!
Please consider upvoting this comment to keep this service running.

Mentioning and replying to you here on Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:56:37 GMT to remind you of this post.
Please consider upvoting this comment to keep this service running.

I have just up vote your post
please please up vote my post now thnkyou.

upvote is more helpful to earn money

A warm welcome to an introduction, great article. Success is always for

It works! Checked.
Did you fix an issue with double voting (after updating post)?

Not yet :)

Good job and i like

what does it mean??

minimum of 500 SP following you

The sum of all the Steem Power of all your followers must be bigger than 500 Steem Power.

Is there any means to know [email protected]??

search for "followers_mvest" if its over ~1,000,000 then you qualify.
1 mv is currently worth 486.386 steem.

Thanks @acidyo It helps.

Thanks @acidyo It helps. And why is it showing follower/following counts lesser than I actually have on my steemit?

It is an awesome support that goes amazing with the amazing platform You are giving us to surf on the blockchain :D So Thank You so much for that and the support :D

Thank you for this information .

I would like to have that much STEEM POWER!

this posting is good, I thought this critical information. but so far I have not been able to understand and have not been able to understand the details to do as you say in this post. it I have to learn more lagi..thank you very much @

I have never used, I will definitely give it a shot now.

I have never used, I will definitely give it a shot now.

great package and nice initiative you launched. It's very useful and worth for steemit users. I highly appreciated your this efforts for the development and promotion of steemit, thanks for informing and sharing.

muy buena idea

Exciting initiative

To get an upvote, you need a minimum of 500 SP following you

How SP will follow me?

Ops. Looks like this question is already answered in the comment section.

Yes :p. Your followers SP balance matter.

Great idea! I don't quite follow how busy and steemit work together on the backend, but after some time playing around I'm sure it will become clearer.

Great news and innovation. I hope you guys could help the community well. Thumbs up!

Lo primero que me vino a la mente al leer el post fue "que buena manera de atraer a los usuarios a utilizar Steemit en" :3

Great idea! I still don't quite follow how busy and steemit work together on the backend, but extra bonuses like this are well-received.

Great idea! I still don't quite follow how busy and steemit work together on the backend, but extra bonuses like this are well-received.

would like to ry but I get:

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

Automatically send some system information and page content to Google to help detect dangerous apps and sites. Privacy policy

The above error when trying to go to the site. So guess will stay on steemit.

Terrific !!!! Thanks a lot !!
I had tested and explained briefly the bot in this post

Thanks i think i now know how the bot function. With less rule,the is really growing.thumb up to the developers. I think this work when you use the opensource project through by been a contributor to the project.

cool! I have 986,000,000 vests of followers or whatever. I guess that is high! I used a few times recently, will have to try this out soon.

I love this content of this
Its so captivating and cool to use.

I use more and more & having new fetures will make the platform even greater. Its such a refreshing interface than, almost like a facebook look which is not a bad thing as most who use social media know how facebook works and therefore the like button is more transparent to the user than explaining upvote. Well done

i am going to join now --woo hoo - rockin

Can anyone tell me how to post images on . I m using it on my mobile

I am new at steemit i used sometimes but i was not aware of upvote and tag.
Currantly my vest is 156970583.54158515 i am not sure.
Next time i will try this.
Thanks for the informative post

I think ,I have need to sign up this website bcoz day by day it's becomes too good response it's future so bright I decided soon sign up

Congratulations, you have brought to the community a lot of important information

hi friends
good post have a nice day and enjoy
follow me & upvote

The rich (500 * SP) get richer with busy,org and the poor stay poor.

Your own SP dont matter for the bot, you can be rich or poor it's same. Just the SP of your followers matter.

hiii i am jacklien i am new on steemit
plz follow me and help

please upvote me
i am new comer

Thanks for the post! Great idea keep on STEEM!


You are doing a great job especially for the past few weeks that you support and help steemit to function.
Kudos to you.


Thanks for all busy developers @fabien

Oh wow! This is such a great mechanic! I do hope this proves to be successful and sustainable. At the very least, it incentivizes interaction. People won't just try to fish for votes, and instead try to go back to the old ways and try to hook whales with genuinely great posts and comments. Great job thinking of this, guys! :)

That is truly an incredible thought, it causes new great creators to get some presentation and urge them to work more on great post plus one vote

upvoted ^^ this will help user like me...^^

This is very good because it rewards hardwork..remember that most people that post good contents have many followers , however not great for new people because they need time to gain huge followers.

Your post was mentioned in the hit parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 9 with $ 146,52

Great post ,,,,
i liked your idea...///...///

Nice post my friend. please follow, resteem, upvote my post.

Quite the lovely initiative <3 I love using the #busy tag.

this is awesome idea ... looking forward more apps from

Thanks for info.

this should be exported on steemit asap

This encouraging me a lot to be here, now i'm trying to be regular here and appreciate these awesome features. thanks for informing!

Well this is really interesting. Thanks a lot busy org for whatever you are doing.
One question : can I use steemdb aip in my own application?

I love that collar <3

Wow Nice article .Thank you so much for the article. If you follow or upvote my article I will be very happy.

इस पोस्ट का हिंदी अनुवाद (hindi translation of this post):!!

i love, and can i translate this article to make steemian in my country understand and wanna post their article by using ...??

That really nice initiative thank you for this opportunity you creating for us.

very nice hello my posts upvote in followe me thanks

Using the Busy tag first or just using it cos i did my first blog on Busy last night and nothing happend!

This sounds like a great initiative! I'm not a huge fan of the layout on busy but this might encourage me to get over that and use it! Buttttt, my major problem with it is the last time I tried to add a picture it never uploaded! Forcing me back to either or using an external image hosting site. Has this issue been fixed? TIA!

You should try the new version of Busy, the editor is way better. - I did my first post using today. Unfortunately, forgot to use the busy tag initially and added it later. Did not obviously get an upvote but it was my own fault.
Here is some feedback based on first impressions:

  1. Speed and ease of posting and commenting is great
  2. I like the interface and ability to store favorites
  3. It is not possible to edit a post once posted yet? That is a must have feature
  4. No preview of post? That is a must have feature. I typically do posts with images, photos and artwork so I need to see how placement looks
  5. I love the ease with which upvotes (likes) can be done
    Thanks. Hoping to use a lot more in future.



I love this, busy has been a great deal to the community ... cheers all

It didn't work for me

This is exiting

I have problems downloading pictures

I love the work you are doing for the community. But I have got a speculation. You said you are an open source organisation and published a souce code with old steemjs and stuff. but you are now using graphQL in the beta version. This is kind of misleading for developers like us who want to contribute. any comments?

Thank you. We are not using GraphQL and all our services are open source and visible on GitHub is here: i'm not sure to understand what is misleading.

Okay. Thanks @fabien. I suspected that because of the initial rendering of components on start up. It is taking a lot of time on start up on slow connections. I think it is due to websockets because the socket queries are taking upto 10s for fetching hardly equal to 1mb of data. What do you think about GraphQL and SteemQL by @saraste ? I want to contribute to busy with a steemQL backend. will you think about it if I make a PR? @fabien my followers_mvest is 5,214,168 and it didn't work at all for me, for the following post:

any idea why?


wow nice post. i lick it

😃😃😃😃 ...posts wonderful friends and have a good day

hi, thank you for share, I like your post, hope you are also willing to see my blog, I really appreciate it🤗. @myaceh