What is The Alliance?

in The Alliance8 months ago (edited)
Authored by @enginewitty

The Alliance is a Team


When The Alliance was first created, it was apparent, that to get anywhere on this platform, one would need some help. One would need a team. And thus, it was hatched. Only, I didn't just want it to be a team. It had to be more.

Believe it or not, The Alliance was one of the first actual communities on Hive, birthing on the legacy chain - Steem, before communities even existed as a sub-menu on #peakd or #hiveblog.

We have since, just as Hive has, evolved from having actual blogging classes and paid for bot voters to syndicates and discord bots to what we have now. All the while, there is one thing that has remained and will continue to, throughout the marathon we run with all of you dedicated enough to be involved.

The Alliance is a Family

Yes. A family. A support system wasn't going to be enough. We had to have something that separated us (and still does) from other communities. Something that has carried into other ones as well. You can join our server. That doesn't make you family. You can join our trail. That doesn't make you family. You can even delegate to our primary curation account but again - that doesn't make you family. (That being said, there will be changes made to the way we vote now.) You can even do all three and that still won't make you family.

What makes you family is the engagement. Being there. Showing you care about more than just a vote. Yes, we ask for delegations, but that is so we can help others. By helping others first, you then start to help yourself. Ever heard the term or phrase 'pay it forward'? We do just that. Anyone on our trail or delegating to our curation account is also doing that and in doing so, expect(s) nothing in return. The return comes when the love is shown and grown beyond a monetary presence.

We also strive to help others when we can. We have helped raise up dozens (if not more) of communities and initiatives on and surrounding the #hiverse. Credit given or not, people know. We are not affiliated with any particular sect or align ourselves with any governmental issues. We accept anyone for who they are and what they want to become.

How To

Moving forward, there will only be one way to join the family. We have had many a vote seeker, which is fine, but that is not what we are about. First, you will have to join us in the Castle. From there, you will be directed to a specific channel upon which, you will be directed back here to comment that you understand what The Alliance is. Then, and only then, will you be allowed to speak/type in the Castle. Once this is done, there will be a 'getting to know you' channel, where we will all do exactly that. Once people feel they know you well enough, you have delegated to the family account (@thealliance) and shown you are willing to run this race with us, then we will see about getting you set up for our constant support. We want to help you, we really do, but you have to prove you are willing to help others and are really what the fam is about.

The Purge

These happen relatively often, believe it or not, where we adjust our percentages and the like. However, this one, is a full overhaul of the Castle members and our voting habits. We are supporting many people that are delegating to the family account that we haven't seen comment a single time on anyone's posts or even shown up in the Castle. We are getting back to what we are. So, if you have been removed from the voter and the Castle entirely, you may just fall into that category. Now, you know what you should do.

Want to support the fam too?
You can-
Join #thealliance curation trail!
Come visit with us in The Castle!
Delegate to the family account - @thealliance!
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This is fabulous, more like things were when I joined TheAlliance back in the spring of 2018. This will separate the wannabes from those who really be!

Exactly...well said.
Thank you for always being who you are Kitty ❤️ and for always making us smile with your amazing gifs and this blinking thing 😍 love it.
Love You 🥰


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Exactly, was my fault for getting lazy and sloppy with it.

I didn't see it as your getting lazy & sloppy, you were simply trying a new approach. And it might have worked, no one knew until it was done. 😉

True enough. 🤗

You didn't ❤️ I never saw it that way,you opened up our home and many people found a home with us, others didn't want to and only cared about what they could get without giving back. And now it is time to seperate them 😜 flush the... 💩😁
You know what I mean... Lol

OOOphs I was voting in the wrong account, loll

Here is what I had to do to belong to @theallaince. I never regretted it. My Official The Alliance Application #thealliance


Holy cows. Almost should do those again. Got more quality people I think during that era.

I was so scared to write that LOLL.

If it wasn't for @saffisara, I never would have.

How boring my life would have been!!

Well... Life would be boring without YOU in it @snook 🤗❤️🤗
I remember and I actually did a thealliance post to but not application but cause I love the family. You Rock my world sis 😍
Love you

THIS is why I joined this family 🤗
The engagement, will to work together and the love for each other. It really is a different community ❤️ And you all are my real family. We been through so much together over the years and yet... Here we still are.
And it is cause of how YOU buildt us up and pushed us forward.
Being a leader of ❤️ and never hesitate to give a hand to those Who need it.
I would follow you anywhere 🤗

And I think this will be a good thing to go back to how it was.
You don’t just show up asking for votes or splinterland cards 😜
You have to engage with us, show that you really want to be a part of our family 🥰 Love it.

Together we are strong @thealliance means family ❤️ sharing is caring.



How many people come asking for cards? Shit that was annoying. Much love Sass, glad you understand what we are.


I guess like pimp.. People think thealliance and pimp are same. People Who came that played SL knew many of us played to so I guess they thought we gave cards to.
But ya... I guess me and Brisby was way to generous before sending cards to all new ones in our family tree.
Might have made new People think we did that to all 😁 lol
Why the many dm with cards they wished for us to send them... Like wth 😂 Hahahaha
Who are you?

You must be killin' it out here!
@thealliance just slapped you with 5.000 PIMP, @saffisara.
You earned 5.000 PIMP for the strong hand.
They're getting a workout and slapped 2/2 possible people today.


Read about some PIMP Shit or Look for the PIMP District

It's great to read how The Alliance community has started and what it had done and still doing to make Hive even more beautiful and warm. Kudos to everyone behind this family :)


I'll always remember my first time in The Castle. It was the day after my grandmother had passed away and I was feeling quite down. I was instantly embraced by people who tried to put a smile on my face. In fact, they do that every day. When life knocks you down, it's important to have family there to support you.

That's what we always want! Happy to still be there for you. 😇


Now, where is that !HUG token... @snook?

That is so True my friend and happy you still here with us 🤗
Sorry you lost your grandmother but happy to hear that people here made you smile. It means alot to have family embracing you ❤️

Yes it does. Thank you. 🍑🤗


What's that saying, @enginewitty?

"Don't be fooled, by cheap imitations"?

For those that haven't been here since the days of the Legacy Chain... (You know... STEEMIT)... they may not completely understand some of the sentiments. But regardless of what we are going on about; some of the most important things in life, to me, are a part of what The Alliance is about. People, helping people. Like you have said... it's not just about rewards. Nope... Even a simple positive reply could change someone's day. So... don't forget to get some sleep in-between all this "remodeling" brother...



Think I got a few hours, thanks for caring maestro, nobody does it like you!


All good... you have seen my repetitious ramblings I know; women raised me... a mom with MS... no dad around; just mom and I. Grandparents that lived through the Great Depression... Back when I was growing up. The main thing that held the whole crapshow together... was family. No... they weren't always there... but when you needed them... they helped. No questions asked... no ulterior motives man. Just family, helping family...


Image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay

Like his image above... dear wales knew. I wish he could have joined us, before his passing. But I still use his graphics here and there... out of respect. To me... that "brings him with us"... you know? But then again, I know you do... Long-winded reply... but that's how I roll... Appreciate all the love brother...


Creo que es un buen momento para recibir nuevos miembros que comprendan el concepto de familia. Familia y compromiso son dos conceptos que definen la forma de trabajar en esta comunidad. Eso va más allá de solo votar o delegar o saludar cada día en la discordia. Es estar allí para ayudar en momentos de necesidad cuando alguien del equipo lo amerita.
Honestamente, The Alliance es la mejor comunidad para encontrar todo eso dentro de Hive.

¡Exactamente mi hombre! Honramos su compromiso y apreciamos a las personas que han venido a través de su guía. Mantén el rumbo hermano.


You must be killin' it out here!
@thealliance just slapped you with 1.000 PIMP, @latino.romano.
You earned 1.000 PIMP for the strong hand.
They're getting a workout and slapped 1/2 possible people today.


Read about some PIMP Shit or Look for the PIMP District

Hello, after reading this, I am surprised at how great this idea you have is, it is altruism in essence, that is very good, I am very new here on the Hive platform and the truth is that I am visiting the communities to get to know them, and This has surprised me quite a bit! Not so much because of the reward system, which is fine, but because of the brotherhood that exists, strange people who may have never seen or spoken to each other in any way, but there is a strong trust between them, something very beautiful, very human in essence.

If that is something you are interested in, by all means. Follow the breadcrumbs. And thank you. 😇

hello! If it is very interesting, I will follow the crumbs, and I will seek to join the community as I get to know more and better how it all works.

Summary for your convinience:

The Alliance is a community on the Hive blockchain that began as a support system for bloggers. It has evolved into a family that helps each other and others, and asks for delegations to support their efforts. To become a part of the family, engagement and willingness to help others are key, and there is a process to join. The community is going through a purge to remove inactive members and refocus on their values.

Enjoy fam! ;D


Que bonita familia, a mí me gustaría apoyar más en cuanto a comentarios y familiarizarme más con la comunidad, pero la barrera del idioma y el tiempo ha hecho no esté muy activa en esta, además que realmente utilizo el teléfono para lo necesario, pero se que mi esposo si ha estado muy activo y eso se lo apoyo. 😊 Me gusta que haya podido hacer algunas amistades reales gracias a thealliance. 😊

Stumbled across this post in the Castle hehe... nice read! It's all about genuine connection, isn't it? that is what truly matters in this life. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to walk through the gates hehe. But I'm going to drop into the Alliance regularly and support the family here... you've created something special. It's important for you to protect it 💗 I get that!!! !LUV

We're a pretty welcoming bunch and love getting to know people. Glad you have taken the time to put a fond foot forward and link arms with us 🤗

Aw, thank you for the lovely welcome... 💗 !LUV !ALIVE

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I understand and reminisce 😁

Good to see you back out here! Been a few changes here and there, but we're still steadily growing (even after a few full powerdowns!) and continuing to support the fam! Come rekindle the relationships sweets!


Since I opened my eyes in Hive, until I developed a little, and even to the big steps, it is thanks to the immense support of the family.

It is so, simply, unique, without equal, without scruples, and above all, helping without expecting anything in return.

That is why they are and will be the best family.

Have seen you guys around, so great to hear a bit about the history, I am a fan of teamwork in all works of life, and am surprised you did not call it The Team.
Anyway, great that you are doing some housekeeping!

I understand.

Ha! Wait a minute....maybe I don't :-) Can't seem to do anything in the server.

What am I missing?

it is what it is and its is still just that since 2017 i can re-member

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you understand

Hello all! I found my way here via a link in the Terminal. It looks like a wonderful community/family you are building here. I hope I can keep up my end of the deal! I am not the world's most social creature, but I shall try. :)

I am wondering, however, how to activate my account on the Discord. I didn't receive a welcome message when I joined, so I'm not sure where to put the fam emoji...

Hey! I'm digging the remodel. I understand The Alliance is a family, and I'm here for it! I've been away from the chain for a while, but I plan to reinvest and start supporting great communities like this one again. Can't wait to see what everyone is up to!

I understand what the Alliance is, and will be happy to pay it forward, sharing of blessings is a part of life, it will always come back!

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I understand.

I understand.
If the translator hasn't made a bad joke on me, !LOL

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hi everyone.
I understand.

This is the way.

I mean, I understand.

I understand.

Added the fam emoji and still don't have permissions to message anywhere in the Discord server.

I understand what is the Alliance.

Wow, this is amazing, I was directed here from the castle, and while I didn't entirely understand what the alliance was, I understand now.

Understood hehe


Everything seems to be clear.
Let's get acquainted 🤝

I understand.

great explanation and the history, now i'm understand what alliance is 😊

I am ready and understand! Hive on my fame.

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A family with everything that its term implies. A great initiative that I can understand how it works.

I have joined the castle but at the moment I do not have access to the other channels, I would like to be able to interact.

Thank you very much for all the support you provide in Hive just like a family 🙏🏻😊

Got you. Hope you like us!

I hope I understand in the right way 👌

I joined the castle and read the post. Thanks for explaining what you stand for. I understand it! :)

@thealliance I didn't have a 'welcome post' in the gates channel. So I just reacted the emoji on the last post in that channel. I hope it's fine as well :)

I, iska, understands what The Alliance is about ✋