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RE: Azircon You're a Shame! Don't Vote Just Reblog If Hive Is Yours


Here is a link where you can be a part of the consensus:

Unless you join in the conversations you won't be privy to what is up.
You can lurk, if you like, but you are trying to get us to plow ground that has been plowed enough.
Once Az is on it, it's pretty much final.


well i guess its final I am leaving hive then, he downvoted all my posts for replying to a comment he tagged me in...

I hate to hear that.
Seems kinda sudden.

This is exactly the vibes that spread around the blockchain when a zero out is felt. It communicates at an EXTREAMLY intense level because it short circuits the authors audience making the content creator fully aware that their account is not their own anymore. This is another form of centralization and is a dangerous signal to the entire crypto market.

People have an eye on Hive and are waiting to see what we innovate. If the only news coming out of Hive is a zero out culture, anger, and hostility... that's not going to bode well for our cherished brand.

The worst part is, @azricon tagged me in the post that he was triggered by the response to, then proceeded to go on an irrational downvoting spree on every post of mine this week.

That's pretty heavy handed... and just for having a different opinion and also saying 1 word/name that wasn't liked? Yikes man... 😳

@wil.metcalfe, he downvoted every single active post of mine yesterday simply for commenting on a post of someone (friend of mine) who was announcing their departure from the blockchain for being targeted simply for talking to someone on this psycho's hit list. All of my posts are original work, the ones that got hit had actually taken me very many hours to put together - like a week's part time work at least. None of them could possibly be deemed spam, all of them are comprehensive original, well sourced independent journalistic pieces (and a video I put together). So anyone saying azircon only votes spam or spammers is fooling themselves.

I never mentioned or talked to this azircon dude before, and now seem to have been targeted simply for conversing with someone targeted for conversing with @lucylin. It's absolutely out of control insanity. This is psychotic behavior. I've never interacted with this guy, I don't know who he is, he never 'warned' or 'threatened' me for my blockchain 'crime' of speaking to the 'wrong' people before going on a downvote rampage out of the blue. One post fully zeroed out. If this continues, I will likely not be on here long either, this is just not worth the waste of time and effort and stolen follower vote power; and so many of my friends are leaving anyway, because this type of abuse has been going on, though not to this extreme, for many months now, and there are few bullies who make it their job to 'punish' content they don't like. We (who post independent politically incorrect views and happen to be on their radar) are very much used to it. But to 'punish' simply for conversing with someone, and sharing sympathy for their being targeted, is absolutely over the top, and wiping out rewards from all active posts at that, not just one! It's not fair to our followings to have their upvotes nullified by this oppressive tyranny, and it is clear this blockchain is not a welcome chamber for free speech.

I would debate people over differences of opinion, I welcome it, and care less about what all they might call me, but that rarely happens with these types, few are the down-voters willing to engage in conversation or debate with those they downvote, or even leave comments telling you why they downvoted you. But how can you respond to faceless bullying that seemingly has no rhyme, reason, or purpose? Other than to satisfy what clearly appears to be vengeful, vindictive, childish, cowardly sense of ownership over this blockchain that really should be shared by us all, not controlled by a few control freaks. The powers that be have done nothing to reign in such insane abuse of power, and I cannot in such a state as this recommend people join this broken blockchain. I will stay as long as I can bear it, but this is really over the top insanity, and sad the powers that be let it fly.

There is other blockchains with social utilities that are not becoming an echo chamber for a status quo, I will be investing into them.

If abuse is allowed to zero out rewards for the redfish, same thing.
I'll take the non-abuse solution.

The original white paper describes what is happening here, in truth the crab bucket is failing the trending page.
No post should go over 100htu, imo.
Not without some flags on it, anyway.

If the account was putting out daily original content we wouldn't be having this conversation.
The hive will never be for everybody.

I'm really sorry to hear this Phil. I know that you have been around for quite some time...

What happened to cause this?!

Asparagus is a code word we use for autism, seeing as we have a social disability, this kind of humor is very common amongst autistic people.

If he thought that was spam, that's fair... But my posts this week were fairly in depth and had a lot of my own opinion.

Seriously... Full downvotes for a differing opinion?

Does anyone see and care about this?

It's getting a little messed up when this level of short term thinking is at play.

It's only detrimental to everyone on this blockchain.

Just because you have a nuke doesn't mean that you should go ahead and use it.

This is what I have been talking about... for months now!

Having a DV system like this hands every man woman and child a red button... that is connected to an explosive device (metaphorically speaking) called Down Vote Power.

Now normally one would reserve this level of "protection" for self defense or bluffing... but you really know that the social environment has degraded when the ones sitting on the most TNT are busy pushing their button all over the place... and thinking it's not going to lay waste to the social environment we are all striving to improve and bring new people to.

I mean seriously...?

Do we want new people to walk into a garden of eden... or do we want them to walk into the waste lands of the 3rd world war?

This is just getting ridiculous and there isn't exactly a fallout shelter now is there...

I was talking very highly of this place and attracted a indie game developer who is now waiting to see what happens to my account as a case study before he launches his game.

Stuff like this could easily happen to a new game that doesn't have many supporters if it's targeted by a whale.


Once Az is on it, it's pretty much final.

It's only final if larger accounts tell him otherwise (being of the authoritarian mindset, he will cower to larger stakeholders's what they do).

That , of course, is entirely dependent on how closely they work together or even part of of the same group, in the first place...

Cartel-esque operations are frowned upon, on every continent.

Cartel definition:
A cartel occurs when two or more firms (accounts) enter into agreements to restrict the supply or fix the price of a good in a particular industry.(downvoting is one form of this - there are also others at work in this ecosytem).
A cartel is a type of collusion.
Cartels are considered to be against the public interest.